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    pruus reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.556   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Available
    ---
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.556) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    ---
    Known issues
    We are aware that the text ruler cannot be 'turned off' in this build. This will be resolved in the next update.
    ---
    Fixes and Updates
    Misc
    'New Document' dialog improvements
    Move Keyboard Shortcut Preferences for Studio Panels from 'Misc' to 'View' menu
    Fix for fitting in Picture Frames with additional non-picture content
    Focal point logic now works for Select and Node tools
    Unit entry expression parser improvements
    Margins weren't scaled on document resize
    Transform Panel now updates with document DPI change
    (Mac) Fix for Layer Effects showing wrong blend mode
    (Win) Changing Gamma UI preference could incorrectly cause Tools Toolbar to enable
    Text
    Further optimisations to improve speed of text entry in longer documents
    Paragraph Decorations line style was not scaling with document correctly
    Paragraph Decorations transparency pop-up had no gradient options
    Spelling options pre-populated with the last result after "learn"
    Find and Replace
    Added RegEx option ‘Dot matches Paragraph Break’, off by default.
    - This may affect the behaviour of existing RegEx if the option is left switched off
    Added RegEx option ‘Single Line Mode’, off by default
    TOC
    Fix for the list number part of TOC entries that have numbered headings
    Preflight
    Missing fonts entry wasn't jumping to Font Manager
    Import
    Fixes for IDML lists import
    Fixes for IDML import with tables overlapping
    Fix for PDF import of 'Maestro' font (and similar)
    Specific EPS file was crashing on open
    Export
    PDF / SVG Export Presets reorganised
    'Downsample Above' option was not sticking
    Updated Help and Translations
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    pruus reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.8.0.164)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download ZIP: Download
    Auto-update: Available.
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second beta of Affinity Photo 1.8 for macOS.
    Photo 1.8 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.7 version, so, as ever, I would strongly urge users to avoid the 1.8 beta for critical work. This is a pre-release build of 1.8 - we will release more builds before 1.8 ships. Things will be broken in this build - please use it to explore the new features and not for real work.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.8. 
    With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
    Many thanks (as always),
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes This Build
     
    - PSD smart object import support (enable in preferences).
    - Reference presets for the Pro Display XDR are now supported properly.
    - Filter effects now support high intensity colours in 32bit mode.
    - Embedded document fixes.
    - New stock brushes (your custom brushes will not be lost).
    - New document panel tweaks.
    - Text field expression improvements.
    - Improved RAW support (Serif Labs).
    - Improved handling of RAW files when using batch processing.
    - Improved channels panel behaviour when disabling alpha.
    - Numerous other smaller fixes and improvements.
     
