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Andy Somerfield

Affinity Photo Customer Beta ( - RC2)

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Status: Release candidate

Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes

Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance

App Store: Not submitted



We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second release candidate build of Affinity Photo 1.7.2 for iPad.

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 1.7.1 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


- Numerous fixes for live filter rendering - especially when grouped.
- Fixed crashes when saving batch jobs as .afphoto.
- Fixed issue with pano / HDR / focus merge extensions whereby the host app would lock up.
- Renamed “Absolute size” to “Resample” in the crop tool.
- Fixed develop crop not rounding to whole pixels.
- Fixed PSD import when file has a solid white background layer.
- Lens correction database improvements.
- Metadata mining improvements.
- Assorted small fixes.
- Help updates.
- Localisation tweaks.


Changes Since 1.7.1


- Added “Previous tool” as a pencil double tap shortcut.
- Reinstated virtual trackpad support.
- Added orientation toggle for spiral in crop tool.
- Improved SVG loading.
- Expose recent document on home screen.
- Make Apple Sidecar work properly.
- Develop performance tweaks.
- Numerous small bug fixes.
- Localisation tweaks.
- Help tweaks.


- Added TGA export.
- Added the move tool to selections persona.
- Added “Remove Black Matte” and “Remove White Matte” filters.
- Shadows and highlights filter can now use either the 1.6 or 1.7 method.
- Flood fill too can now sample from layers beneath etc. Also supports blend modes.
- Flood select tool can now sample from all layers.
- Added keyboard nudge support to the crop tool.
- Improve LUT infer performance and add progress.

- Different icon for beta builds.
- Cancelling a crop will now preserve the “drag to set crop” state properly.
- Stock panel doesn’t get too big in portrait mode.
- General improvement to filter responsiveness.
- Improved clone brush responsiveness and fixed a couple of crashes.
- Assorted metadata improvements.
- Saving a JPEG will now replace the EXIF::Subject field with the document title.
- Restore support for .fff files.
- Improved the performance of median, blur brush with Metal compute.

- Fixed sporadic tile issues when painting with Metal compute enabled.
- Fixed crashes when pasting screenshots into the app.
- Fixed Lightroom data being stripped from Capture One XMP output.
- Fixed loss of legacy HSL adjustment HSV state after a save.
- Fixed inability to choose .LUT files.
- Fixed batch job crashes when saving to .afphoto.
- Assorted small fixes and improvements.

- Help improvements.
- Localisation improvements.


- General performance improvements.
- Implemented “Copy Merged”.
- Implemented “Infer LUT”.
- Added a refine selection button to the selection brush.
- Inpainting performance improvements.
- Selection refinement - performance and stability improvements.
- Import 16bit half float JPEG-XR files properly.
- Text performance improvements.
- Improved LAB colour conversions.
- Fixed healing brush bugs.
- Fixed clone brush issues when sampling from current layer & below.
- Fixed 360 degree images losing metadata on export.
- Improved detection of pinch gesture etc.
- Localisation improvements.

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