I use a drawing and painting app called procreate on the ipad that is really by far the best in its class in terms of offering brush config and reasonable layering and media effects on the tablet. one of the reasons the app is the best is that it doesn’t waste time trying to emulate non-digital tools, which is great.

unfortunately, the dev team also uses this digital-centric design orientation to exclude crucial digital image-work features, such as crop, and to consistently rely on a user-interface philosophy which is grounded in minimalism, in removing discoverability wherever possible. combine the two tendencies, exclusion of standard digital graphics features and hiding access to others, and it produces a near-canonical user-punishment experience. the end result? i hate the developers and designers of the app, and opening it to do some work is an experience i dread and loathe.