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Affinity Designer for PC is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on branding, concept art, print projects, icons, UI, UX, or web mock ups, Affinity Designer will revolutionize how you work, on macOS and Windows. Imagined by designers, created for professionals!

Features and Highlights

Design tools redefined
All the tools you need in a professional vector design app, from an incredible precise pen tool to a super smooth gradient tool. All carefully considered and meticulously developed, they just work—in precisely the way you want them to.

Built for your workflow
With core principles of performance, stability, and lack of bloat, the software has been meticulously crafted for a professional workflow.

Pixel perfect control
With real-time pixel preview in standard or retina resolution available with a single click, you can always see what you’re going to get. Can’t achieve the perfect result purely in vector? Just edit the pixels — the app has a full suite of raster tools too.

Non-destructive effects and adjustments
With a huge library of adjustment layers, effects and blend modes—combined with full support for masks and clipping layers—the app offers the most advanced layer controls available in any vector-based app.

Flexible workspaces… and workflows
With a focused, fully customizable workspace, including docked and floating UI modes, the app lets you work how you want. Add regular and custom 2D and isometric grids for flexible layouts, work on multiple designs at once and use Windows features like Split Screen and Full Screen. Plus, with savable history, unlimited undo and non-destructive filters, and adjustments you can always go back and change your mind.

Natural brushwork
Use Force Touch, stylus pressure, tilt, and other controls for natural-looking artwork. Edit vector brush strokes as cleanly and easily as regular curves, and add raster brushwork—on its own or with vector art—to add depth and high-quality organic textures. Rotate the canvas, blend colors, edit brush parameters, create your own brushes and nozzles, and import .abr brushes for complete control over your work.

Throw some shapes
The software delivers a comprehensive set of shape primitives with easy controls for adjusting geometry with corner settings and smart snapping indicators. A full set of Boolean geometry operations, non-destructive compound shapes, and full node editing mean you can create beautiful complex geometry in no time.

Just your type
Add artistic text for headlines, text frames of any shape, or text that follows any vector path. Apply sophisticated styling and ligatures, previewing all your available fonts and style sets in on-screen panels. All the controls you need are built-in, including leading, kerning, baseline shift, tab stops – and now in the new version, you can create text styles across your document.

New professional print controls
This program features full professional print output. Pantone® support, end-to-end CMYK, and ICC color management are just part of it. You can also open, edit and output PDF/X files, set overprint controls, use spot colors, and add bleed area, trim, and crop marks.

Powerful export
In export mode, you get a complete workspace dedicated to image export. Select areas, layers, or objects to export, controlling each item’s output settings independently. For efficient web and UI design, you can automatically create new files whenever your design changes, in whatever resolution, file format, and folder structure you wish.

Common Affinity file format
The app’s shared file format makes mixed discipline design as smooth and simple as it should be. Open any native Affinity file in any Affinity app on any platform and just keep working – with a shared history, unlimited undo, and seamless switching. And for export, Affinity Designer for PC download takes all major file types in its stride.

Incredibly powerful artboards
In AffinityDesigner you can create an unlimited number of different design variants, sizes, and screens – laying them out in one document to see them all at once. When you come to export you get full control over what artboards to output and with what settings, dramatically simplifying your workflow for responsive and app design.

Note: 10 days trial version.

Also Available: Download Affinity Designer for Mac

What's new in this version:

Affinity Designer 2.3.0
Features and improvements affecting all platforms:
Spiral Tool:
- Choice of styles including Linear, Decaying, Fibonacci and Plotted
- Optional straight-line edges

Spiral Tool tutorial:
Pixel grid options in all apps:
- Automatic Grid returns to Photo
- Pixel Grid tutorial:
- Place and export password-protected PDFs, including the ability to individually allow:
- Document printing
- Content modification
- Content copying

Password protected PDF tutorial:
- Export PDF files to PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2) standard
- Change Asset Panel background colour
- (Publisher) Image tagging for accessible PDFs
- Tags Panel for Alternative Text:
- (Publisher) Find and Replace panel uses inbuilt and custom fields in search terms and replacement text
- (Designer) ‘Keep selected’ preference in Pencil Tool
- (Publisher) Independent formatting of cross-reference field

In addition to those features on all platforms above, these are the Windows and macOS features and improvements:
Move Data Entry improvements:
- Scale option to resize by a given percentage
- Insertion Mode options to insert duplicates in front of or behind the original object
- Edit object properties as you transform
- Improved Number of copies slider behaviour
- Brush names show by default on the Brushes panel
- Create new documents from assets by dragging from panel to title bar
- Create shapes of same type and properties from an existing shape selection

