Affinity Photo for iPad gets new update and lower price point
There’s great news today for owners of Affinity Photo for iPad – and for anyone considering buying it.
Not only have we just pushed out the latest free update to our professional photo editing app for iOS, we’ve also decide to keep the price lower in the App Store.
Since Affinity Photo for iPad was unveiled during Apple’s WWDC keynote in San Jose, in June, reviewers and customers around the world have acclaimed it as a game-changer for professional photo editing on the move.
We launched at the discount price of £19.99 / US$19.99 / 21,99€ for what we intended to be an introductory period at around 30 per cent off the planned full retail price.
Since launch, we’ve been blown away by the response – sales have been beyond our wildest predictions. But because it was a genuine world first for fully-featured professional apps on iOS, there was really no precedent we could use to judge the right price for an app of this quality.
Now we’ve had chance to assess the response, and settled on a price which is not only value for money for our customers, but also sets a benchmark for the price of high-end, professional apps on iPad in the future.
That means we’ve decided to keep the full price point of Affinity Photo for iPad permanently at £19.99 / US$19.99 / 21,99€ (subject to App Store regional variations).
What’s more, today Affinity Photo for iPad has received another update, bringing new features as well as the quick, reactive bug fixes that our customers have come to expect.
The update, free to customers, strengthens the compatibility between the desktop and mobile versions of the app. If you set up and save macros in Affinity Photo on Mac or Windows, you can now play them back on iPad. (The ability to record new macros on the iPad itself will be in a future update.)
Our super-talented developers are working constantly to make the most of the iPad’s unique Metal graphics technology, allowing users to work easily on large super-high-resolution photographs, or complex compositions with potentially thousands of layers.
Affinity Photo already brought unrivalled capability to work on huge images with incredible speed when retouching, applying effects or adding adjustments.
To do this type of work on iPad is something that no-one has ever attempted before, and we are learning all the time how we can squeeze every ounce of power from the device. This latest update raises the bar again with big performance increases – it’s now faster, smoother and more productive than ever.
Other changes include UI improvements, improved PDF and vector export and better integration with the Apple Photos app. Please see below for a fuller list.
Affinity Photo for iPad is compatible with the iPad Pro 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, and optimised for Apple Pencil.
For more information go to https://affinity.serif.com/photo/ipad.
Full list of updated features continues below…
Additions and improvements in v1.6.4:
• Macro studio import and playback. Supports interactive playback.
• Significant improvements in performance for large or complex documents.
• Even better HDR merge of RAW images.
• Increased maximum size of the liquify brush tools.
• One-press switching between button menus (e.g. document, command menus).
• Improved loading of images from photo library (now shows all user albums/folders).
• Use “Place Image” to place original images from Photos.
• Powerful adjustment previews.
• Enhanced selection refinement.
• Improved PDF and vector export.
• Better TIFF loading, including support for malformed 8bit grayscale TIFFs.
• Dismiss font size chooser by pressing return.
• Focus Merge can now use RAW sources.
• Show progress when committing a refined selection.
• Metadata available when creating a document from the camera.
• Export LUT added to document menu.
• Convert to Curves added to command menu.
• Wet edges can now have a custom interpolation spline.
• Pinch gesture support for grouping / ungrouping layers in the layers studio.
• Passthrough blending for groups.
• Icon improvements, especially in text studio.
• Selection marquee tools support extra-finger-constrain.
• Improved reading of DPI from files.
• Exposure adjustment now operates in stops, not % and has wider range.
• Arrow tool has more options.
• Paragraph leading UI improvements.
• New option to dither gradients in preferences (defaults to ‘on’).
• Significantly smoother pan / zoom.
• Directional lights in the lighting filter can now be directed using on-canvas handles.
• Smart selection brush improvements.
• Adjustments / filters preview react to changes in canvas size.
• Further memory management and localisation enhancements.
• Numerous fixes and stability improvements.