Wanted Wednesday: Affinity Photo for iPad


Creativity isn’t just limited to the times you are sat at your desk, sometimes you want to be able to get stuck into a project whilst on the move or away from the studio. Affinity Photo for iPad is a professional photo editing tool that has been optimised to make the most of the iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities and has Apple Pencil support for precise editing. Every element, from tools to controls has been reimagined with touch in mind.

Attention to every detail has been at the heart of the approach to developing the iPad version of Affinity Photo, as Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Affinity Photo developer Serif, explains.

“Each tool, panel and control has been completely reimagined to optimise for touch – either with fingertip or Apple Pencil,” says Hewson.

“All rendering, adjustments and filter effects have been fully hardware-accelerated. The result is a genuinely unique new way to interact with your images and your iPad, with performance you’ll find hard to believe.”


Not only can this powerful app handle photo retouching and adjustments such as levels and curves, it also supports layers so you can create complex photo compositions. The library of over 120 professionally designed brushes allow you to create the look you want with complete control over pressure, angle, tilt and velocity with precision.

As well as being able to handle unlimited layers, there’s a full library of adjustment layers, layer effects and live filter layers to choose from. Text tools with fully advanced typography options, and vector drawing tools are available too, while all layers can be grouped, clipped, masked or blended together to enable the creation of specular compositions.

Alongside the full suite of tools, the app is compatible with all major camera formats and supports PSD files for both import and export.


The Affinity Photo for iPad app is a comprehensive photo editing tool with all the functionality of a desktop tool and is perfect for designers who are always on the move. It’s also a steal at just £28.99.

For more information go to https://affinity.serif.com/photo/ipad.

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