In addition to those features on all platforms above, these are the iPad features and improvements:
- Optionally deselect shapes after creation
- (Photo) Curves adjustment graph editor shows all coloured channel curve

Localised versions of the changes in 2.3 (and those in earlier releases) can be found here:
- Affinity Designer Feature List
- Affinity Photo Feature List
- Affinity Publisher Feature List
- As well as all those improvements above, listed below are the most important bugs that have been fixed

Bug fixes which affected all platforms:
- Crash when deleting Notes from Master page, if pages are added after note creation
- DWG file model is not imported correctly
- Cross references - allow anchors and index marks to be filtered by name
- Presets can't be added for just the black and white adjustment
- PDF export fails when document is set to Euroscale Coated V2
- Fields Panel - 'Created' field fails to update when using 'Save as' on documents
- DWG file stuck on loading
- Word footnote imports with tiny font size
- When a document is opened, the Index panel may show limited or no entries until Update is clicked
- Edit placed pdf doesn't show any layers in the layers panel
- Allow components of a cross-reference's text to be formatted individually
- Help and Localisation fixes and improvements

(B) Bug fixes which affected Desktop (Windows and macOS):
- DNG from Samsung phones opens up dark
- Exporting to PDF RGB/8 with placed images always converts them to 'sRGB2014' regardless of export settings
- Crash When Exporting PDF from a book which has anchor cross references across chapters
- Bleed fails to print when range is set to Artboards
- Move Data Entry Tool doesn't Duplicate consistently on other pages when using Previous Settings
- Move Data Entry duplicates secondary instances of a symbol as a Group
- Alt + Click / Alt + Shift + Click on a new brush to retain size no longer functions for Pixel tools
- Frankentoon "Splat" macro pack crashes the apps (also needs new download from the Affinity store)
- Live filters cause bleed to export blank
- Adding a spread prior to Page 1 in a document is causing all text to disappear
- Bleed fails to export when you have an adjustment layer on an artboard
- Text doesn't re-flow when group size indirectly increased
- Certain files have planar memory leaks when opening and rendering
- Table of contents and Index Page numbers do not update on Book Output
- Running Headers Settings- Inconsistent casing on dialog settings
- Editing a linked document with multiple artboards, incorrectly auto-updates artboard selection to artboard 1
- Custom Variables are lost when using 'Add Pages from Files'
- Bleed fails to export to raster formats when range is set to Artboards
- Tooltip for Create Custom Field is incorrect after deleting Custom fields
- Crash adding customer macro pack
- List numbering does not sync correctly across multiple files in a book
- Table rotated by 90, the resizing indicators are incorrect
- Artboard's Layer Panel tooltip displays as 'Rectangle'
- Lock icon on Glyph Browser uses the V1 style of Lock icon
- View > View Mode >Hide effects inconsistency
- It should not be possible to use 'Move Inside' to place a Symbol inside itself
- User File - Select Same > Fill fails to detect other objects with the same HEX applied
- Book Chapters fail to update the 'Restart Page numbering at' field in Section Manager
- Copying a frame with an index in allows multiple indexes to be in the same document
- Appearance Panel buttons look disabled in Light UI
- Replacing Style Source Chapter in Book results in Book without a Style Source Chapter - app crashes when exporting/printing file
- Editing Cross Reference Strings will always default to English (United Kingdom)
- Relinking Missing Artboard document reverts all placed versions of the file to the first Artboard in the list
- Hyperlink control value not set when choosing a preset
- Too much play/acceleration in the Duplicate slider
- Add Pages from File invalidates Page Hyperlinks
- Text doesn't re-flow when group size indirectly decreased
- Light UI: Show in Explorer button is too dark and looks out of place
- Cross-references can be inserted on a Master Page but do not function as expected on Pages
- Previously viewed page fails after text entry

(C) Bugs fixed which specifically affected Windows:
- Dragging an Asset with a layer behind the Asset Studio UI will unexpectedly select the object behind as you drag
- Replacing a Linked & Missing PDF resets the Spread and Page Box options
- Text > Character Traits shows Strikeout. Other references in app shows as Strikethrough
- Files in a Write Denied folder should open in a read-only state
- Move/Duplicate gives different results when facing pages is used
- Changing White Balance Temperature without enabling the White Balance section auto-collapses panel instantaneously
- Develop Sliders are not auto enabled when expanding view or changing a value
- Edit Table Format - Amending the Fill using RGB sliders on a CMYK doc will render an RGB table preview
- Colour Picker Text is not centred
- Index panel is missing Show Index/and References options in Preferences
- Tooltip for Add Custom Field in Fields Panel missing
- Node Right Click context menu is missing dividers on Windows
- Move cmd+K (Find in Layers Panel) from Misc to Layer in Shortcuts
- Active toast when closing document with colour picker active causes cursor to be invisible
- File partially locks up app after exporting to SVG (all pages)
- Changing an applied Text Style 'type' results in a blank Context Toolbar dialog
- Unable to open/save to Documents with controlled folder access enabled
- Tabbing out of the White Balance field collapses the group
- Cross Reference keyboard shortcut entries are missing on Windows
- On the Edit Table Format dialog, tooltips are the same for table and cell insets
- Add Pages from File dialog allows for invalid values, causing crashing or failure to add document
- Recent dialog: Grid/List view button doesn't update when changing UI style
- Dragging an Asset onto canvas ignores layer selection and always inserts asset at top of layers stack
- Hyperlink Properties' Character Style dropdown is out of view for Book Chapters.
- New Batch Dialog tweaks

