Affinity Suite 1.8.4 (Designer, Photo, Publisher)

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo is a professional photo editing tool with all the power you’ll ever need. Live retouch tools work in real time and its speed means there’s no waiting to see your results. Non-destructive editing, raw processing and end-to-end color management are standard, so Affinity Photo has all the features required to make beautiful photographs spring to life.

Affinity Designer is a vector graphic design solution used by professional designers, artists, and creatives who are working on illustrations, icons, branding, UI designs, typography, print projects, mock ups, web graphics, pattern designs, and concept arts.

Affinity Publisher is professional-grade publishing software built to rival Adobe InDesign. From magazines, books, brochures, posters, reports and stationery to other creations, this incredibly smooth, intuitive app gives you the power to combine your images, graphics and text to make beautiful layouts ready for publication.

Affinity Photo 1.8.4 fixes & improvements:

  • X3F: Fixed uninitialised crop areas in release builds
  • X3F: Fixed non-sequenced reads from files (was preventing any X3F file from being loaded in CL release builds)
  • X3F: Apply Black and White in Develop Persona when the Monochrome flag is set
  • Fixed redo always being a step behind in Develop Persona
  • Fixed import of PSD files with extended blend modes
  • Fixed Hasselblad RAW files loading thumbnail preview only
  • Fixed occasional crashes loading RAW files
  • Allow Saving a document with history to be in recorded macros
  • Fixed crash when making some selections
  • Fixed Voronoi reset not matching the default
  • Changed mask thumbnails to use black, not transparent
  • Improved LAB defaults for selective channels in the document view
  • Fixed OCIO transform being removed when the window is moved or minimised
  • Fixed Character Panel's Decorations colour box displaying in RGB
  • Fixed Layer Effects Gradient Overlay sliders not working correctly
  • Changed brush parameter shortcut from Alt+RightMouseButton to Ctrl+Alt (same as macOS)
  • Fixed flickering brush preview with tablet input
  • Fixed spurious lines being drawn with tablet input
  • Fixed Alt+Drag colour picker getting stuck when using tablet input
  • Fixed crash when failing to load an X3F file (some files will still fail to load, but won't crash)
  • Fixed gradients not changing when Global Colour is modified
  • Improved support for Canon EOS-1D X Mark III colour data.
  • [Installer] Prevent installation into non-empty directory
  • Added EOS 1D-X Mark III to list of known CR3 cameras
  • Fixed Flood Selection Tool is offset with 'All layers' enabled
  • Minor CR3 tweaks
  • Fixed CR3 from a Canon EOS-R opening with a purple haze
  • Fixed Develop Persona Red Eye Removal Tool crash
  • Improved support for X3F files
  • Removed units from the Crop Tool ratio option
  • Fixed rotating a raw file in Develop Persona darkens it
  • Fixed adding guides in Develop Persona darkening image
  • Removed "Windows Ink" option, and replaced with high precision WinTab support
  • Fixed AI import incorrectly identifying as EPS when it was actually a PDF with extra data at the front
  • Fixed PDF import for documents with extra data at the front
  • Fixed PDF export for some Asian fonts that support many glyphs
  • Fixed Layers panel dropping of items of right of thumbnail in expanded parents
  • Fixed right-click context menu to disable Merge Down when attempting to merge a Pixel Layer into a shape
  • Fixed PDF import crash due to infinitely searching for fonts
  • Fixed HSL ring displaying incorrectly when returning to the adjustment
  • Fixed being unable to drag afassets into the app
  • Changed PDFs to open as restricted if we don't have permission to edit, copy or print them
  • Fixed PDF export accidentally outputting all RGB images at 16-bit.
  • Fixed RAW files appearing too dark
  • Fixed High Pass filter for LAB colour
  • Fixed Detect Edges after developing a RAW file in 32 bit
  • Fixed NEF import from Nikon D90 rendering incorrectly
  • Fixed CTRL+M with a node selected to not show the curves dialog.
  • Fixed handling of ' XP ' EXIF data from Luminar 4 exported files
  • Fixed placement of RAW files to apply default settings
  • Fixed Selection Brush Width not remembered if changed by Right mouse button + Alt modifier
  • Fixed layer blend modes not scrolling with arrow keys
  • Improved performance of font loading (and tried to improve behaviour with font managers)
  • Improved PDF export support for 16-bit and 32-bit images
  • Fixed SVG import of elements with closepath not followed by move
  • Fixed SVG export of curves with large bounds
  • Fixed incorrect sheet colour in PSD export (following import)
  • Fixed incorrectly enabled control on Text Style decorations
  • Fixed click to select items with group crops
  • Fixed locked layers being selectable via Marquee selection
  • Fixed PDF import of certain unicode characters producing the wrong character
  • Fixed SVG import to ignore spurious quote marks in "url('#identifier')" references
  • Fixed SVG import to treat gradients with one stop as solid fills
  • Fixed SVG import having wrong default for gradientUnits
  • Fixed crash when importing an invalid SVG due to negative heights or widths
  • Fixed hand cursor getting stuck after panning
  • Fixed crash when pressing V with Alignment flyout open
  • Fixed font names always displaying their English names
  • Fixed PDF export with embedded ICC profiles
  • Fixed SVG import of booleans
  • Fixed SVG import of documents with multiple < svg > elements
  • Fixed fill aspect ratio for Radial and Conical to be maintained unless the correction handle is visible
  • Fixed text edit handles to allow auto pan ability
  • Fixed changing tool while the Align Panel is open (if the next tool supports the alignment options, it will remain open, else it will close)
  • Fixed crash when dragging items in the Layers control
  • Improved performance of PDF import
  • Improved performance of text when rendering text
  • Fixed vector export of text occasionally filling characters
  • Fixed crash when closing floating document
  • Fixed New Document dialog previous document selection highlight not being remembered
  • Fixed Procedural Texture rendering different to macOS applications
  • Fixed Ctrl+M with nodes selected to not bring up the curves dialog
  • Fixed crash when docking a panel with the Brushes panel
  • Fixed PNG export not displaying the size warning if the export dialog was previously closed with a different preset
  • Help and Localisation improvements.

