.AFDESIGN File Extension

Serif Labs
File Type:
Affinity Design Document

Having trouble opening .afdesign extension? Don't panic! This page explains what afdesign files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open afdesign files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AFDESIGN file?

Afdesign file extension has Affinity Design Document file type, developed by Serif Labs, which is associated with the "vector image files" category.

An application for vector graphic design known as Affinity Designer creates files with this extension. Within a file, it can save the information about image layers, text, paint strokes, drawings, and other elements of the mentioned app. Affinity Designer allows creating professional designs, artwork, and photos, which can be saved and exported in other popular formats such as .GIF, .PNG, .SMG, .JPG, .PDF, .EPS, .PSD, and .TIFF.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

afdesign file icon
Serif Labs
File Type:
Affinity Design Document
Vector Image Files

How to open AFDESIGN file?

Double click the afdesign file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .afdesign extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the afdesign extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the afdesign file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AFDESIGN files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Serif Affinity Designer Serif Affinity Designer

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the afdesign file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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