Affinity Photo – Apple’s best iPad app of the year 2017
Affinity Photo is professional editing software on iPad, and it has just been named by Apple as its best iPad app of 2017. Affinity Photo is the first fully featured, truly professional photo editing tool for iPad – built from exactly the same back-end as their award-winning desktop version and fully optimised to harness the power of iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities.
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 re-imagined for touch. All rendering, adjustments, brushes and filters have been fully hardware accelerated using Metal. The result is an all-new way to interact with your images, with performance you will find hard to believe.
The “App of the Year” accolade comes six months after the first fully-featured, truly professional photo editing tool for iOS was unveiled at Apple’s WWDC2017 – an impressive demo at the time, and now only better. Apple described it as “an uncompromisingly excellent tool”, adding: “Affinity Photo is a pro grade photo editor and illustration tool that has wowed not just us, but the professional users and enthusiastic amateurs that it serves, too. This isn’t a jack-of-all-trades app, it’s a master of all.”
Affinity Photo Features
With unsurpassed productivity this app gives full support for unlimited layers, layer groups, adjustment layers, filter layers and masks. You can resize layers without any loss of quality. Lock, hide, duplicate and merge layers easily and edit live filters, adjustments, effects, blend modes and masks non-destructively.
Get professional image processing with open RAW and other images in a dedicated pre-processing workspace, adjust exposure, blackpoint, clarity, vibrance, white balance, shadows, highlights and much more.
With advanced lens corrections including chromatic aberration, defringe, vignette and best-in-class noise reduction you can view histograms, blown highlights, shadows and tones as well as EXIF information. Also get 360° image support including full projected image editing, panorama stitching including full perspective corrections and lighting adjustments.
With so many quality retouching and correction tools makes selections simple, even down to strands of hair where you can instantly remove unwanted objects with an incredibly advanced high quality brushes, textures and mixers. This app works with all standard formats like PNG, TIFF, JPG, GIF, SVG, EPS, EXR, HDR, PSD and PDF and has cross-platform compatibility with iOS, macOS and Windows with 100% file compatibility.
HDR Merge with tone mapping allows you to merge multiple exposure brackets together into a single unbounded 32-bit image, with full tone mapping control for incredibly dramatic results.
Specially optimised for iPad you get 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 and also full iCloud drive integration allows for seamless file management, storage and sharing.
The app is compatible with iOS10.3 and over tablets like the iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch.
Download the app from app store for AU$22.99 on your iPad.