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Affinity Photo 1.5 has launched!

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For more information about the launch and how to buy go here

 

Here's a recap of the new features in Photo 1.5, along with tutorial videos which will accompany the features...

 
Focus Merge Support
 
Focus merging allows you to generate a detailed composite image from a number of images focused at differing lengths. Use File -> New Focus Merge to get started.
 
Video tutorials:
 
HDR Merge Support
 
HDR merging lets you create a deep, unbounded 32-bit image from a number of exposure bracketed source images. Use File -> New HDR Merge to get started.
 
Video tutorials:
 
New 32bit RGB Editing Mode
 
Photo now offers a full compositing / editing environment for 32bit unbounded images.
 
Video tutorials:
 
32bit Develop
 
Photo can now Develop RAW files directly into a 32bit document - so all highlights / shadows are preserved and recoverable at any time.
 
Video tutorials:
 
OCIO (OpenColorIO) Support
 
Photo now support end-to-end OCIO colour workflows.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Tone Mapping Persona
 
Full tone mapping Persona for both HDR and LDR images. This is obviously best used with an image merged by HDR merge - although you can use it on any image.
 
Video tutorials:
 
OpenEXR / HDR (Radiance) / 32bit TIFF Import / Export
 
Photo can now import and export .hdr (Radiance, RGBE) and .exr (OpenEXR) images. It correctly deals with 0-alpha cases (as per the OpenEXR spec) and generally operates in linear space. It support multi-layer EXR files and offers control (through Preferences) over alpha association and premultiplication.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Macros
 
Using the View -> Studio -> Macro and View -> Studio -> Library menu items, you can access new panels which will allow you to record actions, save them, then play them back later. You can also store them in a handy gallery.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Batch Processing
 
Using File -> New Batch job, you can queue up processing on a large number of files. You can resize, convert format and apply any number of macros to each file. The batch processing happens in the background - so you can continue working whilst the jobs are processed.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Live Projections
 
Photo 1.5 contains a new mechanism which allows you to edit an image in different spatial domains - we currently support the “Equirectangular” domain (360 pano - Ricoh Theta, etc.). You can use all tools when editing - and you can convert back once you have edited. This is especially useful for cleaning up stitching artefacts, or artefacts at the zenith / nadir of the image. Use the options in Layer -> Live Projection to get started.
 
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Improved Pixel Tool
 
The pixel tool is improved in 1.5 - you can hold shift when dragging to constrain the direction of painting (sorry we did not get this working sooner!). You can also select what happens when you hold Alt and drag - erase to transparent, erase to background colour, or erase to whatever the nominated snapshot / history location is (like in the Clone tool).
 
New “Pixel Art” Document Resizing
 
Photo now contains an alternative way to resize a document - using well known pixel-art resampling algorithms. If you work with pixel art and want to use this feature, it’s located under the Document menu.
 
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New “Accumulation” Brush Dynamics
 
Many users have asked for “Opacity Jitter”. For us, opacity is a constant thing and will remain constant. However, we have added a new property to brushes - “Accumulation” - which should allow you to get what you need       :)
 
Text Styles
 
Affinity Photo now has the same Text Styles support as Designer - it’s all shared code so it should work right out of the box       :)
 
New Marquee Modes (Polygonal, Magnetic)
 
Photo now has 3 modes for the freehand selection tool - Freehand, Polygonal and Magnetic.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Even more RAW cameras supported
 
Over 70 new RAW cameras are supported.
 
Improved Metadata Mining
 
Our detection of RAW / JPEG / etc. metadata has been upgraded and some serious bugs have been fixed.
 
Massive Improvements to Export Persona
 
Our Export Persona has seen huge upgrades in this cycle - you now have total control of exactly what resolution sets get exported. You can also use our handy batch export builders to quickly generate content for external consumption - ie. Xcode .assets - even Spline compatible metadata can be generated!
 
Layered TIFF Interop
 
Users have constantly asked us to support “Layered TIFF”. Layered TIFF is not a thing. TIFF with embedded data is a thing - and I’m happy to report that we now import embedded PSD / Affinity data and can write TIFF with embedded Affinity data.
 
Halftone Filter
 
We have a marvellous new halftone pattern filter in 1.5 - it can approximate monochrome, colour, circular and line halftones.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Improved Apply Image Filter
 
Users can how use the current layer as the source for Apply Image - or drag any layer from the layers tab into the dialog to use that as thr source. We also offer handy equations in the filter to control how channels are transferred - in an arbitrary colour source.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Improved Select Sampled Colour Filter
 
You can now select by intensity in the select sampled colour tool.
 
Equations Filter
 
A new Equations Distortion filter allows users to create custom spatial filters.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Dust & Scratches Filter
 
Many user have asked us for a “Dust & Scratches” filter - so we have made one. It’s extremely useful for removing sporadic small defects in images. Please let us know if it works for you.
 
Video tutorials:
  
“Edit in Affinity Photo” Photos extension
 
This is something which we didn’t think we could do - a Photos extension for Mac OS 10.9 and above which simply allows you to use the full Photo app to edit your images - and stores the changes you have made as a layered document.
 
