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Affinity Photo for iPad - 1.7.1

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We are pleased to announce a major update for the iPad release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.1

Changes in this build

The changes in Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.1 over the recent release Affinity Photo 1.7.0 are as follows:

  • Support for multi-page Affinity Publisher documents.
  • Shadows and highlights improvements.
  • Another attempt to fix sporadic HSL UI crash.
  • General performance improvements.
  • Fixed brush performance issues on big documents.
  • Fixed crash when adding a mask when editing selection as layer.
  • Fixed noise filter crash when changing layer.
  • Fixed Levels Metal implementation in CMYK.
  • Reduce bloat when resaving 1.6 files.
  • Fixed crash when exporting assets.
  • Added hex colour input support.
  • Added optional checkerboard backgrounds to layers panel.
  • Made inpainting fast again.
  • Node & Pen tool fixes / improvements.
  • Gamut check works again in soft proof.
  • Made custom ICC profiles work on export.
  • Make split view go away when converting to a live filter.
  • Fixed selection refinement working only once per document.
  • Fixed posterise adjustment.
  • Fixed legacy selective colour adjustments rendering wrong when they have children.
  • Fixed potential crash in HSL adjustment.
  • Fixed mixer brush crash.
  • Fixed crash when adding a live filter when in “Edit selection as layer” mode.
  • Fixed crash when dragging out assets when the document is a different colour format.
  • Fixed crash when dragging documents into the home screen when there are no other documents.
  • Fixed live denoise filters when repositioned in layer stack.
  • Fixed weirdness with pinching out of the app.
  • Fixed shadows & highlights filter.
  • Help improvements.
  • Localisation improvements.

Changes in 1.7.x since 1.6.12

The changes in Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.0 over the last Affinity Photo patch 1.6.12 are as follows:

  • Large performance increases with further tuning of metal acceleration
  • Shortcut modifiers added when keyboard is attached (See Here)
  • More effective noise reduction, hot pixel removal and wide colour space development
  • New Stock Panel to search and drag and drop stock photography into your document
  • Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring
  • On the fly nozzle rotation now available with left and right arrow keys
  • New “Procedural texture” and “Voronoi” filter effects
  • Live filter effects have been rewritten to improve performance 
  • HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten, supporting custom hue ranges, new UI and picker controls
  • Many PSD import / export improvements
  • Significant improvements to selection refinement
  • Alternate futures for document history have been added. If you undo a lot of steps and start on a different path, you can always branch back to your original position
  • HEIF images can now be loaded, including loading of any depth map
  • Added support for 12bit and 16bit CMYK TIFF files
  • New Assets Panel available to store and drag and drop regularly used assets
  • 100s of other bug fixes and improvements - too many to list!

This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on iPad section and questions about usage go in the iPad Questions forum.

UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)

For updates from the iPad Store are done automatically (next time you run after it is available in the store). You need to be logged in as the same user who bought the application. Open iPad store, go to Updates. Once you're there, from the top bar choose Store and on the drop-down click Refresh. It worked for me - both updates appeared instantly. If they don't, there's no point asking us we cannot make it appear quicker. Apple sometimes phase roll outs around the world sometimes taking up to 24 hours.

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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