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Affinity Photo for Windows Update 1.5.2 Available

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Affinity Photo for Windows 1.6.0 is now live.


We are pleased to announce the first update for Affinity Photo for Windows (version 1.5.2).


The update can be downloaded from here. Once downloaded, close Affinity Photo and run (double click) the downloaded EXE to install it.


A list of the fixes this release contains is being prepared and will be posted shortly.


To install this version you will need to have the Affinity Photo for Windows already installed OR you will need to type in your email address and a valid Product key when prompted. When installing on top of an existing version you will not be prompted for the product key. If you need it you can find your product key (and a download button) in your Affinity store account, where you will also find the email address used to generate the key when you ordered the software. 


If you have installed any previous beta version of Affinity Photo 1.5.2, that beta can be safely uninstalled before or after installing this release update, they are independent installs. The beta will stop working soon anyway.


Please report any problems you have installing or using this new version in the Windows forum here


Patrick Connor

The Affinity Team

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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Here is a list of many of the fixes and improvements included in Affinity Photo for Windows (changes since
These are from our bugs database so are phrased in the negative, but are nevertheless fixed.

  • New Welcome Screen - Html Page
  • Ensure CI lens correction is always applied.
  • Improved: Equations aren't flagged red if they are not complete and correct
  • Fixed: Unable to drag and drop .abr brushes to import them
  • Fixed: Blend Modes cannot be changed in any Layer Effects
  • Fixed: Some Pantone Palettes show spot icon
  • Channel Image Icons not constrained by width
  • Fixed: Typing a value for Vibrance Adjustment doesn't always apply that value
  • Ctrl runup restores deleted Tone Mapping presets or the Blend Mode dropdown for Adjustments
  • Tone Mapping: Moving a preset doesn't work and causes it to be lost
  • Can load LUT file from folder with Chinese characters
  • ASE Swatch Exchange Palettes import with correct name
  • Fixed: Crash after clicking away from input field in Layer Effects
  • Files saved with selections are reflected correctly when reopened.
  • Able to undo changes made in the Curves Adjustment
  • .hdr export needs colour profile options removing on export
  • The Depth slider in 3D Layer Effects doesn't move with the Radius slider when linked
  • Export to radiance HDR gives incorrect colours
  • Able to type all characters on a Polish programmers keyboard
  • Fixed: Lens Filter says 'No adjustment selected!' when you click it twice
  • Fixed: Unable to change Input minimum/maximum for Curves Adjustment
  • Vibrance presets differ to Mac and should match
  • Able to set Posterise to 1
  • Fixed: Alt+Backspace shortcut fails to work, plus added fixes for shortcuts fail to save if bindings are only deleted
  • Shift Click layers tab: Improved multiple selections
  • App crashed stitching some screenshots as a panorama
  • Resize Document fix: pixel dimensions changed when we change DPI with Resample unchecked
  • Fixed: Open dialog doesn't let you restrict to a specific file format and the tooltip with all supported formats spans the screen
  • Fixed: Crash when applying a levels adjustment [file specific].
  • Fixed: Copied swatch does not automatically appear in palette
  • Improvement: Input fields: Shift + up/down keys increments value 0.1 units instead of 10 units
  • Fixed: Affinity Photo creates artboard layers when the document type is set to Devices
  • Fixed: Crash when unhiding UI after closing document
  • Can reset more text style values
  • Fixed: Affinity Photo sometimes crashing when adding Curves Adjustment
  • Adding levels to a 32bit image causes app to crash
  • 'Icon and Text' option remembered when restarting app
  • Fixed: Crash when loading (specific) large HDR file
  • Fixed: Keyboard Shortcuts aren't being saved if focus is lost from dialog
  • Fixed: Pressing close on filter dialog applies filter
  • Fixed: Layer panel jumps/lags with a long layer name
