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Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta -

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Status: Customer Beta
Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

As this is a 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 that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback. 

If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.


  • Disabled WinTab by default (tablet users must now check Windows Ink is enabled in their tablet settings)
  • Improved points delivered from Windows Ink (process point history)
  • Fixed 32-bit Colour Chooser dialog
  • Improved embedded document bounding boxes
  • Improved error messages when running out of disk space
  • Fixed Expression Parser incorrect optimisation of subtract op sequence
  • 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
  • Fixed renaming a colour on the swatches panel not updating correctly
  • Fixed inconsistencies between font family ordering on macOS and Windows
  • Changed copied Global Colour names to have a "copy" suffix to prevent accidental editing of the original
  • Added Remove Columns button on the context toolbar for Designer and Photo for text frames with columns for documents created in Publisher
  • Fixed crash dragging fill layer to bottom of layer stack
  • Improvemented memory use with branching undo history and with replacing image nodes
  • Fixed crash editing colour via double click in swatches tab
  • Fixed failure to open older documents in 1.8 beta
  • Fixed failure to apply "Touch for gestures only" to open documents
  • Fixed "Make a copy" and "Continue" buttons when opening a non-beta project file being reversed
  • Fixed Print dialog not removing the red overlay on a scaled image
  • Updated PANTONE Solid and Bridge Palettes
  • Fixed Create Palette from CMYK images results in RGB colours
  • Fixed inconsistent document tabbing order
  • Improved performance of operations with large selections
  • Fixed sporadic crash when drawing text
  • Fixed crash after closing document with artistic text tool active
  • Added Stock Page to Studio menu
  • Fixed inconsistencies in aspect ratio when dragging assets via different methods
  • Fixed selection problems with multiple objects of varying line weights
  • Fixed Artboards becoming out of sync if added/removed in linked afdesign document
  • Fixed changing DPI using Anchor to Page resizes document release notes

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