New Version 24.00

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New Version 24.00

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For an illustrated, more detailed version of the news, see:
https://www.pl32.com/pages/rnote.php

New
  • Text: Show formatting marks.
  • Undo list: Undo steps can be turned into actions.
  • Layer Tool: can move selection with content, double click writes selection to image, Alt rereads without deleting, Shift creates layer directly
  • HEIC, macOS: HEIC export with metadata
  • AVIF, macOS: read support starting with macOS 13
  • Export commands and settings: View > Panels > Export Attributes
  • Document windows, Windows: PhotoLine now draws document windows itself and no longer uses the Windows design
  • Document windows: Are aligned to each other when moved or resized.
  • Document windows: Aligned document windows can be resized by pressing Ctrl (Windows) or Command (macOS) simultaneously.
  • Document windows: Ctrl/Command+double-click on title bar places document window in largest free space.
  • Document windows: When hiding/showing the auxiliary dialogs, the document windows are scaled as well.
  • Layer > Crop Layer > Delete Crop Layers: Deletes layers that are made invisible by a clipping layer.
  • Layer Compositions: View > Panels > Layer Compositions
  • Placeholder layers: Layer attributes with layer composition setting.
  • ChordPro import
  • XCF import
Improvements
  • Symmetric filters (Gaussian blur, USM, ...): Speed up, especially with large images/filter radii and many processor cores.
  • Layer List, Find: Use "&font=" to search for fonts.
  • Layer List, Find: Can find the virtual copies of a layer.
  • Layer list, layer entry, protect content: The "Protect content" status is now also displayed at the right edge of the layer entry.
  • Dialogs: Double-click on slider resets value to its original value.
  • Formulas in text fields: abs(value) is supported.
  • List fields: Cells now have a 3rd size.
  • Document color list, color lists, brush lists, line style list: Single click assigns delayed so double click no longer changes the document.
  • Curves: with sliders for all handles at the bottom edge
  • Tab bars: a tooltip is now displayed for truncated text.
  • Zoom with mouse wheel: It is rounded more aggressively to the next even zoom step.
  • Batch Converting, macOS: Folders can be dragged to the source/destination path.
  • Presets dialog: After merging a file, the first new entry is selected.
  • Color Replace Brush: Can create transparency in images with transparency.
  • Copy Brush: Now with Replace mode (only with active layer as source).
  • Lighten/Darken tool: Now with an "All" area.
  • Healing Brush, Patch Tool: Now optionally work in HIS or Lab.
  • Auto Mask: "Remove Object" uses the "Read Merged" option.
  • Brushes, Stamps: Brushes and stamps can now have an even size.
  • Brush editor: Now uses "size" instead of "radius" and the set value corresponds to the real brush size.
  • Painting tools: Right mouse button no longer shows the context menu by default, but alternative functions (for example the eraser).
  • File imports: For file formats without resolution value, the resolution is now read from the EXIF data.
  • Raw import: with camera-specific actions
  • SVG import: Basic support for "textPath" added.
  • SVG import: Basic support for namespaces implemented.
  • SVG export: Support for "textPath".
  • TIFF import: Generates color profile from TIFFTAG_PRIMARYCHROMATICITIES and TIFFTAG_WHITEPOINT.
  • TIFF import: Can now load 16-bit float images.
  • TIFF import: Embedded PSD data are read better.
  • TIFF export: Empty layer names no longer become "layer", background layer with filename is saved without name.
  • PDF export: 1-bit layer masks for images with the same size are now saved more efficiently.
  • Color Editor: Order of color models unified (gray, RGB, CMYK).
  • Moving Hand Tool: Synchronization of multiple windows now also works when double-clicking (100%).
  • View > 100%, View > Zoom In, View > Zoom Out: When the commands are called from a toolbar, Shift changes the zoom of all open windows.
  • Layer Attributes, Scale: With Proportional, the current aspect ratio is kept.
  • View > Panels > Histogram: When the mask is changed, the histogram is updated.
  • Scripting: Page has a PageNumber call.
  • Scripting: Paste/Duplicate can be inserted at the end of the root layer of a page.
  • Registry, Windows: PhotoLine writes a SupportedTypes section for better Explorer integration.
  • Document window, cascaded positions: If all "normal" positions are occupied, positions in between will be occupied.
  • Curves, presets:
  • Gradation, presets: ACV files can be loaded without switching to "All Files".
  • Layer > New Layer: When changing the free size, "free" is automatically activated.
  • Crop Tool: "Select All" sets aspect ratio only if one was already set before.
  • Curve fields, Curves: Keep their background color for border.
  • Crop document: Color picker positions keep their position.
  • Vector operations (union, intersection, ...): Improved quality for curves.
  • Clipping layers and layer masks, images: In 16/32-bit documents, 16/32-bit images can now be used as layer masks.
Bug Fixes
  • Tool > Color > Vibrance: Step size was different for Dynamic and Saturation.
  • PLD Export, overprint, preview image: The preview image did not take overprinting into account.
  • Windows, quit application: PhotoLine did not exit correctly in extreme cases.
  • Main window, Windows, minimized documents: When restoring the main window, minimized documents could be pushed out of the visible area.
  • Filter brush, Gaussian blur: Stripes could appear when painting horizontally.
  • Curve import, ACV format: Curves could be incorrect.
  • Quick Selection Tool: Progress field is aligned to the right.
  • Levels: If a value was changed in a tone value text field, the display of the tone value slider was wrong at times.
  • Auto mask: Now also works if a layer is set as not changeable.
  • Crop function, lasso tools: The crop function in the lasso tools is now only active if the image is modifiable.
  • Tool settings, "Remove object": "Remove object" is now only active if the image is modifiable.
  • Edit Vector Points: The additional key for asymmetric curve bending collides with angle constraint (Shift), so this is now Alt.
  • Hue/Saturation: Did not replace formulas with result after exiting a text field.
  • View > Panels > Histogram: In document mode with a selection, the wrong area could be used for calculating the histogram.
  • Ansicht > Dialoge > Histogramm: Im Dokumentmodus mit Auswahl konnte der falsche Bereich ausgelesen werden.
  • Lasso tool settings: Crop button was not activated when switching from vector to image layer.
  • PDF Export, PDF/X-4: Document ID was not written for documents without metadata.
  • PDF export, Linux, PDF/X, PDF/A: PDF document ID was not generated.
  • Vector pattern, colorless, Color Editor: A colorless vector pattern lost the assigned color when its properties were changed.
  • "Move Layer" action: "Proportional" is now called "Relative" and after leaving the dialog with OK, the action always changes both values.
  • Tooltips, Toolbar, macOS 13: A tooltip was always displayed for the first tool only.
  • Context menu of color, Vector Pattern from Document: did not work properly with images in document mode.
  • Mesh gradient: if all colors of the mesh were HIS or HSV, there could be a crash.
  • PDF export, PDF/X-3: Colorless patterns were not written correctly.
  • Vector patterns: If the width or height was set to 0, there could be a crash.