Affinity Designer 2.2.1
- Swatches panel >When using a Bitmap fill with the Vector Brush, the fill bucket stays white but the brush will use the selected bitmap fill
- Updated Help files

Bug fixes which affected Desktop (Windows and macOS):
Affinity apps potentially affected by the latest exploit in Google's WebP Library:
- CTRL running up one app with another open crashes the open app
- Unable to correctly set colour profile in Document Setup > Colour
- Certain ICC Color profiles were not showing in Document Setup/Convert or Soft Proof
- User file crashing on opening

Bugs fixed which specifically affected Windows:
- Closing the FX dialog with no active documents open hard crashes app
- Stroke width value on context toolbar does not update whilst dragging slider
- Deleting Develop Preset crashes app, preset is not actually deleted.
- Certain profiles not showing in document setup/convert or Soft Proof
- Windows "File is ready for archiving" flag is not getting set File > Save or "Save As..."

Affinity Designer 2.2.0
Features and improvements affecting all platforms:
OCIO v2 support added in Photo:
- Custom text variables in Publisher
- Additional keyboard shortcuts for pixel brush tools
- Alt-click new layer automatically adds selection to that new layer
- Cross-references added in Publisher
- ‘Hide effects’ and ‘greyscale’ view mode options in Publisher and Designer
- Change guide colour
- Long press tool shortcuts
- Custom date formats available in Publisher
- All supported image files now available from File -> Open in Publisher
- ‘Find and Replace’ now includes scope and result count in Publisher
- Go to previously viewed spread in Publisher
- ‘Create symbol’ option added to Layer menu in Designer
- Additional options when creating indexes in Publisher
- Update table format from selection in Publisher
- Improved resistance to data loss when network connectivity is lost
- Files are locked while they are being edited to avoid simultaneous edits by 2 users

In addition to those features on all platforms above, these are the Windows and macOS features and improvements:
- MacOS Sonoma Support
- Object creation data entry
- Move data entry
- ‘Delete Node’ added to right-click menu
- ‘Select All on Current Layer’ option now available
- Grid presets and favourite fonts now sync between apps on device
- Data merge in Publisher now allows fields to set URLs, file locations, emails and anchors

In addition to those features on all platforms above, these are the iPad features and improvements:
- Decimal place accuracy preferences added
- ‘Prefer to keep selection’ preference added

