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  1. I bought the new Affinity Photo for my iPad and I'm beginning to understand how to do things. One thing I can't figure out is how you rename the layers from the default "Unnamed". For example I made a curves adjustment layer and I want to call it Dodge Layer for easier reference but can't change it. Any help?
  2. I just urchased the new iPad app and have tried to use it on my iPad Pro. Not sure this was worth the $19.99 investment as the app is very unstable and crashes often. Biggest issues are: 1) Opening images from Apple photo. I have thousands of images, if you scroll through them too fast the app just locks up and will not respond to any commands. After about sixty seconds it will simply close down. 2) Trying to watch the tutorial videos from the home screen does the same thing. If you click on a video, the screen goes black. After about a minute the app simply closes.
  3. The documentation team have made a comprehensive post about the available tutorials here, this is just a summary article. All of the iPad Photo tutorials are presented on a dedicated (localized) page on the Affinity site here https://affinity.serif.com/tutorials/photo/ipad They are sorted into categories Category: Basic Operations Category: Advanced Operations Category: Corrective & Retouching Category: Creative Tools Category: Filters & Adjustments Category: Export Persona
  4. If you have feature requests or feedback specific to the iPad version of Affinity Photo, please post your topic in the sub forum called "Suggestions for Affinity Photo on iPad" You can find the forum here Suggestions for Affinity Photo on iPad Any feature requests added to this forum that are iPad specific may well be moved to there, so if you cannot find your post look there too.
  5. Hi I bought affinity photo for iPad in app store. Before I buy something in app store I always check the list of compatibility and check if my ipad is on it. It was. I was very happy because I have all your products on iMac, when i tried to open app i just saw info that it is not compatible with my ipad. I have iPad 4 mini, and I have paid £19.99, please see att picture. Please, can you advice me what can we do now ? Adam
  6. Hi there. I have been using the pen tool on Affinity Photo for Mac for a long time and often use the ability to create tapered lines using the pen tool. I cannot see anywhere on the ipad version where I can change the line thicknesses over distance. Am I missing something? Also when I import a file that does have varying vector stroke thicknesses, every shape and line I create in the ipad app afterwards has the exact same line profile which I am powerless to change. Is this a glitch? Or is there a section were I can change this in app? Please help!
  7. Hi, first of all congrats for this incredible app!!! Here is a suggestion/request. Can we get a feature to change the brightness of the background when the canvas is set to transparent and/or a simple way to change it from white, when it's opaque? I had to work with white type on transparent layers and Icould not see anything until i created a darker "temp"-layer beneath it. cheers
  8. Congratulations – Photo for iPad seems like an incredibly capable tool that finally opens up iOS for more professional work. My iPad Air is not supported, so here are my initial impressions based only on the tutorial videos (which do work fine on iPad Air). These are what I think are the most pressing issues that, if fixed, would get this thing even closer to perfection ;) Putting something like "Deselect" into a contextual menu isn't that great – I think if each Persona had a few buttons next to the Persona selector for quick access to very frequently used operations, that would be much more fluid. This would also solve having the "Develop" command being only visible when you have the Hand tool active and having to dive into a menu for toggling clipping preview, which is something that is often used in a "switch it on, change something, switch it off to check how it looks, switch it on again" type workflow. Maybe it's just the videos, but I didn't see any way to use a brush to paint selections. It would be good to have a setting that switches the Adjustment and Filter studio panels to a simple list or icon view, or, alternatively, add buttons to the Layers panel that show popovers with filters a iPhone-style sliding categorized navigation list. The current design seems to require way too much scrolling and also has very colorful icons that distract from the document. If I just want to add something fast, the current design is not great. Also, a "previous filter" item at the top like on the desktop version might be a good idea. Levels does not have any histogram whatsoever – if the intended use is to just use the scopes panel, some kind of indicator where the selected black and white points fall inside the histogram/waveform is needed for precise control, as well as a way to make the histogram/scopes bigger than they currently are. Quick access to clipping highlights also (which would actually make more sense as a global option that's available in the other Personae as well, excluding Liquify). Output levels are missing as well. Double tap to fit to screen is nice, but quick pinch to fit like in Procreate seems more fluid to me (it might just be that my middle finger is somehow abnormally long, but two-finger taps are often recognized only after the second or third try for me) Straightening seems a bit fiddly – it would be nicer to be able to drag out a line and then have the end points movable even after you release the touch. Basically with an "Apply" button instead of committing right away. Right now, if you get it wrong or wonky, there seems to be no way to cancel and no way to get it really precise. Similar problem with the Inpainting and Mask Refinement brushes – an "apply on release" check box would make this more convenient. If disabled, it would allow you to paint multiple strokes and then press an "Apply" button. Same on the Desktop – I can't count the number of times I've used one of these brushes, hit the screen edge and had no way to scroll the document without the incomplete operation being applied, leaving no way but to undo and repaint a potentially complex selection. The curves UI in Develop (and possibly the regular Adjustment, it's not shown in the videos) seems to be too small for precise adjustments. A button that pops it out over the full screen like Procreate does by default would be very nice. Also, like with Levels, there needs to be a way to see