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Affinity Photo Windows Customer Beta - 1.9.0.733


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Click here to download the latest beta

Status: Customer Beta
Purpose: New features, performance, 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.

Fixes

  • Added initial support for hardware acceleration (must be enabled in Preferences | Performance, "Enable OpenCL compute acceleration")
  • Added benchmark capability (Help | Benchmark)
  • Added Text on Path
  • Added more filter support for masks / adjustments / spare channels (Add Noise, Perlin Noise, etc.)
  • Added ability to edit a spare channel in the Channels panel to edit it like a layer (single click the channel)
  • Improved Blend modes to work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.)
  • Added a new Divide blend mode
  • Added "Create from centre" for the Elliptical Marquee tool
  • Added ability to snap to the bounds of the pixel selection
  • Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click

1.8.5.703 release notes

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5 hours ago, Sam Neil said:

Windows 10 (Version 2004 - Build 19041.508)

Same OS. Works great.

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Hi Mark,

it seems that I cannot get sufficient bandwidth to download from the AWS servers. Getting download speeds of less that 1Kb/S I have never experienced this issue with Affinity previously.

Is anyone else experiencing slow download speeds. Note my location is in Asia and I checked by downloading the current production release which took less than 15 seconds.

Regards Don

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7 hours ago, AiDon said:

Hi Mark,

it seems that I cannot get sufficient bandwidth to download from the AWS servers. Getting download speeds of less that 1Kb/S I have never experienced this issue with Affinity previously.

Is anyone else experiencing slow download speeds. Note my location is in Asia and I checked by downloading the current production release which took less than 15 seconds.

Regards Don

Hi @AiDon, the retail versions are hosted on locations throughout the world to increase download speeds. The betas are hosted in the US, so may not be as quick, depending on the connection. Hopefully in the future we can improve the beta locations too, but for now, this is an issue between your ISP and Amazon in the US I guess.

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5 hours ago, Bruno Henrique said:

Did the studio presets arrive at 1.9?

Yes they are under internal testing at the moment, so only in Photo at the moment. If you want to try it and make a new thread on your findings, please do

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42 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

Yes they are under internal testing at the moment, so only in Photo at the moment. If you want to try it and make a new thread on your findings, please do

From the discussions that have already occurred in the Mac beta forums, I'd guess the implementation might be changing. However, I presume this important new feature should work the same on both Mac and Windows, so I wonder if it would be better to have one discussion including both the Windows and Mac users, rather than split discussions?

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They are independently programmed but clearly they should behave similarly. Apparently the windows one does behave in the adaptive way described in the photo Mac beta thread, but will be changed also.

Patrick Connor
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Thanks, Patrick. Separate discussions sounds reasonable then.

It is puzzling that they'd be separately programmed, though. I'd have thought there would be common code for a function like that, with just a bit of OS adaptation layer.

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I have tweaked my last post as the issue brought up in the Mac beta thread does exist in Windows and will be changing for both

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WOW....
I made a Test with Raw Development and Open CL enabled and disabled.
With disabled Open CL it needs ~17 Seconds, with enabled Open CL only ~8 Seconds
Same Raw File, same editing in Develop Persona.
I´m very pleasantly surprised. My Graphic Card is a NVIDIA Geforce 1060 6GB with Studio Driver.
Very good Job and thank you very much. Thumbs Up👍

Have a nice day.
Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag.

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Excellent increment. Well done, folks!

I'm planning on doing an InAffinity video on these and would appreciate a little more detail on these so I can demo them:

  • Added more filter support for masks / adjustments / spare channels (Add Noise, Perlin Noise, etc.)
  • Improved Blend modes to work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.)

Thanks.

Dave Straker

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