Affinity Photo 2 for iPad 4+

Professional Photo Editing

Serif Labs

    • 3.7 • 90 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Experience Version 2 of the iPad App of the Year, now with tons of new features!

** Launch offer: buy now and save 40% **

**Try for free for 30 days, no sign-up required**
Available to purchase in-app for a one-off cost – no subscription.
The next generation of the iPad App of the Year, Affinity Photo 2 for iPad is a genuine desktop-grade, professional photo editing app. Wielding tons of incredible new features, hundreds of enhancements, and a completely redesigned UI, it has everything you need to edit and retouch images, create multi-layered compositions, beautiful raster paintings and so much more, wherever you are.

• Fully redeveloped UI, tool, and button icons for a more familiar, touch-focused experience
• Fully integrated and optimized iPad gesture controls to speed up your workflow
• iOS16 ready, including optimization for virtual memory swap, dramatically increasing performance on large documents.
• Sensitive to pressure, tilt and angle, the app harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil
• Command controller hosting on-screen modifiers
• Quick Menu for context-sensitive access to commands
• Full iCloud drive integration allows for seamless file management, storage, and sharing
• External display support with separate configuration options

• Non-destructive RAW development of linked/embedded RAW images
• Non-destructive Live Mesh Warp filter
• Luminosity, hue range and band pass live masks
• Compound masks
• Multiple shadow, outline and overlay layer effects per object
• Normals adjustment for editing normal maps from material and texturing workflows
• JPEG XL file import and export

• Massive image support (100+ Megapixels)
• Pan and zoom at maximum refresh rate
• Open, edit and save Photoshop® PSD files
• RGB, CMYK, Greyscale and LAB color spaces
• Full 16-bit and linear unbounded 32-bit per channel editing
• Work with all standard formats like PNG, TIFF, JPG, JPEG XL, GIF, SVG, EPS, EXR, HDR and PDF

• Full support for unlimited layers, layer groups, adjustment layers, filter layers and masks
• Edit live filters, adjustments, effects, blend modes and masks non-destructively
• Savable history with alternate futures
• Customizable shortcuts with attached keyboard or new quick menu
• Isolate, edit, and duplicate spare channels with a simple touch
• Link layers to edit simultaneously

• Open RAW and in a dedicated 16-bit development workspace
• Adjust exposure, blackpoint, clarity, vibrance, white balance, shadows, highlights and much more
• Advanced lens corrections including chromatic aberration, defringe, vignette and noise reduction
• Paint areas or use fully customizable gradients to mask adjustments
• View histograms, blown highlights, shadows and tones as well as detailed EXIF information
• Focus Merge, HDR Merge and Tone Mapping for advanced image processing

• Intuitive selection brush and refinement makes selections simple, even down to strands of hair
• Dodge, burn, clone, patch, blemish, red eye and advanced inpainting for retouching
• Smooth and retouch skin with built-in frequency separation
• Dedicated Liquify persona gives freehand control over warps, twirls, pinch, punch, and turbulence

• Huge library of painting, drawing, textures, and professional DAUB® Brushes included
• Create custom brushes and nozzles with full control over advanced dynamics

• Massive collection of effects available, including blurs, distortions, tilt-shift, shadows, glows, lighting, and many more
• Swipeable split or mirrored screen always available for before and after views
• Choose to apply effects non-destructively with live effect layers, enabling you to erase away or mask effects after they’ve been applied
• Path text capabilities
• Path text capabilities

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

• Refined and redesigned UI
• Non-destructive RAW develop – develop RAW files non-destructively and choose to embed into a document file or link externally
• Live masks – build useful, non-destructive workflows by masking layers with parametric controls such as Hue Range (colors), Luminosity (intensity), and Band-Pass (frequency)
• Live Mesh Warp – apply a non-destructive warp to distort an image or file to match the surface of an underlying template, and go back to edit whenever you like
• Compound masks – easily combine multiple mask layers together non-destructively using add, intersect, subtract and XOR operations
• Brush engine improvements
• Normals Adjustment – adjust lighting information baked into existing normal maps
• Content link – all major content types, including assets, brushes, swatches, and styles can now be linked across all the apps you own on one device
• Multiple layer effects – add multiple shadow, outline, and overlay layer effects per layer
• Show pixel grid for improved editing accuracy
• JPEG XL import/export
• Force scale everything
• Quick Menu – gain instant access to clipboard options and nine customizable shortcut operations with a simple three-finger swipe
• Command Controller – this new radial menu gives quick access to common modifiers in all tools
• Compact mode – new mode available for the Layers Panel allows you to keep the panel open while maximizing document real estate
• All-new context bar for all tools, making many more options easily accessible
• New sliders for attributes like brush width and opacity, stroke width, filter effect settings and more
• Zoom to fit/zoom to previous, snapping and preview mode options now available in the top toolbar

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

From the makers of Affinity Photo comes this pro-grade graphic-design tool, reinvented for iPad. Whether it’s your job to create the artwork for blockbuster movie posters or you’re considering a side gig making greeting cards, Affinity Designer is a one-stop shop for creative work.

Gilly-The-Kid ,

A Real Non-Entitled Review

I don’t get the complaining for paying for this new version. The current price is minimal for what we get in return. The devs need to make a profit to keep going. Affinity Photo is packed with so many features. People will pay higher yearly prices for much less value offering apps.

That said, I think there may be so many features that it makes it a challenge to navigate this software. There is a pretty big learning curve for it.

I’m not a fan of Adobe’s sub model, but it Adobe products are much easier to navigate and use, in my opinion. Unfortunately, I’m still stuck with the monthly sub model, but I really want to be able to switch to Affinity Photo some day. Even though I’m not using it, I don’t think it’s fair to give such low rating. The huge amount of feature offerings makes this a great app for it’s price.

Morgan Germani ,


I figured out my issue! I had to go to account and click on something that said resync assets or something but once I did that, everything worked. I’m so excited for this now. You guys rock so much for this software and the price is unbeatable which is why I bought all three right away. I can’t do Adobe monthly subscriptions anymore and this is exactly what I needed to move away from that back into a space where I own the apps I need and I have access to them on my iPad. Perfection! Keep up the incredible work. You have my full support.

Original review: I bought all three apps with the understanding that I could open a project in one app like Publisher and switch seamlessly between the three apps to get the full functionality I need for my projects, however StudioLink is not working and it keeps saying I haven’t downloaded the other two apps regardless of what app I’m currently in. If this gets fixed, it’s an easy five stars but without it, I feel like I’m losing a ton of potential. Thanks for reading and I hope to fix my rating to five stars <3

App Privacy

The developer, Serif Labs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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