Release Notes

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Aseprite v1.2

Aseprite v1.2.13 July 2 2019

  • Added new Edit > Paste Special options to paste the clipboard content into a new sprite or layer:
    • Edit > Paste Special > Paste As New Sprite (#1024, #1618)
    • Edit > Paste Special > Paste As New Layer (Ctrl+Shift+V) (#672)
    • Edit > Paste Special > Paste As New Reference Layer (#1748)
  • Added Layer > New... > New Layer Via Copy/Cut options to convert the selection into a new layer (Ctrl+J/Ctrl+Shift+J) (#1567)
  • Fixed crashes using Reference Layer or Import Sprite Sheet (reported via email with several .dmp files, and Steam forum, #2096, etc.)
  • macOS: Fixed showing file name extension on native file selector (#1835, thanks to @kawa-yoiko)
  • macOS: Fixed Command+Z/X/C/V/A keyboard shortcuts on native file selector (#1973, thanks to @kawa-yoiko)

Aseprite v1.2.12.1 June 11 2019

  • Fixed random bug rendering sprites with zoom < 100%

Aseprite v1.2.12 June 10 2019

Aseprite v1.2.11 May 11 2019

  • Fixed random crashes on Windows when the backup process started
  • Fixed bug with pixels outside the viewport when Shift+click were used
  • Fixed symmetry with even brush sizes
  • Fixed first pixel of contour tool

Aseprite v1.2.10 May 9 2019

Aseprite v1.2.10-beta4 Dec 10 2018

  • New icon for .aseprite-extension file type
  • Fixed regression with the Pixel-Perfect mode (#1945)
  • Added TGA 2.0 footer for compatibility with other programs (#1946, thanks to @rajivmg)
  • Added --script-param argument and app.param in the scripting API to specify parameters for scripts from the CLI

Aseprite v1.2.10-beta3 Dec 6 2018

  • Windows and macOS: Fixed issues with color profiles and multiple monitors (related to #1913)
  • macOS: Improved performance in general and specially when running on Retina display and color profiles with wide color, like Display P3
  • Windows: Fixed performance regression
  • Linux: Fixed bug duplicating mouse wheel events (#1921)
  • Now --ignore-empty --save-as can be used together in the CLI (#551)
  • New option to specify custom checked background grid size
  • Fixed a lot of bugs with the script API and added several new functions.
  • Fixed #1644, #1874, #1901, t/960, #1944 and t/1045.

Aseprite v1.2.10-beta2 Oct 30 2018

Aseprite v1.2.10-beta1 Sep 18 2018

  • Added new File > Scripts menu to create .lua scripts. Check out the API documentation
  • Linux/X11:
    • Added support for native cursors
    • Fix rendering issues moving windows inside the program (#1006)
    • New backend to fix several issues on Linux (mainly performance improvement)
  • Timeline now scrolls when we drag frames or cels (#1780)
  • Added support for a lot of layers (more than 32767) (t/1762)
  • New palettes: BubbleGum16 by PineTreePizza, Zughy-32 by Zughy, and AAP-RadiantXV by Adigun Polack.
  • Added a New Layer Below with Shift+Space+N keyboard shortcut (#1822)
  • Added option to hide the tooltip that appears when we Undo/Redo an action (#1827)
  • Added Shift modifier on Sprite > Canvas to change the same size on both sides (#1826)
  • Added possibility to flatten visible or selected layers (#1226)
  • macOS: Fixed loading fonts from user home ~/Library/Fonts directory
  • Fixed single click on selection with Add & Subtract modes (#1811)
  • Fixed color palette scroll when we drag-and-drop colors (#1796)
  • Fixed a couple of critical bugs/crashes

Aseprite v1.2.9 July 25 2018

Aseprite v1.2.9-beta3 June 22 2018

Aseprite v1.2.9-beta2 June 8 2018

  • Alt+click to hide all layers (t/151)
  • Show duration of selected frames (#1528)
  • Restore Timeline style (some items from #1744)
  • Now Timeline keeps the selected layers/frames/cels after undo/redo.

