Added a Median Blur effect which blurs the image using a median filter, perfect for reducing noise while maintaining structure.
Added a Dot Matrix effect which transforms your image into a grid of dots, reminiscent of a Dot matrix printer.
Added a Tile effect which allows you to quickly tile an image without the need for layer duplication.
Added a Reflection effect which allows you to position mirror lines, perfect for adding reflections to subjects in your composite. You can also set the number and rotation of the mirror lines to create kaleidoscopic effects.
Added a Cartoon effect that smooths and posterizes the image, as well as overlaying pen lines to the edges. All to give the image a cartoon-style appearance.
Added a Posterize effect which reduces the color detail to produce blocks of color.
Added a Solarize effect which creates the appearance of a film negative that has been exposed to light during development.
Added a Color Vibrance effect that is perfect for adding color to grayscale textures, like fractal patterns or particles.
Many effects now have non-linear sliders which allows much better control over the values used most often. Making it easier to dial in your effects.
The Light Rays effect now has the option to set the light direction, instead of the position. Perfect for if you want the light source to be offscreen.
The Sharpen effect is now called Unsharp Mask, and its control ranges have been increased to allow more sharpening options.
Effects that have a scale or size control now have an aspect ratio lock to allow easier scaling adjustments.
You can now set a default canvas background color and workspace color profile in the settings.
Starting a project by opening an image will now set the project name to that image as well as the default save and export folder location.
Fixed an instability that could happen after performing a redo after undoing an image import and resize.
Fixed an issue where rotating a selection of layers after aligning them would cause some of the layers to reset.
You can now click, instead of just dragging, to change the light position on the light position control.
Fixed an issue where the orientation buttons on the export resize settings would not update correctly.
Fixed an issue where using a brush mask on an effect that grows the layer size would cause rendering artifacts.
Fixed some color banding that could occur on M1 devices.
Fixed some render artifacts with Clarity and LUT that could occur on M1 devices.
Fixed an issue where applying some effects after a Magnify or Long Shadow effect would cause incorrect renders.
Fixed issues with some images failing to relink when a project is loaded.
Fixed an issue where after relinking an image could be loaded incorrectly.
Fixed an issue where the dimensions of a layer could not be correct after it is relinked.
Fixed an instability that can occur with importing images via Hot folders on macOS.
Transparent areas of a project will no longer be converted to black when printed.
Fixed an issue where importing multiple layers at once would produce layer names in reverse order.
Fixed an issue where you couldn’t create an empty layer for Hot folders.
Fixed issue with the editor UI being initially wide when using the “left-hand” layout.
Hot folder export file names will now use a fixed number length for sequences.
Fixed some render inconsistencies that can occur with different downsample values.
Fixed an issue where you were unable to select light and dark regions using the Color Mask or Color Adjustment effect.
Fixed an issue where some bright regions were not being affected by the Hue Colorize effect.
The categories in the preset tree in the Options menu are now correctly alphabetized.
Improve the quality of the Bevel and Emboss effect, reducing the banding that could occur.
Text spacing now produces uniform spacing between characters.
Fixed an instability that could occur when the computer monitor configuration changes.
Added a preset browser sidebar with live previews of the presets that can be applied. This is used to favorite, categorise, create, update and apply effect stack presets making it much easier than before to find the look you want.
Updated our effect add menu to provide a faster, cleaner UI, whilst adding new features. You can now hover over effects in the list to view a preview of the effect along with a description of example use cases. The menu now also tracks and shows which effects you use, this, in combination with the new ability to favorite effects makes finding the effects you want easier.
Added a Caustics effect that can be used to simulate both the light and distortion effects found in water refraction.
Added a Color Balance effect which is used to balance the red, green and blue colors in a layer’s shadows, midtones and highlights.
Added an Emboss effect, which can create a colored or monochrome emboss of your layer.
Added an Inverted Highpass effect which is great for smoothing skin. This workflow is further assisted in this effect with the addition of an optional skin matte generation.
Added a Mosaic effect that turns your image into a mosaic tile pattern. This effect has multiple options to change the mosaic such as tile shape, color variation and lightning.
Added a Pencil Sketch effect that effortlessly converts an image into a pencil drawing, both in greyscale and full-color. There are many options for adjusting the sketch too, such as the pencil’s thickness, roughness, color, and many more.
Added a Roughen Edges effect to add fractal-based noise variation to the edges of an image.
Added a Shadows & Highlights effect which gives much finer control of adjusting the highlights and shadows of an image.
Added many new default effect stack presets tailored to various image types and use cases.
Updated many existing effects to have more apparent default values when added to your project.
Improved mouse cursors for scaling layers and area masks.
Fixed an issue where some custom cursor icons were small on High DPI monitors.
Fixed an issue where text capitalization would not work on some special characters such as Emojis.
Fixed an issue where sometimes a project’s thumbnail could use an incorrect image.
Fixed an inconsistency where the batch tab toggle button would not swap sides when the “Left-handed” UI layout was enabled.
Fixed minor wording issue when deleting presets from settings.
Fixed some focus issues with the settings menu.
Fixed an issue with the Gaussian blur effect not blending correctly in alpha regions.
Fixed minor issue with the export preset dialog defaulting to the wrong location.
