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Status: Beta Release.

Purpose: Fixes, improvements.
Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance.
App Store: Not Submitted

 

Hi Guys,

The fourth beta of 1.6.7 has been deployed on TestFlight. The changes are detailed below.

You can download the App Store version at any time to stop using the beta - and download the TestFlight build at any time to go back to the beta.

 

Thanks,

 

Affinity Photo Team  :ph34r:

 

Changes this version.

 

- Fixed multiple touch / pencil issues.

- OpenType improvements.

- Fixed inability to save / load certain things from the Affinity Photo folder.

- Fix for ? (Tooltip) button not working properly.

- Fixed associated-tool issues with brush presets.

- Added “Undo” to the two-finger-tap context menu.

- Fixed perspective tool bugs.

- Fixed failure to load files developed from RAW after closing.

- Small performance improvements.

- Create the Affinity Photo folder on iPad storage if it does not already exist.

- Assorted small tweaks and improvements.

 

Changes since last App Store release.

 

- Develop shadows / highlights improvements.
- Develop clarity improvements.
- Correctly discard cancelled RAW develops / panoramas etc.
- Improved input smoothing for all tools.
- Improved behaviour when trying to move small layers (ie. avoid inadvertent resizes).
- Improved filesystem integration (again).
- Improved text tool UI.
- Moved spelling suggestions to context menu.
- Removed superfluous OK / Cancel buttons from develop crop tool.
- Creating stacks from RAW files now works more correctly.
- Improved Perlin Noise filter.
- Transparent TGA import support.
- Numerous touch / pencil interaction improvements.
- Fixed colour picker appearing too easily in paint brush tool.
- Fixed long press being too short in some tools.
- Fixed HEIF import from Photos app.
- Fixed issue where stray colour picker loupe could remain after switching tools.
- Fixed incorrect DPI limit in resize tool.
- Numerous other small fixes.
- PSD, PDF import / export tweaks.
- Help improvements.

 

- Now fully supports open-in-place - including saving back directly to the original location.
- New “Import from Camera” - supporting RAW and automatic HDR bracketed merge. Has fancy histograms and scopes.
- New ability to install custom fonts in preferences (these will be shared with Designer iPad once it is released).
- New “Average Blur” filter.
- Added ability to export brushes.
- Added ability to both import and export styles.
- Added option in preferences to cache screen updates - you will see much less pixelation when painting etc. - but it uses more memory.
- Adjustments panel now has an option to show a simple list (by popular request).
- Overhaul of pencil / touch input mechanism - this enabled much needed functionality such as long pressing with Apple Pencil to pick colours in brush tools, etc.
- Fixed marching ants disappearing when canvas is rotated.
- Apple Pencil can now dismiss flyouts without passing a tap through.
- Fixed transform studio aspect ratio lock.
- Improved long-press behaviour in Liquify tool.
- Made the “Protect Alpha” mode of the paint brush tool more obvious.
- Further develop Clarity improvements - including negative clarity.
- Further develop shadows / highlights improvements.
- Improved software keyboard toolbar.
- Ask a better question when leaving a feature persona without committing changes.
- Further performance improvements in develop persona.
- Preferences option to choose default storage location.
- Improved support for the dropping of files into an open document.
- Bitmap fills are now available on vector objects.
- Numerous other small fixes and improvements.

 

- Brand new shadows / highlights algorithm in Develop.
- Brand new clarity algorithm in Develop.
- Can now open / edit files in place - directly from the Files app.
- New “Solo” layer option in layer properties panel.
- New preferences option to show touches - good for screen recording.
- Improved iOS11 drag & drop support.
- Can now rotate image in Develop.
- Pasting now keeps things in the right place.
- Maximum / minimum filters now obey the current channels properly.
- Brush scatter works properly when controller is “random”.
- Improved angle / tilt support for Apple Pencil.
- Handle vertical panoramas better.
- Fixed some HDR merge crashes.
- Fixed multiply blend mode in 32bit documents.
- Improved crop tool behaviour when using ratios.
- Improved retouching tools in 32bit mode.
- Fixed issues with “Direction” brush controller.
- Improvements to selection refinement.
- Improved TIFF support.
- PSD export improvements.
- Channels page improvements / fixes.
- “Save a copy” stability improvements.
- Ability to clear history (hopefully will help some people who encounter crashes when trying to return to the home screen).
- New “Constrain” modifier button for Depth of Field tool.
- Snapping candidates can now be selected by hovering over them whilst in a drag.
- All other relevant fixes from 1.6.6 desktop version.
- Help improvements.
- Localisation improvements.