    Changes Since 1.7
    - Overhauled the “File -> New” dialog - user templates are now supported.
    - Implemented unified toolbar for appropriately modern macOS versions.
    - Updated PANTONE palettes to include new Solid and Bridge sets.
    - Renamed EXIF panel to Metadata and added support for user-editable fields, including IPTC).
    - Added ability to read metadata from an XMP sidecar file (enable in Preferences).
    - Added native CR3 support to the SerifLabs RAW engine.
    - Added a new lens profile selector to Develop.
    - Reimplemented the HSL filter's HSV option.
    - Improved quality & file size of results when exporting JPEG.
    - Switching to a mask node will now automatically switch to the grey colour slider.
    - Improved lens correction of RAW files coming from lenses with fixed focal length.
    - Improved unsharp mask “threshold” slider.
    - Improved selection refinement performance & quality.
    - Improved the noise reduction filter result when applied to JPEGs.
    - Improved precision of Gaussian algorithm (to reduce banding).
    - Improved reporting of file load errors (could previously report file corruption incorrectly).
    - Improved performance of operations with large selections.
    - Improved memory use with alternate futures and when replacing image layers.
    - Improvements to Photoshop plugin support, notably for DxO plugins (but also for many others).
    - Fixed Styles to show styles that would normally be invisible.
    - Fixed crash when loading some corrupt JPEGs (valid image data, but corrupt following data).
    - Fixed deletion of brushes / styles / etc. not reducing disk usage correctly.
    - Fixed PSD export of hidden layers.
    - Fixed angle cursors when the view has been rotated.
    - Fixed “Create Palette” from CMYK images resulting in RGB colours.
    - Fixed Pixel Selection appears incorrectly when started near page edge.
    - Fixed rasterising a fill layer goes wrong after changing document size.
    - Fixed Marquee Selection not constraining to a square if you drag across the right diagonal.
    - Fixed mis-identification of some Tamron lenses mounted to Canon bodies.
    - Fixed failure to load some PSB files (and failing to report errors).
    - Fixed missing EXIF data for CRWs.
    - Fixed crash importing PSD files containing embedded colour profiles with unicode characters in their names.
    - Assorted other small fixes and improvements.
    - Localisation improvements.
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this beta notification thread 
    To be notified when this update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Photo customers, please follow this release notification thread
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    pruus reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.549   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not Available
    ---
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.549) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    ---
    Fixes and Updates
    New Document Dialog
    (Win) Implemented new New Document / Template dialog
    (Mac) Miscellaneous fixes
    General
    Layers thumbnails now update when a global colour is changed
    Convert to text frame now preserves corners
    Fixed creation of unnecessary duplicates in Resource Manager / Collect...
    Added 'Show in Explorer / Finder' to Resource Manager
    Document Grid drawn incorrectly when switching between Master and Regular View
    Fixed crash adding assets from afpub file
    Assets imported via an afasset file aren't made visible if no categories currently exist
    Can now search for missing fonts via Find and Replace
    Fixes for Baseline Grid propagation from Master Pages
    Preflight
    Preflight check for missing glyphs
    Text
    Fixed crash in text composition. Recent regression
    Fixed for Even / Odd Page Breaks
    Fixes for Pinning Page UI
    Column Rules now honour Text Wrap
    Fixed Text Wrapping issues that could occur with large negative borders
    Wrap settings saved in an objects style weren't correctly applied
    Added more 'special characters' to the Bullets and Numbering character pick lists
    Fixed Text Styles Panel preview for styles with a large 'Space Above'
    'Word Joiner' and 'Zero Width Non-breaking Space' can now be entered with ToggleUnicode, and have their own "Show Special" representation.
    Pasting text with Move Tool active now appends content to non-filler text rather than replacing
    Warning now given when attempting to spell check text with no suitable dictionary available
    Improved Title Exceptions granularity to never change certain words
    Specific font incorrectly keeps italics activated
    (Win) Drop Scale for Descenders option was missing
    (Win) Previews on Typography Panel corrupted
    Tables
    Deleting row(s) in table caused alignment settings to reset
    Table format > Frame stroke alignment is not remembered when changing the width