  • Fixed: Some keyboard conflicts are not being reported
  • App no longer lock up selecting font with PDF filter set
  • Improved: Pasting text from Word was added as groups of Artistic Text objects
  • Uninstalling one Affinity app disables the 'Edit in... ' option in the other app more reliably
  • Fixed: Levels Dialog, Color channel reverts to master when altering sliders
  • Fixed: Colour picker loupe dies not display pixels on second monitor on high DPI setup
  • Fixed: Info panel loupe remains stuck to cursor if interrupted during use
  • Improved: Brush lag with History Panel open
  • Fixed: Slice doesn't export at the correct size when exporting single slices
  • 'Remove' button on New Focus Merge window now removes the image
  • Zoom tool - Able to enter value above 500 on context toolbar
  • 'Alternate' dropdown no longer missing from Pixel Tool context toolbar
  • Fixed: Opacity is the default slider in the gradient fill dropdown menu
  • Reset button added under Lens in Develop Persona
  • Fixed: Not all variables available in the transform panel
  • Flood Fill works different to Mac and fills the canvas
  • Fixed: Tone mapping resets when creating/renaming a category
  • Invalid scaling sizes are now immediately reverted in Slices Panel
  • Tint reflected correctly from context toolbars fill flyout
  • Develop Persona - Assistant setting remembered after app is closed
  • Right clicking menu appears at 0,0 when recording macro
  • Clone Tool: Sources panel is displayed automatically when we press Add Global Source button
  • Fixed: Cannot save Lens Filter presets
  • Adding, Renaming or Deleting a preset updates the UI straight away
  • Fixed: Changing document with a Layer Effects will apply it to the second loaded image
  • Improvement: Panels can be hidden by double clicking the header not just the panel label
  • Fixed: Black area left when app is restarted after hiding the UI with floating panels
  • Fixed: JPG compression changes from 85 to 100 when changing file format
  • Fixed: Brush stops painting in original document after drawing in a second document
  • 'Edit Macro' re-enables even if you've right clicked a Macro with no image open.
  • 'Refine Selection Tool' entry is missing from the Keyboard Shortcut dropdown list.
  • Fixed: Loading an animated gif into apply image causes the app to crash
  • Fixed: Unable to move macro into blank category
  • Shadows/Highlights: The effect now look same as on Mac
  • Tone Mapping is not applied when you try to close the app and cancel the File > Save dialog
  • Setting Associated Brush Tool in Photo now works as designed.
  • Fixed: App locks up after Inpainting post Mesh Warp
  • Fixed: Macros - Set effect colour control does not appear for macros
  • Fixed: Export LUT - Loading EXR as preview image causes app to crash
  • Macros: Can now rename layers
  • Fixed: Losing Exif info when editing from Lightroom
  • Fixed: Dragging the Radius slider to the far right initially knocks the effect off
  • Fixed: Crop Tool - No Gridlines when rotating
  • Fixed: Crash when editing a few undocked projects with filters
  • Levels adjustment - using alt modifier now working
  • Improved: Free hand Selection Tool faster on a complex document
  • Fixed: Brush Tool leaves marks while we press Space bar key (panning)
  • Filter no longer applies when a user exits the application
  • Distort Filter: Distort lines are now dotted
  • Fixed: Develop Persona - Reselecting preset does not revert settings
  • Fixed: Tone Map Persona is missing some panels in View > Studio
  • Reset Tone Map Presets added to Clear User Data dialog
  • Help window responds to Windows Key snap shortcuts
  • Fixed WebP intermediate files location (%(RelativeDir) included a ..)
  • Multiple translation improvements
  • Multiple UI tweaks, like clipping and tooltips
  • A number of file specific stability issues fixed
  • Clamp unbounded colour transforms (32-bit mode) to 0 and 1
  • Fix for misplaced PSD text (Decoded the 'Txt2' tag that holds TextEngine data that we need for positioning).
  • Fixed colour profile conversion being wrong
  • Auto recovery fix, restore the stream position when scanning for FAT tags.
  • Fix image orientation issues.
  • Remember to load the “write thumbnails” preference.
  • Edit -> Fill working on 32bit masks.

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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