Affinity Photo 1.5 released, packed with new features and Windows support
December 09, 2016
Lens Profiles1.5’s RAW engine now features profiles for thousands of lens-camera body combinations delivering auto lens correction.
Color Picking ToolIn response to user requests, there’s a new color picking tool outside of the color lab.
32-bit Editing Enabled32-bit unbounded images can be composited and edited together with full Radiance HDR as well as OpenEXR file support.
MacrosDesigners are able to record any number of operations, save them, and then play them back later on, just like Photoshop’s Actions panel.
Better Metadata Management1.5 features a substantially upgraded detection of metadata for JPEG and RAW formats.
File Compatibility ChangesThis version comes with significant improvements to PSD and PDF import and export.
Tone Mapping PersonaUsers will enjoy dramatic results thanks to the full, tone-mapping workspace for LDR and HDR images with local contrast control. The new release features a complete workspace, where users are free to move between color spaces.
360 Image EditingIt’s now possible to both pan and zoom around 360 images. Designers can utilize Affinity Photo’s complete suite of tools to edit them live.
Equations FilterUsers now have the chance to create customized spatial fillers with limitless flexibility, all thanks to the equations filter.
Pixel Art Document Resizing1.5 incorporates two, brand-new resampling algorithms. This ensures more precise resizing of pixel-based documents.
Pixel Tool ChangesAfter many requests, Affinity has added shift constrain and configurable CMD-drag behavior to this tool.
New Export OptionsThe export persona has been changed forever. Now, users can enjoy limitless flexibility to export multiple formats and resolutions for each slice.
OpenEXR Import/ExportAll workflows will be supported with the multichannel OpenEXR Import/Export and options like alpha pre-multiplication.
Clone Sources PanelUsers have the ability to store an unlimited quantity of global sources for the clone brush; they can also work across multiple documents.
Text Style SupportThe styles of text objects can be linked together now thanks to full text style support.
Marquee Selection ModesMagnetic, polygonal, and freehand are the three new modes for the freehand selection tool.
Better RAW ProcessingA more powerful RAW engine gets designers results more immediately while the presence of more than 70 new RAW camera formats makes for a better user experience.
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