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There is no "Affinity Photo extension" in "Photos". I bought it for iPad yesterday and I am so disappointed not to see it in Photos. Is it expected to implement this extension as it existe in the Mac desktop version of Affinity ? In the present state I will never use this software. Affinity needs to have the same tools on mobile and desktop application. I plan to buy the Mac desktop version when this specific point, often asked by users, will be improved.

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Would love to see this as well - either as a full editor or a subset of the tools such as Inpainting etc. much like the Mac version has.

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Any update on this? Bought the iPad version because I use photos as my DAM, and AP integrates very well on my MBP. Was shocked it isn’t shown as an extension on my iPad to be honest. 

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Don’t panic, there are work arounds that might be useful to you. Personally I have no problems using my Mac and smart albums into iCloud photo album to work on my iPad. Some example below.


Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7 on MAC Mojave 10.4 Beta, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7 on iPad Pro 9.7" IOS 12.4 beta, Affinity Photo 1.7 on Windows 10

https://www.facebook.com/groups/affinityforipad/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AffinityPhoto/

 

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And here is how to make a shortcut, firstly download the Apple Shortcuts app from the App Store.


Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7 on MAC Mojave 10.4 Beta, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7 on iPad Pro 9.7" IOS 12.4 beta, Affinity Photo 1.7 on Windows 10

https://www.facebook.com/groups/affinityforipad/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AffinityPhoto/

 

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Thank's a lot Paul for the help but I have no Mac. I am working on iPad and this is an "Affinity Phot in iPad" topic. I know that extension works on Mac. On iPad it seems to be the same but it is not. We need to quit Photos, to open a picture in Affinity, to modify it, to save it and to import it in Photos. Ugly !

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Oh, excuse me Paul I did not look at your videos. It is a very great idea and it works fine ! But, at the end, how do you save it in Photo ? Thank's a lot

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Thanks Paul, excellent workaround for sure. Still hoping for the same extension functionality as the Mac version soon, (there’s several extensions as well as full on “edit with”) but will definitely add that extension for now.

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Hi, 

I’ve also just bought the iOS version of the app, and I’m not at all satisfied with the offered solutions here. 

I don’t want to copy a photo to affiniy photo, edit it, and then export it back to my camera roll (apple photos app). This creates a duplicate image in my camera roll, it looses the GPS tag, and I can’t revert to the original anymore (obviously because it’s a different image).

I want a desktop version like in place edit in order to use the app in a sane way.

Is this feature in the pipeline? When is it coming? People are asking for this!

 

Thanks, Stefan

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6 hours ago, Danny Deuce said:

*Bump* Any updates on this?

This would be a very welcomed feature and would change this app from barely used to a 5 star essential

Couldn’t agree more, the whole point for me was integration with photos on both Mac and iPad, as it stands I’d rather just use my Mac which makes the iPad version pointless - the export function seems to be broken too on my 11” iPad Pro. If I can’t get photos in and out easily, it doesn’t matter how good the software is. To be honest I’ve been enjoying luminar 3 as an all in one solution more and more, so my iPad Pro very rarely gets used for photo editing as it’s too much hassle. Shame

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On 4/21/2019 at 11:40 PM, SamtheManc said:

Couldn’t agree more, the whole point for me was integration with photos on both Mac and iPad, as it stands I’d rather just use my Mac which makes the iPad version pointless - the export function seems to be broken too on my 11” iPad Pro. If I can’t get photos in and out easily, it doesn’t matter how good the software is. To be honest I’ve been enjoying luminar 3 as an all in one solution more and more, so my iPad Pro very rarely gets used for photo editing as it’s too much hassle. Shame

As I understand it, Luminar 3 is a competitor to Lightroom which is a DAM, Digital Asset Manager.

The features you request seem also to line up with Lightroom.

Affinity Photo is not a DAM and not a competitor to Lightroom. 

Affinity Photo is a competitor to Photoshop which is not a DAM either which is an entirely different type of tool to Lightroom.

It is rumoured that Serif might do a DAM package in the future.


Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7 on MAC Mojave 10.4 Beta, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7 on iPad Pro 9.7" IOS 12.4 beta, Affinity Photo 1.7 on Windows 10

https://www.facebook.com/groups/affinityforipad/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AffinityPhoto/

 

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46 minutes ago, Paul Mudditt said:

As I understand it, Luminar 3 is a competitor to Lightroom which is a DAM, Digital Asset Manager.

The features you request seem also to line up with Lightroom.

Affinity Photo is not a DAM and not a competitor to Lightroom. 

Affinity Photo is a competitor to Photoshop which is not a DAM either which is an entirely different type of tool to Lightroom.

It is rumoured that Serif might do a DAM package in the future.

That’s correct in many ways, but luminar was an editor first and added DAM functionality with version 3. Whilst Affinity has more power for advanced editing and very useful to me for stacking in particular, Luminar is actually better in my opinion for most editing as it’s a lot quicker. The features I requested were simply what AP already has in the Mac version, extension features which mean it integrates seamlessly with Apple photos, meaning there would be no reason for me to have a separate DAM, as photos serves this purpose. Whilst Apple photos doesn’t have the power of Lightroom, it allows me to organise and view my photos across all my apple devices, and by adding extensions like AP (On OSX), you add the extra power of a proper editor. This should mean I can scan through a days photos on my Mac at home or my iPad Pro on the road using apple photos to organise and carry out minor edits, then use AP to edit any photos that are worth the extra effort. That workflow should be the same on a Mac or “Desktop class” affinity photo for iPad. It’s not. That’s why people requested it was added. Workarounds and alternate ways to import/export photos are not the same workflow as simply clicking the extension symbol and picking the required extension (AP has several on OSX, from haze removal to opening the full affinity app). 

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I too would like to see this, if (and only if), Apple Photos hands off a RAW file to Affinity for processing.

Assuming we're using Apple Photos I *think* (could be wrong), on iOS you have to open the photos from the non-host app in order to get a RAW file. If you launch the app from a Photos extension, I think it hands off a JPEG.

Maybe someone knows for sure, and can clear this up.

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2 hours ago, Heavy Doody said:

I too would like to see this, if (and only if), Apple Photos hands off a RAW file to Affinity for processing.

Assuming we're using Apple Photos I *think* (could be wrong), on iOS you have to open the photos from the non-host app in order to get a RAW file. If you launch the app from a Photos extension, I think it hands off a JPEG.

Maybe someone knows for sure, and can clear this up.

That is correct but as I understand this there is not much Serif can do about this as it’s an IOS Photos issue which simply does not present the RAW files to the share extension, instead it offers an optimised jpeg version to other apps and the share sheet. Fingers crossed IOS13 fixes this.


Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7 on MAC Mojave 10.4 Beta, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7 on iPad Pro 9.7" IOS 12.4 beta, Affinity Photo 1.7 on Windows 10

https://www.facebook.com/groups/affinityforipad/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AffinityPhoto/

 

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I figured that was the case.

Under the current APIs, Serif would have to do it the way Pixelmator Photo does. When you open something from Photos, one of your options is to replace the original image (it leave the revert-to original in tact).

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