(A) Bug fixes which affected all platforms:
- Attached IDML crashes Publisher on open
- Reset Visibility Options and Reset Snapping Options do not work
- Fields are not being included in the word count
- Between Items separator is missing the comma
- Multi-word text selection is lost if you use Capitalisation options
- With the Artistic Text Tool, status bar displays different text when point is over panel versus document view
- Newly placed content is immediately selected in the document view but not in Resource Manager
- Clicking master page text with the Move tool switches to the Text tool
- It was possible to apply kerning before the first letter of a frame, which then applies it after the letter
- Other minor fixes
- Translation Improvements
- Help file improvements
- (B) Bug fixes which affected Desktop (Windows and macOS):
- PDF Export isn't exporting the stroke on some curves/fonts correctly
- Lens correction for Leica DG Nocticron 42.5 F1.2 not being applied automatically
- User File - Nikon RAW Lens profile is applied, but does not correct as expected
- Transform origin can randomly jump into a different location
- Enable Transform Origin point doesn't reset to centre when creating new selections
- Margin Colour is not being reflected across dialogs when used with Artboards
- Pen/Node Tool's 'Show Orientation' checkbox is not remembered between app runs
- Vector Flood Fill - transform handles
- Boolean operations between (vector) masks & clipped objects and the parents they are nested to
- User File - Preflight from book panel crashes app
- Hang whilst attempting to save, if file hasn't fully loaded
- Pasting Master Page into Photo / Designer > Edit Detached - crash
- Crash when dragging the contents of duplicate symbols outside of a symbol.
- Attached file crashes Affinity Publisher on open
- Exchanging an .Afpub between devices which contains embedded PDF files set to passthrough will reset the policy to linked with the files missing
- IDML file crashing V2 Publisher on opening
- Using Swatches for Cell Border colour in Edit Table Format crashes app
- Crash exporting to PDF when using a specific font
- User File - Crash on load, possible corrupt pixel data?
- Develop Persona - Last used preset shown but not applied, requires returning to default before you are then able to apply this preset
- Layer order affects object selection
- Develop Persona - Last used preset shown in list but not applied
- Styles/Afphoto is display incorrect fill colours in 2.1
- Multi Page PDFs with Bleed fail to display correctly when placed
- Objects move unexpectedly when grouped
- Bookmarks are created at the end of the selected text, rather than the start - causing unexpected positioning when selecting bookmark
- User .afpackage - Importing file claims 0 missing, though 90+ images are marked as missing after opening
- Find and Replace - Replace All with singular characters reduces multiple repeats to singular, different results with multiple Replace clicks
- Placed source document dimensions are incorrectly updated after updating the placement policy in the destination document
- App doesn't warn about Recursive document placement when dragging a file in or using Resource Manager
- Copy a text selection with Index Marks fails to create the topic when pasted into a new document
- PDF Passthrough Incorrectly Flags Text as Object of a Different Colourspace
- Placed Passthrough PDFs with a Min/Max Content Page box add an unnecessary mask layer to remove crop marks on export
- Setting Min/Max content Page boxes on placed Passthrough PDF files can incorrectly offset/crop the contents
- Deleting note in attached file causes app to crash
- Running header field - changing case causes crash
- Data merge with Inline picture frames fails to generate with filled content
- Page re-numbering using Books panel not working
- Placing RAW file on Master A and opening in Develop crashes app, no crash on other Master pages
- 2 node Curve moves position when Transform >Length is changed on a multi-page document
- Linked documents not rendering correctly