Aseprite v1.2.9-beta1 June 5 2018

  • Added F key to fill the selection and S key to create a stroke. (Old "Advanced Mode" keyboard is Ctrl+F now.)
  • Added clipboard support on Linux/X11. Now we can copy/paste text and images to/from other software like GIMP, Krita, etc. (#1100)
  • Show selection edges again when it's hidden and we use Ctrl+A or Cmd+A (#1614)
  • Updated ARNE32 palette (#1635 thanks to @SagePtr)
  • Fixed issue using moving layer content and the active selection with Move tool
  • Fixed several problems/crashes on macOS because a bug on the compiler or libc++ library
  • Fixed clickable pivot position on selection (#1608, t/1228)
  • Fixed other issues (#1719, #1726, #1737)
  • New way to select timeline frames/layers + color bar entries Shift+click (#1741)

Aseprite v1.2.8 Apr 3 2018

  • The button to apply effects to the whole sprite is back
  • Added support to load/save animated .webp files (#273)
  • Added current color indicator with new color side to side on color editor (#1696)
  • Improved general performance drawing color selector/color wheel (#1516, #1695)
  • Improved general performance in animation playback
  • Fixed loading of tool names/tooltips when another translation is selected
  • Fixed order of cels when they are copied between files
  • Fixed bug with RGBA target buttons (#1698, #1695)
  • Windows: Fixed recent folder items using the native file dialog (t/1155)
  • Windows: Fixed installing extensions from .zip files and the current user has an Unicode character in its name
  • Windows: Fixed bug pasting screenshots on Windows Vista (#1687)
  • Changes for translators in en.ini file

Aseprite v1.2.7.3 Mar 19 2018

  • Windows: Fixed regression pasting screeshots (Print Screen) or Chrome images (Right-click > Copy Image) into Aseprite. Also we've added support for Alpha channel on images copied from Chrome.
  • Windows: Restore mouse input handling as in v1.2.6 (without pointer API) because it does more harm that good when using Wacom devices.
  • New options for default extension on File > Export commands (#1683)
  • Added support to create extensions with new languages (and an option to change the language from Edit > Preferences > General > Language).

Aseprite v1.2.7.2 Mar 17 2018

Aseprite v1.2.7.1 Mar 17 2018

  • Windows 8/10: Fixed a couple of regressions with the new Pointer API:
    • Fixed double-clicking with the mouse
    • Fixed canceling the painting stroke using other mouse button

Aseprite v1.2.7 Mar 16 2018

  • Added new File > Export dialog with an Animation Direction option to export Forward/Reverse/Ping-Pong animations automatically (#1505)
  • Added possibility to rotate ellipses and rectangles with Alt key (#868)
  • Added Ctrl+Click (or ⌘+Click) to select the layer (or cel) content in the canvas (#1509), other shortcuts
  • Added Normal Map color wheel (thanks to the initial work of @robinjam)
  • .aseprite is the new default extension for new files, and there is a new option to change it
  • Fixed the Adjust Hue/Saturation formula (#1571)
  • Added HSV colorspace to Adjust Hue/Saturation (#1559)
  • Added options to supress warning dialogs (#917, t/420)
  • Added options to change the number of recent files/folders and clear the list in Edit > Preferences > Files (#578)
  • Now filters like Convolution Matrix, Adjust Hue/Saturation, Replace Color, etc. are applied to the selected range of cels in the timeline
  • Now all message boxes/alert dialogs have the first button as the default one (Enter to confirm, Esc to cancel)
  • Don't select other layer when clicking over play button (t/989)
  • Fixed incorrect preview using linked cels (#1664)
  • Fixed bug editing hex field on Palette Edit mode (F4 key) (#1632)
  • Fixed bug using Unicode chars in translations files (#1661 thanks to @yuxshao)
  • Fixed bug with certain dimensions of ellipses (#1649 thanks to @yuxshao)
  • Fixed bug copying/pasting RGBA images from Aseprite to other apps like Chrome, Discord, etc. on Windows when the image contains semi-transparent pixels
  • Fixed bug where a .ase might be detected as a .bmp file (#1680)
  • Fixed bug saving files with tags with an empty name (#1675)
  • Now unchecking the Preview button on filters dialogs will show the original image
  • Possible fixes for Windows 10 problems:
    • Saving files when turning off the computer (t/31)
    • Mouse doesn't respond correctly (t/738, t/906, etc., etc.)
  • Fixed minor bugs (#1648, and some issues with eyedropper)

