Serif have just announced a flash, two-day sale of their professional photo editing software, Affinity Photo for iPad. You can buy the software until 7 a.m. EST, Saturday, December 9 for $9.99, a saving of 50 percent on this powerful app.
Apple have just declared Affinity Photo their App of the Year for 2017. If you don't already own one of the compatible devices — iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch — but suspect that Santa might be delivering one to your stocking, you can buy the software now through the App Store and install it on Christmas morning.
Fstoppers' Alex Cooke played with Affinity Photo when he reviewed the iPad Pro 12.9-inch as a workflow solution in October and found it to be an ideal companion to Lightroom Mobile, especially when using the Apple Pencil, saying, “The combination of the iPad Pro's capable hardware, awesome screen, Lightroom Mobile, and Affinity Photo really makes for a complete editing solution.”
Announced as a comprehensive editing package that is comparable to desktop software, Affinity have incorporated a wide range of retouching tools. You can dodge, burn, clone, blemish, patch and treat red eye, as well as perform non-destructive editing using Levels, Curves, White Balance, HSL, Shadows and Highlights, and more. Affinity claims that their selection refinement algorithm is one of the best available, capable of identifying single strands of hair.
And for those concerned about Adobe compatibility, Affinity have ensured that they have "unrivalled PSD support" to go alongside all of the industry standard formats, allowing users to import, edit, and export Photoshop files without losing any adjustments.
In September this year, Serif updated Affinity Photo for iPad to take advantage of the new features made available in iOS 11 and the new Files app for dragging and dropping images. This means that workflows involving focus stacking, HDR, or creating panoramas are now even more streamlined.