Hitchhiking Apple's speech about using iPads Pro as a primary computer to create art (working with Apple Pencil), the Serif demonstrated on the stage of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 its new photo editing application, the Affinity Photo for iPads inherited from the namesake is already well established for Macs and Windows PCs.
As promised, right after the event, the app was made available on the App Store with support for our language and everything!
Affinity Photo is the first truly professional and fully featured photo editing tool for iPad built from the same backend our award winning computer version is fully optimized to take advantage of the power of the iPad's hardware as well as its touch capabilities.
Among the options that we normally see in photo editing apps, such as layered creation, various brushes, filters, blending and more, the app has some very interesting news, like some features for multitouch and Apple Pencil, support for images in 360, highly accurate selections, real-time effects, among other things.
Something that can easily despair those who work with images the amount of file types supported. So if this is always a problem for you, rest assured; this app supports both the most basic files (such as JPG, PNG and GIF) and TIFF, EPS, EXR, PDF, PSD and SVG. With it, it is also possible to work with RGB, CMYK, LAB, grayscale color schemes, etc.
The ability of the app along with the power of the iPad Pro seems to be impressive. According to one user, it was possible to create a file in size A1, in CMYK, 300DPI on iPad Pro 12.9 ? and, after editing several layers, the app remained quite a stable task that could significantly compromise the performance of several computers .
Still, we are talking about the first version of the app that is available. So here's a tip from the reader Alexander: some users may be facing some crashes in the Portuguese version. The company has already been notified and will soon fix the bug, but for now, if you are experiencing this, just change the language of the iPad to English (UK) and that of the app. "Default" to Portugus (BR); then, change the language of the iPad to Portuguese again and everything works normally.
Affinity Photo costs $ 30, but with a launch discount, it is available on the App Store for $ 20. Recalling that the app, unfortunately, is only compatible with iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and the fifth generation iPad.