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    Photo: Error in Distort > Equations

    Hi, It maps from Destination to Source - not Source to Destination.. ie. For *output* pixel x=25, apply equation x*2 to read from *input* pixel 50.. Hope this helps, A
  2. This beta cycle has ended and this release candidate build is now the retail MAS version 1.6.7 Status: Gold Master Purpose: Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo Mac App Store: Submitted Download: Download from here To use this final build, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install. The GM seed build sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it. This build is an iteration of the current App Store release and should be used in preference to the App Store release, if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. Thanks, Affinity Photo Team Changes in this release Fixed “Edit In..” Photos integration. Improved performance / file size when saving with history. Made Canon EOS 6D Mark II RAW files less purple. Fixed spline editor crashes. Fixed Dust & Scratches live filter UI issues. Live Denoise filter crash fixes. Other minor tweaks / fixes. Final localisations. Final help. Changes since last Mac App Store release Fixed input of certain languages (Korean, etc.) TIFF loading fixes and improvements. Live Filters redraw issue fix. Vector export improvements. Fixed frequency separation macro radius. Improved lens correction and updated database. Tone Mapping stability improvements. Selection brush stability improvements. Other small tweaks. Localisation improvements. Develop shadows / highlights improvements. Develop clarity improvements. Improved input smoothing for all tools. Improved Perlin Noise filter. Transparent TGA import support. Fixed inability to export transparent PNG, TIFF, etc. Fixed slow Lens Blur, Depth of Field blur issues. Numerous other small fixes. Localisation improvements. Many improvements to batch processing. PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. Help improvements. All new shadows / highlights algorithm for Develop. Significant Photoshop plugin support improvements (courtesy of Affinity Windows team). Fixed Depth of Field blur progress / slowness issues. Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once. Restored ability of marquee tools to snap. Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs. Fixed a number of UI memory leaks. Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!). Fixed PSD export of Fill layers. Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks. SVG import can now handle gradients with missing x1 or y1 values. Assorted PDF export improvements. Localisation improvements. Assorted other small fixes.
  3. Status: Gold Master. Purpose: Fixes. Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance. App Store: Submitted Hi Guys, The final build of 1.6.7 has been deployed on TestFlight. The changes are detailed below. You can download the App Store version at any time to stop using the beta - and download the TestFlight build at any time to go back to the beta. Thanks, Affinity Photo Team Changes this version. - Further save-time improvements. - Added "Erase" blend mode. - Allow .afmacros files to be imported from the Files app. - Improved a couple of icons. - Final localisations. - Final help. Changes since last App Store release. - Fix crashes loading certain RAW files. - TIFF loading fixes and improvements. - Live Filters redraw issue fix. - Show artboards properly in the layers panel. - Fix the delete button in the fill tool. - Vector export improvements. - Other small tweaks. - Localisation improvements. - Fix for numerous input issues when “Allow canvas rotation in all tools” is enabled. - Further tweaks to the tool tip (?) button. - Fixed issues encountered when trying to use the numeric keypad from a colour flyout. - Improved healing brush performance. - Improved Tone Mapping stability. - Help improvements. - Further pencil input tweaks. - Added the “Median Brush” tool. - All colour flyouts now have a built in colour picker. - Fixed inability to export liquify meshes. - The “New from Camera” view now rotates correctly when device orientation changes. - RAW camera support is disabled for iPads which cannot shoot RAW. - Fixed crash when removing curve adjustment curve nodes. - Increased the maximum undo stack size. - Improved various aspects of “associated tool” brush features. - Assorted other small tweaks. - Fixed multiple touch / pencil issues. - OpenType improvements. - Fixed inability to save / load