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Issue with mirroring Affinity Photo for iPad to Mac Desktop

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Since 2018 I have recorded Affinity Photo for iPad tutorials by mirroring my iPad screen to my iMac. I use a third-party software (Reflector 4 by AirSquirrels) to do this and never had a problem until the latest update of Affinity Photo for iPad. I recently tried to mirror Affinity and the screen is distorting the photos and not showing the tool bar or studios. I have contacted the developer of the software, and we both believe this is an issue with Affinity, as none of the other apps I try to mirror have this problem. I am attaching a few files to show the issue. One is a screenshot of how the image is supposed to look, the other is a screenshot of the mirrored image on my mac, and the other is an MP4 demonstrating what happens when I open a file within Affinity while mirroring. 

Any advice on how to remedy the issue?

screenshot from ipad.jpeg

mirrored image on mac.png

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I’ve seen a few similar reports of a difference with 1.9.2 compared to earlier versions. My own experience is limited to 1.9.2 and screen mirroring to a large tv.  No toolbars or studios are shown there either. Reading the Help file, I believe this is by design ie. intended behaviour.
When mirroring, Navigator Studio has a switch to 'Show Tools' but only shows a limited range of tool actions such as control handles. The Navigator Studio also allows adjustment of external display and is not limited to the iPads aspect ratio.

I'd be interested to hear from mods as to what should be displayed. I have not found the current implementation to be very useful. Generally stops working after a few mins but I don’t really have a need for it so haven’t raised any reports.🙂

IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 14.5.1 Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo, Affinity Design 1.9.3.

Official Online iPad Help documents (multi-lingual) here: https://affinity.help/

PDF Help files available here:

Affinity Photo 1.9.2-help.pdf Affinity_Designer_Help_File_1.9.1.zip

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I just downloaded the trial version to my Mac Mini M1 running Big Sur beta and it worked very well, might buy the full version now.

Affinity Photo 1.9 beta, Designer 1.9 beta, Publisher 1.9 beta on MACOS Big Sur beta on Macbook 2016 and M1 Mac Mini 16GB 1TB (Superb!)
Affinity Photo 1.9 beta, Designer 1.9 beta, Publisher 1.9 beta on Windows 10 Pro.
Affinity Photo 1.8, Designer 1.9 beta on iPad Pro 9.7" on iPadOS 14.6 beta.




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