Affinity Photo 2 for iPad 4+

Professional Photo Editing

Serif Labs

    • 3.6 • 123 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% **

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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 optimised iPad gesture controls to speed up your workflow
• iOS16 ready, including optimisation 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 colour 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
• Saveable history with alternate futures
• Customisable 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 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

• 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

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 (colours), 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 customisable 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 maximising 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

3.6 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

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.

d_dengler ,

Die größten Kritiker der Elche…

Ich finde in der Version 2 auch nicht alles optimal weitergedacht und -entwickelt, aber die Version 2 ist nicht an ein Abo gebunden, es handelt sich um ein ganz „normales“ Update. Die (älteren) Profis unter uns erinnern sich vielleicht noch an die Updatepolitik von ADOBE. Bei diesen Updates musste man nicht 14,90 € zahlen, sondern in relativ kurzen Abständen ein Vielfaches des von Affinity festgelegten Preises. Hier rumzumeckern zeugt von einer überzogenen, an billig-billig-billig-Konsumismus gewöhnten Mentalität. Unangenehm aufgestoßen ist mir zudem die merkwürdige Kritik, dass man mit v2 auf dem iPad die v1 nicht mehr benutzen kann. Ich arbeite gerade in beiden Versionen parallel auf meinem iPad Pro 12.9… Also, es gibt Verbesserungsbedarf - unbenommen, aber lasst mal die Kirche im Dorf!

superamerica92 ,

Gutes Programm noch besser

Ich nutze die erste Version seit einem Jahr auf meinem iPad Pro für Bildbearbeitung. Es ist ein Programm das durchaus mit Photoshop für den Desktop verglichen werden kann. Die iPad Version ist Photoshop fürs iPad meilenweit überlegen. Von PS war ich doch sehr enttäuscht und es fehlen elementare Funktionen. Affinity bietet diese auf desktop Niveau. Somit ist Photo das beste Programm für jegliche professionelle Bildbearbeitung auf dem iPad.
Zu den ganzen nörglern wegen dem Preis. Die Einmalzahlung ist selbst für den Standard Preis mehr als gerechtfertigt. Und V1 wurde jahrelang supported und mit updates versorgt ohne das man zur Kasse gebeten wurde.
V2 arbeitet nun noch effizienter was arbeiten mit vielen RAW Ebenen angeht. Habe Dokumente mit über 100 RAW Ebenen in 45 MP Auflösung und affinity macht seinen Job.

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