Affinity Photo

Application Details:

Version: 1.8.703
License: Retail
Votes: 342
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.15

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works


"wine ./affinity-photo-1.8.5.exe" fails. However there is a workaround to run "wine msiexec /passive /i ./Affinity.msi" (see workaround).

Run Photo after installation

"wine '../drive_c/Program Files/Affinity/Affinity Photo/Photo.exe'" fails. See workaround to fix it.

What does not

Refers to regular wine version 5.15

  • Installation fails
  • Execution of Photo fails, after it is installed via workarounds



  1. To launch installer, dotnet35 is required. At least dotnet45 is recommended, it is possible that the installer updates from .NET 4.5 to .NET 4.7.2 by itself (not guarantied).
    export WINEPREFIX=~/.wineprefixes/stock
    wine wineboot -i
    winetricks -q dotnet35
    winetricks -q dotnet45
    winetricks -q dotnet472

    Kill wineserver by hand, if winetricks is unable to kill it. If there is more than one wineserver, kill the wineserver that actually wrote to disk
  2. Extract installer for workaround: This step must be done on Windows. Open the command line (cmd.exe) and go to the directory where the Affinity Photo installer is located. Run the affinity-photo-1.8.5.exe /extract command (the file name may be different). Complete the required data and create an MSI installer. Transfer the created MSI file to your system with Wine.

What was not tested

Working with Photo. On the one hand it is possible to run Photo with workarounds, but currently it is not possible to load or create an image file.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentManjaro 20.0.3Aug 29 20205.15No, but has workaround No YesGarbageErik Steiner 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
45277 Multiple applications need Vulkan child window rendering (DxO PhotoLab, Affinity Photo, Google Earth Pro, Autodesk Fusion 360) NEW View
45868 Multiple .NET 4.x applications crash due to shell32.SHGetStockIconInfo lacking support for SHGSI_ICON flag (Windower 5 beta/FF XI tool, Affinity Designer 1.x) STAGED View

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