Affin­ity ar­rives on iPad

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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.

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