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Affinity Designer Customer Beta - 1.6.3.100

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Click here to download the latest beta

 

Status: Customer Beta
Purpose: Stability
Requirements: A valid product key (issued if Affinity Designer was purchased from the Affinity Store).

As this is a beta 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, including the total loss of any documents. 

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

  • Fixed Surface Pro pen UI failures (installer now ships with .NET 4.7.1)

  • Fixed documents disappearing behind main window when clicking on tools

  • Fixed Vector export print and print preview differing from on-screen

  • Fixed crash with multiple documents open when using pixel selections

  • Fixed memory leak during tool draw

  • Fixed vector export so clipped-out transparencies will draw as transparent

  • Fixed PDF export of embedded uncommon fonts

  • Fixed OpenType MarkToLigature rendering incorrectly

  • Fixed OpenType Contextual Alternatives displaying incorrectly with Levandria font

  • Fixed crash in GlyphBrowser when fonts don't have a cmap table

  • Fixed Type1 fonts being incorrectly embedded in PDFs

  • Fixed failure to add symbols to some documents

  • Fixed failure to load some .afpalette files

  • Fixed alignment of some context bar items

  • Fixed custom Export Presets not being remembered correctly

  • Improved performance of Brush Editor dialog

  • Fixed panels to allow expansion anywhere on the header, not just on the expansion arrow

 

Known issues

  • Dragging export file path variables will close the popup

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10 minutes ago, Kelteseth said:

Nice as allways, thank you! Have you guys considered using stomt.com feedback  for quicker feedback?

 

It's not really about the speed of the feedback, it's the quality that we require. Quick feedback like, "The brush button doesn't work" or "Please add a new tool Foo" doesn't really help to either fix bugs or have meaningful discussions about potential upcoming features. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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imho stomt solves different problems:

  • Feedback is collected in-app and can be enriched with meta data (user / system information, labels, error-logs, screenshots). That not only increases playtime but at the same time you will fix bugs much faster
  • Through the simplification you get more feedback. Those who want to have a great discussion still turn to the forums. stomt is not a forum replacement. Those guys from Empires of the Undergrowth use it mixed: https://forum.eutogame.com - It's like this: Currently you only get feedback from 4% of your users, the rest remains quite, means in return that you don't have any relationship with them. stomt helps maintaining more relationships. 
  • stomt has tons of features that totally kill it: like filters and a user database so that you segment the feedback after player information (power users, users that churned afterwards, etc.)
  • stomt helps with marketing efforts and cross-platform engagement

all in all a huge time saver and you can start using it for free

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Where did you get the 4% users number? Isn't stomt just a wee bit over priced? It seems to be oriented to gaming but even if it could be translated to a software company, what would be the value over analytics done by technical support and the data on the forums?

This is your first post in the forums. So where did the 4% figure come from? 


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 4% is just an average, a rule of thumb (from Helpscout) how many percent of a community say something and how many just remain silent (unless you prompt them).

 

stomt is made for any industry. Events, public transportation, youtubers, SaaS services (works for themselves for example) and so on, that is their goal. So consumers learn to give constructive and boiled down feedback such that businesses can easier work with it.

While it looks very simple, it can do a lot and is a quite open system. Check out their GitHub or REST API.

 

The value is absolutely clear: They mix simplicity (for the consumer) with hidden complexity (on demand) for the business and allow you to quantify qualified feedback.

 

They make it pretty easy to say “those are the numbers for feature X and we should implement that because X% of the user base wishing for it have been customers for longer than two years and know our software very well.” - you can’t do that with your analytics and you can’t do that with a forum. stomt is a dedicated channel for feedback, no forum replacement. 

 

Free is not overpriced, you have to be very large in order to need the premium features. I don’t know wee bit, have you spelled it correctly? Would like to know what you mean.

 

Disclosure: I work for stomt

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13 minutes ago, pean said:

 4% is just an average, a rule of thumb (from Helpscout) how many percent of a community say something and how many just remain silent (unless you prompt them).

 

Free is not overpriced, you have to be very large in order to need the premium features. I don’t know wee bit, have you spelled it correctly? Would like to know what you mean.

 

Disclosure: I work for stomt

If you can do anything meaningful with the free option ...

Thanks for disclosing that you work there. I kind of guessed that  ;)


Affinity Designer 1.6.4.104 & beta 1.6.5.119 Affinity Photo 1.6.4.104, beta  1.6.5.119

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CPU Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM 32.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798 MHz (11-11-11-28)

Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. B85M-D3H (SOCKET 0)

Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)

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Yes you can, and the trial is also one month and it is very easy to talk with them about a custom pricing model which totally depends on the stage of your company :) 
 

-> We <- just want to make sure to have a business that doesn't rely on advertising and data selling. At the same time data scientist are very expensive and we try to utilize machine learning and NLP to automate processes to make it scalable for huge consumer facing enterprises.

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Counting the image size on large documents causes the program to hang. During a very long calculation of the size, it is not possible to select the desired Artboard.

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Evening

 

Thanks for the update....

 

But as with Beta versions odd things can happen.:)..just thought I would report this one..no crash reports/having to closing through Task Manager

 

The latest beta just seems to hang or randomly lock up...I am sure it's not random; but appears that way....It has happened twice today I have attached a couple of screen shots. for reference.

 

A. Full screen as I was working on 4 files simultaneously..all are object heavy.

B. CPU usage which for AD is active even though App was dysfunctional. (35% to 50%+CPU &12%GPU with over 10% assigned to AD)

 

 

NB end through Task Manager:allowed access to save-unsaved docs dialogue box before closing

 

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crashed and High cpu.JPG


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