Changing the DPI of a document causes single pages to inherit size of selection in "Show Dimensions of:"
- Crash inserting a page before Page 1
- Users V1 file crashing on open
- DOCX - numbering/bullets and list levels not matching word when placed
- Show on startup checkbox is present on Account dialog on Windows but not Mac
- New Document dialog: Category title inconsistencies
- Switching accounts without linking can leave the app licensed to the wrong account
- No licence-expired message shown when 90 day trial PKs expire
- Alt/OPT + Modifier key no longer invokes when assigned to Increase/Decrease Brush size Shortcuts
- Library Panel: Inconsistencies with Renaming, Deleting and Editing macros
- LAB swatches in ASE do not import
- Grouping one object doesn't add the layer to the group
- Maximum/Minimum Content Page boxes on placed .AF files no longer display content outside of the canvas area
- Select same / object hidden object toggle issue
- Transform Origin with multiple Group selections cause the Origin to become offset after the first rotation, further transforms of the origin point do not work as expected
- User file - sections of curve not recognised by Node Tool until new nodes are added to object
- Inserting Endnotes in TOC deletes text
- Endnotes title not included in TOC
- OK button remains greyed out after entering valid email address
- User file - V1.4 PDF set to passthrough shows incorrectly in the export dialog, when exporting is converted to interpret (as expected?) but moves to the top of the page incorrectly
- PDF bleed differs when exporting using the Books panel
- Swedish double right quotation marks aren't kept on same line as enclosing word
- Table Format Editor does not show Fill Tint, Border Stroke Colour / Width, Frame Fill & Frame Stroke Colour / Width
- On Paragraph panel, text that explains when there are no tab stops is truncated (macOS) or not shown (Windows)
- Adding footnote from cell of inline table does not correctly assign space for footnote within the text frame
- When an anchor targeted by a cross-ref is renamed, the cross-ref's name on the Cross-References panel does not update
- Filter by [No Style] currently filters by all styles
- Impossible to move a layer above a picture frame if the frame is at the top of the stack
- Hit areas when moving Picture Frames via the layers tab aren't correct
- Space incorrectly gets added to text on clipboard if you double click a word to highlight
- Font drop down does not use Dark UI version
- In Develop Persona, the Develop Assistant's tooltip has been incorrectly named Assistant Settings (Mac) and Assistant Preferences (Win)
- German UI - Stroke flyout - text overlapping icons
- Other minor desktop fixes
- (C) Bugs fixed which specifically affected Windows:
- Copying of settings from Release to Beta isn't working on Windows
- Crash double-clicking colour swatch with custom Windows scaling
- 'Add Pages from File' does not relinquish control of source file, even after closing new destination document
- Pressing Enter to select Parent Index topic crashes app
- Updating linked pdf placed multiple times can cause a hang
- App freezes when shift+click twice in a blank space with Art text or frame selected.
- Cannot Drag-drop a brush from Brush panel into Sub Brushes
- Live Noise Reduction with AMD GPU, Hardware Acceleration and HDR enabled causes rendering issues
- Device Independent Bitmap paste is empty if copied from Affinity
- Decrease shortcut fails in AZERTY layout
- Placing an image and then undocking Layers panel and applying a Curve Adjustment will crash the app
- Settings > Autocorrect auto selects the first character typed, meaning further characters overwrite and you cannot type a full word
- Table Stroke via the Context toolbar doesn't work first time
- Studiolink- MSI install - Non default folder
- Index - Incorrect out of date message and doesnt refresh correctly
- Scrolling Mouse Wheel in Hex Colour field does not set Fill colour for selected object
- In Export window when Include bleed is enabled, the With Bleed sizing text is truncated
- Shift modifier to synchronise colour sliders stops functioning when sliders reach '100%'
- When the - key is assigned to a shortcut the shortcut does not work in v2.1
- when trying to assign the numeric key pad + key a = is assigned instead
- Selecting a Studio Panel name also selects an option within the studio behind it, when the studio swap causes a change in height
- Colour input method from the Context Toolbar well is not retained after restarting the app
- Size Limit dropdown is not being reflected between session instances
- Brush Panel: Move/Copy to Category doesn't show leading _ in category names
- Unable to resize Arrowheads with mousehweel
- Resource Manager: There is very little space to display the image name
- Using the Transparent Swatch as a Matte option causes the next Matte colour selection to fail to apply, but subsequent changes work
- Layer identifiers get stuck when changing the UI Style
- Unable to rename layer by clicking away
- Unable to set Matte to white using sliders for formats that don't support transparency
- Preserve Luminosity does not function with hardware acceleration turned off
- Layers panel scrolls when dragging layer outside of panel.
- Corner type not updated when starting with TL corner
- Dragging a swatch using the Vector Flood Fill tool fails to preview on Windows
- Insert Hyperlink dialog fails to show all text styles until you view the Text Styles Panel
- Opacity cannot be changed using context toolbar fill selection if a PANTONE swatch is used
- Drag and dropping image onto canvas places file on 'active' page, rather than 'visible' page
- The image contains insufficient metadata
- Export preview is zoomable using +/-
- Large delay when editing a table formats stroke
- Considerable delay when switching tabs
- "OK" isn't disabled if no valid cross reference exists in the Insert Cross Reference dialog
- Index panel Using separator results in several characters being inserted.
- Switching between documents is very slow
- Data merge - Esc closes the progress bar but not the process
- Vector Formats are zoomable in Export Preview using +/- or CTRL + 1-4
- Other minor Windows specific fixes
- (D) Bugs fixed which specifically affected macOS:
- Dragging RGB Hex label causes app hang with Lock Colourspace is disabled
- Apps should offer Save As after simultaneous edit
- App lock when closing file
- App occasionally crashes when you press Return within Insert Cross-Reference dialog's Filter text field
- Colour & Stroke options on the Context Toolbar has a hitbox which is too small
- Application (running) doesn't maximize when we click the icon on the dock
- Unable to Manually Enter a Width Value in the Stroke Panel
- If you switch the index language to one we don't have translations for all the separators are empty
- Text Selection when scrolling across multiple pages
- An Above Below cross reference to a pinned object always says 'below'
- Cross references displayed as paragraph numbers may unexpectedly display 0
- Float to view loses Window
- Attempting to re-arrange toolbar can lead to app's window frame moving
- Vector Flood - "Add bitmap from file" button looks different
- Unable to deactivate through CTRL-run up if another affinity app is running
- Rename Layer/artboard dialogs not fully translated
- CTRL run-up > Clear user data pop-up > Deactivate button > Text has low contrast
- Localisation - Strokes Panel - Mac
- On Text Frame panel, tooltips on various stroke-related controls are incorrect or inconsistent
- Preflight panel may not display page number containing a placed PDF that has issues and inappropriately show Fix button

