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Affinity Designer 2 for macOS - (2.0.3)


Patrick Connor
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We are pleased to announce an update for the macOS release of Affinity Designer 2, version 2.0.3

The changes in Affinity Designer 2 for macOS 2.0.3 (those made since the last release Affinity Designer 2 for macOS 2.0.0) are as follows:

Fixes & Improvements:  (since the last release 2.0.0)

  • New Document: Custom Document Preset order is not retained between app sessions
  • Shape Builder Tool now has an additional option to delete open curves that were inside a newly created area, plus you can now hold Alt to delete areas while still in Add mode - more to come...
  • Warp Group editing now supports the Shift modifier to lock node edits to an 8-axis grid. Also can be used with off-curve nodes to maintain their angle while dragging them
  • DWG Import scaling improvements
  • Saving to External Drive gives "Failed to Save" error on macOS Ventura
  • Current DPI of selected layer does not show in V2
  • Using the Select object/ transparency object selects all objects
  • New clearer icons for stroke properties (cap, join, align)
  • Fixed spurious future version error under certain circumstances
  • Update for HEIF importer
  • Colour Panel now remembers user preference for CMYK documents
  • Export Panel UI fixes
  • Pen tool tweaks and fixes
  • Gradients on text strokes don't render unless the fill also has a gradient
  • Fixed hang that could occur composing vertical centre aligned text
  • OpenType handling does not respect lookup flags such as IgnoreMarks
  • Resource Manager updates
  • Fix for disappearing rulers
  • Fixed various issues involving handling of placed document files
  • Placed documents with bleed can fail to render the bleed correctly
  • Many and various Layers Panel updates and fixes
  • Ensure global colour edits update live
  • Select Same Name should only select objects with user supplied names
  • Help & localisation improvements.
  • Licensing and Registration improvements and new help links

 

UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)

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

If you’ve purchased from the Mac App Store— updates are done automatically next time you run your software after it is available in the Mac App Store. If this does not happen for you, open the Mac App Store app and go to the Updates page and then Store > Reload page or press CMD+R. This should hopefully force the update to show. Apple sometimes phase roll outs around the world which can mean it may take up to 72 hours for your update to be available.

If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer to download and install any available update, or in the application main menu there is an option Check for Updates. 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 macOS) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Mac app store purchases, which update through the Mac App Store).

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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11 minutes ago, JoeyP said:

Not seeing any patch notes for saving files to FAT external hard drives.

I think that is an oversight as I believe this was addressed. I will check what else is missing in the morning (hopefully nothing)

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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