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  1. If you need a 1bit preview, you can add a posterise adjustment to a greyscale document and set the value to 2. This works for 2,3,4 bit etc too (just by setting the posterise number appropriately). Thanks, A
  2. I'll be honest here - we will never implement 1bit document support.. However, we would be happy to implement support for *exporting* 1bit TIFF etc. - would that be enough? Thanks, A
  3. JPEG-XR is on the shortish-term todo list - mainly because it does a good job of half float HDR stuff. JPEG2000 is dead (it was never really alive) and I'm waiting to see if anyone ends up caring about WEBP.. Thanks, A
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    TARGA file please?

    All, I came across this thread again whilst browsing the feature requests forum today. I need to know more about the alpha problems people describe with PNG before we can decide whether or not to do TGA export. Essentially, it sounds like PNG is no good for you because we (everyone?) premultiplies alpha through the RGB channels when exporting it. If that's the case, we would happily add a switch to export straight alpha in PNG. If there is something more which PNG literally cannot provide then we will consider implementing TGA export. If not, you guys really should be asking whoever makes the software that you need TGA for to implement PNG / TIFF import. Our policy with I/O has generally been to import as many formats as we can, but only export formats which are currently widely used and not just less efficient duplicates of each other. TGA is a fairly rustic thing internally - both PNG and TIFF are supersets (feature wise, to my knowledge) and superior in pretty much every other way. Thanks, Andy.
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    AFP beta 1.7.1.141 HSL problem

    Hi, This may be related then - the misreporting of the monitor might be the root cause of the issue.. I can confirm that we have received no crash reports from users who have the same monitor but are using macOS 10.14 - if that helps.. We will continue to investigate - but I am pleased that we have at least solved the hard-crash issues you have been experiencing. Thanks, A
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    AFP beta 1.7.1.141 HSL problem

    Hi Richard, This is the attempted fix for the bug which would have crashed you before Does it do this all the time - or just sometimes? It looks to me like macOS 10.13 is misreporting the retina capability of an external monitor (or similar). Incorrect it may be, but at least now it does not crash - so we can try to find out what combination of external monitor / macOS version provokes the issue! Thanks, A
  7. Status: GM Seed Purpose: Improvements, Fixes Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance Mac App Store: Submitted Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the final beta of Affinity Photo 1.7.1 for iPad. 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. This beta is an incremental update to the 1.7 version recently released to all customers. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. Affinity Photo Team  Changes This Build - Shadows and highlights improvements. - Another attempt to fix sporadic HSL UI crash. - Help tweaks. - Localisation tweaks. Changes Since 1.7 - General performance improvements. - Fixed brush performance issues on big documents. - Fixed crash when adding a mask when editing selection as layer. - Fixed noise filter crash when changing layer. - Fixed Levels Metal implementation in CMYK. - Reduce bloat when resaving 1.6 files. - Fixed crash when exporting assets. - Added hex colour input support. - Added optional checkerboard backgrounds to layers panel. - Made inpainting fast again. - Node & Pen tool fixes / improvements. - Gamut check works again in soft proof. - Made custom ICC profiles work on export. - Make split view go away when converting to a live filter. - Fixed selection refinement working only once per document. - Fixed posterise adjustment. - Fixed legacy selective colour adjustments rendering wrong when they have children. - Fixed potential crash in HSL adjustment. - Fixed mixer brush crash. - Fixed crash when adding a live filter when in “Edit selection as layer” mode. - Fixed crash when dragging out assets when the document is a different colour format. - Fixed crash when dragging documents into the home screen when there are no other documents. - Fixed live denoise filters when repositioned in layer stack. - Fixed weirdness with pinching out of the app. - Fixed shadows & highlights filter. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  8. Status: GM Seed Purpose: Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo Mac App Store: Submitted Download DMG: Download Auto-update: Available Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the final beta of Affinity Photo 1.7.1 for macOS. 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. This beta is an incremental update to the 1.7 version recently released to all customers. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. Affinity Photo Team  Changes This Build - General performance improvements. - Fixed Nik v1 plugins. - Fixed hiding / showing multiple layers in layers tab. - Shadows and highlights improvements. - Fix for old Sony RAW files. - Another attempt to fix sporadic HSL UI crash. - Help tweaks. - Localisation tweaks. Changes Since 1.7 - Fixed brush performance issues on big documents. - Further startup fixes for 10.7, 10.8. - Fix crashes on Intel GPUs in macOS < 10.14. - Fixed crash when adding a mask when editing selection as layer. - Fixed noise filter crash when changing layer. - Fixed Levels Metal implementation in CMYK. - Reduce bloat when resaving 1.6 files. - Improve Live filters appearance. - Documents restore properly after a restart. - Made inpainting fast again. - Gamut check works again in soft proof. - Fixed selection refinement working only once per document. - Fixed posterise adjustment. - Fixed legacy selective colour adjustments rendering wrong when they have children. - Fixed startup crash on 10.7, 10.8. (still does not run apparently) - Fixed potential crash in HSL adjustment. - Fixed mixer brush crash. - Fixed TIFF loading with Edit In extension. - Fixed crash when adding a live filter when in "Edit selection as layer" mode. - Fixed rogue toolbars on update. - Fixed startup crash for some Intel GPU users. - Fixed live denoise filters when repositioned in layer stack. - Fixed export bugs / crashes / weird questions. - Fixed marching ants in Metal view. - Fixed shadows & highlights filter. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  9. Andy Somerfield

