Affinity Photo 2 for iPad 4+

Pro Retouch Drawing Camera Art

Serif Labs

    • 3.2 • 151 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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The next generation of the iPad App of the Year, Affinity Photo 2 for iPad is a genuine desktop-grade, professional photo editor used by photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, artists, and other creators around the world. Wielding tons of incredible new features, hundreds of enhancements and a completely redesigned UI, the award-winning photo editing app has everything you need to edit images, retouch photos, create multi-layered art, beautiful raster paintings, designs, and so much more – no matter where you are.

• 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 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 and other live effect layers
• 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
• OCIO v2 support – particularly useful for video editors, VFX, film, and 3D artists

• Massive image support (100+ Megapixels)
• Pan and zoom at maximum refresh rate
• Open, edit, and save Adobe Photoshop ® PSD/PSB 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
• Remove objects or erase backgrounds with magic eraser tool, blur photos, add filters for pictures, cut, crop, and more with ease
• 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
• Stitch picture-perfect panoramas on location

• Open RAW in a dedicated 16-bit development workspace and edit straight from your camera
• Adjust exposure, blackpoint, clarity, vibrance, white balance, shadows, highlights, etc.
• 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 for precise selections like strands of hair
• Dodge, burn, clone, patch, blemish, red eye, advanced inpainting, and object removal
• 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
• Swipe-able split or mirrored screen always available for before and after views
• Path text capabilities

What’s New

Version 2.4

2.4 is here! Free for all V2 customers, the latest update to Affinity Photo brings some key new features and improvements, including:

• Improved SerifLabs RAW processing and support for 50+ new camera models
• Set selection box – choose default selection box from the ‘cycle selection box’ choices
• Double-tap an object while in Node Tool to switch to the Move Tool
• Ability to lock ‘Behind’, ‘Inside’ and ‘On Top’ insertion targets
• Spacebar modifier allows you to toggle ‘Lock Children’ behavior on/off while moving an object
• Space Horizontal / Vertical now considers key object – using even space distribution on a multiple selection will now behave differently if you have a key object nominated
• Size / Rotate objects to same – three new choices have been added in Alignment Options to make all items in your current selection adopt the same width, height or rotation
• 32-bit HDR PNG support added
• Many more improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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 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. 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?)

RySkream ,

Not bad, but not great…

Overall it’s a moderately decent knockoff photoshop. Major bonus is no monthly subscription fee. Most of the content you’ll see online is for the v1 iPad app, so it will take some time finding where all necessary tools are.

My biggest complaint, above all else… you cannot see the outline of the brush when you’re using a brush or eraser. This makes everything kind of a gamble if you’ll erase too much or too little. That is a VERY basic feature that appears in every other raster or vector editor I’ve ever seen. Without this, workflow is severely hindered.

I’ve searched everywhere for a solution, but there isn’t one. They just left it out for some reason. People have been asking for this feature on the forums for over two years, even for the original affinity photo. Why this wouldn’t be added makes zero sense to me. As a result, I find myself having to rely on photoshop and procreate for important projects much more than Affinity Photo.

Ahlbus ,

Powerful and the right price

I got my new iPad and went to download v1 and found it missing. That wasn’t the promise when I purchased, but it has been like 7 years, I’m not heartbroken over it, it’s downright inexpensive for what it does. Initial experience. Step one, import raw = crash. Step 2, import same raw, works. So that’s the second unimpressive experience, but that’s not missing capability, that’s just an incoming update. I can verify that Lightroom modern apps on pc have been a crashy mess in the past year, this is not uncommon in my experience. One thing I will point out is that Lightroom recovered to my last editing step when I reopened, while affinity acted like it never heard of me or my image…something for the devs to think about in crash handling. The nondestructive raw editing is the most exciting feature for me. All I really do is cropping and Lightroom-like tasks, and this enables me to accomplish that, on iPad, quickly, while mobile, effectively, for little money, with added bonuses of photoshop capabilities, but without the very very sketchy Adobe subscription practices. Try cancelling an Adobe subscription and you’ll see what I mean, you might even have to pay to cancel…low class, won’t participate in that. Thanks Affinity.

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