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Affinity Designer - 1.5.1

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Click here to download the latest release

Status: Patch
Purpose: Stability
Requirements: A valid Affinity Designer product key.

We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post here 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.



  • Fixed sporadic problem with context toolbar changing to a tool in a different document
  • Fixed CMYK swatch tooltips display with 8-bit values
  • Fixed 32-bit Preview not changing colour profiles when document colour format changes
  • Changed PDF Export to convert 32-bit images to 8-bit
  • Fixed artifacts appearing with a 3D Layer Effect profile on an object with a Linear Gradient
  • Fixed cursor not updating in Freehand Selection when move is available
  • Fixed being unable to deselect by clicking with Freehand Selection tool
  • Fixed sporadic crash when opening and closing documents after having an adjustment layer panel open
  • Fixed memory leaks Character and Navigator panels
  • Fixed Split view mirror mode Before/After slider remaining draggable
  • Changed default EXR export to 32-bit (instead of 16 half)
  • Fixed clicking while in Pan mode with the Zoom tool will still cause the app to Zoom
  • Fixed being unable to paste Enhanced Metafiles
  • Fixed for Paste from external clipboards being permanently disabled
  • Fixed crash when pasting an object as an SVG
  • Fixed memory leaks when the progress dialog is displayed
  • Fixed exporting images to Dropbox / Google Drive / other file synchronisation services (would previously fail to write metadata)
  • Fixed crash when using Logitech 510 wireless and using Logitech Options software, when scrolling horizontally (software was delivering invalid mouse coordinates)
  • Added special paper sizes (from the printer) in the Print dialog if not already present
  • Fixed Custom Paper Size not being remembered between Print dialog sessions
  • Fixed borderless printing
  • Fixed list of available keyboard shortcuts not updating when changing Persona
  • Fixed potential crash when opening multiple documents
  • Fixed potential crash when showing rulers
  • Fixed Export Selection with background failing
  • Fixed UI jumping around on some popups when Windows is set to left handedness
  • Added a minimum size to the Help window
  • Fixed resetting User Defaults causes app to be minimized to its smallest size on next start
  • Removed invalid 'Reset Fill Context' shortcut
  • Fixed clicking on flyout button a second time not closing the flyout
  • Improved performance of Layers / Export controls when adding items
  • Fixed Layer names not updating correctly
  • Fixed right clicking on a layer only displaying the context menu for a split second when the Character panel is visible
  • Fixed pressing the Character / Paragraph button on the context toolbar not expanding collapsed panels
  • Fixed right clicking a node in a Curve Adjustment doesn't update the preview
  • Updated more icons to look better on a dark background at 100% zoom
  • Use higher precision pointer position for new Pointer API (Windows 8.1 and higher, Surface type devices)
  • Use higher precision pointer position for Wacom devices
  • Fixed 3D and Bevel Emboss filter effects
  • Fixed angle dial displaying decimals
  • Fixed Text > Character Traits > Underline will tick both Underline and Strikeout
  • Fixed some fonts incorrectly appearing as Segoe UI in the dropdown
  • Fixed crash when dragging a Bevel/Emboss Profile node via FX dialog
  • Fixed Continuous Export being re-enabled after creating a slice 
  • Fixed pressure data not being received from some tablets
  • Fixed "Scale with Object" for Soften parameter
  • Fixed 32-bit Preview Display Transform radio button defaults to ICC Display Transform but is using OCIO Transform
  • Fixed OCIO Display Transform being applied in Develop
  • Fixed being able to type a 7 digit Hex value into the Colour panel
  • Fixed crash clearing fill in Edit > Fill
  • Added missing Retina Rendering Performance Preference
  • Fixed Refine Selection dialog getting unintentionally dismissed
  • Fixed sporadic PDF import crash for compressed streams
  • Fixed zooming with the mouse wheel so that zooming in and out is consistent
  • Fixed crash creating new document with Character panel open
  • Fixed crash when selecting a font using the Character panel
  • Added scrollers around menus for lower resolution screens
  • Fixed Layer Effects "Soften" value can't exceed 20px
  • Fixed Layer Effects dialog wrong values displayed when "Scale With Objects" is on
  • Fixed Layer Effects "Scale with Objects" check box not updating when document selection changes
  • Fixed being unable to click through onto the document when a popup is open
  • Fixed editing a Global Colour and selecting a colour using the eyedropper will lose it's Global Colour status
  • Fixed grid spacing is capped to slider value


  • Fixed thumbnail provider not working without VC Runtime
  • Fixed product key appearing incorrectly when display zoom is set to 150%

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