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Build 205

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  • Fixed: linear gradient interactive editor color selection and indication was flipped.
  • Fixed: general stability improvements.
  • Fixed: automatic revert should also work when a file is changed and then saved.
  • Fixed: reorganize context panel for brush and pen tools.
  • Fixed: importing some PDF files ignored font transformations.
  • Fixed: ignore fixed glyph positioning in imported PDF when replacing fonts.
  • Fixed: PDF export view image label alignment.
  • Fixed: default tab in character and paragraph style views.
  • Fixed: opacity numeric field in appearance panel did not select value.
  • Fixed: closing one of the docked panels in the same stack should not close all.
  • Fixed: corner shape popover layout.
  • Fixed: UI style changes and improvements.

Build 203

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  • Fixed: recover artboard size when opening AI CS files.
  • Fixed: toolbox corner on non retina displays.
  • Fixed: transparency panel mask type list did not open.
  • Fixed: typing into opacity field in transparency panel auto applied.
  • Fixed: update numeric opacity value when field contains out of bounds value.
  • Fixed: redoing blend object place change could result in the wrong selection.

Build 202

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  • Fixed: using shape effects on brushes with composite shapes.
  • Fixed: bringing forward a blend object resulted in the wrong selection.
  • Fixed: duplicate and then undo will select another object.
  • Fixed: path sketch tool did not always refresh.
  • Fixed on Windows: transparency type menu layout in panel.
  • Fixed on Windows: color conversion with NVIDIA compute.

Build 201

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  • Improved: separate release of Apple M1 optimized version.
  • Improved: use extended frame of selected objects for artboard size when copying or exporting.
  • Fixed: default brush can also be a solid stroke.
  • Fixed: indicate selection of newly drawn shapes in the pen and brush tools.
  • Fixed: start a new path in pencil tool with command+clicking away.
  • Fixed: artboard sizes may change when copying objects.
  • Fixed: file format order in profile popup.
  • Fixed: open recent to notify if file cannot be located.
  • Fixed: opacity slider in inner shadow effect was not working.
  • Fixed: resizing rectangles from the side at small zoom levels caused resize in the other direction also.
  • Fixed: color panel to show color from gradient of selected object.
  • Fixed: moving multiple selected nodes in the path editor should snap at each node to snapping locations.
  • Fixed: multiple ungroup commands may result in need for a Command+R refresh.
  • Fixed: swap the top fill and stroke colors with shift+x.
  • Fixed: showing images in outline mode broke the rendering of objects above.
  • Fixed: place the brush options at the context panel closer to the left side (for small screens).
  • Fixed: use Shift in guideline moving to constrain to round values (depending on document units).
  • Fixed: deleting the starting node in a closed path caused corner shifting.
  • Fixed: could not immediatelly select and mode nodes when swapping to the node tool with command+.
  • Fixed on Windows: image handling bug with NVidia compute mode.
  • Fixed on Windows: Shift+ modifier restricted to wrong scaling amounts.

Build 200

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  • Improved: added glyph normalization option to character options.
  • Improved: preview button to object and layer options view.
  • Improved: path editing changes while using the pen tool.
  • Improved: auto scrolling with pen tool.
  • Improved: guideline panel to highlight selected guidelines.
  • Improved: guideline changing to always show numeric position popup.
  • Improved: option to override numeric field when pasting from clipboard.
  • Improved: display refresh when using OpenGL display mode.
  • Fixed: tab stops in text frame added extra space.
  • Fixed: crash in pencil eraser mode with no selection.
  • Fixed: star and gear shape vertices numeric field scrolling.
  • Fixed: problems with union on some shapes.
  • Fixed: corner tool should apply to all selected shapes.
  • Fixed: deselect fill or stroke in appearance panel when selection changes.
  • Fixed: selection of blend mode (and stroke width) menus in modal views.
  • Fixed: importing 32 bit BMP files.
  • Fixed: export all canvases when export all is selected in artboards exporting.
  • Fixed: file format ordering and layout fixes in export views.
  • Fixed: use keyboard arrows to move around in preferences view.
  • Fixed: automatic scan of user installed fonts in Windows.
  • Fixed: reset center command on imported objects.