Fixed an issue where the preset tree in settings would collapse after importing a preset.
Brush and Vector masks are no longer saved in presets.
Fixed an issue where the Levels effect wouldn’t run on M1 devices.
Removed some unnecessary confirmation dialogs when deleting, restoring and importing presets.
The text system has been completely overhauled, allowing you to have different font styles within the same block of text. In addition to this, we’ve added some more options like text outline, subscript, superscript, margins, and more.
A “Healing Brush” effect has been added, which lets you quickly heal areas of your image using a source point and a brush.
A “Clone Stamp” effect has been added, enabling you to clone parts of your image using a brush.
A “Dynamic Contrast” effect has been added, which allows you to selectively apply contrast to the small, medium, and large details of your image.
A “Split toning” effect has been added, which allows you to quickly apply two different colors to the highlights and shadows in your image.
A “Gradient Map” effect has been added, which allows you to blend a gradient across the tones in your image.
Added support for Canon CR3 RAW files.
Individual controls can now be reset easier by clicking its associated label once. Labels will also be highlighted if their associated control has been changed.
The color gradient UI has been improved to give you more control. You can now change the end color’s position and adjust the balance between two stops using a midpoint control.
Text layers are now instantly editable when they are added.
Content text items are now shown with their full font styles applied.
A new downsample dropdown has been added in conjunction with a new canvas size downsample setting. Using these, you control the trade-off between editor performance and editor quality. Exports are unaffected.
You can now drag your mouse up/down while picking a tone in the Curves, Saturation Editor, and Black & White effects to immediately begin editing its value.
The Saturation Editor control handles adding new points better than before.
The Vignette effect now has a blend mode option and opacity slider to control how the vignette is applied.
Added extra canvas controls to the Keystone Correction and Quad Warp effects to make them easier to use.
Handles on the Curves effect’s control are no longer removed when they cross each other. And are now easier to select.
When a new text layer is added, the text’s size now better suits the size of your canvas.
Improved gradients to make their rate of change smoother.
Fixed an issue where some Panasonic S1 RAW files would not load correctly.
Fixed an issue where some Nikon Z6 Raw files would not load correctly.
Added option to disable chromatic aberration correction on RAW images.
The Image Luminance Mask no longer generates more undo commands than it should.
Removed the handle limit for the Curves, Saturation Editor, and Black & White effects.
Reset layer properties are now undoable.
Fixed issues where certain asset properties were not undoable or not undoing properly.
Font and style selection no longer causes stability issues with certain machine setups.
Improved how text behaves when batch exporting with multiple output sizes.
The Tone coloring effect now resets correctly to its defaults.
After inverting a Gradient mask, its controls now work correctly.
The canvas size no longer reports incorrectly in the canvas settings dialog.
Fixed an issue where some batch output items were not undoable or not undoing properly.
Fixed an issue where some effects had minimums and maximums that didn’t match their canvas controls.
Added a GPU accelerated RAW conversion engine, which improves highlight recovery and RAW file load times.
Added support for the following export formats: 16 bit PNG, 16 bit TIFF, 16-bit RGBE (HDR), and 16-bit OpenEXR.
Added a global insert menu used to search and pick insert operations from a context-sensitive list based on the currently selected item.
Added a more comprehensive layer search that takes into account: layer types, layer state, effects, masks, and content items which can be combined to allow complex searches.
Added a new “maintain positions” option to the canvas settings dialog, which, upon canvas resize, will update all layer positions and dimensions to give the effect of adding more canvas space to a project.
Added a resize tool that provides a more flexible way of changing the canvas size while maintaining layer positions.
HUD elements now snap to various, configurable points of interest when they are repositioned or resized.
Redesigned content items to allow bigger thumbnails, more image details, and settings.
Added option “Zoom to Extent,” which calculates a zoom level such that all layers fit within the viewer.
The highlight recovery on the exposure effect has been improved.
Project previews, layer thumbnails, and content thumbnails now support high dpi monitors.
Greatly improved the speed of project loading, initial renders, and multiple image imports.
Metadata can now be customized per batch output.
The project search on the home screen now also matches projects based on layer names and image filenames used inside the project.
Suitable input fields, most commonly rotation-based, now automatically wrap around.
Ability to configure the UI, so the layers and layer controls are on the left instead of the right.
H and V keyboard shortcuts for hand and selection tools.
Added ability to rename effects.
Added ability to preserve aspect ratio when resizing area masks and radial gradients when holding down the shift key.
Chroma key matte can now be blurred to introduce a uniform softening to all its edges.
Content items can now be copied and pasted.
HUD labels now stay within the viewer region.
Added Targa import support.
Added support for embedded grayscale color profiles in imported images.
Hex color field on the color selector now updates the selected color when changed.
Multiple layers selected from the layer list now properly move together when dragged or nudged.
Changing the dpi of a canvas template now properly accounts for template orientation.
Fixed an issue where the curves effect white picker was not working correctly.
Zoom to fit can now zoom to over 100%.
Area mask HUD and controls now have the same maximum softness.
Improved layout of vector mask controls.
Fixes an issue where you could paste masks and effects onto layers that could not support them.
Fixed last opened project sorting on the home screen.
Layer locking and unlocking are now on the same keyboard shortcut.
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