Affinity Designer 1.8.4 new features & improvements:

  • Fixed import of PSD files with extended blend modes
  • Fixed crash when making some selections
  • Changed mask thumbnails to use black, not transparent
  • Fixed OCIO transform being removed when the window is moved or minimised
  • Fixed Character Panel's Decorations colour box displaying in RGB
  • Fixed Layer Effects Gradient Overlay sliders not working correctly
  • Fixed flickering brush preview with tablet input
  • Fixed spurious lines being drawn with tablet input
  • Fixed Alt+Drag colour picker getting stuck when using tablet input
  • Added user preference for whether to try to keep selections after deleting
  • Fixed expand stroke failure on strokes that use velocity as a controller
  • Fixed gradients not changing when Global Colour is modified
  • [Installer] Prevent installation into non-empty directory
  • Fixed setting artboard/spread origin from panel not accounting for artboard spread position
  • Fixed various issues with guide positions and artboard origins
  • Allow closing of curves for special case selection
  • Removed "Windows Ink" option, and replaced with high precision WinTab support
  • Fixed AI import incorrectly identifying as EPS when it was actually a PDF with extra data at the front
  • Fixed PDF import for documents with extra data at the front
  • Fixed PDF export for some Asian fonts that support many glyphs
  • Fixed Layers panel dropping of items of right of thumbnail in expanded parents
  • Fixed right-click context menu to disable Merge Down when attempting to merge a Pixel Layer into a shape
  • Fixed PDF import crash due to infinitely searching for fonts
  • Fixed HSL ring displaying incorrectly when returning to the adjustment
  • Fixed being unable to drag afassets into the app
  • Changed PDFs to open as restricted if we don't have permission to edit, copy or print them
  • Fixed PDF export accidentally outputting all RGB images at 16-bit
  • Fixed Guide positions to be displayed relative to current Artboard
  • Fixed layer blend modes not scrolling with arrow keys
  • Improved performance of font loading (and tried to improve behaviour with font managers)
  • Improved PDF export support for 16-bit and 32-bit images
  • Fixed SVG import of elements with closepath not followed by move
  • Fixed SVG export of curves with large bounds
  • Fixed incorrect sheet colour in PSD export (following import)
  • Fixed incorrectly enabled control on Text Style decorations
  • Fixed click to select items with group crops
  • Fixed locked layers being selectable via Marquee selection
  • Fixed PDF import of certain unicode characters producing the wrong character
  • Fixed SVG import to ignore spurious quote marks in "url('#identifier')" references
  • Fixed SVG import to treat gradients with one stop as solid fills
  • Fixed SVG import having wrong default for gradientUnits
  • Fixed crash when importing an invalid SVG due to negative heights or widths
  • Fixed hand cursor getting stuck after panning
  • Fixed crash when pressing V with Alignment flyout open
  • Fixed font names always displaying their English names
  • Fixed PDF export with embedded ICC profiles
  • Fixed SVG import of booleans
  • Fixed SVG import of documents with multiple svg elements
  • Fixed fill aspect ratio for Radial and Conical to be maintained unless the correction handle is visible
  • Fixed text edit handles to allow auto pan ability
  • Fixed changing tool while the Align Panel is open (if the next tool supports the alignment options, it will remain open, else it will close)
  • Fixed crash when dragging items in the Layers control
  • Improved performance of PDF import
  • Improved performance of text when rendering text
  • Fixed vector export of text occasionally filling characters
  • Fixed crash when closing floating document
  • Fixed New Document dialog previous document selection highlight not being remembered
  • Fixed Ctrl+M with nodes selected to not bring up the curves dialog
  • Fixed crash when docking a panel with the Brushes panel
  • Fixed crash with Appearance panel after using Ctrl+Z on vector brush input
  • Fixed PNG export not displaying the size warning if the export dialog was previously closed with a different preset
  • Help and Localisation improvements.

