Affinity Photo version 1.6.4 (Windows) veröffentlicht

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After ON1 earlier this week released it’s major update 2018.1 it was Affinity’s turn yesterday with the release of Affinity Photo 1.6.4 for Windows (1.6.7 for OSX has been released a few days ago). Good too see that we still have 2 rebels finighting the dark forces of the Abo … Adobe Empire …

 

There is an impressive list of fixes and improvements which will made a look definitely worth it – especially the new Shadow/Highlight stuff is trying to catch up with the contenders.

We are pleased to announce the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.6.4

The change-list is as follows:

  • All new shadows / highlights algorithm for Develop.
  • Develop clarity improvements.
  • Improved input smoothing for all tools.
  • Improved Perlin Noise filter.
  • Transparent TGA import support.
  • Many improvements to batch processing.
  • PSD, PDF import / export improvements.
  • Significant Photoshop plugin support improvements.
  • Fixed inability to export transparent PNG, TIFF, etc.
  • Fixed slow Lens Blur, Depth of Field blur issues.
  • Fixed Depth of Field blur progress / slowness issues.
  • Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once.
  • Restored ability of marquee tools to snap.
  • Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs
  • Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!).

 

  • Fixed Text Styles panel to show the document defaults when no text is selected 
  • Changed Layers panel to add more distinction between clipped and nested layers 
  • Fixed document DPI showing a decimal place in some situations
  • Fixed reset of user workspace when new panels have been added
  • Fixed newly created Text Styles being applied twice to a text frame on creation
  • Fixed vector export (including PDF) taking a long time due to large clip areas
  • Fixed Fit/Shrink to printable does not fit to printer margins 
  • Fixed 2nd Print has a zero size document in printer dialog 
  • Fixed being unable to move the Greyness node in Layer Effects > Colour Overlay
  • Fixed colour node appearing on the Colour panel 
  • Fixed hit testing on floating window edges to make it easier to resize windows
  • Fixed closing a floating window through the taskbar closing the application (a side-effect of this change is that Alt+F4 on a floating window will now just close that window, not the app)

 

  • Fixed View Mode menu item incorrectly exposed in Affinity Photo Export Persona 
  • Fixed double clicking View Tool is not consistent between Personas 
  • Fixed crash when making a gradient document fill global 
  • Improved performance when History and Layers panel are visible
  • Fixed PDF Export for some documents
  • Added bottom right resize grip corner to floating document windows
  • Added Float, Float All, Dock and Dock All commands to Window menu
  • Fixed Adjustment panels appearing at an invalid location if the panel was closed on a monitor which is then subsequently unplugged
  • Fixed metadata not loading for unicode paths opened via drag and drop
  • Fixed failure to close down due to waiting for invalid files to finish opening
  • Fixed Text Styles panel to reflect the document defaults when no text is selected 
  • Fixed Layers panel to add more distinction between clipped and nested layers 
  • Fixed document DPI showing decimal places
  • Fixed Workspaces getting reset when new panels are added in updates
  • Fixed vector export of clips on rasterised items
  • Fixed Fit/Shrink to printable not fitting to printer margins 
  • Fixed second Print having a zero size document in printer dialog 
  • Fixed fonts being rejected if they had a space in their Postscript name
  • Fixed being unable to move the Greyness node in Layer Effects > Colour Overlay
  • Fixed Spacebar not changing cursor to hand when in Develop
  • Improved resizing of floating document windows
  • Fixed closing a floating window through the taskbar closes the app
  • Fixed Alignment Editor applying a second time when clicking away via a direct new selection
  • Changed ‚Arrange‘ button text to be ‚Alignment‘
  • Fixed being unable to adjust custom wet edges spline 
  • Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once 

 

  • Fixed Pixelmator PSD text import
  • Attempt to support fonts with truncated type 4 tables (e.g. Serpentine)
  • Fixed text frame auto-resizing not working with a single character
  • Added support for fonts that substitute spaces, eg Nyala
  • Fixed Liquify Brush panel size slider limited to 1024px
  • Fixed brush selection is not retained after duplicating brush
  • Fixed changing brush tip is not always initially accepted 
  • Fixed inability to export transparent PNG, TIFF, etc
  • Fixed Fill Noise not applied when filling with Custom colour, Primary and Secondary colours etc  
  • Fixed Colour Chooser not correctly switching to match the selected colour 
  • Fixed tool shortcuts ignore modifier keys 
  • Fixed Text Styles showing wrong units for Justification options 
  • Fixed Tab Stop units not auto updating with document units 
  • Fixed Text Style dialog missing the [No Change] behaviour for the Tab Stop table 
  • Fixed drag and drop from IrfanView not accepting file items into the document as new layers
  • Fixed exporting multiple documents
  • Fixed when a colour is removed, the Opacity/Noise slider is not disabled 
  • Fixed floating windows starting off-screen when monitor is disconnected
  • Fixed layer folder icon not initially updating
  • Fixed floating windows appearing on the incorrect taskbar
  • Fixed text not being drawn after power duplicate
  • Fixed rare instances of being unable to select text
  • Fixed a couple of instances where the colour wheel wouldn’t update properly
  • Fixed unable to select a second swatch for bevel and emboss highlight and shadows 
  • Use different icon for Arrange/Alignment
  • Fixed unusable transparent area left after cropping with New View 

 

  • Fixed parallel batch builds
  • Fixed Live Dust and Scratches filter slider resetting to zero when dragging
  • Fixed crash when moving live denoise filter in Layers panel
  • Fixed popup closing when dragging an export token

 

  • Extended Develop Clarity range (-100 to 100) 
  • Fixed Depth of Field Blur Vibrance property only allowing values of 0% or 100%
  • Improved loading of Canon EOS 6D Mark II files so they are less purple 
  • Fixed creating an analogous colour chord does not add the correct swatches 
  • Fixed Colour picker loupe not displaying on second monitor 
  • Fixed Panel groups do not revert size when dragged in and out of other groups 
  • Fixed Document Setup does not reflect or change current „Actual Size“ Zoom for „Web“ type documents 
  • Numerous other fixes and stability improvements.

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