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Affinity Photo for iPad - 1.6.12, 1.6.11, 1.6.10 & 1.6.9

Patrick Connor

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We are pleased to announce the iPad Store release of Affinity Photo for iPad, version 1.6.12 (and 1.6.11, 1.6.10 & 1.6.9)

The change-list is as follows and brings much of the Affinity Designer iPad functionality and usability improvements to Photo for iPad:


  • TIFF files failing to load (regression in build 1.6.11)


  • Metal fixes for new iPad Pro 3 12.9" and 11"
    • Frequency Separation
    • Haze Removal 
    • Gaussian Blur
    • High Pass
    • Unsharp Mask
    • Twirl
    • Maximum & Minimum Blur
  • Context bar issues (on first run) resolved


  • Support for new iPad Pro 3 12.9" and 11"
  • Support for Apple Pencil 2


  • Added support for brush nozzle base texture mode.
  • New Undo/Redo gesture with two and three finger tap.
  • Added drag modifiers to studio icons for colour, text, navigator and history. 
  • Added canvas rotation control via Navigator Studio.
  • Added swipe gesture to swap primary and secondary colours on the Colour Studio.
  • Context menu now uses a long-press release gesture to invoke.
  • Added two-finger hold gesture to resize a layer from its centre.
  • During shape creation, a two-finger hold gesture will transform the layer.
  • On the Layers Studio, with a layer selected, a two-finger tap on another layer will select all layers in between.
  • On the Layers Studio, pinch inwards (either vertically or horizontally) to group selected layers. To ungroup, do the opposite and pinch out.
  • With the Move Tool active, a two-finger hold gesture on a layer plus a one finger drag duplicates the selected layer.
  • Easy access to merge and rasterise commands via Layer Studio icons.
  • New Export persona. A new workspace for exporting regions of your image as slices.
  • Improved brush stroke lag and small stroke response.
  • Brushes remember previously used stroke settings.
  • Move any custom brush to any category.
  • Added support for on-screen keyboard trackpad mode.
  • Added Tab key to on-screen keyboard context bar.
  • Updated Persona icons.
  • Numerous other improvements and bug fixes.

There is a new sample and new tutorials linked to from the welcome screen.

The release notes for the previous Affinity Photo for iPad (build 1.6.8) are here and Affinity Photo for iPad  (build 1.6.7) release notes are here

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon


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