Great app but... 5/5
I’m still practicing this app and I love it ❤️, but there’s some randomly crashes with no reason, on iOS 13 beta (4 to 7)
Hopefully you fix that before officials release
Want my money back. 1/5
Guys don’t buy this app. It’s full of bugs. Every time I tried to do something it got stuck. I need to close the app and relaunch. By the way I used it in iPad Pro 9.7. I wish I would get my money back. Please refund my money.
The pinch and zoom always stops working after awhile 3/5
The pinch and zoom always stops working after awhile which can make it frustrating on IPad. I would like to give it 5 stars if it wasn’t so buggy
Routine crashes with raw files 1/5
I’ve completely stopped using this app. Routine crashes when dealing with raw files imported from an SD card to a 2019 iPad. Really a bummer because I like the interface and I hate going back to adobe.
Pesrsian language and save problem 1/5
Are you serious?
I worked more than 1 hour and Wait for save project and i close affinity now it didn't save my last work!😤😡 this happened for more than one time for me!
I creat text and change it to photo and then i add to affinity!
Affinity is amazing but it doesn't support Persian text format
And tutorial is online please add to use them offline by sorted list
Half cooked, buggy and crashes frequently 1/5
I am truly sorry of the money I spent on this. It is half-baked, buggy, loses files gallantly and crashes like crashing is going out of style. There's no comprehensive list of tools and panels. Closing a file deletes it?!! Absolutely unusable in any workflow where money has to be made or at least not lost.
Good if you are an instagrammer 2/5
This app is good for people who just need something quick and dirty for Instagram. It’s cumbersome to use unless you upload all your photos to your iPad. Otherwise, much as I hate to say it, Photoshop still beats the pants off of this app.
do NOT update to 1.7 1/5
public 1.7.1 is so slow it’s unusable. Serif please do something soon as 17.2 beta isn’t much better: i use a lot of paint mixer tool and with current performance it’s more of a pain mixer.
Absolute essential 5/5
Some apps can do anything. This is one of them
New iPad Air 2019 - Can’t use the software - too slow 1/5
By Fabio Cormack
After great expectations I decide to pay the (high) price for this software - it has everything I needed for photo editing.
The software seems to be on a bad version(s), you can see the previous reviews.
Right now any more demanding operation, such Frequency Separation or inpaint brush makes your iPad slow as an old PC.
And the Apple Pencil seems not responding well for pressure.
I hope I can get it working properly on the next version - and I will update my review.
But for now, don’t buy it until it is fixed. Unusable.
Developer: please don’t ask me to open a bug on the forum, the issue is this is a very slow version. Hope you can fix it soon, seems a great software idea.
Feature-rich but unstable 3/5
By Daniel CALLOS
I very much enjoy using Affinity Photo and having the iPad option available potentially changes the entire routine of post-processing for me. What the devs are doing is highly ambitious, and when you push the envelope you are bound to run into a few bugs here and there.
However, a recent problem renders the app virtually unusable for me. When trying to develop routine edits on Canon RAW files, the app crashes during the develop process and I lose all of my work. One may be tempted to develop repeatedly during editing but this prevents all of the edits from being considered simultaneously, so it is still somehow unsatisfying.
Perhaps in addition to fixing the bug the devs could add an auto recovery feature as well, in case similar bugs arise in future versions.
Clone Tool 1/5
By Nick Storer
The clone tool is completely nonfunctional. Please address.
Fix keyboard support 4/5
Using iPad Pro 11 and Folio Smart Keyboard, pressing the delete key in the image resize box inputs “(null)”. Pressing the enter key in the same scenario creates a line break within the resize input textbox rather than submitting the change.
Can’t find a way to submit bugs in the app and instead it seems users have to go to their website, go to their support forum, register, and post things into the abyss. This ain’t my job, yo.
Crashes ever time 2/5
I just purchased the app yesterday for an editing assignment I have while on vacation. Attempted to create a folder with jpgs, not even raw images, and the app can’t handle staying open or adding more images. I’m truly disappointed with app compared to the desktop version. I was hoping this could be a reliable solution but I guess not at this time.
Incredibly buggy lately 3/5
Ever since the last update, or maybe the one before last, affinity photo has been INCREDIBLY buggy. I have 512gb 12.9” 2018 iPad Pro and it use to run incredibly smooth at all times. But lately it crashes multiple times a day, it freezes up while moving layers and most times I can press back and go back to my projects and come back in and everything will be fine. Until I do a few things and it happens again. Sometimes I have to close the app entirely and reopen it a couple times before it’s finally working again. When I’m zoomed in smoothing edges of a selection, the screen becomes unresponsive to my two finger gesture move, I try over and over again until finally it moves half an inch and has several erase marks when my gesure failed and I have to undo a bunch of times. But sometimes when that happens, I cant even undo, I have to restart the app then undo!
