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Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.2.151 - RC3)

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Status: Release candidate

Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes

Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo

Mac App Store: Not Submitted

Download ZIP: Download

Auto-update: Available

 

Hello,

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the third release candidate build of Affinity Photo 1.7.2 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 1.7.1 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

 

- Made flood select work on placed images.
- Fixed issue rasterising groups which contain live filters.
- Fixed a crash when using the colour picker tool on a Touch Bar laptop.
- Fixed double click always opening a new document.
- Fixed issue with IME popover not dismissing.
- Fixed crop tool drag-to-crop behaviour (again).
- Assorted text fixes and improvements.
- Help tweaks.
- Localisation tweaks.

 

Changes Since 1.7.1

 

- Numerous fixes for live filter rendering - especially when grouped.
- Fixed S&H filter background colour on old macOS (probably).
- Fixed crashes when saving batch jobs as .afphoto.
- Japanese IME input fixes.
- Renamed “Absolute size” to “Resample” in the crop tool.
- Fixed some DNGs importing incorrectly.
- 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.

- Resize document fixes.
- Notarised for Catalina.
- Improved SVG loading.
- “D” key resets fills to black & white.
- Brush barrel rotation is no longer inverted when using Wacom stylus.
- Make Apple Sidecar work properly.
- Develop performance tweaks.

- Added TGA export.
- 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.
- Added align and distribute toolbar button groups to Photo.

- Different icon for beta builds.
- Cancelling a crop will now preserve the “drag to set crop” state properly.
- Added a warning when deleting a global colour.
- Improvements to compositing performance with Metal compute enabled.
- 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.
- Prevent access to tone mapping / develop when recording a macro (the result would never be recorded).
- Improved the performance of median, blur brush with Metal compute.

- Fixed broken Japanese keyboard input (sorry!).
- Fixed printing CMYK documents on older versions of macOS.
- Fixed sporadic tile issues when painting with Metal compute enabled.
- Fixed crash when reentering export dialog under certain conditions.
- Fixed crashes when pasting screenshots into the app.
- Fixed some crashes on GPUs with 32GB of VRAM (!).
- Fixed vibrance slider in tone mapping.
- Fixed Lightroom data being stripped from Capture One XMP output.
- Fixed loss of legacy HSL adjustment HSV state after a save.
- Fixed batch job crashes when saving to .afphoto.

- Selection refinement - performance and stability improvements.
- Fixed clone brush issues when sampling from current layer & below.
- Inpainting performance improvements.
- Import 16bit half float JPEG-XR files properly.
- Allow .jxr files to be dragged in.
- Text performance improvements.
- Improved LAB colour conversions.
- Fixed healing brush bugs.
- Fixed badly placed stepper buttons in tone mapping UI.
- Pantone palettes are now sorted alphabetically.
- Fixed crash when starting app in a folder containing weird characters.
- Fixed yellow colour cast on certain DNG files.
- Fixed 360 degree images losing metadata on export.
 

To be notified about all future macOS beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
To be notified when this Photo update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Photo on macOS customers, please follow this thread

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2 hours ago, Andy Somerfield said:

Fixed a crash when using the colour picker tool on a Touch Bar laptop.

Thank You :)

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2 hours ago, Andy Somerfield said:

Made flood select work on placed images.

I had this feedback lined up to post sometime soon. Glad it's added now. Thanks!

Edit: This is coming to Windows too, correct?

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11 hours ago, LCamachoDesign said:

I had this feedback lined up to post sometime soon. Glad it's added now. Thanks!

Edit: This is coming to Windows too, correct?

If this is what I think it is, then THANKS. As a new user, the lack of this working before caused me grief.

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Hi guys. This beta won't install on my Late 2012 Mac mini running 10.8.5 Mountain Lion.

I can extract the app from the zip, but when I right-click open, the icon appears for a fraction of a second on the Dock, then nothing further happens.

Some of the previous 1.7 betas would install, but none of them would start.

If the answer is sorry, we're unable to support an old OSX version, that's fair enough, at least I will know, and will stop trying until I can sort out a move to the latest MacOS.

Use of Lightroom 4 and DxO Optics Pro 9 is why I am still on 10.8.5.

Thanks,

Richie

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16 hours ago, RPV69 said:

Use of Lightroom 4 and DxO Optics Pro 9 is why I am still on 10.8.5.

Quick sidenote: is LR 4 considered incompatible or gimped in newer OSes? Asking because I have LR 3 on High Sierra - not encountered any problems but not a heavy user either.

 

Sorry for the offtopic. Giddy for that official 1.7.2 release! Special thanks for putting in the TGA export!

 

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