    TOC
    Pinned Frames now use the location of their pin to influence the order of TOC entries
    (Win) TOC Panel was missing separator field
    Index
    Fix occasional crash opening Index Panel
    Import
    PDF Import: PDF Import now supports JBIG2 compression.
    DOCX Import: DOCX Import now supports linked images
    IDML Import: Shift+Tab (Right Indent Tab) not imported
    IDML Import: Gutter values could be incorrect
    Export / Print
    PDF Export: Images in Embedded Documents weren't downsampling to correct DPI leading to unnecessarily high-res bitmaps.
    JPEG Export: Include bleed was missing
    Updated Help and Translations
    ---
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    To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
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    pruus reacted to Slayman in Bleed not possible in Export Persona after last update   
    upvote this. no bleed on export is slowing me down.
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    pruus reacted to fde101 in Rulers only per artboard, not over every artboard   
    Rulers are global...  guides are local to the artboard, or to the page in Publisher.  In Publisher you can put guides on a master page to make them available across multiple "normal" document pages which have the master page assigned to them, but Designer doesn't have an equivalent to that.  Note that as artboards can be different sizes, guides might not always match up between them in a meaningful way.
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    pruus reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.535   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not Available
    ---
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.535) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    ---
    Fixes and Updates
    General
    Fix for crash on startup when specific (broken) fonts are installed
    Embedded Assets imported from opened files aren't always visible initially
    Fixed sporadic crash switching from the Text Flow Tool to the Move Tool
    Prevented opening of multiple copies of placed linked documents
    Fix for documents not auto-updating when edited from inside the application
    (Mac) Fixed crash Adding Pages from File
    Page Management
    Master Page text  could be duplicated when migrating masters
    IME panel now available in detached Master Text Frames
    IDML Import
    Sporadic crash opening IDML with Drop Cap paragraph styles.
    Use document profile when IDML contains an image profile of 'None'
    Text Variables converted to plain text when importing IDML
    Text
    (Mac) Fix for crashing in the Text Style Editor (hopefully!)
    Improved Title Exceptions granularity to never change certain words
    Fixed text drag drop for Master Page text frames
    Improved adjustment of last Table Row height / Column width 
    Indexes
    Words containing index marks could not always be found
    Preflight
    Added 'Warning' state to preflight status indicator
    Additional Hyperlink checks
    Overflow text check sometimes wasn't reported if the page frame was overflowing but the master frame wasn't
    Ignore small images for non-proportional scaling warning
    Export
    Fixed PSD Export of Master Page content
    Linked sRGB document not printing correctly when placed in a greyscale document
    Updated Help and Translations
    ---
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    To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
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    pruus reacted to Michael Sheaver in Disappointed. No Multiple text columns in the next future?   
    One of the things I MOST respect about Serif is their persistence in staying true to their mission, and it becomes most apparent in situations like this. They have, by their actions, tried their best to stay away from the all-things-to-all-people paradigm that is endemic in the Microsoft ecosystem. This razor-sharp focus has enabled them to make arguably the BEST software out there, with a level of excellence in user experience that is woefully absent in most other software, at any price.
    Let us allow Serif to continue with their commitment to excellence, and accept that we will not get everything we might want. But what we do get is the creme de la creme of software. I just wish other companies would follow their lead on this.
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    pruus got a reaction from Oval in Disappointed. No Multiple text columns in the next future?   
    You can make a multi text column in Publisher and open it in Designer. Better is to make a publisher document and you can still edit all in one enviroment; Studio. 
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    pruus reacted to paaljoachim in Suggesting a mix of old and New Document screen.   
    Hi
    Here is a comparison.
    Version 1.7.3 - New Document screen.
      