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Thank you what a really nice Sunday surprise.

 

Pencil sensitivity - works 

Pencil picks Color faster than a chicken - no more 

brushes feels more smooth and less bumpy - check

Raw dev of nighttime photos - still tricky in extreme underexposed images but much much better than in 1.6.5 (might be my nikon raw)

Taking raw photos with build in camera looking weird in public - funny as fun can be be

Importing from cloud, iCloud, Dropbox, Nextcloud all working, export works too, at least I testet it here now a couple of times. No white screens so far

 

That is all I testet so far. Tbh it’s kinda freezing outside so no one saw me snapping pictures with the iPad Pro. ;) ( my cellphone camera is not even close as good sadly hehe)

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Hi,

 

it' was fast , thanks.

It's better, not great, the color picker still too fast for my taste, I mean why we can not choose to disable this automatic color picker and put it on the keyboard shortcut.

or maybe whit a finger touch.

If we enable "touch for gesture only" in option tab, apple pencil doesn't work anymore

 

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It's nice to have 'Undo' on the context menu. Now I'll need to see whether I can spot any of the OpenType improvements! whistling.gif

 

Edit: Having tried out the context menu 'Undo', it occurs to me that it would be good to have 'Redo' to go with it.

 

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Beta 4 still crashing when opening some photos, both raw and none raw.

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Edit: Should point out that I’m on IOS 11.3 beta too, it looks like others are also seeing white screens on 11.3 so perhaps that is the source of my problems.

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/54543-cant-export-v165-on-ios-113/

 

 

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Although I can load in these images by using IOS 11 drag and drop, note how the car photo appears upside down now in AP browser, opens the correct way round however.

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My dad always told me, a bad workman always blames their tools….

Just waiting for Ronny Pickering…..

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12 minutes ago, PMudditt said:

Although I can load in these images by using IOS 11 drag and drop, note how the car photo appears upside down now in AP browser, opens the correct way round however.

 

What does the Exif info say about the camera orientation? ears.gif

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7 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

What does the Exif info say about the camera orientation? ears.gif

Don’t think it’s an Exif problem, they were just a couple of iPhone photos yesterday, under Beta 1&2 it always opens the correct way up. Dragging into AP randomly shows it inverted in beta 4, no consistency. Only reason I used drag and drop is because import from photos is crashing AP on many photos which normally open fine on previous versions of AP.

 

My dad always told me, a bad workman always blames their tools….

Just waiting for Ronny Pickering…..

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34 minutes ago, PMudditt said:

Dragging into AP randomly shows it inverted in beta 4, no consistency.

 

Ah, OK. If it happens randomly with the same image then it's clearly nothing to do with the Exif info!

 

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Clone brush alignment not working? The selected point remains in one spot regardless of alignment setting.

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Selection tools broken? Flood selection appear very intermittent. Lasso tool doesn't show marching ants until pencil is removed.

Refinement tool does not show brushed outline and does not refine the image. :/

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16 hours ago, kouza said:

It's better, not great, the color picker still too fast for my taste, I mean why we can not choose to disable this automatic color picker and put it on the keyboard shortcut.

or maybe whit a finger touch.

 

I agree, the color picker is still too fast. I believe the best way to deal with that would be a delay slider in the preferences with a range from "disabled" (no picker) to a few seconds delay.

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5 hours ago, DM1 said:

Selection tools broken? Flood selection appear very intermittent. Lasso tool doesn't show marching ants until pencil is removed.

Refinement tool does not show brushed outline and does not refine the image. :/

Hi DM1,
Are you able to record a video showing these issues please as I cannot reproduce them. The Lasso Tool behaviour however is by design and is the same behaviour as the Desktop and iPad App Store versions.

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In the brush drawing there is some wrong dot occurs at the start of the line. Try to make a single line then make UNDO - then you will see the location of this dot/point. When the size is binded to pressure controller - the dot is just round in form. Also this pseudo dot always not in the start of drawing line, just not far from the initial starting point.

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15 minutes ago, Manofjesus said:

In the brush drawing there is some wrong dot occurs at the start of the line. Try to make a single line then make UNDO - then you will see the location of this dot/point. When the size is binded to pressure controller - the dot is just round in form. Also this pseudo dot always not in the start of drawing line, just not far from the initial starting point.

