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  1. Wgphoto, Ulysses, thank you for adding your voices. So it does seem that Affinity Photo really was designed as a companion app to the desktop version. The way the import and export are limited, the one photo at a time workflow etc. Now that i think of it, it makes sense why none of these basic functions were ever implemented - functions that make or break a software as stand alone, “desktop” class. It was their goal all along. I still think it’s a shame on Serif and Serif alone for the false marketing. May they use my twenty bucks wisely. I sign off.
  2. Hi Ulysses, my post was indeed one of frustration. Preserving metadata and being able to save presets when exporting images (e.g. same folder location, image compression parameters, etc) can hardly be called “favorite function of the day”. Without these basic functions, what do you have left? I gave noise reduction as an example of a systematic feature that gets more and more fine tuned with each update of the iPad app - just look in the history tab of the updates in itunes and you’ll see where the priorities of the developers lie. My frustration with the Affinity for iPad is two-fold: that these basic features are missing from an app touted as “desktop class” and that the marketing machinery behind Affinity for iPad doesn’t care about it. I was fooled into buying the app thinking it offered the same functions as the desktop Affinity. I don’t care that i couldn’t get my money back but i care about the deceit behind it and the stubbornness of not fixing either of those things. I stopped using Affinity for iPad as soon as I saw how criticism is dealt with on this forum but i’ve still kept an eye out for updates hoping for these limitations would be fixed. you say you were convinced to buy the iPad Pro just because of the Affinity app. Can you please tell me what your workflow is that makes it such a wonderful breeze for you? From your other posts on this thread, it seems that you first put your photos in the cloud from where you then pull into the Affinity Photo for iPad. The fact that you laud the “compatibility between ALL of the Affinity apps” makes me think that you do the bulk of your import and export (perhaps even the editing itself) on the desktop version, not the iPad. If that is so, then the Affinity Photo for iPad really is just a companion app and it then should be promoted as such on the App store and the Affinity website.
  3. Thanks for the tip! That does sound like two extra steps only to be able to import the metadata into Affinity for iPad: 1) copy the pictures from Apple’s Photo app (the only real way to put pictures from the sd card directly onto iPad) into a cloud storage and 2) delete those photos from the cloud once i’m done (even if i had 1 Tb of cloud storage, which i don’t, the storage would otherwise fill up after a couple of uses). to my knowledge, one can only copy the photos from the SD card into iPad’s photos once inserted into the sd card reader. It’s the only app that ever pops up. Maybe iPadOS will change that but this route is still far from efficient and it would only cover one of the missing features of Affinity (provided not by Affinity itself, but Apple’s new operating system). Basically, Affinity Photo for iPad is just one marketing gimmick app - the app is basically included in any marketing for the iPad as a computer. They improve noise reduction with almost every update but they dance around actual features that we need. So much editing power for really nothing. Well, one photo at a time. I will stick to my desktop for any real photo editing. I’ve been disappointed again, Affinity.
  4. Just letting the readers know that version 1.7 for Affinity Photo for iPad was released today. However, none of the features requested in this post were included in the release, namely batch processing, transfering metadata when importing from Photos (for example) or export presets, to name a few. Here is hoping for version 1.8 in 2021! (harsh post, i know, but i do wonder how the developers are prioritizing the features cried for by everyone on this forum).
  5. At the very least, three things can be changed. First, please change the description of the app in the iTunes store to reflect the limitation: only one picture at at a time can be imported, opened, adjusted, exported etc. I still can't believe how working with batch processing is considered such a trivial request. iPad Pro IS more powerful than the computer requirements listed for the desktop version of the Affinity Photo app (which allows batch processing) on Affinity's website (https://affinity.help/designer/en-US.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Appendix/system_requirements.html?title=System%20requirements). The insinuation that iPad Pro is limited in hardware power is ridiculous! Second, please give the option to import a photo using the exact same filename as the original (expecting to keep the metadata is apparently blasphemous). As of now, Affinity Photo imports a tabula rasa copy of the original file always with the name "Untitled". This creates a huge headache when exporting the picture because one has to type in a name every ... single .... time! (since you brought up the lack of a native physical keyboard...) Third, please give us the option to save presets that would support a) using the same adjustments made to one photo to be applied to the next photo and b) exporting a photo using the last settings, such file type (jpg, png, etc) and compression settings (low, medium, high etc). Apart from typing in a new filename at every export, one also has to select the file type and compression settings... every...single...time...
  6. Affinity Photo for iPad is a powerhouse for editing pictures from digital cameras... one at a time. This philosophy is embedded in every single aspect of the workflow, from importing and making adjustments all the way to exporting. I have created an account on this website precisely to be able to ask the developers or marketers of the app (if they ever read this) who and why they’ve decided to blatantly limit the functionality of the iPad version of the app compared to the desktop version. The fact that this limitation in function is not mentioned anywhere in the description on iTunes Store or in any of the tutorials or promotionals videos is appalling and borders false advertising. But I guess the answer has been in the title all along...after all, it’s Affinity Photo not Affinity Photos... Inquisitively and respectfully, Mihai
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