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iPad - what will work / not work, formats that AD can open&work with

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Hi there!

A little new to iPad and Affinity, read something that some iPad versions (I think I have a kind of new iPad but maybe 3-4 years old) do not support Affinity Photo/Designer?

I was thinking of making my own font but it doesn't always get a good output when I finish it and scan my font and upload it to the font services. That's why I wanted to either:
1) Buy a pen tablet and sketch my text and write directly into Affinity Designer.
2) Draw the text on a paper - make a photo with my iPhone, email it to my mail, open up the jpeg in AD and use the pen tool to re-make the text
3) Try an iPad app that works, draw the text (maybe the format will be better and easier when I open the file in AD) and it's there to be edited (color, size etc). Just need to be sure
which file formats Affinity Designer can handle.

Option 2 seems a little time consuming tho ...

I was looking at Graphic and Vectornator but also gonna research these ones: https://www.howtoisolve.com/best-ipad-pro-drawing-apps/

Anyone else with some experiences or what would be the best option for Affinity Designer? I'm doing 80s synthwave/retrowave art and would like to do some of my own texts. Perhaps I can do my own font easier with this method too??

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1 hour ago, GraviolaB17 said:

A little new to iPad and Affinity, read something that some iPad versions (I think I have a kind of new iPad but maybe 3-4 years old) do not support Affinity Photo/Designer?

 

Affinity Designer for iPad hasn't been released yet, but it should have the same minimum specification as Affinity Photo for iPad. This means that it won't work on anything older than an iPad Air 2.

 

https://affinity.serif.com/photo/ipad/


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1 minute ago, Alfred said:

 

Affinity Designer for iPad hasn't been released yet, but it should have the same minimum specification as Affinity Photo for iPad. This means that it won't work on anything older than an iPad Air 2.

 

https://affinity.serif.com/photo/ipad/

Hey man alright thanks a lot!

So normally it would be iPad Air 2 and above for the average iPad photo/designer app out there?

Worried that I needed an iPad Pro to be able to use drawing programs such as AP or Graphic for example...we'll see!
About my exporting options, if I use the same size on the paper in the iPad app I'm normally using for my AD designs that would be chill but....to be able to edit the design I've done in the iPad it is best if I export it and email it as an .svg file or something ... there, I was curious on what file formats Affinity Designer (the program I use on my computer) would handle from 3rd party apps.
 

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On 1/6/2018 at 5:07 AM, GraviolaB17 said:

I was looking at Graphic and Vectornator ...

FWIW, Vectornator Pro is now free & has a 4.5 star customer rating at the App Store. It is compatible with the iPad Air & mini 3 or above, & (amazingly) with the iPhone 5s or above. I just downloaded it on my iPhone 5s & played with it for ~30 minutes or so, but on such a small screen it is (not too surprisingly) almost useless except for some very basic stuff.

 

When I get the time, I am going to install it on my wife's iPad Air & see if it is more usable on that, but I suspect it really requires an iPad that supports the Apple Pencil to make it practical.


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