New Colour Picker Tool
 
After literally thousands of requests, we have implemented a dedicated picker tool for colours.
 
New Clone Sources Panel
 
We now have a new studio panel which allows you to store up an unlimited number of global sources for the Clone / Healing brush - it even works across multiple documents.
 
Video tutorials:
 
Direct PSD Write-Back
 
One of the most requested features - direct write-back to PSD. A number of 3rd party DAM applications will happily deal in PSD - but until now, Photo required you to File -> Export for PSD. No longer! You can now just hit File -> Save! You will need to turn this on - in File -> Preferences - please read the warning there carefully!
 
Video tutorials:
 
No Thumbnails Option
 
This is more a Designer feature, but I promised it some time ago so here it is - you can choose (in Preferences) not to write out a thumbnail with your documents. This has the advantage of making your documents use less space - but obviously you won’t get Finder thumbnails, etc.
 
Improved Vectorscope
 
Our old HSL vectorscope is no more - replaced by a vastly more appropriate Rec.709 YUV scope with an improved graticule       :)
 
Improved Photoshop Plugin Support
 
We have found a significant bug with our plugin code - it has been fixed       :) We are now finding the majority of plugins work properly.
 
Multi-monitor Colour Profile Support
 
Sorry it took so long to get this fixed - we now can profile different on different monitors.
 
Adjustment Performance Improvements
 
Found and fixed a simple issue which made changing adjustment parameters appear to be slow. Fixed.
 
Automatic Lens Corrections
 
Automatic lens corrections (distortion and vignetting) are now supported for a wide array of lens profiles. This option is available in the Develop Assistant (enabled by default).
 
Video tutorials:

 

Improved RAW Colour Handling

 

The way colour operations are handled in the Develop persona has been improved - the difference is most noticeable in images with intense, saturated colours (think low light photography with lots of artificial lighting).

 

Video tutorials:

 
 
This update also includes literally hundreds of fixes and small improvements, some of which are listed below:
 
- User control over two pass rendering on Retina devices.
- PSD import / export improvements.
- PDF import / export improvements.
- Snapping improvements - candidate-free snapping, gaps-and-spans (Alt key in Move Tool), so much more!
- Performance and stability improvements for macOS Sierra.

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Excellent stuff, congrats on all your hard work! Look forward to having a play about with it.

 

Does this mean there's parity between the file versions of AP & AD?

 

Cheers,

 

George


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Excellent stuff, congrats on all your hard work! Look forward to having a play about with it.

 

Does this mean there's parity between the file versions of AP & AD?

 

Cheers,

 

George

 

Yes.

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Is auto lens correction only supported on Micro 4/3 cameras? None of the lenses for my A6000 seem to be supported, but Sony e mount cameras also embed lens correction data in the raw files.

 

Edit: sorry I didn't think this question had posted (didn't appear) so I created a thread in Questions/Feedback with the same question.

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I've just bought it and installed it. Thank you very much for such an excelent products.


Best regards,

Petar Petrenko

Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Photographer

Skopje, Makedonija

 

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Will be home tomorrow, but will downloading 1.5 as soon as possible.

 

Well done on the hard work guys.

 

Now to give arrogant Adobe that bloody nose they deserve.

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I have AP 1.4.3 installed on my iMac and cannot find any information how to upgrade it to AP 1.5, went into Apple App Store and there is no upgrade/Buy option, it only has the open option.  So how do I upgrade to AP 1.5?

 

The App Store will offer the update for free. Sometimes you just need to refresh the store or wait a bit.

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Is it still not linking the path to resave files sent to Affinity Photo from Lightroom?   There have been numerous (I've counted 4 individual bug request threads alone) requests for this to be resolved.

 

 

 

Update:  The latest version _45 does indeed remember the path from LR to AP and back to LR.  I just tested it again. 

 

In Lightroom:

Edit In>Affinity Photo (photo.exe)

 

In Affinity photo:

(make edits to image)

Click File>Save

 

voila, when I go back to LR, I see the changes to the TIFF I just edited in AP now.

 

Thank you!

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Well done everyone! 

 

Every day it's a joy to use both Designer and Photo. Keep up the good work.

 

 

Bert

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I like Designer and Photo. It's really a joy to work with these programs.

Now I'm waiting for Affinity Photo for my IPad!

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Win10 HP i7 - I like AD 1.6.0.89 (Win) and AP 1.6.0.89 (Win)
I'm very happy with Affinity Photo for my iPad Pro
excuse my bad English

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Is a trial version available (Windows Version)?

 Not yet but there will be a trial in a few weeks.

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Another 1.4.3 user who is unable to download 1.5 and cannot see an auto update offering.

 

You can try going to update tab in the App Store and refresh with CMD+R. It is working in most territories but sometimes it take awhile.

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You can try going to update tab in the App Store and refresh with CMD+R. It is working in most territories but sometimes it take awhile.

 

Simple solution is to restart you Mac.

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Purchased! Thanks!


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