Large Font size UI issues:
- Portuguese Stroke Panel & Preferences
- Clipped in RAM/Disk usage fields
- Multiple languages, Keyboard Shortcuts panel issues (overlapping buttons)
- Export conflicts dialog in Export Persona is clipped
- Layers Opacity % is clipped
- Channel Mixer dialog labels are cut off
- Buttons on Cross-References panel remain unexpectedly available after deselecting a cross-reference
- Incorrect display of assets in list mode on OSX
- When inserting a cross-reference and filtering the targets list, the list may not fully refresh until clicked
- After deselecting a cross-reference on the Cross-References panel, it's auto-selected next time the panel is opened
- Cross-References panel and fields do not indicate a cross-reference is invalid if its target has been deleted
- Acknowledging the duplicate style name warning dismisses the edit style menu
- Add Master Menu - Entering a Name and then switching between spread/page clears the name field
- Sort order icon on Hyperlinks panel is cropped
- UI menu inconsistencies for Edit in AppName
- Sub-brush editing very laggy
- On the Edit Table Format dialog, the Escape key is bound to Reset rather than Cancel
- Data Merge sources stored on a Cloud drive won't update if the cloud file isn't downloaded
- Swatches panel: Cannot change selected bitmap fill to another bitmap fill in the same swatch (M1 specific)
- Stroke join type renders randomly on M1 devices
- Vector Brush tool resetting brush size back to default when tool swapping tools
- Add-on file size isn't being hidden during download/install progress
- Many other macOS specific fixes

(E) Bugs fixed which specifically affected iPad:
- OCIO package file (.ocio) not selectable from Preferences, Colour, "Choose OCIO Package" dialog (file greyed out)
- Arrange, Transform and Alignment buttons can all be lit at the same time leading to a crash
- App crash when opening section manager for some files
- Sample files can occasionally have Preferences button incorrectly and cause crashes
- iPad doesn't deal with decimal accuracy properly
- Backgrounding then restoring Affinity app while loading, shows sign-in prompt even if licensed
- iPad Ruler Marks get incorrectly scaled with document zoom
- On Transform panel's Alignment Options, pop-up menu for alignment scope is disabled
- Gradient tool tip on iPad is incorrectly labelled "Fill"
- Place panel cannot be re-invoked if dismissed
- Spelling > Learn spelling learns the next word in the list and not the current selection
- Tapping the question mark in the bottom right corner does not add labels / tooltips to items in the context toolbar
- Filter Add-Ons by Text Search fails to reflect any downloads that are started/stopped
- Group option not present on Edit menu in Photo
- RAW file from a Panasonic DMC-GM5 shows wrong size in Metadata Studio 1920 x 1440 instead of 4608 x 3464
- On Text panel's Bullets and Numbering section, 'Tab stop' option's label is overset in fr and pt-BR
- Allignment options on ipad do not respect the document measurement units and always show px as default
- Rulers can be re-enabled with preview mode still enabled
- Guide marks are much harder to see on iPad ruler
- When applying a master to specified pages, the on-screen keyboard obscures the field in which you're typing page numbers
- Styles dropdown is offset slightly
- Selecting Preview Mode from menu doesn’t update toolbar button’s state
- Document > Guides > Margins > Values don't change until we release the drag with Uniform ON
- Show Anchors icon does not change when tapped
- Add the ability to tap through top menus
- Vector Brush tool resetting brush size back to default when tool swapping tools
- Swatches panel: Cannot change selected bitmap fill to another bitmap fill in the same swatch (M1 specific)
- Stroke join type renders randomly on M1 devices
- Add-on file size isn't being hidden during download/install progress
- Many other iPadOS specific fixes

Affinity Designer 2.1.1
- Change log not available for this version

Affinity Designer 2.1.0
- Change log not available for this version

Affinity Designer 2.0.4
- Develop Persona: Enabling White Balance on non RAW files crashes Affinity Photo
- Fixed: "Register your licence" prompt appears on every run up when a Mac App Store user doesn't register the license on the Affinity Store
- App crash upon startup caused by a deleted "Recently Used" file on Catalina
- Fix gradual slow down after changing tools many times
- ‘Help’->’Visit Support Forums’ menu item goes to the forums again
- Fix for non-primary Persona menus having broken ‘Help’->’Tutorials’ links
- Some image resources are being replaced by others from the same document when copy/paste was originally used to insert them
- Fixed tint value in CR3 files
- Fix New Document sometimes showing Letter* instead of A4
- Improved timezone handling in Metadata panel
- Colour space selection not correctly represented in curves adjustments
- Saving files may reduce file size in some circumstances (example was a 2gb file with no embedded data)
- Editing an embedded PDF does not create a History step, meaning changes are lost when closing as no save prompt is shown
- Assorted stability fixes
- Help and Localisation updates
- Assorted other Licensing and Registration improvements

