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Affinity Photo for iPad - 1.6.3

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Hi,

We are pleased to announce the App Store release of Affinity Photo for iPad, version 1.6.3.

The change-list is as follows:

 

- Portrait mode implementation
- Native resolution support for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

- New chooser for Photos - supports multi selection, indicates RAW

- Panoramas can now be created from RAW files.

- HDR Merge can now be performed on RAW files.

- Improved pencil / gestures support.

- Improved iCloud folder support.

- A new sample (“The Hotel” by Neil Ladkin).
- Improved help - including new FR, DE, EN-US localisations. More to come!

- More tutorials!

- Fixed panorama crash after using transform tool.
- Fixed crashes when adding many items from Photos library at once.
- Wet edges setting now works properly in the brush editor.
- Fixed a selection brush crash in 32bit RGB colour mode.
- Stopped the refine selection tool post-processing twice.
- Improved icons and images in the welcome screen.
- Improve performance with complicated documents.

- Improve selection brush stability.
- Improve selection refinement stability.
- Don’t allow HDR merge with less than 2 images.
- Made studios more useful when the software keyboard is showing.
- Fixed tooltip positioning in left handed mode.
- Fixed issue when starting a new document whilst another document is still saving.
- Small PDF import tweaks.
- Make adding multiple files from Photos more reliable and show progress.
- Numerous other small improvements / fixes.

- Improved brush performance on large layers.
- Canvas rotation will snap to 90 degree increments if within 5 degrees.
- Improved RAW metadata support and reliability.
- Further HDR stability improvements.
- Fixed incorrect zoom level readout in navigator studio when canvas is rotated.
- Fixed inability to correctly disable colour overlay layer effect.
- Fixed crash when using the Interactive Introduction.
- Fixed red artefacts when using inpainting tool.
- Undo / redo buttons available in full-screen mode.
- Support pasting of images from other applications.
- Ability to duplicate open documents from the home screen.
- Panorama stability improvements.
- Can now choose font face - not just family.
- Inpainting improvements and stability fixes.
- Improved performance in documents with lots of masks / adjustments.
- Fixed export crashes.
- Cancel split screen preview when converting filters to live filters.
- Develop UI improvements / fixes.
- Fixed “Date Shot” metadata issue with RAW.
- Font stability improvements.
- Fixed Post-Crop Vignette in develop.
- Fixed weird highlights issue in develop.
- Ability to turn off spelling red underlines.
- Some pretty animations in the document manager.
- Fixed failure to obey RAW tone curve, output depth preferences.
- Numerous other small stability fixes.

- Transformed / portrait develop fixes.
- Selections persona should have canvas rotation tool.
- Fix Share button.
- Fix panorama-from-photos stitch bug.
- Fixed share to Flickr, AirDrop, etc.
- Better text for Place menu items.
- Fixed “Save Affinity Layers” in TIFF export.
- Pixel tool improvements - erase and other alternate modes.
- Show the build number in the preferences panel.
- Fixed flip document flipping in the wrong axis.
- Fixed HSV mode of HSL adjustment.
- Fixed shadows, clarity sliders being dodgy in develop persona.
- Fixed problems loading PSD files made by Procreate.
- Curves tool should refresh the channels list if the colour space changes.
- Fixed adjustments which can be applied in any colour space.
- Shear filter fixes and improvements.
- Fixed failure to load anything if photo library contains RAW but user has “Optimise iPad storage” enabled.
- Preference option to limit touch to gestures.
- Fixed some broken LAB blend modes.
- Further efforts to make inpainting, panorama more stable.
- Improved layers studio - you can now see / select into 2 masks / adjustments without expanding a layer.
- Attempts to mitigate crashes with weird fonts.
- Fixed issues where documents would become “Unable to load” until an app was restarted.

- Numerous other small improvements and fixes.
- Localisation improvements.


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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It's a long list!

 

Congratulations to the team for this release. Keep up the good work!

 

Best regards.


