Affinity Suite 1.9.1 (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 1.9 release notes:

Just some of the additions you can look forward to include a new contour tool and select same in Affinity Designer, package output, data merge and PDF passthrough in Affinity Publisher, and the ability to add non-destructive liquify layers, path text and linked layers in Affinity Photo. Head over to official website to learn all about 1.9 and download today (free for current app owners). You’ll also get a range of incredible free content with your download after you register your app, including brushes, textures, overlays and templates, so don’t miss out!

Affinity Designer 1.9.1 for Windows changelog:

  • Fixed Crashes and errors when using the My Account option
  • Fixed crash at start-up due to broken OpenCL drivers ( potential start-up crashes are detected, and hardware acceleration is prevented.)
  • Disabled hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon RX 5000 series and later cards (awaiting response to bug filed with AMD)
  • Fixed crash attempting to print a single artboard, which isn't the first artboard in the document
  • Fixed some documents failing to load (hanging)
  • Fixed JPEG and TIFF filter descriptions (was "Affinity Files")
  • Fixed performance problems when Paragraph Panel was visible
  • Fixed the inability to save some files originally opened as read only
  • Improved content syncing
  • Fixed scaled text frame increasing text size when grouped
  • Fixed Affinity registration showing in English for some supported locales
  • Fixed EMFs not rendering on non-RGBA documents
  • Fixed mirroring objects to transform individually based on tool settings
  • Improved performance of snapping by restricting inner bound snapping to objects with no more than two curves (i.e. single holes)
  • Fixed PDF passthrough failing to work on multi-page documents
  • Fixed TGA import to allow loading of large files
  • Fixed crash when loading specific CR3 file.
  • Fixed Studio Preset shortcuts not being restored after a subsequent launch
  • Fixed potential crash when a updating the layer editability
  • Fixed potential crash showing Product Key dialog
  • Fixed Copy As SVG preventing Affinity data being added to the clipboard
  • Fixed New from Clipboard of raster data from external applications, as it was always preferring EMF/WMF over raster data (ignoring the 'Prefer metafile over raster ...') general setting
  • Fixed asset dragging performance for some assets
  • Fixed being unable to apply styles with a single click in list mode
  • Fixed crash on shutdown while "My Account" content is still downloading
  • Improved PDF Import of text lists and numbers lists
  • Fixed PDF Import incorrectly identifying clips as redundant and removing them
  • Fixed copying of objects not copying their tag colour
  • Fixed Export Preview scaling issues.
  • Help and Localisation improvements
  • Performance improvements

Affinity Photo 1.9.1 for Windows changelog:

  • Fixed Crashes and errors when using the My Account option
  • Fixed crash at start-up due to broken OpenCL drivers ( potential startup crashes are detected, and hardware acceleration is prevented.)
  • Disabled hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon RX 5000 series and later cards (awaiting response to bug filed with AMD)
  • Fixed asset dragging performance for some assets
  • Fixed some documents failing to load (hanging)
  • Fixed JPEG and TIFF filter descriptions (was "Affinity Files")
  • Fixed performance problems when Paragraph Panel was visible
  • Fixed the inability to save some files originally opened as read only
  • Updated image metadata parsing
  • Updated lens data (see here)
  • Fixed hardware acceleration performance and quality for:
  • Patch Tool,
  • Shadows & Highlights,
  • Healing Brush,
  • Channel Mixer,
  • Focus Merge,
  • Remove Lens Vignette (Develop Persona),
  • Shear Filter,
  • Posterise
  • Liquify Turbulence Tool,
  • Haze Removal Filter,
  • Panorama
  • Improved content syncing
  • Fixed scaled text frame increasing text size when grouped
  • Added .fts extension support
  • Improved Astrophotography to detect bad pixels before inspecting light frames
  • Improved Astrophotography to use the bad pixel map, if any, when loading images for alignment.
  • Fixed Affinity registration showing in English for some supported locales
  • Fixed EMFs not rendering on non-RGBA documents
  • Fixed mirroring objects to transform individually based on tool settings
  • Improved performance of snapping by restricting inner bound snapping to objects with no more than two curves (i.e. single holes)
  • Fixed PDF passthrough failing to work on multi-page documents
  • Fixed Panorama Erase from Source Mask tool artefacts
  • Fixed TGA import to allow loading of larger files
  • Fixed crash when loading some CR3 files.
  • Fixed Studio Preset shortcuts not being restored after a subsequent launch
  • Fixed potential crash on the pattern layer context toolbar sampler control
  • Fixed potential crash when a updating the layer editability
  • Fixed potential crash showing Product Key dialog
  • Fixed "Copy As SVG" preventing Affinity data being added to the clipboard
  • Fixed New from Clipboard of raster data from external applications, as it was always preferring EMF/WMF over raster data (ignoring the 'Prefer metafile over raster ...' general setting)
  • Fixed artefacts when rotating live filters as children of pixel layers
  • Fixed Astrophotography results file labels being white in light UI mode
  • Fixed cancelling Astrophotography Stacking to ask for confirmation before closing the document
  • Renamed Linked Layers "Filter effect parameters" to "Layer effect parameters"
  • Fixed being unable to apply styles with a single click in list mode
  • Fixed crash on shutdown while My Account content is still downloading
  • Improved PDF Import of text lists and numbers lists
  • Fixed PDF Import incorrectly identifying clips as redundant and removing them
  • Fixed copying of objects not copying their tag colour
  • Fixed Export Preview scaling issues
  • Various stability improvements
  • Help and Localisation improvements

