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Affinity Photo Customer Beta ( - GM Seed)

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No beta available please use the Photo 1.8.2 macOS release build instead

Status: GM Seed

Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes

Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo

Mac App Store: Submitted

Download ZIP: Download

Auto-update: Available



We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the final beta of Affinity Photo 1.8.2 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 1.8.1 version recently released to all customers (though it installs parallel to the release). 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  :ph34r:


Changes This Build


- Fixed artefacts when rasterising groups containing live filters.
- Fixed EXR export problems.
- Import layer effects on PSD smart objects.
- Fixed marquee layer selection including locked objects.
- Fix for PDF export not embedding fonts correctly.
- The [ and ] keys will step the size of the brush by 1px in the pixel tool.
- Fix some artefacts on Navi GPUs.
- Fixed loading low-resolution RAW from Canon 5D Mk II.
- Improve PNG import when files are corrupt but contain enough image data to be useful.
- General performance improvements.
- Fix for crashes when saving documents started using an architectural preset.
- Honour dock settings when double clicking the title bar.
- Help improvements.


Changes Since 1.8.1

- Fixed sporadic PDF load crash.
- Fixed refine selection crash.
- Fixed develop persona crash on Mavericks and older.
- Disabled full screen mode for new document panel.
- Fixed some blurry non-retina UI.
- XMP pass through of unknown tags.
- Localisation tweaks.
- Help improvements.

- Further live filter fixes (as reported).
- Boolean operation fixes.
- Halftone crash fix with specific document sizes.
- Added stepper controls to the refine panel.

- Significant quality improvements to live filter rendering.
- Fixed focus merge issues (some images would get ignored).
- Improvements to customisable shortcuts UI.
- Defringe improvements.
- Added ability to preview fonts on black or white background.
- New document panel - terminology and UI tweaks.
- New document panel - saves settings between uses.
- Reinstated double click functionality on zoom, view tools.
- Improved responsiveness when editing large blocks of text.
- Fixed blurred toolbar buttons on non-retina displays.
- Fixed inability to move information page samplers in develop etc.
- Fixed occasional live perspective transform crash.
- Fixed luminosity details stepper in develop persona.
- Fixed mask bugs when resizing documents.
- Fixed inability to enter white balance temperature correctly in develop persona.


To be notified about all future macOS beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
To be notified when this Photo update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Photo on macOS customers, please follow this thread


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