where a point falls on the histogram/waveform, numeric coordinate inputs and a clipping warning for it to be really useful. It would be much more useful if dragging on the layers would adjust Opacity instead of doing multi-select. Selecting could be implemented either by having an additional column with checkmarks permanently shown to the left of the layer name, or by having a "Select" mode that makes that column appear after press of a button like in many other iOS list views to prevent accidental selection. That would also be more intuitive for new users. A "Hide Selection" option would be very useful to see what selection edges look like after an adjustment. Goes for Desktop as well. This is nitpicking, but the square buttons in the Layers panel don't match the round look on the other buttons, like "Return", "Document Menu" etc. The Inpainting Brush "Inpainting in progress" overlay seems like it would get really annoying if you have to do a lot of inpainting because it would make your screen flash after every brushstroke. It also makes it harder to compare before and after since you get to stare at that blurry wall instead of before/after images in direct sequence. A smaller progress indicator like the non-intrusive "Marked as Pick/Reject" feedback popups in Adobe Lightroom or a global progress bar next to the Persona selector would be a lot less distracting. A lot of the Develop UI is really colorful and could distract from the image. I already mentioned the Adjustments previews as another case of this. In Develop, for instance, the RGBCMY sliders could just have their knob colored instead of half the slider (background of the slider indicating the percentage could be gray instead of R/G/B/C/M/Y), or maybe the colored part could just be a thin line like on standard iOS sliders. It's not clear from the tutorial videos if this is there, but a "double-tap any numeric input, slider or option to reset to default" feature would be great. On the desktop as well. Or alternatively or additionally, a "default" button in the popup calculator would seem like a good idea to me. Develop seems to lack an option for numeric inputs. This is essential for precise corrections. It would be nice if the popup calculators could do basic maths, like those in Flame. So something like "current setting * 1.5" would be really easy to do. History seems to have no "Purge History" button that would save storage space on complex documents, especially ones with a lot of paint strokes. The only way to do this currently seems to be to do a "Save as". Also, having the initial document state in the history list would be useful. And an option to use the great split-screen compare mode with history steps would be nice (though admittedly not essential). The size of the application bundle is extremely large, more than a GB. Anything you could do to reduce this would be greatly appreciated since storage is usually extremely limited on Apple devices, there is no way to use memory cards, and the images being worked on potentially get rather large, especially considering that they are saved with history by default and that 41 megapixel raw files are within the norm these days. Hope this feedback is helpful, congratulations on the spectacular launch! :)
  9. Are there already more precise information about the realese date and the price of Affinity Photo for iPad? I'm really excited and can't wait anymore :)
  10. Have changed this to an Epub for 1.5 (Updated Dec 7, 2016 with Gold Master Help File) Here is a link to the Affinity Photo Help File in Epub Format for Version 1.5 (December 7, 2016) - works great in Ibooks. Very convenient to have in a portable format - or to use side by side with Affinity Photo on your computer. Link: https://app.box.com/s/bjv07ey7ryvqbg16zh4yjazcd65uw85c Alternate Link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjuKWjfPlktwgfoEGfpoz65qzzsz_A Just download it to your ipad and pick "open in IBooks" or download it to your computer and email it to yourself and then pick "open in iBooks" from your iPad. Its a spectacular resource on an iPad Pro. If you have an android tablet, go to Google Play and search for "epub reader"
  11. Can someone please give me a quick guide on how to set up a digital tablet. Specifically, how do you set up pressure sensitivity in regards to size/color/opacity, and other features in Affinity?
  12. Just wanted to know if there is any news or rough ETA for Affinity Photo on iPad. It's been announced as "on the way" for a while now. Anybody have an idea when/if a beta version will be released? Thanks
  13. Dear Affinity - Team, I was wondering if it would be possible for Serif to offer a iPad / iPhone App to use the Device as 2nd Screen for quick selection of Tools, filters, Layers or other stuff, to use the screen of the MacBook or MacBook Pro for an lager Workspace to see the photo or image the user is working on. The Connection between the devices would be via Bluetooth or the local WiFi. Best regards, mac_switch
  14. A feature in animation software Hype is bundled with it's iOS software that sends live previews of your animation and timeline scrub straight to your iOS device. Such a feature could be useful particularly when creating UI for iOS devices. I'm hoping someone comes in here and tells me it already exists. :lol:
  15. Hi everyone, I made an icon template for iOS apps. Will be glad to know what you think of this template. ios icon template.afdesign
  16. Hey guys - I'm really keen to start painting in Affinity Photo. I have bought Astropad to use it with my iPad and downloaded loads of abr. format brushes. I was surprised, though, at the lack of information/content online for use of AP for digital painting/sketching etc. I wondered if anyone could direct me to any tutorials or resources that you've come across that might help me get started and learn more. Many thanks Chris
  17. Hey guys! I am very new to graphic design so you'll have to excuse my lack of knowledge. I recently purchased Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer for my Mac. I am trying to find the best solution to being able to draw basic sketches and diagrams. I don't need to be able to draw anything with great detail or very artistic. I have an iPad 4th generation (so not a Pro) and I am wondering if there is an app I get use to be able to draw on my iPad to interact with Affinity Photo or Designer. Another option I have been exploring is buying a Wacom. What advice can you give me as to whether I would be better off using my iPad with a specific stylus or purchasing a Wacom. What are my options? Thank you!