certain things from the Affinity Photo folder. - Fix for ? (Tooltip) button not working properly. - Fixed associated-tool issues with brush presets. - Added “Undo” to the two-finger-tap context menu. - Fixed perspective tool bugs. - Fixed failure to load files developed from RAW after closing. - Small performance improvements. - Create the Affinity Photo folder on iPad storage if it does not already exist. - Assorted small tweaks and improvements. - Develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Develop clarity improvements. - Correctly discard cancelled RAW develops / panoramas etc. - Improved input smoothing for all tools. - Improved behaviour when trying to move small layers (ie. avoid inadvertent resizes). - Improved filesystem integration (again). - Improved text tool UI. - Moved spelling suggestions to context menu. - Removed superfluous OK / Cancel buttons from develop crop tool. - Creating stacks from RAW files now works more correctly. - Improved Perlin Noise filter. - Transparent TGA import support. - Numerous touch / pencil interaction improvements. - Fixed colour picker appearing too easily in paint brush tool. - Fixed long press being too short in some tools. - Fixed HEIF import from Photos app. - Fixed issue where stray colour picker loupe could remain after switching tools. - Fixed incorrect DPI limit in resize tool. - Numerous other small fixes. - PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. - Help improvements. - Now fully supports open-in-place - including saving back directly to the original location. - New “Import from Camera” - supporting RAW and automatic HDR bracketed merge. Has fancy histograms and scopes. - New ability to install custom fonts in preferences (these will be shared with Designer iPad once it is released). - New “Average Blur” filter. - Added ability to export brushes. - Added ability to both import and export styles. - Added option in preferences to cache screen updates - you will see much less pixelation when painting etc. - but it uses more memory. - Adjustments panel now has an option to show a simple list (by popular request). - Overhaul of pencil / touch input mechanism - this enabled much needed functionality such as long pressing with Apple Pencil to pick colours in brush tools, etc. - Fixed marching ants disappearing when canvas is rotated. - Apple Pencil can now dismiss flyouts without passing a tap through. - Fixed transform studio aspect ratio lock. - Improved long-press behaviour in Liquify tool. - Made the “Protect Alpha” mode of the paint brush tool more obvious. - Further develop Clarity improvements - including negative clarity. - Further develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Improved software keyboard toolbar. - Ask a better question when leaving a feature persona without committing changes. - Further performance improvements in develop persona. - Preferences option to choose default storage location. - Improved support for the dropping of files into an open document. - Bitmap fills are now available on vector objects. - Numerous other small fixes and improvements. - Brand new shadows / highlights algorithm in Develop. - Brand new clarity algorithm in Develop. - Can now open / edit files in place - directly from the Files app. - New “Solo” layer option in layer properties panel. - New preferences option to show touches - good for screen recording. - Improved iOS11 drag & drop support. - Can now rotate image in Develop. - Pasting now keeps things in the right place. - Maximum / minimum filters now obey the current channels properly. - Brush scatter works properly when controller is “random”. - Improved angle / tilt support for Apple Pencil. - Handle vertical panoramas better. - Fixed some HDR merge crashes. - Fixed multiply blend mode in 32bit documents. - Improved crop tool behaviour when using ratios. - Improved retouching tools in 32bit mode. - Fixed issues with “Direction” brush controller. - Improvements to selection refinement. - Improved TIFF support. - PSD export improvements. - Channels page improvements / fixes. - “Save a copy” stability improvements. - Ability to clear history (hopefully will help some people who encounter crashes when trying to return to the home screen). - New “Constrain” modifier button for Depth of Field tool. - Snapping candidates can now be selected by hovering over them whilst in a drag. - All other relevant fixes from 1.6.6 desktop version. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  4. The blemish removal tool has stopped working :( What could be the problem?

