|Headquarters||West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom|
|Products||List of Serif products|
|Owner||Serif Senior Management|
Serif (Europe) Ltd is a privately owned British developer and publisher of software. It provides software and associated products direct to customers through its website and contact centre in the United Kingdom, and through retailers.
Serif was founded in 1987 by a small team of software engineers, with the objective of creating lower-cost alternatives to existing Desktop Publishing (DTP) software packages using the Microsoft Windows platform.
The first Serif product to be released was called PageStar: a simple, low-cost advertisement layout program for Windows 2.0. This was expanded in 1990 with their follow-up, PagePlus (originally for Windows 3.0), which would go on to win 'Best Software' at the Computer Shopper Awards 2014. In subsequent years, this was accompanied by other software products in the 'Plus' range, including DrawPlus (1994), PhotoPlus (1999), WebPlus (2000), and MoviePlus (2003).
The successor to their DrawPlus product, Affinity Designer (a vector art & design package) was launched in 2014 for macOS. It was Serif's first product for macOS, and had been written from scratch specifically for it. This was followed in 2015 by the second Affinity product (and successor to PhotoPlus), Affinity Photo (a photo editing & design package).
The successor to PagePlus, and third Affinity application, Affinity Publisher (a desktop publishing package), is set for release in 2018. There are no current plans by Serif to replace the WebPlus and MoviePlus product lines in the Affinity range.
The following are all software packages, for the following applications:
- Affinity Designer: Vector graphic design software for macOS, Windows and iPad
- Affinity Photo: Digital image editing software for macOS, Windows and iPad
Legacy products (for sale but not maintained)
- PagePlus: Desktop publishing software for Windows (to be replaced by Affinity Publisher)
- DrawPlus: Graphic design software for Windows (replaced by Affinity Designer)
- PhotoPlus: Digital image editing software for Windows (replaced by Affinity Photo)
- WebPlus: Website design software for Windows
- MoviePlus: Digital video editing software for Windows
- Digital Scrapbook Artist: Digital scrapbooking software for Windows
- CraftArtist: Digital scrapbooking software for Windows
- PanoramaPlus: Image stitching software for Windows
- PhotoStack: Image editing and organisation software for Windows
- AlbumPlus: Image organizer software for Windows
- Scan, Stitch, and Share: Document mosaicing software for Windows
- FontManager: Font management software for Windows
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