  18. Hi, I'm loving the program so far - I find it a lot nicer to use then Adobe. Just a few questions - 1. Are you guys able to give us a rough date on when you see the ipad version of affinity designer + photo will be released (im very keen) 2. I have purchased both Affinity Designer and Photo on my mac, I no longer own a mac or pc and work exclusively from an ipad pro. Will I have to re-purchase these apps or will the licensing cross over for the ipad? Thanks!
  19. We know that there'll be the iPad counterparts of Designer, Photo and maybe Publisher. I was wondering, could Serif post more promo clips on these apps, just to whet the appetite even more?
  20. Hello, I have read through all of the official docs that I can find about affinity photo for the Ipad, that it will basically be like the full program. However, I would like to know if things like frequency separation will also be included. Being able to do detailed skin touch ups on the go would be amazing.
  21. Hi, Does anyone have any experiences of using an iPad with a stylus as a graphics tablet for Design, Photo or really any other software on their computer where using a pen is better. I've narrowed it down to the following three apps 1. Astropad Graphics Tablet 2. Air Display 3 3. Duet Display I've bought the Bamboo Fineline 2 stylus which works quite nicely on the ipad in different apps. I downloaded the Astropad mini (free) which says you can't use it on the ipad, but actually you can draw behind the big splash screen to test it out. It flows very nicely without any noticable lag for me. I felt the flow of drawing, and it translated to the computer screen with ease. I tested it with AD, AP & Mischief (free version). The only drawback I see is that when something moves it pixelates coarsely, so videos are grainy, but also the "running ants" selection is blurred in AD and AP. I also downloaded Air Login - from the same company as Air Display 3 - which was very laggy, although I don't know if AD3 works with the same connection. (I'm mailing with the maker.) I haven't been able to check out Duet Display. What's you're story? cheers, Luke
  22. In case you are not familiar with it, Procreate is basically the number one most popular digital raster painting application on iOS. It's a great and fast little program with a very well thought-out UI. It would be cool to be able to open their files up in Affinity Photo on the Desktop. There is currently no application on the Desktop that supports .procreate files natively, so they must currently be exported to PSD on the device, which loses some features like the embedded time-lapse video. PSDs also cannot be re-imported, hence PSD is not suitable for archiving files from Procreate. So being able to open the native files in a desktop app would be great, and it's something many Procreate users have been requesting for years. Thus I imagine you might be able to generate quite a few extra sales among Procreate users. And when the iOS version of Photo is released, Procreate support would of course be even more useful. Ideally, if the Affinity QuickLook plugin would also provide support for viewing .procreate files in Finder and QuickLook, as that would be the absolute icing on the cake. The file format is actually quite simple, it's basically a ZIP file with some plists that describe the structure, then there are the individual raster tiles as separate files, and the embedded time-lapse video. The only potentially difficult thing would be figuring out how to decode the image tiles as they seem to be compressed somehow in recent versions, but I'm sure the people at Procreate would be glad to help with that.
  23. Hi there! As a Photographer and recent convert to Affinity Photo i must congratulate you for the wonderful job you are doing to "free us from Photoshop" :) I read mentions on the forum about iPad versions and the teaser for Designer looks great. However I would love to know if there is an iPad Pro optimised version of Photo in the making? There are tons of photo apps but none that would suit a professional photography workflow. Adobe's apps are honestly a joke with Lightroom being the biggest one and I'm not interested in all the cloud thing. What many photographers i think could benefit from is a really powerful mobile editor with full RAW capabilites. Downloading to the iPad Pro in the field, and being able to do all the editing there would be a dream. Why not do this on a laptop? Because manipulating photos with hands and pencil on a touch interface is so much more natural. Because the iPad is easier to hold, carry, has better batter life... I love my iPad Pro but honestly, I'm waiting for it killer photo app. I really hope you guys will do that! Cheers!
  24. It's great that you now have a tutorial app on Apple TV, covering both Designer and Photo. Is there any chance you'll be porting the app to Mac OS or iOS? That would better fit the workflow in my home office, as I the TV in the house is elsewhere.
  25. Hello, I am a recent "convert" to the Affinity line of apps. I'm loving the potential to get out of the grips of the "giant" in the industry and be able to once more afford to be a designer. The software so far is outstanding and I'm sure it will only get better from here. That being said, it's increasingly becoming a mobile world, and now with iPad Pro available, will we be seeing mobile versions of Photo and Designer anytime soon? I believe that would be an amazing game-changer, especially in light of the fact that the Photoshop "versions" of apps available for iPad are mediocre at best, and useless for real work. Keeping my fingers crossed that this wish will come true very soon! -Glo MacDonald
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