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  1. Please use the 1.10.5 release build there is no later beta Status: Beta Purpose: Improvements and fixes. Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo Mac App Store: Not submitted Download ZIP: Download <expired link removed by mod> Auto-update: Not available Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first build of Affinity Photo 1.10.5 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 1.10.4 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). 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 Since Last Beta - Mitigated UI stalls caused by a bug in macOS 12.0.1 (as best we can, things won't be back to normal until Apple fix the underlying issue). - Attempted to fix graphics corruption for some users of earlier macOS versions. - Fixed odd overlay brush behaviour on portrait RAW files.
  2. Thanks, It sounds like the M1 Mac Air has some font installed which is crashing Affinity on load (we enumerate all fonts on load). I would recommend installing 1.10.4 on your main machine - that should fix the tiling problems for you and the font crash should not happen (because the font which is crashing Affinity is not installed there - otherwise 1.10.3 would have crashed in the same place). A
  3. Hi, The bad tiling is / was expected in 1.10.3 (it was the reason for the 1.10.4 release). Your crashes from 1.10.4 are font related - but nothing has changed for fonts between the two versions. Are you running them both on the same machine / user account? A
  4. Status: Beta Purpose: Improvements and fixes. Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo Mac App Store: Not submitted Download ZIP: Download Auto-update: Pending Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second build of Affinity Photo 1.10.2 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 1.10.1 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). 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 Since Last Beta - Improved performance of the Infer LUT function. - Improved overlay paint / erase brushes in develop. - Fixed GPU instability introduced in last beta. - Fixed gradient midpoints when hardware acceleration is enabled. - Fixed crashes in the 32bit colour chooser. - Fixed issues with toggling “edit selection as layer”. - Fixed lighting filter UI issues. - Fixed spurious brush hardness when changing tools. - Fixed issues when refining and outputting as a new layer + mask. - Fixed refine selection shortcut not being persisted properly. - Fixed astrophotography stacking crash. - Assorted other small fixes. Changes Since 1.10.1 - Performance improvements for all integrated GPUs. The benchmark version has been changed to 11020, as results are no longer comparable to results from previous builds. - Fixed artefacts when using the legacy shadows & highlights filter. - Further fixes to the patch tool in LAB mode. - Improve panorama stitching when source images have unusual metadata. - Improvements to aligning layers by stars. - Improvements to astro stacking when images contain large stars. - Fixed incorrect import of linear burn blend mode from PSD files. - Fixed issues with certain DNG files in the develop persona. - Fixes crashes opening certain EXR files. - Improved export quality when document contains certain live filters. - Fixed crashes with pattern layers. - Fixed saturation blend mode issues in 16bit RGB. - Assorted other fixes and improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  5. Status: Beta Purpose: Improvements and fixes. Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo Mac App Store: Not submitted Download ZIP: Download Auto-update: Pending Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first build of Affinity Photo 1.10.2 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 1.10.1 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). 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 Since 1.10.1 - Performance improvements for all integrated GPUs. The benchmark version has been changed to 11020, as results are no longer comparable to results from previous builds. - Fixed artefacts when using the legacy shadows & highlights filter. - Further fixes to the patch tool in LAB mode. - Improve panorama stitching when source images have unusual metadata. - Improvements to aligning layers by stars. - Improvements to astro stacking when images contain large stars. - Fixed incorrect import of linear burn blend mode from PSD files. - Fixed issues with certain DNG files in the develop persona. - Fixes crashes opening certain EXR files. - Improved export quality when document contains certain live filters. - Fixed crashes with pattern layers. - Fixed saturation blend mode issues in 16bit RGB. - Assorted other fixes and improvements. - Localisation improvements.
