Affinity Campus License

The LMU offers the Affinity Suite V2 programs for students and employees via a campus license. Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher can thus be used free of charge for official and study-related purposes.

Information about the Affinity Campus License

LMU students and employees can use the Affinity Suite V2 free of charge for university-related purposes via a campus license. The Affinity Suite includes the following applications for editing images, creating graphics, and publishing print and digital media:

  • Affinity Photo V2
  • Affinity Designer V2
  • Affinity Publisher V2

The licenses are only available to enrolled students and employees of the LMU.

Employees of the LMU Klinikum are not entitled to use the software from the campus license! Please contact the IT department of the LMU Klinikum if you want to use Affinity software products.

How to obtain a license

For LMU employees

For your work device, you will receive the license from your responsible IT Service Group. If you use a managed device (e.g. MWN-PC or MWN-Mac), you can also download the programs via the software distribution.

For private devices used at work, you can access the license information for activating the software on the Affinity page in the LMU user account. There you will also find download links for the programs. You can also download the programs via the Windows Store or the AppStore on Mac or iPad.

For LMU students

For your private device, you can get the license information for activating the software on the Affinity page in the LMU user account. There you will also find download links for the programs. You can also download the programs from the Windows Store or the AppStore on Mac or iPad.

Terms of Use

  • The programs may only be used for work and student purposes at LMU. Commercial or private use is not permitted.
  • After the end of your studies or employment at LMU, you may not continue to use the licenses and must remove them from your devices.
  • The processing of documents and data containing personal information of persons other than the processor (photos, etc.) is only permitted with the (written) consent of the persons concerned.
  • The processing and storage of copyrighted material using Affinity products is only permitted within the scope of the legal provisions of copyright law.
  • The programs can be extended by functions (brushes, etc.) through paid add-ons. A personal Affinity account is required for these add-ons.
  • In the programs, it is possible to connect a personal Dropbox storage and store Affinity files in the cloud.

What devices are supported?

You can install and use the programs on Windows PCs, Macs and iPads. Please refer to the manufacturer's system requirements at

FAQs & Support

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions, quick guides and solutions to problems with Affinity products from the campus agreement.

Please note the following instructions for removing Affinity Campus licenses from your devices. Removal is necessary, for example, if you leave the LMU or want to switch to a private license.

You can remove the license in the Affinity programs via "Account => This app is licensed for => ••• => Deactivate this device". If this does not work, you still need to carry out the following steps.

Uninstall all Affinity programs and delete the following folder:
If the 365-day license is removed from a Windows personal device, this license can no longer be activated on the same device. We recommend leaving the license on private devices running for the entire period and only renewing it when the license has expired.

Remove all Affinity programs from your Mac and delete the following folders:
/Users/test/Library/Application Support/Affinity Photo 2
/Users/test/Library/Group Containers/
You can open the Library folder by clicking on "Go to" in the menu bar in the Finder, then holding down "Option" on the keyboard and then clicking on the new "Library" entry.

Remove all Affinity programs from the iPad.

Affinity products include comprehensive documentation on the program functions.

In the Affinity forum at you will find many useful tips and solutions to problems with Affinity products.

Support for Employees:
If you have problems with the program installations, please contact your responsible IT Service Group. If you have any questions about licensing, you can contact the IT Service Desk.

Support for Students:
Please contact the IT Service Desk if you have any questions.

Data Protection Information

For the activation of the license information for private devices used for work / student purposes, the date of activation is stored in your LMU user ID. Data processing for purposes other than those specified or permitted by law (e.g., for internal security system checks and to ensure internal network and information security in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 BayDSG) does not take place. We only process the personal data that you have provided to us or that we have obtained about you in a permissible manner in the course of our activities at LMU (Art. 4 Para. 2 BayDSG). We process your data in accordance with and on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the Bavarian Data Protection Act (BayDSG) and other applicable data protection regulations. The processing of personal data for the use Affinity is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter e, para. 2, 3 DSGVO. The date of activation will be stored as long as your license is active or - if you leave LMU - your LMU user account exists.Data processing takes place exclusively on internal LMU systems; no personal data is transmitted to third parties.

Contact details of the data protection officer of the LMU

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
-- Data Protection Officer --
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
Tel.: 089-2180-2414

You have the right to obtain information about the data stored about you (Art. 15 GDPR). If incorrect personal data is processed, you have the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR). In addition, you have the right to erasure (Art. 17 DSGVO), objection (Art. 21 DSGVO), restriction (Art. 18 DSGVO) and revocation of consent for the future. The legality of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected by this.

In addition, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO.The data protection supervisory authority responsible for the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich is the Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection (Internet:

If you wish to exercise your rights or if you have any questions, please contact the responsible data processing office (see above). The latter will check whether the legal requirements for this are met and will then take the necessary measures.

The terms of use, data usage information and data protection information apply in the currently valid version.

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