     
    Version 1.8 - New Document screen.

     
    In the old version: options are hidden in drop downs.
    In the new version: all options for a specific category are seen.
    I would suggest something in between the old and the new. As showing 13 options in Photo, 16 options in Web etc can be a bit overwhelming
    What about doing something similar to the below.

    Show the most used (or what you think are the most used presets for each category). Then have the top 4 options change for each category based on what the user over time uses.
    Having something like I am showing above will make it easier selecting a preset to go with. Seeing 4 options in comparison to 13, 16 or more is a lot easier on the brain. 
    Kinda like going into an ice cream bar. Giving the option of 4 flavors compared to 16. If one does not want any of the 4 flavors one just moves over to the next area to see additional flavors.
    Most might go with the 4 and some will want to check the additional options.
     
     
     
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    pruus reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.531   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not Available
    ---
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.531) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Once again, many thanks for your continued feedback.
    ---
    StudioLink
    This build of Affinity Publisher, 1.8.0 Beta, requires 1.8.0 Beta builds of Photo and Designer for StudioLink to function. These are available from the Photo and Designer Beta forums.
    ---
    Fixes and Updates
    Main Menus / Toolbars / Studio / General Tools
    Unified View Menu 'Manager' ordering for all Applications and Personas
    Find and Replace text colour does not work when colour is selected from waterfall
    Tweaked Vector Crop tool so that we offer a hit handle for narrow shapes
    (Mac) Grid fixes, bad redrawing on zoom, issues with gutters, improvement with Metal shader
    (Mac) Preview Mode button on new toolbar now correctly reflects if preview mode is on / off
    (Win) Drag objects into Assets
    Document Management
    (Mac) Miscellaneous fixes for New Document Panel
    (Mac) Double clicking a page type in New Document didn't close the dialog correctly
    Changing document DPI can change bleed / margins and text wrapping values under certain circumstances
    Added previews in 'Add Pages from File...' dialog
    Text / Tables
    Text composition performance improvements
    Fixed crash when column end hyphenation zone would force an entire line to the next column
    Column end zone should not be used if auto-hyphenation is off
    No-break text was breaking at twice the frame's width
    Line break after "/" should not get a hyphen
    Text Frame gutter drag handles become misaligned when frame is scaled
    Text with Baseline Grid isn't vertically aligned correctly
    Copying table data from Excel can bring in an extra column
    Excel import style fixes
    Excel import merged cells not being handled correctly
    Excel import some sheets missing on import
    (Mac) Removed spurious drop control that had appeared on Paragraph panel
    Hyperlinks
    Unintended Hyperlink attributes can be applied when inserting immediately adjacent text
    Implemented 'Go to Target' for URL Hyperlinks
    (Mac) Fix for specific crash with Hyperlink edits
    (Mac) Fix for editing of Hyperlink names
    (Mac) Hyperlink dialog offering pixels instead of pages
    Images /Picture Frames
    Placed embedded stock photos can now be converted to linked correctly
    Updated OpenJPEG importer to fix import of specific images
    Fix for crash embedding afphoto file multiple times
    Fix for resizing a Picture Frame before placing an image altering the image scale
    Preflight
    Updated Bleed Hazard Preflight check
    Added Preflight default profile
    Added Preflight user comments
    Added Preflight for spelling errors
    Added Preflight for a range of undesirable text patterns
    Added Preflight check for missing fonts
    Only warn about the last overflowing text frame in the flow
    Inhibit creation of profiles when no document is open
    Fix for delete from Profile Manager
    Made the out-of-date resource Preflight warning fixable
    (Mac) Preflight panel missing in separated mode
    (Mac) Fixed unreadable page numbers on Panel in Sierra
    IDML Import
    Fixed up IDML file associations
    Estimate document DPI when importing IDML files
    Inserted PDFs import at incorrect size
    Text enclosed in XMLElement tags is now imported
    Avoid possible 'Linked resource changed' warning on IDML import containing linked PDFs
    Importing custom glyphs with g+nnnn notation
    Some image frames coming in as empty despite having image content
    Fixed table sizes and offsets to take account of border line width
    Hyperlinks now imported (as text only)
    Plus Help and Localisation updates
    ---
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this beta notification thread 
    To be notified when this update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Publisher customers, please follow this release notification thread
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    pruus reacted to retrograde in Expand Stoke   
    Yep it seems to be much better now thanks team, that's a big issue dealt with!  Although it may be a tad heavy on the node count it's still pretty clean. :-)  Much better!

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    pruus reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.8.0.2)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available.
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first beta of Affinity Designer 1.8 for macOS.
    Affinity Designer 1.8 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.7 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.7 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.8 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.8 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the improvements, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
    Many thanks!
    Matt
     
