On Tuesday this week Apple released their latest mobile operating system, iOS 11. Now Serif, the creators of photo editing software Affinity Photo, have also updated their iPad app to take advantage of the capabilities introduced in iOS 11 such as drag-and-dropping images to and from the new Files app.
Serif believes that the new update will allow iPad users to treat the Affinity Photo app much like they would on Mac or Windows. Now that multiple files can be selected at once and dragged into the app for focus stacking, HDR, or creating panoramas, the workflow has become more streamlined. “The whole experience of bringing files into and out of the iPad app is now much closer to what it is on a desktop, and of course we’re delighted to be among the first apps to fully take advantage of all this great new functionality,” said Serif Managing Director Ashley Hewson.
Serif also points out that Affinity Photo for iPad can open many different file types, including PSDs — layers and all. This alone may make the app a valuable tool for professional photographers who are often working out of these files layer by layer, and you can even save out these changes as PSD to seamlessly switch between platforms.
Affinity Photo or iPad is available now on the App Store for a one-time purchase of $19.99. Previous owners of the app will be able to upgrade for free. More information on the app can be found on their website.