  5. Status: Release Candidate Purpose: Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo Mac App Store: Not Submitted Download: Here To use this release candidate build, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install. The release candidate sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it. This build is an iteration of the current App Store release and should be used in preference to the App Store release, if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. Thanks, Affinity Photo Team Changes in this release Fixed input of certain languages (Korean, etc.) TIFF loading fixes and improvements. Live Filters redraw issue fix. Vector export improvements. Fixed frequency separation macro radius. Improved lens correction and updated database. Tone Mapping stability improvements. Selection brush stability improvements. Other small tweaks. Localisation improvements. Changes since last Mac App Store release Develop shadows / highlights improvements. Develop clarity improvements. Improved input smoothing for all tools. Improved Perlin Noise filter. Transparent TGA import support. Fixed inability to export transparent PNG, TIFF, etc. Fixed slow Lens Blur, Depth of Field blur issues. Numerous other small fixes. Localisation improvements. Many improvements to batch processing. PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. Help improvements. All new shadows / highlights algorithm for Develop. Significant Photoshop plugin support improvements (courtesy of Affinity Windows team). Fixed Depth of Field blur progress / slowness issues. Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once. Restored ability of marquee tools to snap. Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs. Fixed a number of UI memory leaks. Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!). Fixed PSD export of Fill layers. Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks. SVG import can now handle gradients with missing x1 or y1 values. Assorted PDF export improvements. Localisation improvements. Assorted other small fixes.
  6. Status: Release Candidate. Purpose: Fixes. Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance. App Store: Not Submitted Hi Guys, The second release candidate build of 1.6.7 has been deployed on TestFlight. The changes are detailed below. You can download the App Store version at any time to stop using the beta - and download the TestFlight build at any time to go back to the beta. Thanks, Affinity Photo Team Changes this version. - Fix crashes loading certain RAW files. - TIFF loading fixes and improvements. - Live Filters redraw issue fix. - Show artboards properly in the layers panel. - Fix the delete button in the fill tool. - Vector export improvements. - Other small tweaks. - Localisation improvements. Changes since last App Store release. - Fix for numerous input issues when “Allow canvas rotation in all tools” is enabled. - Further tweaks to the tool tip (?) button. - Fixed issues encountered when trying to use the numeric keypad from a colour flyout. - Improved healing brush performance. - Improved Tone Mapping stability. - Help improvements. - Further pencil input tweaks. - Added the “Median Brush” tool. - All colour flyouts now have a built in colour picker. - Fixed inability to export liquify meshes. - The “New from Camera” view now rotates correctly when device orientation changes. - RAW camera support is disabled for iPads which cannot shoot RAW. - Fixed crash when removing curve adjustment curve nodes. - Increased the maximum undo stack size. - Improved various aspects of “associated tool” brush features. - Assorted other small tweaks. - Fixed multiple touch / pencil issues. - OpenType improvements. - Fixed inability to save / load certain things from the Affinity Photo folder. - Fix for ? (Tooltip) button not working properly. - Fixed associated-tool issues with brush presets. - Added “Undo” to the two-finger-tap context menu. - Fixed perspective tool bugs. - Fixed failure to load files developed from RAW after closing. - Small performance improvements. - Create the Affinity Photo folder on iPad storage if it does not already exist. - Assorted small tweaks and improvements. - Develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Develop clarity improvements. - Correctly discard cancelled RAW develops / panoramas etc. - Improved input smoothing for all tools. - Improved behaviour when trying to move small layers (ie. avoid inadvertent resizes). - Improved filesystem integration (again). - Improved text tool UI. - Moved spelling suggestions to context menu. - Removed superfluous OK / Cancel buttons from develop crop tool. - Creating stacks from RAW files now works more correctly. - Improved Perlin Noise filter. - Transparent TGA import support. - Numerous touch / pencil interaction improvements. - Fixed colour picker appearing too easily in paint brush tool. - Fixed long press being too short in some tools. - Fixed HEIF import from Photos app. - Fixed issue where stray colour picker loupe could remain after switching tools. - Fixed incorrect DPI limit in resize tool. - Numerous other small fixes. - PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. - Help improvements. - Now fully supports open-in-place - including saving back directly to the original location. - New “Import from Camera” - supporting RAW and automatic HDR bracketed merge. Has fancy histograms and scopes. - New ability to install custom fonts in preferences (these will be shared with Designer iPad once it is released). - New “Average Blur” filter. - Added ability to export brushes. - Added ability to both import and export styles. - Added option in preferences to cache screen updates - you will see much less pixelation when painting etc. - but it uses more memory. - Adjustments panel now has an option to show a simple list (by popular request). - Overhaul of pencil / touch input mechanism - this enabled much needed functionality such as long pressing with Apple Pencil to pick colours in brush tools, etc. - Fixed marching ants disappearing when canvas is rotated. - Apple Pencil can now dismiss flyouts without passing a tap through. - Fixed transform studio aspect ratio lock. - Improved long-press behaviour in Liquify tool. - Made the “Protect Alpha” mode of the paint brush tool more obvious. - Further develop Clarity improvements - including negative clarity. - Further develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Improved software keyboard toolbar. - Ask a better question when leaving a feature persona without committing changes. - Further performance improvements in develop persona. - Preferences option to choose default storage location. - Improved support for the dropping of files into an open document. - Bitmap fills are now available on vector objects. - Numerous other small fixes and improvements. - Brand new shadows / highlights algorithm in Develop. - Brand new clarity algorithm in Develop. - Can now open / edit files in place - directly from the Files app. - New “Solo” layer option in layer properties panel. - New preferences option to show touches - good for screen recording. - Improved iOS11 drag & drop support. - Can now rotate image in Develop. - Pasting now keeps things in the right place. - Maximum / minimum filters now obey the current channels properly. - Brush scatter works properly when controller is “random”. - Improved angle / tilt support for Apple Pencil. - Handle vertical panoramas better. - Fixed some HDR merge crashes. - Fixed multiply blend mode in 32bit documents. - Improved crop tool behaviour when using ratios. - Improved retouching tools in 32bit mode. - Fixed issues with “Direction” brush controller. - Improvements to selection refinement. - Improved TIFF support. - PSD export improvements. - Channels page improvements / fixes. - “Save a copy” stability improvements. - Ability to clear history (hopefully will help some people who encounter crashes when trying to return to the home screen). - New “Constrain” modifier button for Depth of Field tool. - Snapping candidates can now be selected by hovering over them whilst in a drag. - All other relevant fixes from 1.6.6 desktop version. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  7. Andy Somerfield