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Latest update contains a lot of stuff but unfortunately I have experienced a lot of crashes since I installed it earlier today. Most notable when doing smart selection and refining.

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Hi Wosch,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Multi-selection is only available for features that require more than one image when adding them through the Photos app (Panorama, Stacks, Focus Merge, HDR Merge). Select one of these features click the camera icon to import/open images from Photos app, tap the blue Select text on the top right in the selection screen, then tap the various images you want to pick up (they will be highlighted with a blue outline) and press OK.

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Thanks for this explanation.

 

I hoped that it is possible to import more then one file for RAW development ...

 

Anyway. This is a great software. Just missing support for typical workflows for working on photo projects like

 

- import a bulk of images

- add ratings

- filter by ratings

- edit top rated images

- export all top rated images

 

Currently affinity photos is brilliant for editing just one image.

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Fantastic.Just tried it. Initial hiccups opening files etc. But after, smooooth.

Love the portrait mode. Just like working on a notebook. Biggest difference for me.

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Ok. Couldn't 'update' from App store. No update button. Even though I was on 1.6.2

Had to uninstall affinity photo, then reinstall.

1.6.3 Voila!

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Ah, what a great update. The portrait mode is very welcome.

 

It's unfortunate that the photos 'picker' does not work for straight import from the photos app. My workflow like many others is to take shot raw files into photos on mobile and then need to select multiples into Affinity for editing and passback the .jpg exports. 

 

I am not looking to use Affinity as a DAM but rather a Lightroom replacement for batch editing/developing of photos.

 

Would be excellent if this could happen. As it would be also great if there were a way to bypass the photo app and import raw files in batch direct from an SD card. The app does feel somewhat 'crippled' for many use cases without this.

 

Loving every other thing about this app though. Thanks.

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Congratulations for the new update it looks awesome

 

But I have a problem with the new photo chooser in the new update when I try to access a photo from my iPad photo library

As now it's only limited to see the albums that created on the IPad so I can't pick a photo I synced from my pc any more.

Please fix this

As it was working fine in the old version

Now it's like a downgrade for the photo chooser only

 

Best regards

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Congratulations for the new update it looks awesome

 

But I have a problem with the new photo chooser in the new update when I try to access a photo from my iPad photo library

As now it's only limited to see the albums that created on the IPad so I can't pick a photo I synced from my pc any more.

Please fix this

As it was working fine in the old version

Now it's like a downgrade for the photo chooser only

 

Best regards

Tamer Habib,

 

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

 

I think this similar question and reply in the beta forum explains that it was an oversight, and this will be coming back in the next release, sorry.


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Hi all!

I need some help.

 

Affinity 1.6.3 / iPad Air 2

mask->soft brush erase...what is this? Speed ​​is good, no problem, but ...

 

Affinity 1.6.2 / iPad Air 2

working perfectly

 

I uninstall/delete 1.6.3, then reinstalled 1.6.2

1.6.2 working perfectly

 

Any idea?

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I am having a few freezes with the newest update. I have not narrowed it down to any one thing I'm working on when the freeze happens. I am also having trouble getting a photo to appear when I use place. Sometimes one appears and sometimes it won't.

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Absolutely delighted with Photo for iPad Pro. In fact, this was one of the reasons I purchased the iPad Pro (10.5"). Learning fast, and awestruck by the implementation for iPad, and all the gestures etc. The program is so versatile, and for me, potentially able to replace both DxO Pro, and Photoshop (elements) on the pc. I agree with a previous post that it would be good if I could load multiple files for processing, or even retain for further use (e.g. In a collage) photos already processed, but not saved.

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I am working with ios11 beta. So it would be nice to support the new image type HEIC to import those images from photo app.

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I am working with ios11 beta. So it would be nice to support the new image type HEIC to import those images from photo app.

 

The possibility of HEIC support is discussed in this thread.


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Hi Affinity Team.

 

Just a simple question.

What about the (I suppose) I.6 verisons of Photo/Designer also for Windows ?

 

Thanks and have a nice day.

 

Marco (mkdm)

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