    Fixes
    Overhauled the “File -> New” dialog - user templates are now supported Implemented unified toolbar for appropriately modern macOS versions Improved the results of Expand Stroke Improved the reliability of Boolean Geometry operations Fixed issues with grids which appeared to jump while zooming and had issues with gutters Improved dragging objects between artboards (takes into account "Edit All Layers" toggle) Improved geometric add to allow a single shape so we can unite shapes to remove overlapping areas Improved SVG export to not simplify structure, as some people require the original structure Fixed Styles to show styles that would normally be invisible Fixed selection of artboards and / or contents Fixed EPS import sporadically failing to load objects Fixed PDF export so embedding colour profile always converts image colour spaces to match the profile Fixed crash when loading some corrupt JPEGs (valid image data, but corrupt following data) Improved embedded document bounding boxes Fixed deletion of brushes / styles / etc to actually remove the raster data (to reduce file size) Fixed PSD export to include checks for empty rasterised layers Fixed PSD export of hidden layers Fixed angle cursors when the view has been rotated Fixed Layer Effects not handling changes to document DPI when the dialog is open (using Points as a unit would continue to use the old DPI) Fixed crash on vector export for specific arrangement of composites and clips Added Remove Columns button on the context toolbar for Designer and Photo for text frames with columns for documents created in Publisher Improved memory use with branching undo history and with replacing image nodes Updated PANTONE Solid and Bridge Palettes Fixed Create Palette from CMYK images results in RGB colours Improved performance of operations with large selections and improved performance of making selections of large numbers of objects Fixed selection problems with multiple objects of varying line weights Improved PDF import support for DeviceN bitmaps based on LAB colour space Improved PDF export of clashes between bitmaps with/without k-only Fixed PDF export "Rasterise nothing" allowing through bitmaps with alpha channels Fixed crash importing PSD files containing embedded colour profiles with unicode characters in their name Improved performance of PDF import with groups containing more than 5,000 children Fixed OpenType that could fail to apply 'liga' near end of line Fixed Text Justification to split ligatures correctly Improved PDF import matching of unknown fonts  
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this beta notification thread 
    To be notified when this update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Designer customers, please follow this release notification thread
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    pruus reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.8.0.163)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download ZIP: Download
    Auto-update: Not available.
    EDIT: Link fixed (was pointing to an old DMG, not the new ZIP). Apologies..
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first beta of Affinity Photo 1.8 for macOS.
    Photo 1.8 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.7 version, so, as ever, I would strongly urge users to avoid the 1.8 beta for critical work. This is a pre-release build of 1.8 - we will release more builds before 1.8 ships. Things will be broken in this build - please use it to explore the new features and not for real work.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.8. We also plan to add more features prior to the 1.8 release.
    With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
    Many thanks (as always),
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes This Build
    - Overhauled the “File -> New” dialog - user templates are now supported.
    - Implemented unified toolbar for appropriately modern macOS versions.
    - Updated PANTONE palettes to include new Solid and Bridge sets.
    - Renamed EXIF panel to Metadata and added support for user-editable fields, including IPTC).
    - Added ability to read metadata from an XMP sidecar file (enable in Preferences).
    - Added native CR3 support to the SerifLabs RAW engine.
    - Added a new lens profile selector to Develop.
    - Reimplemented the HSL filter's HSV option.
    - Improved quality & file size of results when exporting JPEG.
    - Switching to a mask node will now automatically switch to the grey colour slider.
    - Improved lens correction of RAW files coming from lenses with fixed focal length.
    - Improved unsharp mask “threshold” slider.
    - Improved selection refinement performance & quality.
    - Improved the noise reduction filter result when applied to JPEGs.
    - Improved precision of Gaussian algorithm (to reduce banding).
    - Improved reporting of file load errors (could previously report file corruption incorrectly).
    - Improved performance of operations with large selections.
    - Improved memory use with alternate futures and when replacing image layers.
    - Improvements to Photoshop plugin support, notably for DxO plugins (but also for many others).
    - Fixed Styles to show styles that would normally be invisible.
    - Fixed crash when loading some corrupt JPEGs (valid image data, but corrupt following data).
    - Fixed deletion of brushes / styles / etc. not reducing disk usage correctly.
    - Fixed PSD export of hidden layers.
    - Fixed angle cursors when the view has been rotated.
    - Fixed “Create Palette” from CMYK images resulting in RGB colours.
    - Fixed Pixel Selection appears incorrectly when started near page edge.
    - Fixed rasterising a fill layer goes wrong after changing document size.
    - Fixed Marquee Selection not constraining to a square if you drag across the right diagonal.
    - Fixed mis-identification of some Tamron lenses mounted to Canon bodies.
    - Fixed failure to load some PSB files (and failing to report errors).
    - Fixed missing EXIF data for CRWs.
    - Fixed crash importing PSD files containing embedded colour profiles with unicode characters in their names.
    - Assorted other small fixes and improvements.
    - Localisation improvements.
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this beta notification thread 
    To be notified when this update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Photo customers, please follow this release notification thread
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    pruus got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher is Apple’s Mac App of the Year   
    Congrats! And it is still my favorite programm! 
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    pruus reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher is Apple’s Mac App of the Year   
    Our desktop layout app has been named in the "Best of 2019" list by Apple

