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Click here to download the latest beta

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. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcment thread

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.


  • Added crosshair and ability to constraint in X (using SHIFT modifier) in Curves Adjustment
  • Fixed Group thumbnails to stay small size regardless of Small, Medium, Large settings
  • Renamed Blend mode "Pass Through" to "Passthrough" (to match macOS)
  • Fixed Live filter blend modes don't clear previews on mouse exit
  • Fixed tabbing to the BlendMode combo with they keyboard on the Unsharp Mask filter and then using the down arrow key selects an invalid separator blend mode entry
  • Improved smoothness of Develop tools
  • Fixed Live Denoise adding filter through Layers panel adds old implementation (with extreme checkboxes) 
  • Added last path for LUT export 
  • Fixed Adjustments/Filter dialogs tab to next input box loses focus 
  • Fixed temporary files not being cleared properly on shutdown (causing prompts to save or discard on subsequent app runs) 
  • Fixed duplicate history items when nudging objects 
  • Fixed raster brushes not resetting in brush edit window 
  • Fixed clipping in the Print dialog when set to Italian 
  • Fixed Reset Studio causing Histogram panel to clip badly 
  • Added slight padding on right of Layers panel checkbox
  • Changed file recovery dialog to let you quit the app, and added a 'No' option 
  • Fixed WhiteBalance Adjustment Tint slider is the opposite way around to ToneMap and Develop
  • Fixed translation failures when strings contain line breaks 
  • Fixed TIFF compression option
  • Fixed Clear all shortcuts clears the "Delete" button and prevents it being re-assigned 
  • Fixed EXIF Modifed Date is not updated when saved/exported 
  • Fixed colour picker for Pencil, VectorBrush, Fill and Shape tools (now also correctly applies the colour to the selection fill)
  • Added colour flyout button on the context toolbar for gradient nodes
  • Fixed crash when embedding documents (or placing images)
  • Fixed colour picker showing object bounding box 
  • Fixed HSL Layer adjustment crash
  • Fixed Channel Mixer double clicking the red channel slider resets the value to 0% instead of 100% 
  • Fixed clicking Reset in most Adjustment dialogs changes Opacity to 0% 
  • Fixed Brightness / Contrast Adjustment, double clicking Contrast slider resets to 1% instead of 0% 
  • Fixed crash loading multiple documents with metadata
  • Fixed crash when doing File | Open when the last path is no longer valid (e.g. pulling out a USB stick or network drop)
  • Fixed Keyboard Shortcuts Decrease/Increase Brush Size shortcuts only affecting the selected tool
  • Fixed Customise Tools fails to drop tools in certain areas
  • Changed 32-bit brightness / contrast to be linear
  • Fixed clicking Reveal with Golden Spiral crop locks you in Develop Persona and/or crashes
  • Fixed Russian Macro panel being untranslated release notes

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