Build 199

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  • Fixed: exporting paths with stroke to SVG was broken.
  • Fixed: docked panels stretched out on relaunch.
  • Fixed: grid shape editors did not handle rotation angle constraining.
  • Fixed: customization options should be at the bottom of View menu.
  • Fixed: no Apple palette on Windows.

Build 198

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  • Improved: new copy paste appearance to copy and paste all attributes, not just fill or stroke style.
  • Improved: use last export settings, if document has no stored export settings.
  • Improved: use current selected color in gradient editor, when creating new gradients.
  • Improved: resizable panel docking on the window side to be placed into the available area.
  • Fixed: could not disable intersecting selection mode.
  • Fixed: mesh transparency mode did not render.
  • Fixed: could not remove mesh transparency mode, while in the mesh editor.
  • Fixed: object positions were wrong when creating and editing mask objects (Drawing).
  • Fixed: canceling mesh transparency mode should return the selection to the current mode.
  • Fixed: preset menu heading labels should display the preset groups only.
  • Fixed: there were two None modes in the transparency panel drop down.
  • Fixed: add breadcrumbs to hierarchical preset menus.
  • Fixed: show name of the current transparency preset.
  • Fixed: remove opacity from blend mode and similar drop down menus.
  • Fixed: segment eraser mode did not handle well merging of shapes.
  • Fixed: segment eraser mode to erase non intersecting closed shapes also.
  • Fixed: better cursor handling in interactive editors.
  • Fixed: use check box for merging option in segment eraser mode.
  • Fixed: persistent pointer tool mode.
  • Fixed: faster merging of large number of shapes.
  • Fixed: regression in rigid warp editor blocked anchor node creation.
  • Fixed: add pressure options button to the eraser tool options.
  • Fixed: in node editor, with multiple selected objects, do not delete object of no node is selected in it.
  • Fixed: keep image effects when ungrouping objects.
  • Fixed: deleting images inside a group required a refresh.
  • Fixed: problems when copy pasting image objects inside the same document.
  • Fixed: copy paste style to place style correctly on groups.
  • Fixed: single key shortcut handling on Windows.

Build 194

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  • Improved: dynamic mode to the pencil tool (context panel), erase path sections between intersections while holding the Shift key.
  • Improved: when holding the Shift key in the erase tool, parts of paths between intersections can be erased.
  • Improved: added non linear slider scale for numeric fields.
  • Improved: added a Break Apart button to the context panel when the eraser, knife and pencil tool are active.
  • Improved: also open AI files are presets also from the Panels -> Presets -> Open Preset File command.
  • Improved: faster opening and handling of AI files as presets.
  • Improved: show only brush presets when opening an AI file as a brush preset file.
  • Improved: allow preset group hiding in imported presets also.
  • Improved: added a Close button to each panel leaf, visible only when hovering.
  • Improved: added a rotate handle mode option for the transform tool (Preferences -> Adjustments -> Selection Box).
  • Improved: recover artboard sizes when opening multi page PDF files.
  • Improved: merge the various pointer selection tools into one tool, with options in the context panel.
  • Improved: merge the pressure sensitive pencil and brush tools into the pencil and brush tool.
  • Improved: added undo/redo detail option, while editing shape (and image) effects (Preferences -> Changing Options -> Merge Shape / Image Effect Undo).
  • Improved: zoom to artboard where the last selection was made.
  • Improved: open modal transform view when pressing the return key in scale, skew and rotate tools.
  • Improved: change all text flow font when selecting font on a whole text frame.
  • Improved: merge two open paths into a single open path, when common intersecting locations are close (instead of creating a closed path).
  • Fixed: use the current content selection of Appearance panel when editing and creating shape effects interactively.
  • Fixed: do not clear the current content selection when deactivating the Appearance panel.
  • Fixed: possible crash when importing scatter brush presets from AI files.
  • Fixed: show open file view to select preset when the first button in the panel bottom is pressed.
  • Fixed: printing to PDF placed the markers at the wrong positions.
  • Fixed: problem with whitespace size in some variable fonts.
  • Fixed: switching to node editor with Command key did not work properly.
  • Fixed: text linking tool should not create a solid line frame.
  • Fixed: clicking on highlighted font name did not always select the font.
  • Fixed: holding the Shift key should constrain movement direction in the node tool also.
  • Fixed: copy pasting inside multiple object did not retain position.
  • Fixed: blend objects were not reset correctly on certain changes.
  • Fixed: docking panels on the window margin did not always reset their position correctly.

