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Likelihood to Recommend

Affinity Publisher

If you are looking to get started using a publishing / creation application, Affinity Publisher is the one to go for. With a quick learning curve on all the basic functions, you'll be flying in no time. And then there is a whole heap of great features to get into as you become more comfortable with the software. The only down side is if clients are using Adobe programs, there are sometimes problems working with imported layers, but this is minor compared to the ease of use and features.
Paul Gully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Canva is ideal for both big and small businesses as graphic designers' time is usually limited. Any person working in marketing or an SMB owner who wants to quickly create aesthetically appealing images for ads, social media or otherwise can do it quickly.If you want some nitty-gritty changes to the image or if you have tight specs you would need to use other tools like Photoshop.
Alex Chaidaroglou | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Affinity Publisher

  • Supports just about any format you'll need for your project.
  • The variety of templates makes startign projects simple.
  • The program is just really powerful and fairly priced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • Provides readily accessible approved fonts and colors for our university publications.
  • A great selection of templates to select from.
  • Lots of resources for design, like photos, clip art, backgrounds, and other design elements.
  • The ability to share your design with others at the university.
  • The ability to download your design as a png, pdf, jpg, svg, even MP4 video or gif.
  • Easy to edit and alter the design and not lose what you had by creating clones of previous designs and then make the changes.
Peggi Wolfe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Affinity Publisher

  • Affinity Publisher is very similar in look and feels to Adobe products, which was suitable for our transition to using it. The downside is it uses different terminology for some of the tools/functions. These were minor gripes from our design team, and usually, a quick Google would help them to do what they were trying to accomplish. I'm sure there are probably copyright/legal reasons why, but worth mentioning, no doubt.
  • I think Affinity Publisher will come with time and is to be expected, but the amount of web articles/YouTube videos, while growing, is still a fraction compared to Adobe's products. That being said, there is a very passionate community of users behind Affinity's product line that makes up for quantity, with quality. There have been rare instances where we couldn't find a resolution when seeking help online about this product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • If you place an item outside of the area that you're working can be tricky to retrieve or delete, sometimes you even notice it
  • I had some issues with the mobile version (crashing and closing, can be my old smartphone fault too) I stopped and keep using the web version
  • Would be amazing if you can vinculate your existent account from other sites like Shutterstock, freepik premium or flat icon.
Joanna García | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Affinity Publisher

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Canva

Canva 9.9
Based on 6 answers
The ease of use makes Canva a powerful tool for manipulating images, creating original content, and testing ideas without requiring the involvement of graphic design or more time-intensive image editing software such as Photoshop. While it doesn't have the full functionality of a mature software, such as Photoshop, The speed and simplicity of Canva makes it a necessity in a business of any size
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Affinity Publisher

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Canva

Canva 9.6
Based on 13 answers
It is super easy to use, but it could be limiting if you're on a small device. It is easier on a bigger device because you can resize graphics and text easier than with your fingers on a small device. I do think it's perfect and easy for non-designers who don't have any training. As long as you have a good eye for visuals, Canva is a wonderful substitute for graphics programs on-the-go.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Affinity Publisher

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Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have yet to encounter Canva being offline in at least 6 years of using it regularly. They also announce well in advance if there may be upgrades to the code and the hours during which there may be issues accessing the service.
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Affinity Publisher

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Canva

Canva 10.0
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I haven't ever had issues with a slow-loading site and there haven't been any lag issues within the software. There have been maybe a handful of times over the past six years where I have tried to upload a large image and it will slow down as it loads the last megabyte, but I have yet to have the system time out or require any interference by me
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Affinity Publisher

Affinity Publisher 8.5
Based on 4 answers
So far, when we've needed support, it has been top tier. However, I rate it an 8 because sometimes searching for things within the application hasn't yielded answers I've hoped for, so I've had to turn to YouTube or other outside sources. Thankfully there's a fantastic community that surrounds Affinity and their various apps that's been quite beneficial
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Canva

Canva 7.9
Based on 28 answers
Overall, Canva is easy to use, easy to train others to use, allows for creativity with a professional look without enormous associated costs. The mobile apps works almost as easily, but at a minimum allows for easy review and downloading in a pinch. Really, anyone can learn to use Canva quickly and will immediately benefit from the results.
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In-Person Training

Affinity Publisher

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Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
in-person training i cannot use this from team canva but still They follow ups using email
Haradhan Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Affinity Publisher

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Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Multiple online content already available as a traning . So it's one of the great point to love canva it's save our much woking efforts. And yes also some personal guide avaiable from team canva.
Haradhan Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Affinity Publisher

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Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Really easy to impliment eco syestem any new guy also can easily implement for make digital assets .It's really friendly and helpful tools for new guy also very helpful for experiance person it's save lots of our working efforts all those following points make our work most effortless thats why i love canva
Haradhan Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Affinity Publisher

I used to use Adobe FrameMaker for similar tasks. Affinity Publisher is easier to use with similar functionality (excluding mathematics).
George Freeman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

The other programs listed above arent better or worse than Canva, they all bring different things to the mix. If you don't want to buy an Adobe license or learn how to use Photoshop or Illustrator than Canva would be right up your alley. Create social posts, fliers, advertisements, etc all on Canva and save things like Printed works for Adobe and website landing pages for Figma.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Affinity Publisher

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Canva

Canva 10.0
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Very easy to add accounts and share content between them. Collaboration is also easy to manage and can be done on a project-by-project basis. The cloud-based software means it is incredibly fast to add a coworker and have them editing images within minutes. A live internet connection is required to access Canva so this is something to consider if expecting to use the software while on journeys without access to wifi etc
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Affinity Publisher

  • It has greatly improved productivity.
  • Allows us to work alongside other design programs.
  • Cuts costs as a great alternative.
Paul Gully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • As far as ROI is concerned, Canva has proven itself time and time again as having a positive impact for business.
  • Just yesterday, I had to prepare an hour-long presentation on the fly; the great reviews of the presentation and the materials (all made in Canva) only served to advertise for Canva and it proves that Canva is a smart investment.
  • I don't think in the time that I have been a Canva pro user that I can say that my ROI has been negatively impacted. Highest recommendation. The software more the casually pays for itself time and time again.
Kathleen M Jarchow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Affinity Publisher

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Affinity Publisher Editions & Modules

Edition
Affinity Publisher$24.99
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    Canva

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Canva Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Pro$12.951
    Enterprise$30.002
    1. Per Month
    2. Per Month Per User
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