I’ve loved this app for the almost two years that I’ve used it, and I use it everyday as I am a professional freelancer. But the last month to 2 months I’ve seriously considered whether or not I’ve made a mistake by learning this instead of photoshop. I use creative cloud for motion graphics so I’m seriously considering learning photoshop better since I already have it.
This is a great program with so much power. However, with the latest release within the last month or so there is so much slow down, lag, and general sluggishness that I find it takes much longer to complete my work. They also shrunk the font and interface down by like 20% so that it makes it tougher to find and use the icons. Tiny text now. The previous version was so much faster and easier to use. What happened to this great program? I’m using the latest iPad Pro 12.9” with 1TB space.
I am revising my score to 1 star from 3. Before this update it was a 5. I just discovered that opening images that use the Lighting feature look COMPLETELY different and basically need to be redone. I am beyond angry at this point. What is going on with you guys that you felt to need to release an update with breaking changes? I am kinda hoping that Adobe releases Photoshop for iPad soon... so disappointed in Affinity right now.
Fix these issues and it would be 5 stars again!
New 1.7 cripples the latest iPad Pro 1/5
App runs SLOW after latest update. Just trying to move around a few selected layers causes random freezes. Saving takes longer. Just all over the place the app is just buggy now. Too many to list. Sometimes edits to layers to show up too . What a mess! PLEASE FIX IT !
The new update is so slow 3/5
The application speed on ipad pro has drastically reduced after the new update. Kindly look into this.
Still not liking the updates 1/5
When I first bought this app, it was easy and fun to use, after I got used to using it, they changed the whole interface and it became garbage, as I see the ratings dropping, I realize I’m not the only one effected, I wish I could get the old affinity photo back...
New version is killing me! 1/5
I used to absolutely love Affinity Photo on my iPad. I recommended it to all of my friends. Now it has become useless to me since the update, and the patch hasn’t fixed it. It is constantly lagging and crashing. I used to enjoy the editing process of my photography, and now I can’t do anything worthwhile. I’m losing money on my photography business because of the new version, and am very frustrated.
Almost there 3/5
Still isn’t a suitable replacement for photoshop. A big thing missing for me is being able to drop an image in and have the application create the canvas the same size as that Image. Other than that some simple tasks are just difficult to find or missing.
Looked promising, but needs work for drawing 1/5
I didn’t get very far into using this app. The tools look great n all so I thought it might be perhaps the photoshop of Ipad, maybe a heavy duty alternative to Procreate.
However just from trying to do a painting sketch I found the user interface to be very jarring. Color picking is an absolute chore, Quickly adjusting size and other parameters on the go isn’t comfortable at all.
I’m sure the program is great for photo stuff but for digital art just within the first 10 minutes I found my experience to be poor. Though should updates come along to change this, I’ll happily change my review
Older iPad compatibility issues 2/5
My iPad Air isn’t the latest model but it is compatible as per Affinity. However loading a raw photo taken with my DSLR was never completed, the spinner just kept spinning. Other apps I have will load them instantly. As a result I could not actually test the software so I am awaiting a refund.
Super super super software 5/5
I never really liked photoshop so when I bought affinity photo in 2017, I was really impressed as I prefer at this point working on my iPad anyway. I also use LumaFusion for video. I find that affinity photo does everything I need plus plus plus. Learning curve is a little steep but is fully worth the effort for the set of features you get.
An Amazing Trio of Affinity Apps 5/5
By Michael W. Perry
I'm not a photographer. I write, edit, and publish books and generally use commercial stock photos that need little to no tweaking. So why would I buy both the iPad and macOS versions of Affinity Photo?
First, because Adobe rendered the expensive version of Photoshop CS3 I bought from them worthless. A hard drive crash restored from backup required re-authentication for it to work. Adobe, one of the largest software firms on the planet told me that it lacked the skills to keep the server that did that authentication running. That was nonsense, and the complex workaround they gave me didn't work. Adobe wanted to force me sign up for their $120/year plan to get Photoshop back. "No way," I thought, "Why should I do that when I could BUY Affinity Photo for iOS for about $20." So I did.
That was sufficient reason for me to get the iOS versions of Affinity Photo and (later) Designer. They'd supply my limited needs for graphic design.
The second reason was born of my frustration with Adobe's subscription pricing for InDesign. Given how slowly the app was being improved, over $250/year was to much to pay for too little. That's why I decided to give Affinity Publisher a try, participating in the beta and buying it within minutes of its release.
