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Affinity Photo for Windows - 1.7.2

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We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.2

Changes in this build

The changes in Affinity Photo for Windows 1.7.2 (over the last release Affinity Photo 1.7.1) are as follows:

New Features and Improvements:

  • Tweaks to Crop tool. 'Absolute Size' has been renamed to 'Resample', and the 'Unconstrained' units defaults to the document units, as well as allowing the user to change the units for the crop creation.
  • Added more lens correction data.
  • Added TGA export support
  • Improved Photoshop plugin support (more to come in the future).
  • Re-added support for CRW metadata 
  • Improved font matching of unknown fonts when importing PDF
  • Allow .icm profiles, as well as *.icc
  • Enabled import of ICC profiles when there is no document
  • Improved performance of adjusting sliders in Develop Persona
  • Added Remove White Matte and Remove Black Matte to the Filters menu
  • Added an option to use the version 1.6 shadows/highlights filter
  • Improved performance of editing live filters
  • Simplified crop tool drag-to-crop behaviour
  • Improved Healing brush.
  • Changed selection refinement to be the same as in version 1.6.
  • Added Select menu to Export Persona.
  • Added JXR file associations.


  • Fixed Develop White Balance with linear profiles
  • Fixed rasterising groups with live filters inside
  • Fixed flood select to work on placed images
  • Fixed import of ABR brush files to skip any corrupt brushes
  • Fixed text in shapes ignoring bounds when exporting selection
  • Fixed incorrect rendering of text when exporting a PDF with embedded PSD
  • Fixed PDF export of non-breaking hyphens
  • Changed selection of first letter in bulleted list to not include the bullet
  • Fixed failure to apply 'liga' near end of line
  • Fixed text justification failing to split ligatures
  • Fixed PDF export of text with ligatures to embed the font (as many browsers don't support ligatures unless the font is embedded)
  • Fixed bullet and number lists not allowing single characters
  • Fixed export settings not getting saved
  • Fixed occasional crash when printing
  • Fixed soft hyphen in a word prevents it from being added to the spelling dictionary 
  • Fixed DNG imports with severe chromatic aberration
  • Changed PSD import of background layers to correctly render blend modes
  • Fixed sporadic crash in Batch processing
  • Fixed rendering issues with Live Filters
  • Fixed possibility of Develop Crop resulting in non-whole pixels
  • Fixed certain CMYK JPEG opening at 72 DPI
  • Fixed Drag and Drop of a file twice causing the file to remain locked
  • Restored TIFF 'fff' support
  • Fixed crashes when attempting to load truncated files
  • Fixed failure to connect to Unsplash on Windows 7 and 8.1
  • Fixed Resize Document
  • Prevent macros from recording Tone Mapping or Develop
  • Cancelling the Crop Tool remembers the initial "drag to crop" state
  • Fixed crash with Clone Brush (current layer and below)
  • Fixed Image not clipping correctly when Reveal is enabled
  • Fixed Lightroom data being stripped from Capture One XMP output
  • Fixed saving a Jpeg replacing the Subject field EXIF Property with the Title
  • Fixed EXIF Color Space property not matching new ICC Profile when exporting
  • Fixed 32-bit images (and RAWs in Develop) appearing darker for people with HDR monitors
  • Fixed Procedural Texture Up/Down onscreen modifier arrows next to the value field do not apply the value
  • Fixed changing DPI using Anchor to Page resizes document
  • Fixed pressing Esc during a colour pick operation hides the cursor over menu items
  • Fixed Effects panel negatively affecting performance
  • Fixed wrong document dimensions when switching document units
  • Fixed 360 images losing their 360 functionality after being exported.
  • Fixed crash when installing a new font.
  • Fixed new fonts failing to appear when several thousand fonts have been installed.
  • Fixed yellow colour cast opening some DNGs, such as converted Canon EOS 6D CR2 files.
  • Fixed hang when pressing ESC to cancel Navigator panel Movement.
  • Fixed Styles missing labels when using grid view.
  • Fixed inability to assign Backspace key as a shortcut.
  • Fixed Studio panel group gets disconnected after switching Personas.
  • Fixed import of JXR 16-bit half float documents properly.
  • Fixed Crop tool Reveal.
  • Fixed help errors

Earlier changes and fixes in 1.7.x since 1.6 (including the new 1.7 features) are listed in some detail in this earlier update announcement.

This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum.

UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)

The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Photo).

If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Photo for Windows) can be downloaded from this link. (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key).

If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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Great Job.
The App starts up much faster than the the current Beta and i have a feeling that it runs more smoothly. I was very surprised. Keep it up.
Thumbs up :)

Have a nice day.
Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag.

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I downloaded and installed and got "setup failed." Now Photo doesn't work at all. ???

Update: I updated my Win 10 with the latest version, restarted Windows and it then installed. Not sure if it was the Win update that helped or just restarting.

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Haven't been to these forums especially beta for some time, working on images that aren't appropriate for beta, only been using the release version but just wanted to say thanks for these solid updates really appreciate the work you're all putting in to this product. TBH I'd have happily paid for a 2.0 release by now so to me this software is proving serious value for for money.

I'm sure I'll get back to beta at some point but for now lovin release!
Thanks again Serif

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The App loaded at light speed, way better than it was.

Haven't had a chance yet to dabble, but so far I'm impressed.

Great work developer guys. :)

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Just updated. Loving the fuss-free no-drama click exe file to install update process. No restart needed, just launched my AP and check the Help and voila it is 1.7.2!

2 updates so far since I signed on 1.7.0! Happy customer!

Keep up the good works Serif!

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