Build 193

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  • Improved: context panel should contain all object properties, even with no selected, when the brush tool is active.
  • Improved: create closed shapes with the sketch tool, when sketch is self intersecting.
  • Improved: importing AI brush styles and exporting as presets.
  • Improved: disable large preview in Layers panel options.
  • Improved: added a destructive Offset Path command to create offsets from selected shapes.
  • Changed: use the Tab key in the path sketch tool to swap between line and freehand modes (Space is for panning).
  • Fixed: bug in Symbols panel, did not list created symbols, only objects with symbol role.
  • Fixed: multiple outline offsetting and stroke stripe issues.
  • Fixed: inner or outer stroke alignment issues with some shapes.
  • Fixed: gradient on stroke regressions.
  • Fixed: changing stroke, brush width and font size values in preferences.
  • Fixed: crash with when accessing OpenType features in some fonts.
  • Fixed: crash when trying to blend shapes with small number of segments.
  • Fixed: do not smooth nodes when switching to node editor with the Command+ key.
  • Fixed: image content rotation angle should be selectable from the drop down list.
  • Fixed: moving artboards with partial group overlapping.
  • Fixed: possible crash caused by hovering selection.
  • Fixed: do not store current brush in workspace, complex brush may slow down startup and exit.
  • Fixed: combining multiple shapes with groups.

Build 192

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  • Improved: performance of divide operation on complex shape collections.
  • Improved: added a shape sketching tool, to automatically cut and merge shapes while drawing.
  • Improved: added a self avoiding outline option in the stroke settings.
  • Improved: added a shape effect to create self avoiding paths.
  • Improved: offset path can create multiple offsets.
  • Improved: handling of missing fill or outline in the contour effect.
  • Improved: handling of self intersecting shapes in the shape builder tool.
  • Improved: do not quit VectorStyler when closing main window.
  • Improved: fewer buttons in context panel, to accommodate smaller screens.
  • Improved: show adjustment effect name in appearance panel.
  • Improved: handling of inside and outside stroke alignment.
  • Improved: stroke profile on lines and sharp corners did should close properly.
  • Improved: handling of round corners in stroke profiles.
  • Improved: smoother slider dragging.
  • Improved: polygonal spiral context panel was missing.
  • Improved: character and paragraph view layouts.
  • Changed: use Option+ modifier in the corner rounding brush tool to reduce corner sizes.
  • Changed: thinner default UI font, and allow UI font customization.
  • Fixed: creating stroke profiles on quadratic curve segments.
  • Fixed: separate composite shapes resulting from divide operation.
  • Fixed: undo and redo for eraser (and expander) tools.
  • Fixed: do not unlink image after cutting to the clipboard (image will be needed).
  • Fixed: shadows and highlights filter popover view was too large.
  • Fixed: changing paragraph alignment when a text frame is selected.
  • Fixed: outline width inside a group was not taken into account when refreshing.
  • Fixed: font size in undo popup and report views.
  • Fixed: do not group objects when deleting effect.
  • Fixed: new layer name should be created based on sibling layer names.
  • Fixed: handling of self intersecting paths with stripes.
  • Fixed: stroke expansion issues with some shapes, when the stroke is aligned outside or inside.
  • Fixed: stroke alignment issues on some shapes.
  • Fixed: expanding overlapping stroke with dashes should merge overlaps.
  • Fixed: variable with profile should work globally when using both stripes and dashes.
  • Fixed: expanding stroke inside groups.
  • Fixed: performance of expanding stroke containing combinations of variable widths, stripes and dashes.
  • Fixed: do not activate mesh too if mesh creation is canceled.
  • Fixed: possible crash when clicking on an image effect icon in the appearance panel.
  • Fixed: improved stability of some operations in the user interface.
  • Fixed: contour tool should not adjust the contour when clicking for selection.
  • Fixed: plain text variables did not always update when changed.
  • Fixed: showing outlined text at large zooms.
  • Fixed: improvements for UI layouts on Big Sur.