A new feature that comes with Publisher is what motivated me to buy the macOS versions of Photo and Designer. What the three offer together is a marvelous new feature that I doubt Adobe will ever be able to offer.
The key lies in the fact that the file formats for Publisher, Photo, and Designer are the same except for the filename extent that determines which app opens it. Each app is able to work with its portion of that combined file. As a result, Affinity Publisher serves as a master app. When you are editing a multi-page document in it and need to edit a Photo or Designer image, it can call on those apps for the editing. You're still in Publisher and seeing that image in its multi-page document context, but you're editing it with all the power of Photo or Designer without all the burdensome app switch, saving and replacing that Adobe's suite of apps require. That's a marvelous time-saver.
Alas, only one hitch has me unhappy. Affinity Publisher can do almost all I need it to do to replace InDesign. For a first release it is incredibly impressive. It's at the point that InDesign took some fifteen-or-more years to reach. But it falls short of what I need in three areas.
1. No endnotes. I do science texts so endnotes are a must. That's not to speak badly of Affinity. It took Adobe about 17 years to add endnotes to InDesign, so I'm happy to wait a year or so to see that in Publisher.
2. No ePub export, reflowable and fixed-layout. One of the best features of InDesign is that the same document can be used for print (PDF) and digital (ePub) publications. Publisher is not there yet.
3. One of the joys of InDesign is its powerful search and replace abilities, especially GREP. Publisher has the potential to do that equally well, but the current S&R is clearly a work in progress. The search functions need to be more powerful and users need the ability to name and save often used S&Rs, particularly those complex, coded regular expressions. Powerful S&R is a must-have when you're dealing with book-length documents.
In short, I'm delighted that I bought Publisher even though I can't yet use it for commercial book production. Given the quality of this initial release, I have no doubt I'll soon be leaving InDesign and it's too-costly subscription model behind.
The best photo editor on iPad 5/5
This is hands down the best, most versatile photo editor on IPad. It’s like having photoshop on the go without the adobe subscription. love it!
Best app 5/5
By dragonball z is better
This is literally the best app in the App Store great job no complains from me
Increasingly worse processing of Sony Raw Files 1/5
It’s been nearly two years since the colored artifact issue when processing Sony Raw photos with any shadows/blacks in them was first brought up, and although customer support claimed time and time again that they were aware of the issue and that it was going to be worked out; in the latest update, the Colored( often purple or red) artifacts in the shadows of any and every raw file from a Sony Alpha camera (A7 and A9 series camera). Sony’s mirrorless cameras sales are marked as second in the world amongst the various manufacturers, these aren’t niche cameras, so why has this major flaw not been remedied???? Two years and no improvements, Two years and instead of resolving the issue it’s now worse! This is unacceptable!
Can’t export images 1/5
Crashed every time I tried to export my image. I’m using an iPad Mini 2019 model.
Careful Merging Down 3/5
By helpful cartographer
Be careful when merging layers together. I merged about four layers of line drawings today. Then, I started drawing some more stuff before I realized all the merged layers were blurry. I had used all my undos. It was about 10 hours of work and now the lines are blurry.
Counter clockwise twirl - that’s all I want - can’t get there 1/5
All I want to be able to do is a counter clockwise twirl. I don’t have a keyboard and I can’t find no way, no how in this entire universe how to do it. I found one forum posting which says look for a small white triangle next to the speed adjustment. I got no white triangle next to my speed adjustment. I have spent three hours on this goddamn thing. No counter clockwise twirl without an Apple keyboard. Period. Piece of crap. All I want is one simple thing - a counter clockwise twirl without having to buy an apple keyboard for my third generation iPad Pro 12.9 inch.
Essentially Photoshop In An App 5/5
By Danny Dolla
Can zoom 20 billion times, yes, billions. If you're familiar with the desk top Photoshop, this app is so much alike.
Tried using on iPad Pro 11 inch on latest iOS at the time 1/5
App constantly crashed on one of the stock images included to practice. Already a bad sign. Then when I uploaded my own photos to edit, it barely loaded then proceeded to freeze every single time I tried to use any of the tools. Refunded immediately. I’d give zero stars if possible.
v1.7.0 is a Disaster on My 11” iPad Pro 2/5
Recently updated to v1.7.0 on my11” iPad Pro, and things are horribly amiss compared to the previous version. Images not rescaling properly, RAW converter introduces artifacts, general weirdness; too many issues to address, but stick with the older version for now.
Back to using Photoshop on my laptop.
Oh my god. 1.7.0 is gabage. 1/5
too many bugs.
slow and down.
Text cmd+A key is not worked. omg.