Affinity Publisher 1.8.4 new features & improvements:

General

  • [Installer] Prevent installation into non-empty directory
  • Fixed recent regression when saving Linked Image placeholders which was causing large document files
  • Recoloured K-only images with transparency lose their transparency
  • Stability and Performance improvements
  • Fix for zero-height / width objects moving to the wrong pages when switching to / from 'Facing Pages'
  • Text > Interactive – Options mismatched with Context Menu
  • Can now import .afassets file via drag drop
  • Layer / Blend modes list fixed to scroll with arrow keys
  • Linked afphoto file shows wrong DPI when modified
  • Pan Tool cursor persisted after using / Pan
  • Fix for stale preflight results persisting when Pages are removed

Multi-spread

  • Allow immediate dragging of objects on other spreads
  • Constraining while dragging objects between spreads now works correctly
  • When dragging between spreads, snapping is now performed on the target spread candidates
  • Dragging objects between spread using the Focal Point handle now works correctly
  • Fixes for dragging curve nodes across multiple spreads
  • Fixes for 'restart drag' when translating across spreads
  • Fixed issue with auto-panning in the text tool

Text

  • Improved performance of text when rendering text
  • Avoid generating infinite filler text when leading is zero
  • Further improvements for ideographic line breaks, mainly for quote-marks
  • Allow OpenType kerning between glyphs with different settings (if they are the same font and size)
  • Fixed 'Indent To Here' not working if lines are broken by drop cap or wrap shape
  • Fixes for line-breaker around Fixed Spaces
  • Index Find – match words with following punctuation
  • Index Partial loss of parent topics when adding pages from file
  • Fixed crash after editing text styles if changes caused pinned objects to move between spreads
  • Option to preserve Text Frame width when changing Column Gutter in the context toolbar
  • Double click multi-word selection could leave the original word not selected
  • Fixed handling of local objects pinned to master page text when subsequently unpinned
  • Improved line breaking for ideographic languages
  • Chinese Font names now show in Chinese
  • Character Panel – Font Category changes after changing font or deselecting object

Import

  • IDML Import – Text frame corners are now scaled correctly
  • IDML Import – Fixed instances where text wrap path could fail to import, or be scaled incorrectly
  • IDML Import – Generic OpenType features not being imported from IDML file
  • IDML Import – Effects settings not scaled correctly on master page items
  • IDML Import – En-Space in numbered list imported as a 0
  • IDML Import – Elements could be positioned incorrectly in some instances
  • IDML Import – Question mark in file path breaks link during the import
  • IDML Import – Initial Words not scaling correctly
  • IDML Import – Placed EPS files are slightly clipped
  • IDML Import – Better handling of master page items with overridden properties
  • XLSX Import – Fixed hang with cells with gradient fills
  • PDF import – Improved performance
  • PDF Import – Improved handling when importing password restricted PDFs
  • PDF Import – Import now allows creation of Art Text if 'Group lines of Text into Text Frames' is switched off
  • PDF Import – Import now provides fallback if the used font doesn't define space
  • PDF Import – Fixed text positioning which could be incorrect due to spaces being treated as tabs under certain conditions
  • PDF Import – Fall through to alternative mappings when importing text, if necessary
  • PDF Import – Better handling of restricted files
  • SVG Import – 'ClosePath' doesn't have to be followed by a 'Move'
  • SVG Import – Now treats gradients with one stop as solid fills
  • SVG Import – Other fixes for specific files, including malformed files

Export

  • Fixed vector export of text occasionally filling characters
  • PDF Export – Better support for RGBA16 and RGBAUF images
  • PDF Export – Export could fail for glyph ids that happen to match surrogate pair values
  • PDF Export – Fixed issues exporting to PDF/X-4 with content with embedded profiles
  • SVG Export – Fixed source of numeric overflow causing curves to be exported incorrectly in some cases

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