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Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.3.5.1)


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Purpose: Features / Improvements / Fixes 

Status: Beta

Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo

Mac App Store: Not Submitted

Download: Here

 

To use this beta, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install the beta version. The beta sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it.

 

Please Note: This beta includes many changes which have never been beta-tested before. Being realistic, it is quite likely that you may encounter an occasional bug. We will do our utmost to fix anything that emerges as quickly as possible, but we just wanted you to understand that for production work we would recommend using the Mac App Store version until this beta has been validated for a few weeks. There are no translations included with this beta version, sorry - they will return next time...

 

 

There are far too many under-the-hood changes this time to list them all, but the highlights for this beta are:

 

- New "Haze Removal" filter.

- User-definable keyboard shortcuts (first phase - more to come...)

- New PDF export engine with ability to output PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 and PDF/X-4

- Added Character and Paragraph panels - rather than these options being stuck in large modeless dialogs

- Boolean geometry operations fixed

- Many import and export improvements to PSD, PDF, EPS, SVG, etc.

- Attempt to import .AI legacy files

- New, searchable preferences panel with support for user-definable nudge distances

 

...and of course, the two changes I'm sure everyone will be most happy of all with: The beta now has its own icon and also has a sensible numbering scheme!  :)

 
There are many, many more improvements and fixes in this build - and probably a few new bugs :D
 
See if you can find them ;)
 
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I can see the Shortcuts panel but can't do anything with it.  Is it there just to show us what it will be like when implemented?  Or am I just totally missing how to add anything to it?  I'm really impatient for a way to shortcut all the panels. Would love to be able to turn them all off and just click one or more in as needed.

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Hey Lille,

 

to delete a shortcut just click on the little cross sign … to assign new shortcuts just click into an empty assignment field and press down the modifier + key combination you want to use for the respective command … does that work?

 

As far as I can see, there is currently no way to add new commands to the list … but have a look at the different lists. Some of the commands you would invoke by going to View > Studio > …, are not found on the “View” list, but on other lists. The View > Studio > Character command is filed under “Text” (“Show Character”), for example. This is kind of confusing, and I hope this will be amended. To hide all panels you can use the Tab key (as you will surely know).

 

Cheers, Alex  :)

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Alex, I'm not seeing anything in the Shortcuts panel.  Where the shortcuts are listed in your movie, there is nothing!  No matter what I click on nothing appears in that list.  What am I not doing to get them to appear?

 

And yeah, I know that you can make them all go away with the Tab.  But making one come back means a trip to View>Studio>and scroll to click on the one you want back.  Time-consuming and too cumbersome to bother with so I just leave them all onscreen.

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Actually, the shortcuts window is truncated and the Close tab is not at the bottom but up inside the list area.  If I open the Effects panel then place the shortcut window with the top of it on the Layers tab, the bottom of it is even with the bottom of Gradient Overlay.

 

I think Mountain Lion has struck again.  This is the second download and install I've done.  The first time, I got a normal opening once and 3 or 4 opening where nothing showed in any panel...not colors, not layers, not effects, nothing.   This time so far, things seem normal other than not being able to see the shortcuts.

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10.8.5, the same also starting new documents  :(

 

We've made some more Mountain Lion fixes in the next beta, so hopefully your issue should be fixed.

 

I can see the Shortcuts panel but can't do anything with it.  Is it there just to show us what it will be like when implemented?  Or am I just totally missing how to add anything to it?  I'm really impatient for a way to shortcut all the panels. Would love to be able to turn them all off and just click one or more in as needed.

 

Should be fixed for you in the next beta! :)

 

Oh, I am really sorry to hear that … might be a Mountain Lion issue indeed. I recently changed my system from Lion to Yosemite, and I had no cause to regret my decision so far. Fingers crossed …  :rolleyes:

 

No, we lost one of our great Lion testers! :) Seriously, I'm glad you made the upgrade though - Yosemite is great.

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