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Affinity Designer for Windows - 1.8.5


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We are pleased to announce an update for the Windows release of Affinity Designer, version 1.8.5

Changes in this Build

The changes in Affinity Designer for Windows 1.8.5 (over the last release Affinity Designer for Windows 1.8.4) are as follows:

Fixes & Improvements:

  • Fixed many tablet input problems (by reverting the default input method to be Low Precision mode, the same as in 1.8.3). 
  • Added tablet input preference (in Tools section) to opt-in to High Precision mode, or Windows Ink mode
    (NOTE: previous command line options --legacy-wintab and --disable-wintab are now ignored).
  • Fixed cursor disappearing following keyboard shortcuts that display dialogs, while using a brush tool.

Earlier changes and fixes in 1.8 since 1.7 (including the new 1.8 features) are listed in some detail in the 1.8.0 1.8.2 and 1.8.3 update announcements.

 

UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (free for existing customers)

The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Designer).

If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Designer for Windows) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key).

If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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13 minutes ago, ziplock9000 said:

So Can someone confirm that Windows releases 3-4 months behind every other platform?

I see 1.8.6 released for iPad and MacOS as far back as September and it's almost January???

The Affinity releases are released simultaneously on Mac, Windows, and iPad.

1.8.6 on Mac exists solely to provide support for the Mac M1 chips. It is not needed on Windows, and it has no functional enhancements over 1.8.5.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
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