    Ashley Hewson, the Managing Director of Serif, was at a prestigious Apple event in New York for the presentation of the award—the third time an Affinity app has been selected as the winner.
    He said: “Affinity Publisher was by far our biggest project so far, introducing a world-first level of integration between creative apps, and the response to that has been unbelievable. And we’re honoured to be named App of the Year again for Affinity Publisher, following on from Affinity Photo for iPad and Mac.
    We know our customers really love the Affinity apps and awards like this serve as further confirmation that we’re going in the right direction and making products that professionals around the world, who use them every day, genuinely appreciate.”
    Read more in the AffinitySpotlight article by John Atkin
     

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    pruus reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.0.502   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not Available
    ---
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.502) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
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    StudioLink
    This build of Affinity Publisher, 1.8.0 Beta, requires 1.8.0 Beta builds of Photo and Designer for StudioLink to function. We hope to make these available soon.
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    New Features and Major Improvements
    IDML Import
    This build includes an importer for the IDML ((Adobe) InDesign Markup Language) file format. Many entities, attributes and properties are not currently imported. In general if a feature currently has no native support it is unlikely to be imported entirely successfully. In addition to this, please find below a list highlighting features we know are not currently supported fully.
    Document
    - Document User details
    Spread / Page Items
    - Promoted master page items
    - Overprint properties
    - Arrowheads
    - Text on path
    Transparency / FX
    - Directional Feather
    - Gradient Feather
    Text Frames
    - Content transparency / FX for text vs text + frame
    - First baseline offset
    Story Items
    - Text layout can differ due to differences in composition and metric vs optical kerning
    - TOC
    - Index 
    - Page number fields
    - Hyperlinks
    XLSX Import
    This build includes an importer for the XLSX (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet) file format. Excel files are placed as tables. The following are not currently supported.
    - Formulae are imported as their calculated result value, which Excel stores in the file alongside the formula
    - Local formatting is imported, but global Table Styles currently are not
    - Overflowing cell content is handled differently in that Excel allows content of an overflowing cell to draw on top of adjacent cell if the cells are empty
    Column Rules
    The facility to add (vertical) rules / lines between columns in a multi-column text frame. The rules can be configured via the Text Frame Panel
    Fixes and Smaller Updates
    General
    (Mac) Unified Toolbar tweaks
    'Edit Document' for Linked Documents now works correctly rather than editing the embedded copy
    Layers Panel should now maintain the expand / collapsed status of objects when switching spreads
    Fixed issue for specific document where placed Designer file prevented Save
    Fixed issue where export was causing application hang for specific document
    (Win) Fixed crash dragging fill layer to bottom of layers stack
    (Win) Fixed freeze editing colour from Swatches Panel
    Master Pages
    Changing size of Master Spread now offers option to update size of spreads it is applied to
    Fixed issue whereby duplicating a Master Page Instance could unlink it
    Blendmode / Opacity not working correctly with Master Page Instances
    Adjustments were not working correctly when used with Master Page Instances
    Picture Frames
    Empty Picture Frames weren't showing in Assets Panel thumbnail previews
    Replacing Master Pages containing Picture Frames with promoted context could distort content
    (Mac) Original Size button wasn't functioning for Picture Frame content
    Text
    Paragraph Panel layout fixes
    Fixed crash transposing characters (e.g. <Ctrl>+T on Mac)
    Fixed Drop Cap anomalies
    Leading Override can now be set to Auto in Text Style Editor
    Fixed crash changing capitalization on multiple Text Frames simultaneously
    (Win) Kerning in Base text style is now set to "Auto" 
    (Mac) Custom text style shortcuts were not showing in Text Styles Panel
    (Mac) Spell check not learning words originating from Master Pages
    (Win) Fixed crash adding tab stop in Text Style Editor
    (Mac) Paragraph leading, wrong separator being used with non-uk locale settings
    DocX
    Importing docx with no Text Frame selected fails to import style
    Importing docx fails to apply 'Normal' style 
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    pruus got a reaction from Anfinnnity in Please add object selection like PS   
    I have seen the new object selectiontool from PS. Looks great and makes a lot of things easier. I like it. Can Affinity add this to Photo?
    See sneak info: https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/29/adobe-photoshop-object-selection-tool-sneak/
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    pruus got a reaction from Paquito in Please add object selection like PS   
    I have seen the new object selectiontool from PS. Looks great and makes a lot of things easier. I like it. Can Affinity add this to Photo?
    See sneak info: https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/29/adobe-photoshop-object-selection-tool-sneak/
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    pruus reacted to Le Minh Thanh in Halloween Text Effect 01   
    Happy Halloween!
    Link tutorial on youtube 
     
