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Hello Affinities!

First, I have to say: I really enjoy using Affinity Photo for "finishing" my landscape photos. Thanks for such a great product.

Yesterday, on my Windows 10 desktop computer, I updated to Affinity Photo I opened a rather  complex file and instantly noticed different rendering of the photo. I used an levels adjustment layer and a gaussian blur live filter in a group to create an orton effect. I reduced opacity and I put a masked on the group. While painting with a black brush on the white mask, a checkerboard pattern occured.

I simplified that. A loaded a photo, created an empty pixel above put it in a group and masked the group. Paining the mask leads to the same effect.

There seems to be an bug in masking a group or is this a rendering option I can disable in the preferences?

Thanks and best regards,


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Hi @Jens Sieckmann,

Welcome to the forums. 

We are aware of this issue. It's a bug introduced by the most recent 1.7.2 update. If you've purchased the app from our store, you can downgrade to 1.7.1 if you need to work on those files and they should be fine. Sorry for any inconvenience. 



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