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Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6.7 - Release Candidate 1)

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Status: Release Candidate

Purpose: Improvements, Fixes

Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo

Mac App Store: Not Submitted

Download: Here

 

To use this release candidate build, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install. The release candidate sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it.

 

This build is an iteration of the current App Store release and should be used in preference to the App Store release, if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.

 

Thanks,

 

Affinity Photo Team :ph34r:

 

Changes in this release

 

  • Fixed input of certain languages (Korean, etc.)
  • TIFF loading fixes and improvements.
  • Live Filters redraw issue fix.
  • Vector export improvements.
  • Fixed frequency separation macro radius.
  • Improved lens correction and updated database.
  • Tone Mapping stability improvements.
  • Selection brush stability improvements.
  • Other small tweaks.
  • Localisation improvements.

 

Changes since last Mac App Store release

 

  • Develop shadows / highlights improvements.
  • Develop clarity improvements.
  • Improved input smoothing for all tools.
  • Improved Perlin Noise filter.
  • Transparent TGA import support.
  • Fixed inability to export transparent PNG, TIFF, etc.
  • Fixed slow Lens Blur, Depth of Field blur issues.
  • Numerous other small fixes.
  • Localisation improvements.
  • Many improvements to batch processing.
  • PSD, PDF import / export tweaks.
  • Help improvements.

 

  • All new shadows / highlights algorithm for Develop.
  • Significant Photoshop plugin support improvements (courtesy of Affinity Windows team).
  • Fixed Depth of Field blur progress / slowness issues.
  • Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once.
  • Restored ability of marquee tools to snap.
  • Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs.
  • Fixed a number of UI memory leaks.
  • Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!).
  • Fixed PSD export of Fill layers.
  • Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks.
  • SVG import can now handle gradients with missing x1 or y1 values.
  • Assorted PDF export improvements.
  • Localisation improvements.
  • Assorted other small fixes.

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Was trying to load a folder into the media browser but the header where one see the already loaded image folders was no longer there.  Is there a setting that I am missing or is this an issue?

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Unfortunately, metal is still not supported on an iMac, which means that Affinity Photo on an iMac is much slower on some filters than, for example, a Macbook Pro (this bug was also mentioned in the magazine "mac and i" by Heise in the test of an iMac Pro).

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mac & i - edition 01/2018:
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"Affinity Photo distributes its calculations much better on CPU and GPU than Photoshop. The "Red Lights" macro processed the 100 MPixel image on an iMac Pro at full load on all cores, 30 percent faster than the i7 (56 seconds instead of 81 seconds). Because of a bug the application uses only OpenGL instead of Metal on both iMacs."

...

 

The bug has been known for some months and it would be nice if it could be fixed until the release of the new version.

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I wasn't able to download the new RC yet, but in the last beta the Perspective Live Filter Layer was buggy: I couldn't change source/destination; whenever I tried to switch it just turned it back to the original setting immediately.

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16 hours ago, p_mac said:

Was trying to load a folder into the media browser but the header where one see the already loaded image folders was no longer there.  Is there a setting that I am missing or is this an issue?

 

I have not seen this before but after some investigation I discovered the following. Thought I would share just in case someone else comes across this same issue.

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-02-17 at 2.25.06 PM.pngScreen Shot 2018-02-17 at 2.25.36 PM.png

 

 

Edited by p_mac

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