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** Affinity Photo supports iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 & 3, iPad Mini 5 and iPad (early 2017 onwards). Please note that older iPads are not supported. **

** iPad App of The Year **

Affinity 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, and all rendering, adjustments, brushes and filters have been fully hardware-accelerated using Metal. The result is a genuine desktop-grade, professional photo editing app that provides an all-new way to interact with your images, without any compromise.

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

Performance and power
• Live, real-time editing
• Massive image support (100+ Megapixels)
• Pan and zoom at 120fps
• Open, edit and save Photoshop® PSD files
• PSD smart object support
• RGB, CMYK, Greyscale, PANTONE© and LAB colour spaces
• Full 16 and 32-bit per channel editing
• Work with all standard formats like PNG, TIFF, JPG, GIF, SVG, EPS, EXR, HDR and PDF

Unsurpassed productivity
• Full support for unlimited layers, layer groups, adjustment layers, filter layers and masks
• 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
• Save documents as template files to re-use time and time again
• Save and import XMP files, batch files to tag images and edit metadata
• Create shortcuts using a keyboard attachment

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
• Paint areas or use fully customisable 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
• Canon CR3 RAW support

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
• 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

Fast, customisable effects
• 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

What’s New

Version 1.8.6

Various stability and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Editors' Notes

There’s no task too big—or too small—for this robust photo editor. If you want to add some cool filters, you can. If you just want to adjust the exposure, add some saturation, and make it ‘gram-worthy, you can do that too. And if you’d rather draw than edit? You’re in luck. Affinity Photo packs support for Apple Pencil and an incredible array of basic and advanced illustration tools. You can create unlimited layers, choose from an unsurprisingly enormous selection of brushes, and even create your own brushes—complete with jitter, spacing, and flow. (Sounds like dancing, right?)

JWM80 ,

Solid replacement for Photoshop

Photoshop user for 20+ years and having gotten tired of Adobe’s greediness I took a chance at Affinity Photo. After some initial frustrations trying to wrap my head around the interface and shortcuts (most of it due to me simply being use to Photoshop) I got to grip with how the app works. Just about everything that’s in Photoshop is in this app, so doing pro work is not an issue. You’ll just have to spend 5-6 hours adjusting to the new workspace.

Some earlier versions had some crashing issues but they appear to have been solved in recent updates. I recommend purchasing the desktop version of the app to compliment this, they work seamlessly together. It’s an adequate drawing/painting app, but you’re probably better off with something like Procreate for that. If photo editing or graphic design work is your workload however this will do the job for you. For the price being offered, you are getting high value for your dollar. Highly recommended this.

Gunsofsteel ,

Serif still can’t get it together.

I’ve tried to use this app for 3 years. Every time there’s a new update I’m expecting big things, but I’m always disappointed. As a complete rip-off of Photoshop and with all the marketing suggesting that it’s a good alternative, you’d think they would complete the package. Photoshop is used for adjusting photos, photo manipulation, concept art, digital painting and even 3D. Affinity has only been developed for photographers, leaving out the digital artist, matte painters and concept artists. As some might feel Affinity’s brush engine is fine for photo touch ups it’s way below average for artists who want to create their own images. The .ABR importer will bring in Photoshop brushes but they’re unusable as all the texture and dynamics is lost.
This has been requested by many many users since I’ve purchased Affinity but it’s still being ignored. If you’re a digital artist looking for a good painting app this isn’t it. And with the amount of crashes I’ve had with this app I can tell you now you can post your issues and crash reports as much as you like on their forum it won’t do you any good.


Serif (Europe) Ltd.
1.5 GB

Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.


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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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