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Yes I agree, undo is working unexpectedly.

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My dad always told me, a bad workman always blames their tools….

Just waiting for Ronny Pickering…..

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11 hours ago, Sean P said:

Hi DM1,
Are you able to record a video showing these issues please as I cannot reproduce them. The Lasso Tool behaviour however is by design and is the same behaviour as the Desktop and iPad App Store versions.

I have reinstalled the latest beta and having same issues. Using a simple clock image. It cuts out easily with earlier beta. Here is result with current beta. First attempt allowed selection but no refinement. Closed and reopened, second attempt and no selection possible.

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Edit. Hi Sean, playing with this a little more and discovered that if I hold the pencil against the screen and wait a few seconds before moving it, the selection lasso start to work as expected. Likewise with the refinement tool. There is a significant delay before the selected action begins to activate. As shown in the third recording.

 

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14 hours ago, Manofjesus said:

In the brush drawing there is some wrong dot occurs at the start of the line. Try to make a single line then make UNDO - then you will see the location of this dot/point. When the size is binded to pressure controller - the dot is just round in form. Also this pseudo dot always not in the start of drawing line, just not far from the initial starting point.

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Unfortunately I cannot reproduce this. The only time I get that dot that doesn't Undo is when I'm holding the Pencil very lightly and there is a slight bounce. Would you be able to share screenshots of all the brush settings for the brush you are using please? If you could also get a video showing the results your screenshot shows that would also be helpful. Thanks.

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11 hours ago, DM1 said:

I have reinstalled the latest beta and having same issues. Using a simple clock image. It cuts out easily with earlier beta. Here is result with current beta. First attempt allowed selection but no refinement. Closed and reopened, second attempt and no selection possible.

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Edit. Hi Sean, playing with this a little more and discovered that if I hold the pencil against the screen and wait a few seconds before moving it, the selection lasso start to work as expected. Likewise with the refinement tool. There is a significant delay before the selected action begins to activate. As shown in the third recording.

 

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Can you please confirm you are actually using 1.6.7.72 Beta 4? I can ONLY reproduce this in 1.6.7.71 Beta 3 - this has now been fixed in 1.6.7.72 beta 4.

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Yes, i update beta to version 4. I check at first perspective distortion - it was buggy at beta 3 - and it solved now in beta 4. Then i start using brush - and you can see the brush behavior :(

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2 minutes ago, Manofjesus said:

Yes, i update beta to version 4. I check at first perspective distortion - it was buggy at beta 3 - and it solved now in beta 4. Then i start using brush - and you can see the brush behavior :(

The reply directly above your post was to DM1 and not yourself. I replied to you here asking for screenshots of all of the brush settings you are using for that brush and if you can record a video.

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Sean P, sorry for wrong post. Now about my issue - such brush behavior was not noticed before. Bounce everytime? Hmm.... I will try to make video at home and settings of the brush. But anyway this happens also on stock brushes, i think it is not due to special settings. My settings just make it more noticeable.

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Sean P, i found the connection between stabilizer and this issue, that i was reporting earlier. And it is not depend from the brush itself, this is stabilizer's bug.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Manofjesus said:

Sean P, i found the connection between stabilizer and this issue, that i was reporting earlier. And it is not depend from the brush itself, this is stabilizer's bug.

 

 

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Again I agree, if you set rope stabiliser the dot is not there, but for window or no stabiliser the dot gets left, but only when using Apple Pencil. IOS11.3 customer beta.

 

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Just waiting for Ronny Pickering…..

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16 hours ago, Sean P said:

Can you please confirm you are actually using 1.6.7.72 Beta 4? I can ONLY reproduce this in 1.6.7.71 Beta 3 - this has now been fixed in 1.6.7.72 beta 4.

Version is 1.6.7.72 

I don't have this occurring in Beta 3 only in Beta 4.  I actually swapped back to beta 3 to resolve this, then back to beta 4 to make the videos.

Edit. Noticed this is also occurring in beta 5 but afte PMudditt mentioned canvas rotate setting in beta 5, I find that turning off Canvas rotate fixes the issue (in beta 5), I haven't tested this in beta 4 but expect it will.

i think having canvas rotation on is adding the brush delay for the colour switcher. Tapping and holding the brush for a few secs allows the selection to begin. Tapping and moving the brush straight away and selection doesn't work.

Hope this helps.

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