    AFP beta 1.7.1.140 HSL crash

    Hi again Richard, Thanks for the extra reports - a different issue this time, but one which I am aware of and will make every effort to fix before the GM tomorrow.. As an aside, here is a quick way to interpret the crash reports: 1.) Figure out which thread number crashed - should be near the top of the file, zero in this case - eg: Crashed Thread: 0 2.) Scroll down the crash report to find that thread number - eg. Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread 3.) Look at the lines immediately below - in your case: 0 liblibpersona.dylib 0x0000000114872f3a HSLRangeControlView::Draw(Kernel::Counted<Raster::Buffer<Raster::Red8, Raster::Green8, Raster::Blue8, Raster::Alpha8, Raster::X5> >) + 3786 This is a bug with the drawing the HSL range control - your previous reports crashes somewhere inside Intel_CHAL_Driver::GetWorkSize() - a GPU problem. Thanks again for your help - hopefully this will all be sorted for you in the GM build tomorrow Andy.
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    Nik Collection 1 Issues

    All, We have, this afternoon, managed to create a mitigation for the "Updating Fonts" message which macOS users have been experiencing when trying to use Nik Collection v1 plugins in Affinity Photo 1.7. This fix will be tested overnight and if it proves to be adequate, it will be made available in the GM preview build in the beta forum tomorrow. That build will be sent to the App Store and all customers will have it no later than 19th June. Thanks for your continued patience. Andy.
  11. Status: Customer Beta Purpose: Improvements, Fixes Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance Mac App Store: Not Submitted Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second beta of Affinity Photo 1.7.1 for iPad. 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. This beta is an incremental update to the 1.7 version recently released to all customers. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. Affinity Photo Team  Changes This Build - General performance improvements. - Fixed brush performance issues on big documents. - Fixed crash when adding a mask when editing selection as layer. - Fixed noise filter crash when changing layer. - Fixed Levels Metal implementation in CMYK. - Reduce bloat when resaving 1.6 files. - Fixed crash when exporting assets. Changes Since 1.7 - Added hex colour input support. - Added optional checkerboard backgrounds to layers panel. - Made inpainting fast again. - Node & Pen tool fixes / improvements. - Gamut check works again in soft proof. - Made custom ICC profiles work on export. - Make split view go away when converting to a live filter. - Fixed selection refinement working only once per document. - Fixed posterise adjustment. - Fixed legacy selective colour adjustments rendering wrong when they have children. - Fixed potential crash in HSL adjustment. - Fixed mixer brush crash. - Fixed crash when adding a live filter when in “Edit selection as layer” mode. - Fixed crash when dragging out assets when the document is a different colour format. - Fixed crash when dragging documents into the home screen when there are no other documents. - Fixed live denoise filters when repositioned in layer stack. - Fixed weirdness with pinching out of the app. - Fixed shadows & highlights filter. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  12. Status: Customer Beta Purpose: Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo Mac App Store: Not Submitted Download DMG: Download Auto-update: Available Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second beta of Affinity Photo 1.7.1 for macOS. 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. This beta is an incremental update to the 1.7 version recently released to all customers. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. Affinity Photo Team  Changes This Build - Fixed brush performance issues on big documents. - Further startup fixes for 10.7, 10.8. - Fix crashes on Intel GPUs in macOS < 10.14. - Fixed crash when adding a mask when editing selection as layer. - Fixed noise filter crash when changing layer. - Fixed Levels Metal implementation in CMYK. - Reduce bloat when resaving 1.6 files. - Improve Live filters appearance. Changes Since 1.7 - Documents restore properly after a restart. - Made inpainting fast again. - Gamut check works again in soft proof. - Fixed selection refinement working only once per document. - Fixed posterise adjustment. - Fixed legacy selective colour adjustments rendering wrong when they have children. - Fixed startup crash on 10.7, 10.8. (still does not run apparently) - Fixed potential crash in HSL adjustment. - Fixed mixer brush crash. - Fixed TIFF loading with Edit In extension. - Fixed crash when adding a live filter when in "Edit selection as layer" mode. - Fixed rogue toolbars on update. - Fixed startup crash for some Intel GPU users. - Fixed live denoise filters when repositioned in layer stack. - Fixed export bugs / crashes / weird questions. - Fixed marching ants in Metal view. - Fixed shadows & highlights filter. - Help improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  13. Apologies for this - there were a couple more issues preventing 10.7,10.8 startup. These have been fixed in 1.7.1.140 - which will be made available later today. Thanks, A
  14. Andy Somerfield

    AFP beta 1.7.1.138 crashes

    Richard, Beta 1.7.1.140 - which will be released later today - contains a second fix which we have confirmed will fix your crash. Thanks for the crash reports - they led directly to the solution! Andy.
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    Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.1.139)

    Hi, This beta only fixes the things listed above - however, we now understand the cause of the painting lag on big canvases and it will get fixed later this week in a subsequent beta Files created in this beta are 100% compatible with the 1.7 store version and may be moved between the two without issue. To use the beta, install the Apple TestFlight app from the App Store - if you don't already have TestFlight access to Affinity, take a look at this thread:
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