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Serif Releases Affinity Photo For iPad Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

5 June 2017

At Apple's World Wide Developers Conference today, Serif's Ash Hewn showed off Affinity Photo for iPad on Apple's new iPad Pro.

In the demonstration, built a multi-layered movie poster using a flick of his finger to dash a wave on one level against a pirate ship on another, redirected the lighting by angling an Apple pen and refined a mask to include a pirate's hair in two blinks of one eye.

Hewn said the new app takes advantage of multi-touch gestures and Apple's Metal graphics API to enhance its productivity and performance.

Among the highlights are:

  • The complete set of retouching tools includes dodge, burn, clone, blemish, patch and red eye tools plus an inpainting brush along with full frequency separation capability.
  • Non-destructive adjustments with Levels, Curves, Black and White, White Balance, HSL, Shadows and Highlights
  • Accurate selections using a refined selection algorithm than can detect individual strands of hair
  • Comprehensive Liquify workspace with touch sensitive distortions, brushes like turbulence, pinch, punch and twirl plus a real-time mesh warp tool.
  • Real time effects of filters including lighting, blurs, distortions, tilt-shift, shadows, glows and many more.

Best of all, he concluded the demo by announcing Affinity Photo was available for download on the App Store now. An introductory offer discounts the normal $29.99 price to $19.99.

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