  6. Status: Release Candidate Purpose: Features, improvements and 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 fifth build of Affinity Photo 1.10.0 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 1.9.3 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. The changes in the 1.9.4 betas have been rolled into 1.10. Affinity Photo Team  Changes Since Previous Beta - Fixed blend mode issues in the compositor. - Fixed star alignment in astro stacking. - Fixed issues with merge down / visible / selected. - Fixed adjustment panel histogram issues. - Fixed crashes when pasting between documents with different colour formats. - Fixed curves / levels / channel mixer adjustments which affect alpha when placed as an enclosure. - Assorted other tiny fixes. - Localisation improvements. - Help improvements. Changes Since 1.9.3 - Allow OCIO display path to use EDR capability. - Further patch tool fixes in LAB colour mode. - Obey the document colour space when putting PDF data on the pasteboard. - Show a message box on astro stacking completion, reporting light frames which could not be aligned. - Fixed a sporadic deadlock issue when hardware acceleration is enabled. - Fixed potential crash when typing text. - Fixed potential crash when rendering large panoramas. - Fixed issues when loading small documents into separated mode (documents were rotated). - Fixed live defringe bug when zooming. - Improved defringe performance and increased maximum radius. - Improve performance when multiple Info page samplers are placed on the document. - Improve adjustment layer performance when hardware acceleration is disabled. - Added CR3 support for Canon EOS 850D. - Emoji improvements and fixes. - Improved gradient fill noise rendering. - Lens correction improvements for Canon / Tamron / Sigma lenses. - Fixed crash when using monochrome FITS bayer pattern. - Fixed issues when refining a selection and outputting as a new layer with mask. - Fixed mesh warp issues. - Fixed issue which was preventing accurate selection of pixel layers. - Fixed crop tool issue where all presets were landscape. - Fixed Apply Image when used on masks. - Fixed TIFF DPI issues. - Fixed numerous sharpen brush tool issues. - Fixed crash when rearranging swatches. - Fixed issues when pasting pixel layers into larger documents. - Added support for emoji 😃👌😻. - Added the ability to load ACM lens profiles. - Assorted improvements to astro stacking, including the ability to edit the names of stacked images and the ability to stack images for different filters simultaneously. - Fixed issues opening some DNG files. - Serif Labs RAW engine improvements. - Assorted astro stacking improvements and fixes. - Fixed Nikon D780 Raw loading when using Serif Labs engine. - Attempted fix for occasional flickering of rendered document. - Fixed crash when deleting a procedural texture constant while the cursor is still in the description text field. - Fixed erratic behaviour with placed images. - Fixed missing controls when procedural texture dialog is in non-English. - Fixed crash when macro recording selected layer change in Japanese UI. - Fixed lockups when loading certain PSD documents with smart objects enabled. - Added the ability to open FITS files directly, with control over demosaicing. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using placed images. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using embedded documents. - PDF import and export improvements. - Significant performance improvements in low memory situations. - Fixed small visual issues when switching back to templates from presets in the new document panel. - Fixed gradient map adjustment rendering issues. - Fixed expression input issues with decimal separators other than ".". - Fixed issue whereby ISO speed was incorrectly reported for some images. - Help improvements. - Added support for Xtrans sensor images in astro stacking. - Added GPU acceleration for blending ranges (in Advanced Blending). - Further, significant, performance improvements for documents with many layers. - Significant performance improvements when converting documents between ICC profiles / pixel formats. - Fixed performance issues with previous build with certain GPUs. - Fixed spare channel / mask editing. - Assorted metadata panel tweaks. - Further panorama stitching performance tweaks. - Added a new "median" mode to the frequency separation filter. - The gradient map adjustment now has a GPU implementation. - Restored the GPU rendering improvements which were dropped towards the end of the 1.9.2 beta. The benchmark version is once again set to 1920. - Improve performance when manipulating the selected layer immediately after loading a document. - Significant performance improvements in low-memory situations, reducing use of the swap file. - Panorama stitching performance improvements. - Significant performance improvements for documents which contain flattened, opaque layers (usually the result of merge visible). - Render EXIF exposure time as decimal if above 1. - Fixed F-number always showing as "f/0" for Leica M-series cameras (and others). - Fixed issue whereby LUTs would incorrectly report "Identity" as the description. - Fixed potential crash when quitting with layers still on the clipboard. - Fixed performance issues with CMYK documents when GPU acceleration is enabled. - Assorted small fixes. - Localisation improvements.
