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Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta -

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Status: Customer Beta
Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft 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 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 a new thread in this forum 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.



  • Fixed memory leak when changing workspace or closing views
  • Added option to tag a layer with a colour (for visual reference)
  • Added option to change layer thumbnail size (small, medium, large)
  • Added option for showing layer thumbnail on checkerboard background
  • Added ability to drag and drop styles and assets from Explorer
  • Improved look of Layers panel to more closely match the macOS version
  • Fixed erroneous spell check warning when languages switch within text 
  • Fixed Paragraph panel Paragraph Leading not using localised decimal seperator 
  • Improved OpenType to accept newer version of GSUB/GPOS tables
  • Fixed Faux italics printing wrongly
  • Fixed difficulties in renaming a layer
  • Fixed update of opacity and blend mode on adjustments panel not updating properly
  • Fixed being unable to delete mask/adjustment release notes

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