Aseprite v1.2 Sep 25, 2017

Aseprite v1.2 is finally the new stable version (*). If you were already using the beta version, you will not notice substancial changes. But if you were using Aseprite v1.1.13, there are a lot of new features for you (like pixel aspect ratio, layer groups, overlapping frame tags, gradients, reference layers, etc.)

This is a list of the changes from v1.2-beta12 to the final v1.2:

  • Added new Addition, Subtract, Divide blending modes
  • Added support to change theme and UI scaling without restarting (#471)
  • Disable transformation handles in the selection when a Shift or Shift+Alt are pressed by default (reported here)
  • Fixed high CPU usage on Timeline when we copy layers/frames/cels (bug report)
  • Fixed snap to grid bug with selection tool
  • Fixed crash closing all files & opening a new one when preview window was playing an animation
  • Windows: New x64 version (included in the installer and on Steam, it’ll install the x64 version on x64 machines)
  • Windows: New --disable-wintab option to avoid loading wintab32.dll
  • Removed Windows XP support (Please contact us in case that you still need a previous version with Windows XP support.)
  • macOS: Use the native macOS menu bar (#135)
  • macOS: Now ⌘M and ⌘H will Minimize and Hide the window respectively. Use Ctrl+M for Color Curves, and Ctrl+H to change View > Show Extras options.
  • macOS: Fixed bug setting broken mouse cursors in some special cases
  • macOS: Retina support (#903)
  • Fixed other bugs (including #1569, and #1423 thanks to @cebolan)
  • Aseprite v1.2.1 fixes:
    • Don’t save transparent information on full-opaque .png files (#1572)
    • Fixed crash using a frame tag at the end of the sprite with a long name
    • Now you can Add/Subtract selection inside the selection (bug report)
    • macOS: Don’t call global commands with F or T keys in Layer Properties dialog (bug report)
    • macOS: Fixed crash undoing/redoing when drawing (bug report)
    • Windows x64: Fixed GIF files encoding
  • Aseprite v1.2.2 fixes:
    • Trigger “New Sprite” double clicking tabs area (#912)
    • If a theme has a preferred Screen/UI Scaling values, ask to the user before changing them automatically
    • Fixed Ctrl+drag and drop to copy the selection content on Windows (bug reports)
    • Fixed a crash using a theme with undefined <style> elements (related to this issue)
  • Aseprite v1.2.3 fixes:
    • New Edit > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast menu option
    • New Layer > Lock Layers menu option
    • Restored default behavior on “Add to selection” (#1584)
    • Fixed Switch Colors and Eyedropper behavior when the Edit palette mode is enabled
    • Fixed crash using negative numbers in Despeckle filter
    • Fixed problem inserting a digit/character in a text field with one digit/character
    • Fixed “Paint Brush” mode for custom brushes (#1587)
    • macOS: Fixed Left/Right keys to move the selection
    • macOS: Fixed native file selector (don’t show it again if we swich to another window with ⌘Tab)

Several new features were delayed just to create a more stable v1.2 version. So sorry for everybody that don’t get what they asked for :’( Soon I’ll release the first v1.3-beta1 with some crazy new stuff, so stay tuned.

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(*) Software is never 100% stable, but this version should be a lot more stable than v1.1.13.