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Affinity Photo

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** Affinity Photo for iPad supports iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad (early 2017). Please note that older iPads are not supported. **

Affinity Photo is the first fully featured, truly professional photo editing tool for iPad - built from exactly the same back-end as our award-winning desktop version and fully optimised to harness the power of iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities.

Photo for iPad offers an incredibly fast, powerful and immersive experience whether you are at home, in the studio, or on the move. With meticulous attention to detail each tool, panel and control has been completely reimagined for touch. All rendering, adjustments, brushes and filters have been fully hardware accelerated using Metal. The result is an all-new way to interact with your images, with performance you will find hard to believe.

Unsurpassed productivity
• Full support for unlimited layers, layer groups, adjustment layers, filter layers and masks
• Resize layers without any loss of quality. Lock, hide, duplicate and merge layers easily
• Edit live filters, adjustments, effects, blend modes and masks non-destructively
• Undo history can be saved with the document so you can always undo your changes
• Task-focused workspaces for developing, post-processing, tone mapping and liquify

Professional image processing
• Open RAW and other images in a dedicated pre-processing workspace
• Adjust exposure, blackpoint, clarity, vibrance, white balance, shadows, highlights and much more
• Recover detail thought to be lost by editing in an unbounded linear color space
• Advanced lens corrections including chromatic aberration, defringe, vignette and best-in-class noise reduction
• View histograms, blown highlights, shadows and tones as well as EXIF information
• Focus Merge, HDR Merge and Tone mapping for advanced image processing
• 360° image support including full projected image editing
• Panorama stitching including full perspective corrections and lighting adjustments
• Full support for image channels
• Massive collection of effects available, including blurs, distortions, tilt-shift, shadows, glows, lighting and many more

Quality retouching and correction tools
• Intuitive selection brush and refinement makes selections simple, even down to strands of hair
• Instantly remove unwanted objects with an incredibly advanced Inpainting brush
• Dodge, burn, clone, patch, blemish and red eye tools
• Smooth and retouch skin with built-in frequency separation
• Apply high quality single-plane and dual-plane perspective correction as well as fully customisable mesh warps - all in real time
• Dedicated Liquify persona gives freehand control over warps, twirls, pinch, punch and turbulence

Advanced brush engine
• Huge library of painting, drawing, textures and professional DAUB® Brushes included
• Create custom brushes and nozzles with full control over advanced dynamics
• Extensive collection of brush tools including Paint, Mixer, Pixel, Color Replacement, Blur, Smudge, Sharpen and Undo brushes

Engineered for Professionals
• Open, edit and save Photoshop® PSD files
• RGB, CMYK, HDR, Greyscale and LAB colour spaces
• End-to-end CMYK workflow with ICC colour management and OCIO support
• Full 16 and 32-bit per channel editing
• Work with all standard formats like PNG, TIFF, JPG, GIF, SVG, EPS, EXR, HDR, PSD and PDF
• Cross-platform compatibility with iOS, macOS and Windows® with 100% file compatibility

Optimised for iPad
• Metal accelerated to achieve blazing-fast performance, even when editing large images
• Sensitive to pressure, tilt and angle, Affinity Photo harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil
• Full iCloud drive integration allows for seamless file management, storage and sharing

What's New in Version 1.6.4

- New “Macro studio” (import / playback).
- Added "Export LUT" to document menu.
- Allow “Focus Merge” to use RAW sources.
- The “Curves” adjustment spline editor now presents an intensity histogram.
- Increased the maximum size of the liquify brush tools.
- Wet edges can now have a custom interpolation spline.
- New pinch gesture support for grouping / ungrouping layers.
- “Passthrough” blending is now supported for groups.
- Develop now has the same crop tool options as the main crop tool.
- Efforts to reduce the size of the application binary.
- Significant improvements in performance for large / complex documents.
- Photo library now shows all user albums / folders.

- ABR import improvements.
- The “Curves” adjustment now responds properly to dragging on the document to set node positions.
- Show adjustment groups, mask groups properly in the layers page.
- Significant memory handling improvements when using Core Image RAW.
- Photo library chooser will reload when external changes occur.
- Switch between button menus now only requires one press.
- Allow “Place Image” to place original images from Photos.
- When creating a document from the camera, metadata is now available.
- Added "Convert to Curves" to command menu.
- Selection refinement stability / performance improvements.
- Improved HDR merge of RAW images.
- Move tool transform nodes can now be hit more reliably.
- Selection marquee tools support extra-finger-constrain.
- New option to dither gradients in preferences - defaults to “on”.
- Significant pan / zoom smoothness improvements.
- Directional lights in the lighting filter can now be directed using on-canvas handles.
- Adjustments / filters preview react to changes in canvas size.

- Fixed HDR merge of portrait images.
- Fixed some brushes looking wrong on masks / adjustments.
- Fixed rendering of adjustment layers with blend modes.
- Fixed some Live Filter drawing artefacts.
- Fixed some LUT R/B channel swap issues.
- Fixes for the inpainting tool occasionally leaving red marks.
- Fixes for liquify (and other tools) cancelling if you drag off the edge of the screen.
- Fixed crashes when a font has no traits.
- Fixed issue where a document failing to load would prevent subsequent loads.
- Fixed painting onto masks / adjustments.
- Fixed pasteboard issues.
- Fixed vignette artefacts.
- Fixed selection “marching ants” flickering on zoom.
- Fixed the grid becoming less visible on light areas of the document.
- Fixed issues where the text tool would cause the document to pan to a silly position.
- Fixed snapping dialog oddities .
- Fixed black screen when opening documents in OCIO colour spaces.
- Fixed mixer brush introducing too much black.

- Help improvements.
- Localisation improvements.
- Numerous other small fixes and improvements.

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews


Update: the issue below has been fixed in the recent patch. There are other things (such as disappearing RAW metadata) but I could finally try the other functions and they seem quite strong.

Old review:
When I try to import a raw file from Photos (my usual workflow), the program gets stuck at "Loading from Photos..." screen. The only way to stop it is force quit.

This is unacceptable on several levels. Obviously, broken functionality is a problem by itself. However, there are several possibilities why a photo would not load; for example, bad connection; not necessarily a software bug. In this case the user has no idea what is going on and has no control of the situation. There is no progress bar and no "cancel" button.

It seems like the app has a long way to be actually useful.

Awesome and appreciated

I really like how Serif has taken the bull by the horns and adopted the apple platform and brought all they have to the plate. This update shows that they aren't merely here on iOS to cash in but to be a valuable source of great productivity. I was amazed with the first release. But this update shows a real and much appreciated dedication to making their product the best!

Absolutely amazing

Can't say enough good things about this program. If you want to do any editing of photos this is the app to get, forget all the rest.

Affinity Photo
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.4
  • Size: 988 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.

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