Affinity Designer 2.0.3
- New Document: Custom Document Preset order is not retained between app sessions
- Shape Builder Tool now has an additional option to delete open curves that were inside a newly created area, plus you can now hold Alt to delete areas while still in Add mode - more to come...
- Warp Group editing now supports the Shift modifier to lock node edits to an 8-axis grid. Also can be used with off-curve nodes to maintain their angle while dragging them
- DWG Import scaling improvements
- Saving to External Drive gives "Failed to Save" error on macOS Ventura
- Current DPI of selected layer does not show in V2
- Using the Select object/ transparency object selects all objects
- New clearer icons for stroke properties (cap, join, align)
- Fixed spurious future version error under certain circumstances
- Update for HEIF importer
- Colour Panel now remembers user preference for CMYK documents
- Export Panel UI fixes
- Pen tool tweaks and fixes
- Gradients on text strokes don't render unless the fill also has a gradient
- Fixed hang that could occur composing vertical centre aligned text
- OpenType handling does not respect lookup flags such as IgnoreMarks
- Resource Manager updates
- Fix for disappearing rulers
- Fixed various issues involving handling of placed document files
- Placed documents with bleed can fail to render the bleed correctly
- Many and various Layers Panel updates and fixes
- Ensure global colour edits update live
- Select Same Name should only select objects with user supplied names
- Help & localisation improvements.
- Licensing and Registration improvements and new help links

Affinity Designer
- sporadic issue with images incorrectly rendering depending on their alpha outline
- crash in export of EPS and WMF when there were missing resources

Affinity Designer
- Refine Selection as New Layer with Mask preventing rendering of Artboards
- Brush Hardness changing when swapping tools
- document with 'Save History' failing to save after promoting a Group to a Layer
- vector import potentially importing with the wrong document size
- PSD import of Linear Burn blend mode being imported as Multiply
- some occasionally fonts failing to be recognized at startup
- Borderless printing having a border
- 'Preset Manager' > 'Shape Presets' being unable to click
- hang on My Account page
- crash when closing the application
- potential crash on launch when a sync'd asset references an unavailable font
- 'Convert to Curves' crash with underlined text, emoji etc
- Vector import (SVG etc) can be created at incorrect size

- Screen and UI corruption (in 1.10.3) on some desktops
- App hanging on shutdown due to font cache problem
- Help & localisation improvements

Affinity Designer
Fixes & Improvements:
- Fixed Refine Selection as New Layer with Mask preventing rendering of Artboards
- Fixed Brush Hardness changing when swapping tools
- Fixed document with 'Save History' failing to save after promoting a Group to a Layer
- Fixed vector import potentially importing with the wrong document size
- Fixed PSD import of Linear Burn blend mode being imported as Multiply
- Fixed some occasionally fonts failing to be recognized at startup
- Fixed Borderless printing having a border
- Fixed 'Preset Manager' > 'Shape Presets' being unable to click
- Fixed hang on My Account page
- Fixed crash when closing the application
- Fixed potential crash on launch when a sync'd asset references an unavailable font
- Fixed 'Convert to Curves' crash with underlined text, emoji etc
- Fixed Vector import (SVG etc) can be created at incorrect size
- Help & localisation improvements

Affinity Designer
Fixes and Improvements:
- Converting text with emojis, underlined text, or text with other attributes to curves would cause the app to crash
- Application failed to launch due to downloaded My Account content that contains missing fonts
- Fixed a crash that could occur when closing the application
- Trials have been reset, so anyone who has tried the 10 day trail before can start a new trial
- Fixed the "Failed to save" error in documents containing duplicated picture frames
- Unsplash removed from the stock pane
- Help and localisation improvements

Affinity Designer
- Assorted other small fixes
- Help & localisation improvements
- New Selection options Parent, Top, & Bottom
- Improved IME text editing for Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages
- Improved SVG import/export
- Fixed issues with documents that have large numbers of embedded documents failing to load. (The maximum number of allowed open file handles was being exceeded leading to erroneous 'Future Version Error')
- Added support for most emoji
- Added ‘Limit Initial Zoom to 100%’ preferences option

Improved performance with:
- Heavily layered documents (faster rendering during panning and text reflow)
- Placed images
- Text
- Embedded documents
- Low-memory conditions

Resource Manager:
- New "Relink" option for missing resources
- Added "File Type" column
- EPS files can be linked

Affinity Designer
- Change log not available for this version

Affinity Designer
Fixes & Improvements:
- 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 Designer
New Features:
- Powerful contour tool to create abstract objects or increase the width of single open curves
- Select Same to efficiently match attributes such as fill colour, stroke colour, stroke weight, transparency, blend mode or shape type
- Select Object to select all objects of a certain type within your document to make editing even easier
- Windows hardware (GPU) acceleration (for users running Windows 10 (April 2020 update or later) with a Direct3D feature level 12.0 capable card)
- Studio presets for the UI layout to save your favourite workspace setups for different tasks, explained here Studio panel combinations (also learn more)
- Linked images and Resource Manager
- PDF passthrough option added
- Save As Package feature to collate your document alongside all used image and font resources into a folder
- Divide blend mode added
- Placed scale for all placed files, which allows scaling to be reset to 100%
- Added hierarchical antialiasing control - accessed from the Blend Ranges dialog in the Layers Panel
- Curves numeric field controls
- Blend modes for mask layers
- Added export preview to export dialog (for raster types)
- Create brushes from current pixel selection
- Content sync of store purchases (requires registration)

