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Andy Somerfield

Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.8.0.165)

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Status: Beta

Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes

Requirements: Beta Access to TestFlight

App Store: Not submitted

 

Hello,

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first beta of Affinity Photo 1.8 for iPad.

Photo 1.8 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.7 version, so, as ever, I would strongly urge users to avoid the 1.8 beta for critical work. This is a pre-release build of 1.8 - we will release more builds before 1.8 ships. Things will be broken in this build - please use it to explore the new features and not for real work.

If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.

It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.8. 

With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.

Many thanks (as always),

Affinity Photo Team  :ph34r:


Changes Since 1.7
 

- PSD smart object import support (enable in preferences).
- Customisable keyboard shortcuts.
- New stock brushes (your custom brushes will not be lost).
- Improved handling of RAW files when using batch processing.
- Improved channels panel behaviour when disabling alpha.
- Updated PANTONE palettes to include new Solid and Bridge sets.
- Added support for user-editable metadata fields, including IPTC).
- Improved quality & file size of results when exporting JPEG.
- Improved unsharp mask “threshold” slider.
- Improved selection refinement performance & quality.
- Improved the noise reduction filter result when applied to JPEGs.
- Improved precision of Gaussian algorithm (to reduce banding).
- Improved performance of operations with large selections.
- Improved memory use with alternate futures and when replacing image layers.
- Embedded document fixes.
- Fixed Styles to show styles that would normally be invisible.
- Fixed crash when loading some corrupt JPEGs (valid image data, but corrupt following data).
- Fixed deletion of brushes / styles / etc. not reducing disk usage correctly.
- Fixed PSD export of hidden layers.
- Fixed Pixel Selection appears incorrectly when started near page edge.
- Fixed rasterising a fill layer goes wrong after changing document size.
- Fixed Marquee Selection not constraining to a square if you drag across the right diagonal.
- Fixed failure to load some PSB files (and failing to report errors).
- Fixed missing EXIF data for CRWs.
- Fixed crash importing PSD files containing embedded colour profiles with unicode characters in their names.
- Assorted other small fixes and improvements.
- Localisation improvements.

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@Andy Somerfield Hi Andy, where would you like bug reports placed (be nice) 😀
 

I have noticed that the Batch job screen won't allow me to select a folder location. Possibly a bug?

Pexels stock studio doesn’t work for me either. Endless loading loop.


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 13.4   Affinity Photo 1.8.3 .180   Affinity Design 1.8.3.2 Publisher for iPad (2020?)

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9 hours ago, Bethany Acorn said:

Hi, how do I get added to test flight?

ipad version 

Bethany, Link with instructions above


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 13.4   Affinity Photo 1.8.3 .180   Affinity Design 1.8.3.2 Publisher for iPad (2020?)

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2 hours ago, Chris B said:

Please report all bugs for the Affinity Photo iPad beta here and not in this thread :) Thank you!

HI Chris B, a question, should one report issues thru Testflight or thru this website?

The link that you provided seems to be circular because it links right back here.

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50 minutes ago, Bethany Acorn said:

Right now I haven’t found any new options once I’ve imported a template with smart objects.

There is a new option in preferences, (that needs changing before you import) that will bring in smart objects as PSD files, not their flattened previews. The smart object import option is off by default 


Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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23 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

There is a new option in preferences, (that needs changing before you import) that will bring in smart objects as PSD files, not their flattened previews. The smart object import option is off by default 

She has done that and imported them, the question is now what?

what can they do that 1.7 couldn’t do?

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Sorry I should have made my post clearer; will it allow from the "+" option (where you can start new stack, new HDR etc) direct import to SSD drives, if so I don't have to buy a new laptop 👍 

Any rough idea of date of release???

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15 hours ago, Dan freeman said:

what can they do that 1.7 couldn’t do?

Using the move tool, select the embedded image. Then double click (on the canvas) on the selected layer. That will allow the file to be edited. (We will also soon add double click to embedded images listed in the the layers studio).


Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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