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Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.10.2.266)


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Status: Beta

Purpose: Improvements and fixes.

Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo

Mac App Store: Not submitted

Download ZIP: Download

Auto-update: Pending

 

Hello,

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second build of Affinity Photo 1.10.2 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 1.10.1 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, 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 Beta

 

- Improved performance of the Infer LUT function.
- Improved overlay paint / erase brushes in develop.
- Fixed GPU instability introduced in last beta.
- Fixed gradient midpoints when hardware acceleration is enabled.
- Fixed crashes in the 32bit colour chooser.
- Fixed issues with toggling “edit selection as layer”.
- Fixed lighting filter UI issues.
- Fixed spurious brush hardness when changing tools.
- Fixed issues when refining and outputting as a new layer + mask.
- Fixed refine selection shortcut not being persisted properly.
- Fixed astrophotography stacking crash.
- Assorted other small fixes.

 

Changes Since 1.10.1

 

- Performance improvements for all integrated GPUs. The benchmark version has been changed to 11020, as results are no longer comparable to results from previous builds.
- Fixed artefacts when using the legacy shadows & highlights filter.
- Further fixes to the patch tool in LAB mode.
- Improve panorama stitching when source images have unusual metadata.
- Improvements to aligning layers by stars.
- Improvements to astro stacking when images contain large stars.
- Fixed incorrect import of linear burn blend mode from PSD files.
- Fixed issues with certain DNG files in the develop persona.
- Fixes crashes opening certain EXR files.
- Improved export quality when document contains certain live filters.
- Fixed crashes with pattern layers.
- Fixed saturation blend mode issues in 16bit RGB.
- Assorted other fixes and improvements.
- Localisation improvements.

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This beta is very fast indeed! Also, I don't know if the GPU speed enhancements directly affect the speed of the inpainting brush but it is much faster now. One of the things that I considered the gold standard in Photoshop was their spot healing brush (inpainting) but now I can say that yours is better on many pictures that I have recently tried, in content-aware mode.

One feature request - and I don't know whether to address here or in the non-beta forums, but will start here is that I would really like the last used settings pertaining to inpainting on current layer or current and below to be remembered. Or better yet to have a preferences setting to choose current and below. This is alway a slight annoyance for me when starting to add layers. 

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