    Affinity Photo Beta for iPad (1.6.7 - Release Candidate 1)

    Hi guys, All iOS 11.3 beta builds seem very broken to us - not just for Photo, but for many other apps as well.. This could present a problem if Apple do not fix them before release - but we expect they will.. At this time however, we are not trying to fix issues specific to iOS 11.3 - sorry if this is inconvenient!! Thanks, Andy.
  8. Status: Release Candidate. Purpose: Fixes. Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance. App Store: Not Submitted Hi Guys, The first release candidate build of 1.6.7 has been deployed on TestFlight. The changes are detailed below. You can download the App Store version at any time to stop using the beta - and download the TestFlight build at any time to go back to the beta. Thanks, Affinity Photo Team Changes this version. - Fix for numerous input issues when “Allow canvas rotation in all tools” is enabled. - Further tweaks to the tool tip (?) button. - Fixed issues encountered when trying to use the numeric keypad from a colour flyout. - Improved healing brush performance. - Improved Tone Mapping stability. - Help improvements. Changes since last App Store release. - Further pencil input tweaks. - Added the “Median Brush” tool. - All colour flyouts now have a built in colour picker. - Fixed inability to export liquify meshes. - The “New from Camera” view now rotates correctly when device orientation changes. - RAW camera support is disabled for iPads which cannot shoot RAW. - Fixed crash when removing curve adjustment curve nodes. - Increased the maximum undo stack size. - Improved various aspects of “associated tool” brush features. - Assorted other small tweaks. - Fixed multiple touch / pencil issues. - OpenType improvements. - Fixed inability to save / load certain things from the Affinity Photo folder. - Fix for ? (Tooltip) button not working properly. - Fixed associated-tool issues with brush presets. - Added “Undo” to the two-finger-tap context menu. - Fixed perspective tool bugs. - Fixed failure to load files developed from RAW after closing. - Small performance improvements. - Create the Affinity Photo folder on iPad storage if it does not already exist. - Assorted small tweaks and improvements. - Develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Develop clarity improvements. - Correctly discard cancelled RAW develops / panoramas etc. - Improved input smoothing for all tools. - Improved behaviour when trying to move small layers (ie. avoid inadvertent resizes). - Improved filesystem integration (again). - Improved text tool UI. - Moved spelling suggestions to context menu. - Removed superfluous OK / Cancel buttons from develop crop tool. - Creating stacks from RAW files now works more correctly. - Improved Perlin Noise filter. - Transparent TGA import support. - Numerous touch / pencil interaction improvements. - Fixed colour picker appearing too easily in paint brush tool. - Fixed long press being too short in some tools. - Fixed HEIF import from Photos app. - Fixed issue where stray colour picker loupe could remain after switching tools. - Fixed incorrect DPI limit in resize tool. - Numerous other small fixes. - PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. - Help improvements. - Now fully supports open-in-place - including saving back directly to the original location. - New “Import from Camera” - supporting RAW and automatic HDR bracketed merge. Has fancy histograms and scopes. - New ability to install custom fonts in preferences (these will be shared with Designer iPad once it is released). - New “Average Blur” filter. - Added ability to export brushes. - Added ability to both import and export styles. - Added option in preferences to cache screen updates - you will see much less pixelation when painting etc. - but it uses more memory. - Adjustments panel now has an option to show a simple list (by popular request). - Overhaul of pencil / touch input mechanism - this enabled much needed functionality such as long pressing with Apple Pencil to pick colours in brush tools, etc. - Fixed marching ants disappearing when canvas is rotated. - Apple Pencil can now dismiss flyouts without passing a tap through. - Fixed transform studio aspect ratio lock. - Improved long-press behaviour in Liquify tool. - Made the “Protect Alpha” mode of the paint brush tool more obvious. - Further develop Clarity improvements - including negative clarity. - Further develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Improved software keyboard toolbar. - Ask a better question when leaving a feature persona without committing changes. - Further performance improvements in develop persona. - Preferences option to choose default storage location. - Improved support for the dropping of files into an open document. - Bitmap fills are now available on vector objects. - Numerous other small fixes and improvements. - Brand new shadows / highlights algorithm in Develop. - Brand new clarity algorithm in Develop. - Can now open / edit files in place - directly from the Files app. - New “Solo” layer option in layer properties panel. - New preferences option to show touches - good for screen recording. - Improved iOS11 drag & drop support. - Can now rotate image in Develop. - Pasting now keeps things in the right place. - Maximum / minimum filters now obey the current channels properly. - Brush scatter works properly when controller is “random”. - Improved angle / tilt support for Apple Pencil. - Handle vertical panoramas better. - Fixed some HDR merge crashes. - Fixed multiply blend mode in 32bit documents. - Improved crop tool behaviour when using ratios. - Improved retouching tools in 32bit mode. - Fixed issues with “Direction” brush controller. - Improvements to selection refinement. - Improved TIFF support. - PSD export improvements. - Channels page improvements / fixes. - “Save a copy” stability improvements. - Ability to clear history (hopefully will help some people who encounter crashes when trying to return to the home screen). - New “Constrain” modifier button for Depth of Field tool. - Snapping candidates can now be selected by hovering over them whilst in a drag. - All other relevant fixes from 1.6.6 desktop version. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  9. Andy Somerfield

