Released: Nov 9, 2022
Version: 2.0.2
Size: 2 GB
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Affinity Photo 2 for iPad

Serif Labs
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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 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 in 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
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Affinity Photo 2 for iPad is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + The app is free.
  • + Affinity Photo 2 for iPad is currently ranked #11 in free Photo-Video apps for iPad.
  • + It is also the 105th most popular free iPad app (all categories combined).
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Affinity Photo 2 for iPad

Developer: Serif Labs || Version: 2.0.2