I’m devastated by the latest update! 1/5
I have always LOVED Affinity and have always recommended it to everyone who asks. I have learned how to edit on this app and based many of my images on the capabilities of the program. And when I became a better photographer and editor, I moved from MacBook Pro to the iPad Pro and have vastly improved my workflow and quality of edits...until the last update in the middle of a client project! Now, I can’t do any fine frequency separation with healing or cloning tools. Everything lags so badly that I don’t know what is happening on my images, and then it simply crashes. I have restarted, checked my iPad’s function and storage, deleted and reinstalled. It’s just a mess. I am so unhappy now and want my old Affinity Photo back and functioning.
Love the App BUT 2/5
So when I first bought the app, I loved it. The ease of working with raw files put a lot of problems to rest for me, and even the process of working on photos was easier in comparison to Photoshop. However, I ran into one issue initially: I COULDN'T USE THE CLONE BRUSH! I didn’t let it bother me, as I was using the inpainting brush and other tricks up my sleeve. NOW is a different story. The recent update has made it so that I CAN’T USE ANY BRUSHES. Don’t know what’s going on, but I don’t like it. To know I’m going to lose all my work if I delete and redownload it pisses me off.
Needs More Blending Modes 1/5
Update This Please
This IS the best image editing app on the iPad Period 5/5
I’m a professional fine artist and illustrator and use this app every day. It’s full featured, keeps improving with every update, and worth every penny.
PLEASE MAKE IT SUPPORT CR3 FILES! 3/5
I have a Canon M50 and was turn between affinity and lightroom and I decided to go with affinity because I didn’t want to pay 10 dollars every month. But now I realized that affinity doesn’t support CR3 files. The new update just came out and I was hoping it made CR3 files available but nothing yet.... I wonder when they will make CR3 files compatible with affinity photo...ugh...
New update export becomes super slow.... 3/5
It was good for iPad phot edit until the new update...export jpeg becomes super slow...anybody has the same issue as me?
Keeps Freezing 2/5
By Spc Miller
I have the iPad Pro 11 inch, and this new update (1.7) keeps freezing. I cannot edit at all anymore. This is very frustrating as I have a project I’ve been working on for months. Loved previous versions.
Crashes and delays when using with Apple Pencil
It also crashes when Importing RAWs.
Was a 5, now that I have a Sony A7riii it’s a 2 2/5
Let’s be clear. I love this app. I’m not sure I could’ve found a better iPad app for for my post-production work. I’m self taught and have been able to mimic 95% of every PS and LR video that I watch. So what’s the problem?
When I first started shooting I shot on a Nikon and it handled everything perfectly (this is when it was a 5). I moved to Sony last Holiday season and the app began to crash 1-2x mid-edit—i assume its due to Sony’s humongous file size. Nothing is more frustrating then losing all of the work you’ve done. I quickly learned to back out of the photo I was editing after every major step in my workflow. This would force the app to save my photo...reducing crashes and, even if it did crash, it significantly reduced the amount of lost work (rating at this point: 4). I was excited to see the update and was hopeful this issue had been fixed, but unfortunately it’s worse. The cloning brush has a :15-:30 delay after every stroke during frequency/separation and the app has crashed at least 5x and I’m not even halfway through first edit with the update. I’m going to see what I can do to improve iPad performance and try a few more times. If that doesn’t work I’m going to have to find a new app to love.
Excellent Photoshop replacement, Lacks Arabic typing support 4/5
By Al-Hasan Ali
The best replacement for Adobe Photoshop on iOS, yet it lackes white balance and Arabic language support which is very disappointing, the same thing goes for Affinity Designer too, it mainly just needs Arabic language support besides RTL support and it will be the star of the show!
Truly remarkable and one of a kind. 5/5
I have a long history with image manipulation software, and for the longest time, not only could nothing compare to PS on desktop, there was no analog for iOS, until this came out. Affinity Photo is easily the absolute best manipulation software for iOS. Incredibly intuitive and more granular than it lets on, it genuinely feels like a steal that this is only USD19.99. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a high quality image manipulator for iPad.
Good app but this needs to be fixed 3/5
By Range Rover 9990189
Ok so basically im not ur proffesional designer im like a average one and so when i do bring in my photoshop files from my pc the thing i noticed is thet u cant change the text it shows up as a pixel layer
Still no CR3 support 2/5
App looked great and I read a lot of nice things so I purchased it to release it didn’t support my cameras raw file type. I figured they would add it eventually so I held off signing up for Adobe cloud. New 1.7 update and still no support on iPad or Windows.
Keeps getting better and better 5/5
This has become one of two tools I use to work with Photography. It does have a fairly steep learning curve, but it is a rather powerful app. Performance gains continue to improve, and it is a very capable alternative to Photoshop without the yearly subscription of Adobe.
The MacOS version is a nice companion.