    Affinity Photo Beta for iPad (1.6.7 - Beta 5)

    Thanks guys - we've identified the issues relating to rotate canvas etc. and have a fix - we will drop another build later today Andy.
  10. Andy Somerfield

    Affinity Photo Beta for iPad (1.6.7 - Beta 5)

    Ahh ok - thanks - we will look into that. Andy.
  11. Andy Somerfield

    Affinity Photo Beta for iPad (1.6.7 - Beta 5)

    Hi, We aren't seeing that problem here - as far as we can tell, when "Touch for Gestures Only" is enabled, the pencil still works fine. Are you certain you are using 1.6.7.73? The version number is shown in preferences (bottom right corner). Thanks, Andy.
  12. Status: Beta Release. Purpose: Features, fixes, improvements. Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance. App Store: Not Submitted Hi Guys, The fifth beta of 1.6.7 has been deployed on TestFlight. The changes are detailed below. You can download the App Store version at any time to stop using the beta - and download the TestFlight build at any time to go back to the beta. Thanks, Affinity Photo Team Changes this version. - Further pencil input tweaks. - Added the “Median Brush” tool. - All colour flyouts now have a built in colour picker. - Fixed inability to export liquify meshes. - The “New from Camera” view now rotates correctly when device orientation changes. - RAW camera support is disabled for iPads which cannot shoot RAW. - Fixed crash when removing curve adjustment curve nodes. - Increased the maximum undo stack size. - Improved various aspects of “associated tool” brush features. - Assorted other small tweaks. Changes since last App Store release. - Fixed multiple touch / pencil issues. - OpenType improvements. - Fixed inability to save / load certain things from the Affinity Photo folder. - Fix for ? (Tooltip) button not working properly. - Fixed associated-tool issues with brush presets. - Added “Undo” to the two-finger-tap context menu. - Fixed perspective tool bugs. - Fixed failure to load files developed from RAW after closing. - Small performance improvements. - Create the Affinity Photo folder on iPad storage if it does not already exist. - Assorted small tweaks and improvements. - Develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Develop clarity improvements. - Correctly discard cancelled RAW develops / panoramas etc. - Improved input smoothing for all tools. - Improved behaviour when trying to move small layers (ie. avoid inadvertent resizes). - Improved filesystem integration (again). - Improved text tool UI. - Moved spelling suggestions to context menu. - Removed superfluous OK / Cancel buttons from develop crop tool. - Creating stacks from RAW files now works more correctly. - Improved Perlin Noise filter. - Transparent TGA import support. - Numerous touch / pencil interaction improvements. - Fixed colour picker appearing too easily in paint brush tool. - Fixed long press being too short in some tools. - Fixed HEIF import from Photos app. - Fixed issue where stray colour picker loupe could remain after switching tools. - Fixed incorrect DPI limit in resize tool. - Numerous other small fixes. - PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. - Help improvements. - Now fully supports open-in-place - including saving back directly to the original location. - New “Import from Camera” - supporting RAW and automatic HDR bracketed merge. Has fancy histograms and scopes. - New ability to install custom fonts in preferences (these will be shared with Designer iPad once it is released). - New “Average Blur” filter. - Added ability to export brushes. - Added ability to both import and export styles. - Added option in preferences to cache screen updates - you will see much less pixelation when painting etc. - but it uses more memory. - Adjustments panel now has an option to show a simple list (by popular request). - Overhaul of pencil / touch input mechanism - this enabled much needed functionality such as long pressing with Apple Pencil to pick colours in brush tools, etc. - Fixed marching ants disappearing when canvas is rotated. - Apple Pencil can now dismiss flyouts without passing a tap through. - Fixed transform studio aspect ratio lock. - Improved long-press behaviour in Liquify tool. - Made the “Protect Alpha” mode of the paint brush tool more obvious. - Further develop Clarity improvements - including negative clarity. - Further develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Improved software keyboard toolbar. - Ask a better question when leaving a feature persona without committing changes. - Further performance improvements in develop persona. - Preferences option to choose default storage location. - Improved support for the dropping of files into an open document. - Bitmap fills are now available on vector objects. - Numerous other small fixes and improvements. - Brand new shadows / highlights algorithm in Develop. - Brand new clarity algorithm in Develop. - Can now open / edit files in place - directly from the Files app. - New “Solo” layer option in layer properties panel. - New preferences option to show touches - good for screen recording. - Improved iOS11 drag & drop support. - Can now rotate image in Develop. - Pasting now keeps things in the right place. - Maximum / minimum filters now obey the current channels properly. - Brush scatter works properly when controller is “random”. - Improved angle / tilt support for Apple Pencil. - Handle vertical panoramas better. - Fixed some HDR merge crashes. - Fixed multiply blend mode in 32bit documents. - Improved crop tool behaviour when using ratios. - Improved retouching tools in 32bit mode. - Fixed issues with “Direction” brush controller. - Improvements to selection refinement. - Improved TIFF support. - PSD export improvements. - Channels page improvements / fixes. - “Save a copy” stability improvements. - Ability to clear history (hopefully will help some people who encounter crashes when trying to return to the home screen). - New “Constrain” modifier button for Depth of Field tool. - Snapping candidates can now be selected by hovering over them whilst in a drag. - All other relevant fixes from 1.6.6 desktop version. