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Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.174

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Please Click here to download the latest beta for macOS

Status: Public Beta
Purpose: Stability and General Testing
Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above

Hi, Publisher build 174 is now available, either on auto-update or as a manual download from the link above.

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 where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 

We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.

Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Many thanks for your continued feedback.

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Updates

This build is the first Publisher Beta build containing the updated Artwork for the 1.7 Releases.

Fixes

This build fixes a critical bug in PDF Export and Printing where rasterised elements could be omitted or corrupted.

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Thank you for helping us track down this and other issues and for your continued support.

Earlier Release Notes Beta 167

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Things are goin really fast here since few days.
it's simply appreciated and well received.

Blessings !


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Downloaded perfectly!    Miss the previous colors.  Like the rest of the logo.


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Just updated, so far things are nice, not so sure about the new icon, kinda looks out place.

As always thanks for the hard work!


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Hmm … let me add a personal opinion to the new artwork. First off, I really love the direction of the new design. The splash screen is looking really professional now! And I also like the idea for the new app icon. However, there are two aspects of the design that bother me a little:

First off, the new app icon looks a bit misaligned in the dock. Compared to other icons, it seems to be a bit too high.

Secondly, I don’t know if you can see this too, but I cannot see the equilateral triangle anymore that used to be the iconic design element of your application suite. The new triangle looks like an isosceles triangle (the base being different from the other sides) rather than an equilateral one. It is too tall, optically. Compare (A) to (B) in my screenshot below. Can you still feel that (A) is an equilateral triangle? I cannot. It feels to tall. It is subtle, yes, and there might be different opinions, but I cannot help to see this difference.

When I trim your new icon to the height of your old icon, everything seems to fall into place a little better (C). Of course, you cannot do this, because you need a square icon. So I think you will have to make optical adjustments to your design, rather than simply copying the angles from your old icon to the new one. It is subtle, but I fear you will lose the basic idea of your branding (visualising three tightly integrated apps) if you don’t make these adjustments.

I’d be interested in your thoughts and opinions.

Alex :)

 

[Icon Placement in the dock]

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[Isosceles vs. equilateral]

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Thanks for the new update guys. LOVING the new opening logo - I didn't like the old one with the Mickey Mouse ears :P

I just noticed the new icon on the dock - not liking that at all. The old one was much nicer.


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4 hours ago, Martigny said:

Thanks for the new update guys. LOVING the new opening logo - I didn't like the old one with the Mickey Mouse ears :P

I just noticed the new icon on the dock - not liking that at all. The old one was much nicer.

Agree - the old icon was much nicer

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On 11/19/2018 at 4:09 AM, A_B_C said:

First off, the new app icon looks a bit misaligned in the dock. Compared to other icons, it seems to be a bit too high.

For me, it appears to have the same size & placement as the Photo & Designer beta Dock icons. All three are larger than for example the Finder Dock icon, but I have at least one other (non-square) app icon in the Dock with the same height & vertical alignment.

I perhaps like the current retail icons slightly more than these new beta ones, but not enough that the change in any way bothers me or affects my productivity, which is all I really care about.


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I much prefer the old icon for the dock - it's more distinctive.

The exciting thing about the Mac dock is that things don't have to be square (unlike iOS where uniformity makes everything look great - love your iOS icons btw). so opting for a square on the Mac feels boring (I'm looking at you Adobe CC).

However, the square icons within the App (ie. in the top left of the window) works alright.

 

I feel your triangle app icons look more professional.

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Hi @AdamW Now only Publisher is missing to the call.
Both Photo and Designer have made some happy guys out there :D ...

Please don't rush at all was just awakening you and the team.
BTW, Beta 174 is even okay then what we think we have seen, just hope next one will upper the game and the pleasure.

Blessings !


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Hi AdamW,

the danger is my job :D ... with the previous version, I've made a desk calendar for a friend of mine (a small martial arts school) and printed some copies in a professional way (pdf, 300p, CYMK Fogra 39) and all was perfect. I can't wait to buy the "third" brother (Photo and Designer are awesome). 

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It will take me a bit of time to get use to the new icon, but my first reaction was that it seems washed out and not as vibrant as the last icon. But what I don't see myself getting use to is the lack lustre splash screen that doesn't talk "creativity" to me, sorry!... I'm hopping it is something temporary!

Still keeping my fingers-crossed for a colour separation panel (allowing us to check our work before we move it to the printhouse) before launch.

Other then that keep up the really great work! :)

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50 minutes ago, DmitriZigany said:

It's not hip to be square! ;)

That's "News" to me. xD


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17 hours ago, greenskin said:

Still keeping my fingers-crossed for a colour separation panel (allowing us to check our work before we move it to the printhouse) before launch.

+1


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