Affinity Publisher 1.9.1 for Windows fixes & Improvements:

General

  • Fixed Crashes and errors when using the My Account option
  • Affinity registration showing in English for some supported locales
  • Fixed crash on open for a number of reported 1.8 / beta documents
  • Fixed intermittent crash on applying Master Page
  • (Mac) Fixed issue causing some UI icons to be rendered at incorrect sizes
  • (Mac) Fixed New Document dialog scheming on older macOS
  • (Mac) Fixed 'Monochromatic Iconography'
  • (Mac) Fixed toolbar height in separated mode
  • (Windows) Fixed inability to disable hardware acceleration, or a crash at startup if the hardware acceleration option hadn't been written to the settings file
  • (Windows) Fixed crash on shutdown while "My Account" content is still downloading
  • (Windows) Fixes to mitigate issues with hardware acceleration on some systems

Document Loading

  • Fixed possible crash when opening files with iCloud based image resources
  • Fix for documents failing to load due to infinite loop with Constraints and certain document structures
  • Fixed potential hang while composing text in text frames with non-default Vertical Alignment
  • Fixed the inability to save some files originally opened as read only.

Text

  • Text in scaled text frame could increase in size when grouped
  • Paragraph > Justification > Minimum, Desired and Maximum word spacing controls inoperative
  • Added Glyph Picker for Initial Words characters
  • Interactive > Go To Hyperlink can crash if no target
  • Fix for wrap settings on pinned objects not always updating correctly
  • Fixed scaling instability with inline text objects under certain circumstances
  • Objects inserted into Master Page text were not updating correctly on regular pages
  • Truncate long Find and Replace MRU menu entries to prevent UI overflow
  • Spelling applied through Paragraph style only takes effect after re-applying the style
  • Pressing delete whilst unlinking frames causes a crash
  • Fixed possible crash when inserting a TOC
  • (Windows) Fixed performance problems when Paragraph Panel was visible

Import / Export / Resources

  • Fixed blocking that could occur when placing especially large raster heavy PDF files
  • Updating a PDF via Resource Manager resets Interpret / Passthrough state
  • IDML Import - Fixed unlocking of layers coming from IDML Import
  • IDML Import - Fix for Text Styles not applied correctly with specific file
  • IDML Import - Fix for rotated items in Picture Frames
  • IDML Import - For failure to import some text items in Table cells
  • IDML Import - Fix for crash on import of specific file(s)
  • PDF Import - Improvements to how PDF Import handles text lists. Ambiguity between Roman numeral "c" and Latin letter "c" is handled better.
  • PDF Import - Fix for clipping paths being incorrectly identified as redundant and discarded in some circumstances
  • PDF Export - PDF set for Passthrough crops incorrectly
  • PDF Export - Fixed crash exporting file with Bookmarks
  • EPS Import - Fixed failure to detect colour space when the EPS only had shades
  • Fixed TGA import to allow loading of large files
  • Placed landscape afpub files could be treated as portrait under certain circumstances
  • Unable to create custom export presets - options disabled
  • Fix for performance problems when placing an asset which contains images
  • Updating images via Resource Manager was resetting scale
  • Resource Manager now sorts by page number
  • (Mac) Save As Package fails on macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or earlier
  • (Mac) Fixed Resource Manager on older macOS

Tools and Rendering

  • Transform Objects Separately was ignored for some operations
  • Align buttons were modifying master page content when used in "Edit Detached" mode
  • Fix for parts of some master page objects / paragraph decorations not showing in bleed on regular pages
  • Recent colours are now updated when changing a Table cell Fill or Stroke
  • Items contained on a master page's bleed area disappeared when zoomed in

Download page: Affinity Photo | Affinity Designer | Affinity Publisher (90 Days free trial)
View: Affinity Homepage | v1.9.1 Changelog | Release Announcement

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