  7. If I were to guess, I'd say the plugin is detecting whether we are a host by looking at the process name - "Affinity Photo" vs. "Affinity Photo Beta". A
  8. Status: Release Candidate Purpose: Features, improvements and 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 fourth build of Affinity Photo 1.10.0 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 1.9.3 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. The changes in the 1.9.4 betas have been rolled into 1.10. Affinity Photo Team  Changes Since Previous Beta - Allow OCIO display path to use EDR capability. - Further patch tool fixes in LAB colour mode. - Obey the document colour space when putting PDF data on the pasteboard. - Show a message box on astro stacking completion, reporting light frames which could not be aligned. - Fixed a sporadic deadlock issue when hardware acceleration is enabled. - Assorted small fixes. - Localisation improvements. - Help improvements. Changes Since 1.9.3 - Fixed potential crash when typing text. - Fixed potential crash when rendering large panoramas. - Fixed issues when loading small documents into separated mode (documents were rotated). - Fixed live defringe bug when zooming. - Improved defringe performance and increased maximum radius. - Improve performance when multiple Info page samplers are placed on the document. - Improve adjustment layer performance when hardware acceleration is disabled. - Added CR3 support for Canon EOS 850D. - Emoji improvements and fixes. - Improved gradient fill noise rendering. - Lens correction improvements for Canon / Tamron / Sigma lenses. - Fixed crash when using monochrome FITS bayer pattern. - Fixed issues when refining a selection and outputting as a new layer with mask. - Fixed mesh warp issues. - Fixed issue which was preventing accurate selection of pixel layers. - Fixed crop tool issue where all presets were landscape. - Fixed Apply Image when used on masks. - Fixed TIFF DPI issues. - Fixed numerous sharpen brush tool issues. - Fixed crash when rearranging swatches. - Fixed issues when pasting pixel layers into larger documents. - Added support for emoji 😃👌😻. - Added the ability to load ACM lens profiles. - Assorted improvements to astro stacking, including the ability to edit the names of stacked images and the ability to stack images for different filters simultaneously. - Fixed issues opening some DNG files. - Serif Labs RAW engine improvements. - Assorted astro stacking improvements and fixes. - Fixed Nikon D780 Raw loading when using Serif Labs engine. - Attempted fix for occasional flickering of rendered document. - Fixed crash when deleting a procedural texture constant while the cursor is still in the description text field. - Fixed erratic behaviour with placed images. - Fixed missing controls when procedural texture dialog is in non-English. - Fixed crash when macro recording selected layer change in Japanese UI. - Fixed lockups when loading certain PSD documents with smart objects enabled. - Added the ability to open FITS files directly, with control over demosaicing. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using placed images. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using embedded documents. - PDF import and export improvements. - Significant performance improvements in low memory situations. - Fixed small visual issues when switching back to templates from presets in the new document panel. - Fixed gradient map adjustment rendering issues. - Fixed expression input issues with decimal separators other than ".". - Fixed issue whereby ISO speed was incorrectly reported for some images. - Help improvements. - Added support for Xtrans sensor images in astro stacking. - Added GPU acceleration for blending ranges (in Advanced Blending). - Further, significant, performance improvements for documents with many layers. - Significant performance improvements when converting documents between ICC profiles / pixel formats. - Fixed performance issues with previous build with certain GPUs. - Fixed spare channel / mask editing. - Assorted metadata panel tweaks. - Further panorama stitching performance tweaks. - Added a new "median" mode to the frequency separation filter. - The gradient map adjustment now has a GPU implementation. - Restored the GPU rendering improvements which were dropped towards the end of the 1.9.2 beta. The benchmark version is once again set to 1920. - Improve performance when manipulating the selected layer immediately after loading a document. - Significant performance improvements in low-memory situations, reducing use of the swap file. - Panorama stitching performance improvements. - Significant performance improvements for documents which contain flattened, opaque layers (usually the result of merge visible). - Render EXIF exposure time as decimal if above 1. - Fixed F-number always showing as "f/0" for Leica M-series cameras (and others). - Fixed issue whereby LUTs would incorrectly report "Identity" as the description. - Fixed potential crash when quitting with layers still on the clipboard. - Fixed performance issues with CMYK documents when GPU acceleration is enabled. - Assorted small fixes. - Localisation improvements.