     

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    pruus reacted to Graphic&Design in How to Create a Eye catching Info-graphic in Affinity Designer   
    Hello everybody, new Affinity Designer tutorial. I hope you like it.
     
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    pruus reacted to ErrkaPetti in And then that happened!   
    Yeah, Affinity suite is da shit!
    Have you guys seen this list that compairs Affinity Photo to Photoshop, both for iPad:
     

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    pruus reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.0.499   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not Available
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    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.499) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    ---
    StudioLink
    This build of Affinity Publisher, 1.8.0 Beta, requires 1.8.0 Beta builds of Photo and Designer for StudioLink to function. We hope to make these available soon.
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    New Features and Major Improvements
    Unified Applications Toolbars
    Updated layout of toolbars in main application Window. (Mojave or later)
    Text Editing Keys
    Choose between 'Serif Defaults' or 'Apple Defaults' for text editing keys. e.g. Serif default for 'Move to Beginning of Word' is <Cmd>-<Left Arrow> whereas Apple default is <Alt>-<Left Arrow>. Available via Preferences.
    Improved master page handling when adding single pages in a facing page document
    Adding single pages to a facing page document with facing masters no longer shuffles master pages from left to right or vice versa.
    Migrate frame contents when replacing Masters
    Option to 'Clear' or 'Migrate' content when replacing a master which has modified text / image content on the target page. Available via Pages Panel 'Apply Master…' etc.
    Re-order Master Spreads
    Added the facility to re-order Master Spreads using drag drop in the Pages panel.
    Merge Documents
    Facility to merge specified pages from one document into the current document. Available via Pages Panel context menu or Document > Add Pages from File...
    Linked 'Embedded Document' Resources
    Better handling of Linked 'Embedded Document' resources to prevent files with such resources bloating on save.
    Collect Resources
    Facility to collect all up-to-date linked document resources in a single specified folder. Available via Resource Manager.
    Find and Replace MRUs
    MRU lists for recent Find and Replaces, available on the field drop menus on the Find and Replace Panel.
    Anchor Panel
    To manage Hyperlink Anchors. Access via View > Studio > Anchors.
    PANTONE
    Updated PANTONE Solid and Bridge Palettes for September 2019 update (Link)
    Text Features
    Last line outdent.
    Drop Caps now let you set the number of characters dropped.
    Indent to Here.
    Add Right Indent Tab.
    Insert from the Text Menu 
    Added additional fields, plus option to show the Fields Panel.
    TOC
    Added option to skip line breaks in a TOC.
    Added option to skip or include inline images in a TOC.
    General Fixes and Minor Improvements
    Open / Import
    "Make a copy" and "Continue" buttons when opening a non-beta project file were reversed
    Improve support for DeviceN bitmaps based on LAB colour space on PDF import
    Document Management
    When moving pages, transform pasteboard content so it doesn't end up on spread
    Margins change with document DPI on non-master pages
    General / Tools
    Added option to make bleed of embedded Affinity documents visible
    Strokes on master page objects now extend into the page bleed area
    Setting K-Only for a missing linked image caused crash
    Linked images that fail to load now fall back to previews
    Fixed Populate Picture Frames across multiple artboards
    Convert to Picture Frame was disabled for EPS
    (Win) Create Palette from CMYK images imports as RGB
