Affinity Photo for iPad gets a massive update and 30% discount

Sep 17, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Affinity Photo for iPad gets a massive update and 30% discount

Sep 17, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Popular iPad Pro photo editing app Affinity Photo has just seen a pretty significant update. The updates and new features are the result of direct feedback from users. Serif, the company behind the app, says that there are now over a quarter of a million Affinity Photo for iPad users worldwide. They also say that this has kept them “inspired” to keep pushing the capabilities of the software and what’s possible on a mobile device.

The list of new features is pretty big, which adds a lot more gesture control to the app that should be very welcome for Affinity Photo for iPad users.

  • New Undo/Redo gesture with two/three finger tap.
  • Export persona – a new workspace for exporting regions of your image as slices.
  • Added drag modifiers to studio icons for colour, text, navigator and history.
  • Added support for brush nozzle base texture mode.
  • Added canvas rotation control via Navigator Studio.
  • Added swipe gesture to swap primary and secondary colours on the Colour Studio
  • Context menu now uses a long-press release gesture to invoke.
  • Added two-finger hold gesture to resize a layer from its centre.
  • During shape creation, a two-finger hold gesture will transform the layer.
  • On the Layers Studio, with a layer selected, a two-finger tap on another layer will select all layers in between.
  • On the Layers Studio, pinch inwards (either vertically or horizontally) to group selected layers. To ungroup, do the opposite and pinch out.
  • With the Move Tool active, a two-finger hold gesture on a layer plus a one finger drag duplicates the selected layer.
  • Easy access to merge and rasterise commands via Layer Studio icons.
  • Improved brush stroke lag and small stroke response.
  • Brushes remember previously used stroke settings.
  • Move any custom brush to any category.
  • Added support for on-screen keyboard trackpad mode.
  • Added Tab key to on-screen keyboard context bar.
  • Updated Persona icons.
  • Numerous other improvements and bugfixes.

To celebrate hitting the quarter million users mark, Serif has announced a flash sale for new users. There’s currently a 30% discount being offered on the app through the App Store. The regular price has dropped down to £13.99 / $13.99 / 14,99€ with no subscription fees. This offer ends at noon UK time on Tuesday 18th September.

You can find out more about Affinity Photo for iPad on the Affinity website.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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