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Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.1.140 - Release Candidate 1)

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Status: Customer Beta

Purpose: Improvements, Fixes

Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo

Mac App Store: Not Submitted

Download DMG: Download

Auto-update: Available

 

Hello,

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second beta of Affinity Photo 1.7.1 for macOS.

If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.

This beta is an incremental update to the 1.7 version recently released to all customers. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.

Affinity Photo Team  :ph34r:

 

Changes This Build

 

- Fixed brush performance issues on big documents.
- Further startup fixes for 10.7, 10.8.
- Fix crashes on Intel GPUs in macOS < 10.14.
- Fixed crash when adding a mask when editing selection as layer.
- Fixed noise filter crash when changing layer.
- Fixed Levels Metal implementation in CMYK.
- Reduce bloat when resaving 1.6 files.
- Improve Live filters appearance.

 

Changes Since 1.7

 

- Documents restore properly after a restart.
- Made inpainting fast again.
- Gamut check works again in soft proof.
- Fixed selection refinement working only once per document.
- Fixed posterise adjustment.
- Fixed legacy selective colour adjustments rendering wrong when they have children.
- Fixed startup crash on 10.7, 10.8. (still does not run apparently)
- Fixed potential crash in HSL adjustment.
- Fixed mixer brush crash.
- Fixed TIFF loading with Edit In extension.
- Fixed crash when adding a live filter when in "Edit selection as layer" mode.
- Fixed rogue toolbars on update.
- Fixed startup crash for some Intel GPU users.
- Fixed live denoise filters when repositioned in layer stack.
- Fixed export bugs / crashes / weird questions.
- Fixed marching ants in Metal view.
- Fixed shadows & highlights filter.
- Help improvements.
- Localisation improvements.

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14 minutes ago, Andy Somerfield said:

- Further startup fixes for 10.7, 10.8.

This beta verified but still doesn't open in 10.8.5.

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The highlight clipping warning still shows as a checkerboard rather than the red colour when using Metal

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Reducing bloat: I tried re-saving an older 16MB AP file to see what would happen - I just did a Save as... and it grew to 19.8MB!

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2 hours ago, JDub said:

Reducing bloat: I tried re-saving an older 16MB AP file to see what would happen - I just did a Save as... and it grew to 19.8MB!

The change is meant to stops ver 1.6 files from getting 2 to 10 times bigger, once files are saved in 1.7.0 they are already bigger, sorry. I must say further incerases in size may need investigation but only the smaller files are remaining smaller with this change. We are too close to the release of Affinity Publisher to reverse the change altogether so this change is meant to stop ver 1.6.x files with embedded JPG files from bloating in the first place


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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53 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

The change is meant to stops ver 1.6 files from getting 2 to 10 times bigger, once files are saved in 1.7.0 they are already bigger, sorry. I must say further incerases in size may need investigation but only the smaller files are remaining smaller with this change. We are too close to the release of Affinity Publisher to reverse the change altogether so this change is meant to stop ver 1.6.x files with embedded JPG files from bloating in the first place

Fair enough - it's no biggie at the moment, but thought you might like to know. I think it *was a v1.6 file...

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Can we hope that the function "edit with" Affinity Photo in Apple Photo will be ok in the release 1.7.1 ?

note: it was ok in the 1.6.7

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I'm not sure if anyone else on the Catalina Beta is having issues but the open, save and export file dialogs are not working, designer is fine though,

 

Cheers

 

Jason

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