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  13. Status: Beta Release. Purpose: Fixes, improvements. Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance. App Store: Not Submitted Hi Guys, The fourth beta of 1.6.7 has been deployed on TestFlight. The changes are detailed below. You can download the App Store version at any time to stop using the beta - and download the TestFlight build at any time to go back to the beta. Thanks, Affinity Photo Team Changes this version. - Fixed multiple touch / pencil issues. - OpenType improvements. - Fixed inability to save / load certain things from the Affinity Photo folder. - Fix for ? (Tooltip) button not working properly. - Fixed associated-tool issues with brush presets. - Added “Undo” to the two-finger-tap context menu. - Fixed perspective tool bugs. - Fixed failure to load files developed from RAW after closing. - Small performance improvements. - Create the Affinity Photo folder on iPad storage if it does not already exist. - Assorted small tweaks and improvements. Changes since last App Store release. - Develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Develop clarity improvements. - Correctly discard cancelled RAW develops / panoramas etc. - Improved input smoothing for all tools. - Improved behaviour when trying to move small layers (ie. avoid inadvertent resizes). - Improved filesystem integration (again). - Improved text tool UI. - Moved spelling suggestions to context menu. - Removed superfluous OK / Cancel buttons from develop crop tool. - Creating stacks from RAW files now works more correctly. - Improved Perlin Noise filter. - Transparent TGA import support. - Numerous touch / pencil interaction improvements. - Fixed colour picker appearing too easily in paint brush tool. - Fixed long press being too short in some tools. - Fixed HEIF import from Photos app. - Fixed issue where stray colour picker loupe could remain after switching tools. - Fixed incorrect DPI limit in resize tool. - Numerous other small fixes. - PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. - Help improvements. - Now fully supports open-in-place - including saving back directly to the original location. - New “Import from Camera” - supporting RAW and automatic HDR bracketed merge. Has fancy histograms and scopes. - New ability to install custom fonts in preferences (these will be shared with Designer iPad once it is released). - New “Average Blur” filter. - Added ability to export brushes. - Added ability to both import and export styles. - Added option in preferences to cache screen updates - you will see much less pixelation when painting etc. - but it uses more memory. - Adjustments panel now has an option to show a simple list (by popular request). - Overhaul of pencil / touch input mechanism - this enabled much needed functionality such as long pressing with Apple Pencil to pick colours in brush tools, etc. - Fixed marching ants disappearing when canvas is rotated. - Apple Pencil can now dismiss flyouts without passing a tap through. - Fixed transform studio aspect ratio lock. - Improved long-press behaviour in Liquify tool. - Made the “Protect Alpha” mode of the paint brush tool more obvious. - Further develop Clarity improvements - including negative clarity. - Further develop shadows / highlights improvements. - Improved software keyboard toolbar. - Ask a better question when leaving a feature persona without committing changes. - Further performance improvements in develop persona. - Preferences option to choose default storage location. - Improved support for the dropping of files into an open document. - Bitmap fills are now available on vector objects. - Numerous other small fixes and improvements. - Brand new shadows / highlights algorithm in Develop. - Brand new clarity algorithm in Develop. - Can now open / edit files in place - directly from the Files app. - New “Solo” layer option in layer properties panel. - New preferences option to show touches - good for screen recording. - Improved iOS11 drag & drop support. - Can now rotate image in Develop. - Pasting now keeps things in the right place. - Maximum / minimum filters now obey the current channels properly. - Brush scatter works properly when controller is “random”. - Improved angle / tilt support for Apple Pencil. - Handle vertical panoramas better. - Fixed some HDR merge crashes. - Fixed multiply blend mode in 32bit documents. - Improved crop tool behaviour when using ratios. - Improved retouching tools in 32bit mode. - Fixed issues with “Direction” brush controller. - Improvements to selection refinement. - Improved TIFF support. - PSD export improvements. - Channels page improvements / fixes. - “Save a copy” stability improvements. - Ability to clear history (hopefully will help some people who encounter crashes when trying to return to the home screen). - New “Constrain” modifier button for Depth of Field tool. - Snapping candidates can now be selected by hovering over them whilst in a drag. - All other relevant fixes from 1.6.6 desktop version. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  14. Andy, what is the best method of reporting faults? I have had a number of crashes with a file containing 6 or 7 gradient map layers (colourising a B&W Photo). The file was fine on the previous beta but now crashes every time. The usual workarounds, (hard reset iPad, resave file, restart AP) make no difference.