Fixes & Improvements:
- Elliptical marquee automatically creates from centre
- Added option for Designer to be able to show/hide overflow text - particularly useful for text on a path
- Snap to pixel selection bounds
- Configurable bleed and margin guide colours
- When creating a global colour from an object also apply it
- Filter effects now work properly with global colours
- Original file name no longer saved as "Title" in PDF, after renaming the file
- Fixed inability to change document dimensions while aspect ratio was unlocked
- When items copied as SVG they could not be pasted as text
- Fixed Tools getting stuck in the hand tool cursor after using spacebar + alt and click to zoom out
- Added Canvas Rotation option to Preferences
- New Samples
- Various stability improvements
- Help and Localisation improvements
- Performance improvements

Affinity Designer
Fixes & Improvements:
- Fixed many tablet input problems (by reverting the default input method to be Low Precision mode, the same as in 1.8.3)
- Added tablet input preference (in Tools section) to opt-in to High Precision mode, or Windows Ink mode
- (NOTE: previous command line options --legacy-wintab and --disable-wintab are now ignored)
- Fixed cursor disappearing following keyboard shortcuts that display dialogs, while using a brush tool

Affinity Designer
Fixes & 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 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 Designer
Fixes and improvements:
- Fixed layers getting clipped to embedded documents would not get clipped
- Fixed Procedural Texture rendering differently to macOS
- Further boolean operation improvements
- Tweaks to Alignment
- Fixed misidentification of Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary when mounted on a Canon camera
- Fixed line caps on strokes with pressure profiles that have sharp pressure changes at the start getting incorrectly expanded
- Fixed PDF export failing due to colour profile being rejected wrongly
- Fixed rendering artefacts with small radius filter effects
- Fixed some Pentax lenses being listed as "Pemtax"
- Fixed crash when switching between Panorama documents
- Fixed PDF export to honour gradient map's colour space
- Fixed autosave failing to work
- Fixed crash opening empty (0Kb) files
- Fixed PDF export failing with embedded LAB document
- Fixed PDF export of images to preserve their colour space
- Fixed PDF export failing when a document contains an empty clip
- Fixed cropped result when creating a selection from a mask
- Fixed sporadic selection failure when invert selecting with Move tool
- Fixed sporadic PSD import crash
- Fixed floating panels being clipped when collapsed
- Help and Localisation improvements.

Affinity Designer
Fixes and improvements:
- Fixed a source of instability when enumerating fonts at startup
- Added "Use Windows Ink for tablet input" preference (enabled by default, disable to use WinTab)
- Fixed artefacts when rasterising a group with live filters
- Fixed Layer Effects to smart objects
- Fixed flat EXR export to honour layer blend mode
- Fixed selection problems with clipped groups
- Fixed failure to export to vector formats when a document contains a flipped object with line style and scale to object enabled
- Fixed PDF export outputting some 1-bit masks as inverted, leaving them mostly transparent
- Fixed crash reordering layers via drag/drop when Layers panel is floating
- Added missing 'Repeat Filter' keyboard shortcut
- Fixed Canon 5D MK II images not loading correctly
- Fixed sporadic RAW load crash
- Fixed New Document dialog Presets bar incorrectly hidden when switching between Templates and Presets
- Fixed New Document dialog Template folders with a '.' cutting off subsequent characters
- Fixed several boolean operations and expand stroke issues on simple geometry or compound objects
- Fixed unable to paste text into editors after receiving tab focus
- Fixed New Documents dialog allowing minus values in Document Size, Margins and Bleed
- Improved performance of Layers Panel when updating previews of Artistic Text
- Fixed input lag (500ms) when drawing with a pen using Windows Ink
- Improved text responsiveness
- Added missing Procedural Texture degrees/radians toggle
- Fixed being unable to move Info targets in Develop Persona
- Improved precision of Defringe
- Fixed Focus Merge throwing away images
- Fixed crash when dragging asset containing missing fonts
- Fixed cursor not getting hidden while resizing brush
- Changed AlignTo option to disable when no Aligment option is set
- Fixed parent layer not selected when right clicking an enlosure nodes non-icon area
- Added 'Zoom' context menu for Pan tool
- Fixed Enclosure layers not being able to be repsitioned to the top level
- Fixed Enclosure thumbnails being reversed in a collapsed parent row
- Fixed Node tool Cycle Selection keyboard shortcut not set
- Help and Localisation improvements

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