    (Win) Fix for inconsistent document tabbing
    Text
    Can now use <Ctrl> / <Cmd> (Win / Mac) to link multiple text frames
    When linking text frames stories are now concatenated
    Preserve Manual Position not reflected correctly in Pinning Panel
    Add special hyphenation rules for solidus (U+002F) to distinguish e.g. fractions
    Changing spread / artboard in an Embedded Document now updates Text Wrap
    Fixed default wrapping around Embedded Documents with transparency
    Prevent table cell separators from being copied to non-tables (fix for non-deletable breaks)
    Fixed auto-correct bug entering double spaces
    Fixed line endings for Paragraph decorations
    Now possible to remove arrowheads if inadvertently applied to Text Frame
    Leading override could not be set to Auto in Text Style
    Text with 'No break' did not always break before the no break
    Fixed hyphenation issues in last line of column
    (Mac) Missing font dropdown doesn't list missing fonts
    (Win) Spell check identifies numbers mixed with other characters as incorrectly spelt
    Tables
    Adjusting Table properties for multiple cells fails if selected cell already has the desired property
    Fixed possible crash when auto fitting table to text
    Find and Replace
    Fixes for skipping occurrences when replacing
    Tidied up finding around end of text
    Hyperlinks
    Fixes for hyperlinks in Tables
    Hyperlinks are no longer generated in PDF output if hidden
    Fixes for Hyperlink panel not always displaying correct page of link target
    Fixed hyperlink bugs when switching to / from facing pages
    Glyph Browser
    Glyph Browser now always renders glyphs at screen scale
    DocX
    Importing tables from docx files could fail to import formatting resulting in crash
    Fields
    Added yyyy-MM-dd date format
    Resources
    Linked images - Context toolbar not updated after converting to embedding
    Filenames with underscores not displayed correctly in Resource Manager
    Font Manager
    Font Manager 'Locate' did not locate full runs
    Export / Print
    Prevent spurious warnings about overflow text in text frames that won't be output anyhow
    Overprint Black now only sets to overprint if tint set to 100%
    Fix for "Rasterise nothing" was causing PDF export failure in certain circumstances
    (Win) Print dialog wasn't always removing the red overlay after page had been scaled to fit
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    pruus reacted to Mensch Mesch in FLOWER POWER Brushes   
    Hey folks!
     
    I've created a little collection of some flower brushes for AP and AD (Pixel Persona). Hope you like it.
     

     
    You can download the brushes here: FLOWER-POWER-by-MENSCH-MESCH.afbrushes.zip [12.3 MB]
     
    Installation:
    Unzip the downloaded zip-file. Install the FLOWER-POWER-by-MENSCH-MESCH.afbrushes file in your brush panel.  

     
    Keep on drawin'
     
    Norbert
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    pruus reacted to Roland Rick in Missing: Layer On/Off flip-flop and "R" for rotate canvas   
    High guys
    This two things I am really hardcore missing in Affinity Photo:
    Layer on/off flip-flop command, Cmd+, in Photoshop R key for "rotate canvas", like in Photoshop, this is like handling a piece of paper - or not if missing. This two points are - at least to me - 80% of my workflow. And I am pretty sure I am not the only one. Exactly that I use permanently is missing  please check the video and sorry the bad English, was not my day today 
    Cheers,
    Roland
     
     
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    pruus reacted to Wosven in Request: AP: load gif, but then all images in the gif file separat   
    In different tabs? If it's an animated GIF, as  different layers would be better, the same way GIMP do.
    I can't remember how PS do it, since I don't use GIF at work.
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