     

    I have copied the crash reports (.ips Files) from iOS Analytics and pasted them into TestFlight using the Send Feedback email option. Does it help to do this or are they sent automatically?

     

    Also unsure whether we post beta issues here, in the iPad Photo Questions thread, in the IPad Photo bugs thread or in the Affinity Photo Customer beta thread? Which is best?

     

    regards

    Dave

  15. Status: Beta Release Purpose: Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo Mac App Store: Not Submitted Download: Here To use this beta, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install the beta version. The beta sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it. This beta is an iteration of the current App Store release and should be used in preference to the App Store release, if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. Thanks, Affinity Photo Team Changes in this release Develop shadows / highlights improvements. Develop clarity improvements. Improved input smoothing for all tools. Improved Perlin Noise filter. Transparent TGA import support. Fixed inability to export transparent PNG, TIFF, etc. Fixed slow Lens Blur, Depth of Field blur issues. Numerous other small fixes. Localisation improvements. Many improvements to batch processing. PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. Help improvements. Changes since last Mac App Store release All new shadows / highlights algorithm for Develop. Significant Photoshop plugin support improvements (courtesy of Affinity Windows team). Fixed Depth of Field blur progress / slowness issues. Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once. Restored ability of marquee tools to snap. Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs. Fixed a number of UI memory leaks. Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!). Fixed PSD export of Fill layers. Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks. SVG import can now handle gradients with missing x1 or y1 values. Assorted PDF export improvements. Localisation improvements. Assorted other small fixes.
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