iPad App of the Year 'Affinity Photo' Updated With RAW Improvements and Limited-Time Free Add-On Brush Packs

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Affinity Photo, which Apple named the iPad App of the Year for 2017, was today updated with a suite of "more powerful professional features," according to developer Serif. To celebrate the new update, users can also download three add-on brush and filter packs for free starting today.

    Specifically, version 1.6.7 of Affinity Photo lets users shoot direct in RAW or HDR video from within the iPad app, and introduces upgrades for RAW processing so that the clarity of RAW images has improved. There's direct integration from the iOS Files app, enhancements to Drag and Drop, the ability to add personalized fonts, and much more, which you can glimpse in the Version History on the iOS App Store.


    We've listed a few updates below:
    Starting today and lasting for the next two weeks (expiring March 8), Serif is also offering a trio of packs for free, available for Affinity Photo owners to download on the web. These include the Luminance Brush Pack (normally $9.99) with 13 light effect brushes, the Retouch Brush Pack ($9.99) with 20 retouch brushes, and Live Filters Macro Pack (already free) with 28 "non-destructive" live filter layers.

    The base Affinity Photo for iPad app costs $19.99 on the iOS App Store [Direct Link] and is compatible with the 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad from 2017. For users with an iPad Pro, Serif notes that the app has been optimized for use with the Apple Pencil.

    Article Link: iPad App of the Year 'Affinity Photo' Updated With RAW Improvements and Limited-Time Free Add-On Brush Packs
  2. iceb86 macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2011
    "Save overwrites back to the same location, without needing to create a copy"

    Can anyone confirm whether this works when opening from the Photos app?
  3. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68000


    Jun 12, 2015
  4. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I love this app. I recently bought their Mac apps when they were on sale but haven't used them much yet. I just got around to installing them on my work machine though so we'll see.

    I'm looking forward to their Affinity Designer app coming out for the iPad. However, I think at this point they're saving it to show off on stage at WWDC alongside iPad improvements in iOS 12. I want them to take their time so they can put out a quality product like Affinity Photo, but I'm still really looking forward to using it!

    Are there any Serif people here that can give an ETA on Affinity Designer for iPad? I think I've seen them around the forums at some point.
  5. errrrre macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2017
    I'm not able to focus on the new (raw) camera feature.
    If I tap it adjusts exposure levels but not the focus point.
  6. kgelner, Feb 22, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018

    kgelner macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2003
    Denver, CO
    Strange, article seems to be posted today yet it is talking about an update from last September.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 22, 2018 ---
    It supports smart layers for some editing operations, allowing you to go back and change parameters.
  7. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    I usually grab updates every day, and I just downloaded 1.6.7 today - it strangely does say "5mo ago" under version history.
  8. azpekt macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2012
    hp, illinois
    Raw VIDEO? isn`t that a mistake?

    shooting video in raw is a preregative of blackmagic level of professional video recorders...
  9. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I'm eager to play around with the new version. I have the original version, and it's certainly powerful. But the interface and file handling was a bit confusing.
  10. Pirate! macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2017
    Does it allow non-destructive raw processing? I've been considering this app and thought I saw in a review somewhere this wasn't available.
  11. unobtainium macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2011
    I just want to do small touch-ups using Apple Pencil. Is this app overkill?
  12. Snowboarder365 macrumors newbie


    Nov 7, 2017
    I LOVE the nee feature: "Show Touch". I hope Apple gives us this option for the iPad Pro so we can use it when making tutorials.​
  13. Donka macrumors 68020


    May 3, 2011
    Unfortunately Not. You still import from the photos app so effectively export out a new image as before.
  14. IGI2 macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2015
    If the price is not a problem for you, I would say no.

    There's a plethora of features and you would definitely choose some brushes for you ; )
    --- Post Merged, Feb 22, 2018 ---
    I guess not. : (

    I've seen it on their forum in some wishlist.
  15. BWhaler macrumors 68020


    Jan 8, 2003
    Great app. We need more productivity apps like this on the iPad to ensure a vibrant platform.
  16. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    As a Photoshop user since v1.0, this is truly the first app I would call a Photoshop replacement (sorry Pixelmator).
  17. blitzwing macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2012
    Anyone knows how to import the brushes into the app? I downloaded the files and tried putting them into the app via iTunes but it doesn't seem to work
  18. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    I used my iPad to go to my Affinity Store account page, then went to where it shows the three free product download links. Make sure the Affinity app isn’t open. Click on one of the download links. It should bring up a page that has links that say “open in iMovie” and “More”. Click the “More” and scroll to and select “Copy to Photo”. The Affinity app should open and a box will pop up saying it loaded the feature.

    Close the Affinity app and repeat for the other two packages.
  19. Donka macrumors 68020


    May 3, 2011
    You can also email the packs to yourself and do the same to copy to Affinity Photo or copy them to a cloud service and tap on them in the Files app and use the share icon to copy to AP.
  20. Kavier, Feb 22, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018

    Kavier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    When I try to download the live filters macro pack, I get a message stating this is not an Affinity file. The brush packs downloaded fine. Anyone else having this issue?

    Update: Fixed it...needed to update the app itself first.
  21. cote32mt macrumors newbie


    Feb 16, 2011
    Deerfield NH

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