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Affinity Photo for iPad - 1.7.2

Patrick Connor

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We are pleased to announce a major update for the iPad release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.2

Changes in this build

The changes in Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.2 (over the last release Affinity Photo 1.7.1) are as follows:


  • Added TGA export.
  • Added the move tool to selections persona.
  • Added “Previous tool” as a pencil double tap shortcut.
  • Added orientation toggle for spiral in crop tool.
  • Added keyboard nudge support to the crop tool.
  • Added “Remove Black Matte” and “Remove White Matte” filters.
  • Added a refine selection button to the selection brush.
  • Made flood select work on placed images.
  • Lens correction database improvements.
  • Metadata mining improvements.
  • Reinstated virtual trackpad support.
  • Improved SVG loading.
  • Expose recent document on home screen.
  • Develop performance tweaks.
  • Shadows and highlights filter can now use either the 1.6 or 1.7 method.
  • Flood fill too can now sample from layers beneath etc. Also supports blend modes.
  • Flood select tool can now sample from all layers.
  • Improve LUT infer performance and add progress.
  • Cancelling a crop will now preserve the “drag to set crop” state properly.
  • General improvement to filter responsiveness.
  • Improved clone brush responsiveness and fixed a couple of crashes.
  • Assorted metadata improvements.
  • Saving a JPEG will now replace the EXIF::Subject field with the document title.
  • Restore support for .fff files.
  • Improved the performance of median, blur brush with Metal compute.
  • General performance improvements.
  • Implemented “Copy Merged”.
  • Implemented “Infer LUT”.
  • Inpainting performance improvements.
  • Selection refinement - performance and stability improvements.
  • Import 16bit half float JPEG-XR files properly.
  • Text performance improvements.
  • Improved LAB colour conversions.
  • Improved detection of pinch gesture etc.


  • Fixed crashes when saving batch jobs as .afphoto.
  • Fixed issue with pano / HDR / focus merge extensions whereby the host app would lock up.
  • Renamed “Absolute size” to “Resample” in the crop tool.
  • Fixed develop crop not rounding to whole pixels.
  • Fixed PSD import when file has a solid white background layer.
  • Fixed issue whereby only half of available RAM would be used.
  • Fixed issue rasterising groups which contain live filters.
  • Fixed a couple of potential crashes when closing documents.
  • Fixed crash when trying to group an empty selection from the layers page.
  • Fixed sporadic infinitely spinning documents on the home screen.
  • Stock panel doesn’t get too big in portrait mode.
  • Fixed crop tool drag-to-crop behaviour (again).
  • Fixed healing brush bugs.
  • Fixed clone brush issues when sampling from current layer & below.
  • Fixed 360 degree images losing metadata on export.
  • Fixed sporadic tile issues when painting with Metal compute enabled.
  • Fixed crashes when pasting screenshots into the app.
  • Fixed Lightroom data being stripped from Capture One XMP output.
  • Fixed loss of legacy HSL adjustment HSV state after a save.
  • Fixed inability to choose .LUT files.
  • Fixed batch job crashes when saving to .afphoto.
  • Assorted text fixes and improvements.
  • Improve robustness of ABR import.
  • Numerous fixes for live filter rendering - especially when grouped.
  • Help tweaks.
  • Localisation tweaks.

Earlier changes and fixes in 1.7.x since 1.6 (including the new 1.7 features) are listed in some detail in the this earlier update announcement.

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)

The software version can be seen on the corner of preferences screen.

Your Affinity iPad apps should update automatically next time you run them. However, you do need to be logged in with the same Apple ID you used to buy them.

If the automatic update does not happen for you, go to the iPad App Store app and go to Updates. Once you’re there, tap near the top of the screen where it states 'Updates' and then hold, pull down and then release. This should manually refresh the updates page. However, don’t contact us if the updates are not available for you yet—Apple sometimes phase roll outs around the world and this can take 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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Please do not report bugs in this announcement thread. 

All bugs in Affinity Photo for iPad need to go here  https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/79-photo-bugs-found-on-ipads/

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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