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Affinity Designer Customer Beta - 1.6.0.71

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Status: Customer Beta
Purpose: New features
Requirements: A valid product key, issued when Windows Affinity Designer version 1.5 was purchased.

This is the first beta of a substantial change to our codebase and as much as we have tried to ensure the quality of the code, it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that you may be adversely affected by the application failing. In addition it is definitely worth noting that files created in Affinity 1.6 may not open in 1.5 so always make a copy of your important documents before opening them in 1.6 to ensure you do not accidentally overwrite them and are unable to open them in your 1.5 version.

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.

Fixes

  • First and foremost, the 1.6 version is mainly about: Light UI! (go to Preferences->User Interface)
  • Improved view pan/zoom performance and new pixel-differencing pixel shader
  • Improved performance with large documents
  • New font chooser dropdown with recents, used fonts and favourites (Not available in Windows version yet) 
  • New Glyph browser
  • Stroke stabiliser for all pencil and brush tools
  • Align to key items (first/last selected)
  • Text frame vertical alignment options
  • Fit frame to text (double-click on bottom centre handle).
  • Transform panel uses the rotation centre (Not available in Windows version yet) 
  • Scale/shear can now be performed about rotation centre (Not available in Windows version yet) 
  • Double-click now resets shape handles and rotate/shear handles
  • Many PDF export improvements including vector export of multi-stop gradients
  • Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements

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Awesome! Didn't expect the Windows beta to be released that fast after the Mac one. Apart from the light UI I really love these features most:

  • Text frame vertical alignment options
  • Fit frame to text (double-click on bottom centre handle).

 

Thumbs up and thank you!

 

EDIT: Could it be that the vertical alignment option isn't there in the Windows Beta? I can't find it but in the Mac Beta it's there. 

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Awesome! Didn't expect the Windows beta to be released that fast after the Mac one. Apart from the light UI I really love these features most:

  • Text frame vertical alignment options
  • Fit frame to text (double-click on bottom centre handle).

 

Thumbs up and thank you!

 

EDIT: Could it be that the vertical alignment option isn't there in the Windows Beta? I can't find it but in the Mac Beta it's there. 

 

Quite possibly...

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I can't try this version it'says exception: 'ImageLoad failed 


Belge people, so maybe that the english will be not good. Sorry for that 

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Hi All

 

Just having a quick run through of the new features but having some issues.

 

a. The mouse cursor (mouse and Wacom Tablet) is 'stuck underneath all the Toolbars and panels ..So I cannot select anything! eek! (restarted.. issue is mantained)

 

b. Text /Add Frame Text/clicked on fit frame to text/drag panel around and text gets pixelated + have similar slow refill as with Wacom new driver Tablet issues (AD Windows Beta 1.5.2.66)


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Same here, it says that the Beta has expired.


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Affinity Designer 1.6.0.70 (beta) installed OK and launches correctly for me, but I had uninstalled the last 1.5.x beta manually beforehand.


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Affinity Designer 1.6.0.70 (beta) installed OK and launches correctly for me, but I had uninstalled the last 1.5.x beta manually beforehand.

 

I did the same just to be sure the installation went smoothly.


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Same here for me. 1.6.0.70 installed fine (no previous beta installation, just the yesterday's 1.5.3 stable version, Windows 10) but says it's expired…  <_<

 

Matt

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same here, beta expired. no other beta was installed.

 

edit: and opening the beta opens this website.


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Installation ok. But everything gets blurred when I zoom in on a monitor with windows DPI settings 125% (27", 2560×1440, ATI Radeon R7 200 series). It works fine on my second monitor that has DPI set to 100%.

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On start of AD 1.6 bet I get the logo, and immediately the message "This beta has expiered", and an automatic redirection to the Forum. Advice plse

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR6akF8irnI&feature=youtu.be    After selecting the pencil Tool with stabiliser enabled, I can no longer access the other tools and the layers tabs etc.

Here is the link for a small video with an error.


 


Depois de selecionar a pencil Tool com stabiliser ativado, não consigo mais acessar as outras ferramentas e nem as abas camadas etc.

Segue link de um pequeno video com erro.

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RE: "This beta has expired"

 

Sorry, but from our tests it would appear that the current installer only works IF YOU HAD ALREADY HAD A BETA INSTALLED. Unfortunately if you are on a machine that has not had an Affinity Designer Customer Beta installed,then this current beta reports that your beta has expired when you try to run it.

 

We will make a new installer that will work whether you have had a customer beta before or not. We will make this replacement 1.6 beta installer available as soon as possible.


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Excellent!... I will look forward to it :)


APh & AD 1.7.0.367 + Beta AD 1.7.1.404 | APh 1.7.0.367 + Beta AP 1.7.1.404 RC2
APu 1.7.1.399 Beta

OS:Windows 10 Pro 1809 OS Build 17763.529
Rig:AMD FX 8350 and AMD Radeon (R9 380 Series) Settings Version 19.05.2(Adrenalin, 
Radeon Settings Version
19.1.1) + Wacom Intuous 4M with driver 6.3.34-3

 

 

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AP e AD beta 1.6, quando ativo a "pen tool", não consigo mais acessar as outras ferramentas, o ponteiro da seta  desaparece.

AP and AD beta 1.6, when I activate the pen tool, I can no longer access the other tools, the arrow pointer disappears.

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AP e AD beta 1.6, quando ativo a "pen tool", não consigo mais acessar as outras ferramentas, o ponteiro da seta  desaparece.

AP and AD beta 1.6, when I activate the pen tool, I can no longer access the other tools, the arrow pointer disappears.

 

This has been reported and acknowleged, thank you

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/40236-ad-cursor-gets-lost/


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Couple of things I noticed so far:

 

- Interface & font rendering feels sharper now, much less blurry & less cleartype artefacts, thanks !

 

- Better color display ?

 

- No more "system32" default startup folder, also nice !

 

- Faster app startup, faster document opening, improved responsiveness overall.

 

- Undocking a panel forces the remaining ones to center, overlaping each other or covering one another, same in Photo.

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