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Affinity Photo Customer Beta ( - GM Seed)

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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 build of Affinity Photo 1.8.4 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 1.8.3 version recently released to all customers (though it installs parallel to the release, 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  :ph34r:


Changes Since Last Build


- Mitigate blurring when converting to / from equirectangular projection.
- Assorted Big Sur improvements.
- PSD export will no longer clip layers to the page.
- Fixed Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens identification.
- Fixed corruption with certain batch jobs when Metal compute is enabled.
- Fixed corruption in EPS export when Metal compute is enabled.
- Fixed issue where pixel selection is not initially visible when loading a document.
- Help improvements.
- Localisation improvements.


Changes Since 1.8.3


- Improved selective viewing of LAB document channels in the Channels panel.
- Improvements for Force Touch Trackpad users.
- Improved layers panel representation of empty groups.
- Improvements to Canon EOS-1D Mk. III metadata import.
- Improved reliability of Canon CR3 RAW loading.
- Improved support for .fff RAW files.

- Right click in the Move Tool will offer a tree of layers to select from.
- Honour the monochrome flag in X3F files.
- “Save document with history” will now show up as a recorded macro step.
- Resetting the Voronoi filter now resets to the correct values.
- Mask thumbnails now look the same in dark / light UI mode.
- General layers panel tidying & drag improvements.

- Fixed a crash when refining selection.
- Fixed an issue where the history page could get out of step in Develop.
- Fixed erroneous blend mode imports for PSD files.
- Fixed potential hang when using “Move inside”.
- Fixed issue with the Colour panel when switching away from a mask.
- Fixed a crash in red-eye removal.
- Fixed loading of X3F files with non-square pixels.

- Integrated x3f-tools project, significantly improving support for X3F RAW.
- Added ability to show folders as icons in the layers panel.
- Added option to always show folders as “small” in the layers panel.

- Improved dragging behaviour in the layers panel.
- PDF import performance improvements.
- Document save performance improvements.
- Detect Edges improved on 32bit documents.

- Lens profile popup might report incorrect state.
- RW2 files can cause a crash.
- Text performance improvements.
- Selection brush width is not remember after being changed using modifier keys.
- Placing RAW files now produces Pixel layers, as opposed to Image layers.
- Fixed reading of XP metadata under certain conditions.
- Fix for Nikon D90 RAW loading issues.
- Fixed High Pass filter when using LAB colour.

- Assorted small bug fixes.

- Help improvements.
- Localisation improvements.


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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