  9. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, improvements and 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 third build of Affinity Photo 1.10.0 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 1.9.3 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. The changes in the 1.9.4 betas have been rolled into 1.10. Affinity Photo Team  Changes Since Previous Beta - Fixed potential crash when typing text. - Fixed potential crash when rendering large panoramas. - Fixed issues when loading small documents into separated mode (documents were rotated). - Fixed live defringe bug when zooming. - Improved defringe performance and increased maximum radius. - Improve performance when multiple Info page samplers are placed on the document. - Improve adjustment layer performance when hardware acceleration is disabled. - Assorted small fixes. - Localisation improvements. Changes Since 1.9.3 - Added CR3 support for Canon EOS 850D. - Emoji improvements and fixes. - Improved gradient fill noise rendering. - Lens correction improvements for Canon / Tamron / Sigma lenses. - Fixed crash when using monochrome FITS bayer pattern. - Fixed issues when refining a selection and outputting as a new layer with mask. - Fixed mesh warp issues. - Fixed issue which was preventing accurate selection of pixel layers. - Fixed crop tool issue where all presets were landscape. - Fixed Apply Image when used on masks. - Fixed TIFF DPI issues. - Fixed numerous sharpen brush tool issues. - Fixed crash when rearranging swatches. - Fixed issues when pasting pixel layers into larger documents. - Added support for emoji 😃👌😻. - Added the ability to load ACM lens profiles. - Assorted improvements to astro stacking, including the ability to edit the names of stacked images and the ability to stack images for different filters simultaneously. - Fixed issues opening some DNG files. - Serif Labs RAW engine improvements. - Assorted astro stacking improvements and fixes. - Fixed Nikon D780 Raw loading when using Serif Labs engine. - Attempted fix for occasional flickering of rendered document. - Fixed crash when deleting a procedural texture constant while the cursor is still in the description text field. - Fixed erratic behaviour with placed images. - Fixed missing controls when procedural texture dialog is in non-English. - Fixed crash when macro recording selected layer change in Japanese UI. - Fixed lockups when loading certain PSD documents with smart objects enabled. - Added the ability to open FITS files directly, with control over demosaicing. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using placed images. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using embedded documents. - PDF import and export improvements. - Significant performance improvements in low memory situations. - Fixed small visual issues when switching back to templates from presets in the new document panel. - Fixed gradient map adjustment rendering issues. - Fixed expression input issues with decimal separators other than ".". - Fixed issue whereby ISO speed was incorrectly reported for some images. - Help improvements. - Added support for Xtrans sensor images in astro stacking. - Added GPU acceleration for blending ranges (in Advanced Blending). - Further, significant, performance improvements for documents with many layers. - Significant performance improvements when converting documents between ICC profiles / pixel formats. - Fixed performance issues with previous build with certain GPUs. - Fixed spare channel / mask editing. - Assorted metadata panel tweaks. - Further panorama stitching performance tweaks. - Added a new "median" mode to the frequency separation filter. - The gradient map adjustment now has a GPU implementation. - Restored the GPU rendering improvements which were dropped towards the end of the 1.9.2 beta. The benchmark version is once again set to 1920. - Improve performance when manipulating the selected layer immediately after loading a document. - Significant performance improvements in low-memory situations, reducing use of the swap file. - Panorama stitching performance improvements. - Significant performance improvements for documents which contain flattened, opaque layers (usually the result of merge visible). - Render EXIF exposure time as decimal if above 1. - Fixed F-number always showing as "f/0" for Leica M-series cameras (and others). - Fixed issue whereby LUTs would incorrectly report "Identity" as the description. - Fixed potential crash when quitting with layers still on the clipboard. - Fixed performance issues with CMYK documents when GPU acceleration is enabled. - Assorted small fixes. - Localisation improvements.
  10. Florida, Is the image you are trying to export to PNG very large? You mention 9000x9000.. I wonder if there is some integer overflow issue here. Exporting is not done on the main thread, so beach balling implies either a.) It's not export related, which is unlikely as your stack is plainly exporting, or b.) We are somehow exporting on the main thread! Could you provide the full stack dump? Cheers, A
  11. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, improvements and 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 build of Affinity Photo 1.10.0 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 1.9.3 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. The changes in the 1.9.4 betas have been rolled into 1.10. Affinity Photo Team  Changes Since Previous Beta - Added CR3 support for Canon EOS 850D. - Emoji improvements and fixes. - Improved gradient fill noise rendering. - Lens correction improvements for Canon / Tamron / Sigma lenses. - Fixed crash when using monochrome FITS bayer pattern. - Fixed issues when refining a selection and outputting as a new layer with mask. - Fixed mesh warp issues. - Fixed issue which was preventing accurate selection of pixel layers. - Fixed crop tool issue where all presets were landscape. - Fixed Apply Image when used on masks. - Fixed TIFF DPI issues. - Fixed numerous sharpen brush tool issues. - Fixed crash when rearranging swatches. - Fixed issues when pasting pixel layers into larger documents. - Assorted small fixes. - Localisation improvements. Changes Since 1.9.3 - Added support for emoji 😃👌😻. - Added the ability to load ACM lens profiles. - Assorted improvements to astro stacking, including the ability to edit the names of stacked images and the ability to stack images for different filters simultaneously. - Fixed issues opening some DNG files. - Serif Labs RAW engine improvements. - Assorted astro stacking improvements and fixes. - Fixed Nikon D780 Raw loading when using Serif Labs engine. - Attempted fix for occasional flickering of rendered document. - Fixed crash when deleting a procedural texture constant while the cursor is still in the description text field. - Fixed erratic behaviour with placed images. - Fixed missing controls when procedural texture dialog is in non-English. - Fixed crash when macro recording selected layer change in Japanese UI. - Fixed lockups when loading certain PSD documents with smart objects enabled. - Added the ability to open FITS files directly, with control over demosaicing. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using placed images. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using embedded documents. - PDF import and export improvements. - Significant performance improvements in low memory situations. - Fixed small visual issues when switching back to templates from presets in the new document panel. - Fixed gradient map adjustment rendering issues. - Fixed expression input issues with decimal separators other than ".". - Fixed issue whereby ISO speed was incorrectly reported for some images. - Help improvements. - Added support for Xtrans sensor images in astro stacking. - Added GPU acceleration for blending ranges (in Advanced Blending). - Further, significant, performance improvements for documents with many layers. - Significant performance improvements when converting documents between ICC profiles / pixel formats. - Fixed performance issues with previous build with certain GPUs. - Fixed spare channel / mask editing. - Assorted metadata panel tweaks. - Further panorama stitching performance tweaks. - Added a new "median" mode to the frequency separation filter. - The gradient map adjustment now has a GPU implementation. - Restored the GPU rendering improvements which were dropped towards the end of the 1.9.2 beta. The benchmark version is once again set to 1920. - Improve performance when manipulating the selected layer immediately after loading a document. - Significant performance improvements in low-memory situations, reducing use of the swap file. - Panorama stitching performance improvements. - Significant performance improvements for documents which contain flattened, opaque layers (usually the result of merge visible). - Render EXIF exposure time as decimal if above 1. - Fixed F-number always showing as "f/0" for Leica M-series cameras (and others). - Fixed issue whereby LUTs would incorrectly report "Identity" as the description. - Fixed potential crash when quitting with layers still on the clipboard. - Fixed performance issues with CMYK documents when GPU acceleration is enabled. - Assorted small fixes. - Localisation improvements.
  12. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, improvements and 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 first build of Affinity Photo 1.10.0 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 1.9.3 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below. The changes in the 1.9.4 betas have been rolled into 1.10. Affinity Photo Team  Changes Since Previous Beta - Added support for emoji 😃👌😻. - Added the ability to load ACM lens profiles. - Assorted improvements to astro stacking, including the ability to edit the names of stacked images and the ability to stack images for different filters simultaneously. - Fixed issues opening some DNG files. - Assorted other small fixes. - Localisation improvements. - Help improvements. Changes Since 1.9.3 - Serif Labs RAW engine improvements. - Assorted astro stacking improvements and fixes. - Fixed Nikon D780 Raw loading when using Serif Labs engine. - Attempted fix for occasional flickering of rendered document. - Fixed crash when deleting a procedural texture constant while the cursor is still in the description text field. - Fixed erratic behaviour with placed images. - Fixed missing controls when procedural texture dialog is in non-English. - Fixed crash when macro recording selected layer change in Japanese UI. - Fixed lockups when loading certain PSD documents with smart objects enabled. - Added the ability to open FITS files directly, with control over demosaicing. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using placed images. - Performance and memory usage improvements when using embedded documents. - PDF import and export improvements. - Significant performance improvements in low memory situations. - Fixed small visual issues when switching back to templates from presets in the new document panel. - Fixed gradient map adjustment rendering issues. - Fixed expression input issues with decimal separators other than ".". - Fixed issue whereby ISO speed was incorrectly reported for some images. - Help improvements. - Added support for Xtrans sensor images in astro stacking. - Added GPU acceleration for blending ranges (in Advanced Blending). - Further, significant, performance improvements for documents with many layers. - Significant performance improvements when converting documents between ICC profiles / pixel formats. - Fixed performance issues with previous build with certain GPUs. - Fixed spare channel / mask editing. - Assorted metadata panel tweaks. - Further panorama stitching performance tweaks. - Added a new "median" mode to the frequency separation filter. - The gradient map adjustment now has a GPU implementation. - Restored the GPU rendering improvements which were dropped towards the end of the 1.9.2 beta. The benchmark version is once again set to 1920. - Improve performance when manipulating the selected layer immediately after loading a document. - Significant performance improvements in low-memory situations, reducing use of the swap file. - Panorama stitching performance improvements. - Significant performance improvements for documents which contain flattened, opaque layers (usually the result of merge visible). - Render EXIF exposure time as decimal if above 1. - Fixed F-number always showing as "f/0" for Leica M-series cameras (and others). - Fixed issue whereby LUTs would incorrectly report "Identity" as the description. - Fixed potential crash when quitting with layers still on the clipboard. - Fixed performance issues with CMYK documents when GPU acceleration is enabled. - Assorted small fixes. - Localisation improvements.
