Affinity arrives on iPad
As avid readers will know, Serif’s Affinity editing software has picked up two of our Highly Rated awards in as many months. In an astounding move, it is now available for the iPad, making it the first fully-featured mobile editing tool. The new app has been designed with touch functionality in mind, and many of the popular tools found in the desktop version have been re-imagined to work perfectly with your fingertips. It’s also been programmed to take advantage of hardware acceleration, allowing it to pull off some seriously resource-heavy tasks with ease. As well as the ability to handle unlimited Layers, you also have access to a vast array of Adjustment Layers, effects and the live features that Affinity does so well. It also works as a RAW converter. Just like the original version, the Affinity app supports a non-destructive workflow and even saves your images with their history, meaning you can re-open images and revert to an earlier state even after saving. This is a unique move and hopefully a sign of things to come from the major players. The Affinity app is currently compatible with iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, and iPad Pro 9.7in, 10.5in and 12.9in versions, and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for £28.99.
Above Affinity’s award-winning features are now on the iPad.
Left The iPad’s touchscreen makes light work of editing.