  13. R C-R I fixed the silly 19001920 thing in 228 - looks like it got lost again in 229 Thanks for the heads up. A
  14. Paul, The numbers are from a real M1 device (not the DTK). It was a 16GB device. Cheers, A
  15. Hi, We are collecting benchmarks from users of the 1.9 betas in the Windows forum (as the Windows builds are finally getting GPU acceleration). It will be useful to collect similar benchmarks on the Mac. If you would like to contribute your Mac benchmarks, the thread is here: Thanks, Andy.
  16. Hi, If you disable the acceleration, does it work correctly? Thanks, A
  17. 16" MacBook Pro (i9 8-core 2.4Ghz, 64GB, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M + Intel 630)
  18. The value is *distance from mouse down* - not simply *horizontal difference*.
  19. @Wumpus, Thanks for the response. As Mark said, we had some bugs on the Windows builds which meant you weren't seeing what we are seeing here. Those bugs have been resolved in the most recent beta. We have also made the develop persona automatically enable the default B/W conversion based on the X3F metadata tag. If you have chance, could you please repeat your tests in that latest build. A
  20. To clarify the B/W issue: a.) The B/W issue is nothing to do with our use of libraw (we use x3ftools now for X3F anyway - hence the improvements in 1.8.4 quality). b.) The image is not B/W. It is a perfectly normal, 3 channel RGB image. A metadata item in the files indicates the user preference for B/W processing. c.) The RGB -> B/W algorithm used by the proprietary processing software is not available to us. d.) We have a B/W conversion facility in the develop persona which can be used to manually mix the RGB channels to mono. Aside from automatically enabling the B/W conversion, with default settings, in the develop persona (which we are considering doing as we speak) - what else is expected here? Thanks, A
  21. "To support the winner of a race only after the race is quite opportunistic. Innovation and progress comes from belief in something." Opportunistic it certainly is - and I make no apology for it! I don't consider Photo to be a driving force for adoption of 3rd party file formats - otherwise I would have been pushing JPEG-XR for the last 10 years (in my opinion, it is clearly the best general purpose image storage format which supports HDR and can do CMYK etc. - sadly nobody else in the world cares about it!). "Since the formats rarely (typically never) change, it is a question of implementation. Since it is basically just import and export, these are just entries in a drop-down list, which - in a modular concept - is self-maintaining." I agree that updating the 3rd party library code is not a big deal - they rarely update unless some vulnerability is found. The problem is more with UI - each format has a cost (for each platform) in that respect for initial implementation, and a cost for ongoing maintenance as we expand to other platforms or adopt new UI technology on existing platforms. To be honest, this is likely to become a moot point in future (as we hope to introduce support for 3rd party plugins for file I/O at some stage). We aren't there yet, but until we are we are likely to continue to apply the same loose "rules" I describe above. Thanks again, Andy.
  22. Morning, We have decided to implement WebP export for (hopefully) 1.9. The decision is not solely because it is now supported in Safari - although that doesn't hurt. In the time I have been working here at Serif (15+ years), there have been hundreds of "JPEG / PNG killer" file formats announced - not a single one has succeeded. If we had supported each one, we would now have a massive amount of export code to maintain which was used by either 1 or 2 people, or more likely nobody. We don't like to remove features which we have added - so we would be stuck with the problem forever. We generally don't implement new export formats unless a.) They are old but have some unique technical feature which is genuinely useful or b.) They are new and have either a good chance of achieving widespread adoption or have some unique technical feature which we think has merit. WebP is being implemented because we think it has a high chance of widespread adoption. Hope this helps, Andy.
  23. Morning all, Further to the comments made by Dan, I'm pleased to report that the transition to Apple Silicon has been completed. We will, of course, use the time between now and any Apple hardware release to test what we have internally - but I see no reason why we will not be available on day one with all three apps. To address questions regarding ongoing support for Intel based Macs: We will support Intel based Macs as long as they are supported by Apple (ie. until the last Intel based Mac is considered "obsolete" by Apple). This will be years after the last Intel Mac has shipped - and will only mean that we stop providing updates - not that the app will stop working. Hope this helps, Andy.
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