Aseprite v1.2.6 Dec 14 2017

  • Adjust scroll correctly when tiled mode is changed (t/785)
  • Fixed random crashes using Sprite > Color Mode menu options (mainly with a theme with a TrueType font)
  • Fixed possible crashes using the undo limit option.
  • macOS: Fixed Shift+2 on English keyboard layout (previous fix works only for Spanish-like layouts)
  • Linux: Fixed crash on CLI mode

Aseprite v1.2.5 Dec 7 2017

  • Keyboard shortcuts changes:
    • Shift+G: Selects the Gradient tool (so now G key selects the Paint Bucket tool only)
    • Ctrl+': Switches the Grid visibility (in previous version it was Shift+G)
    • Ctrl+Shift+': Switches the Pixel Grid visibility (in previous version it was Alt+Shift+G)
  • Fixed possibility to assign same key to several tools (#1460)
  • Fixed Shift+2 keyboard shortcut on macOS (#1604)
  • Fixed some glitches with the Editor crosshair when the brush size popup is open
  • Fixed application icon on Linux/X11
  • New Switch Nonactive Layers Opacity command available to turn on/off this experimental feature (#1515)
  • +All changes in v1.2.5-beta1 and v1.2.5-beta2

Aseprite v1.2.5-beta2 Dec 1 2017

  • Fixed regression dragging colors in Color Bar (#1616)
  • F6 key to switch timeline thumbnails works as expected (#1518)
  • Fixed drawing straight lines with Pencil tool and Shift+right button (t/726)
  • Fixed several issues applying Flip/Rotate commands on range of cels with locked layers (t/750)
  • Fixed #1557, #1610

Aseprite v1.2.5-beta1 Nov 10 2017

  • Zoom timeline with Ctrl+mouse wheel (or ⌘+mouse wheel)
  • Several fixes for Tiled Mode:
    • Fixed regression bug on v1.2.4 (#1600)
    • Count extra tiles as the canvas size (so we can zoom in on it) (#1448)
    • Brush preview now works as expected (#348)
    • Fixed Gradient tool in tiled mode
  • Fixed exporting new layer blend modes to JSON files (#1605)

Aseprite v1.2.4 Nov 3 2017

  • General performance improvements (will be mainly noticeable on macOS, but affects all platforms)
  • Now themes can specify a non-installed TTF font
  • Undo limit options now really works (#1127)
  • Windows 8/10: Added support for Surface Pro pen/eraser + touch gestures (#1595)
  • macOS: Fixed Shift+mouse wheel to scroll horizontally on Timeline (bug report)
  • Fixed several possibilities of random crashes (mainly when the Edit > Undo History window was visible)
  • Minor improvements in the Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts dialog

Aseprite v1.2.3 Oct 6 2017

  • 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)

Aseprite v1.2.2 Sep 28 2017

  • 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 v1.2.1 Sep 27 2017

  • 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 Sep 25 2017

  • 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-beta12 July 5 2017

  • Added F4 key again to switch the color popup (#1527) and other commands
  • Added possibility to associate keyboard shortcuts to Clear/Link/Unlink cels (t/133)
  • Fixed warning icon behavior on edit mode (#1525)
  • Windows: Fixed some issues with Wacom tablets

Aseprite v1.2-beta11 June 29 2017

Aseprite v1.2-beta10 June 23 2017

Aseprite v1.2-beta9 Apr 17 2017

  • Fixed several display issues using UI Scaling = 200% (issue 1456)
  • Fixed crash showing a layer name with " : " string on the status bar (bug report)

Aseprite v1.2-beta8 Apr 14 2017

Aseprite v1.2-beta7 Jan 6 2017

Aseprite v1.2-beta6 Dec 29 2016

Aseprite v1.2-beta5 Dec 9 2016

  • Includes same fixes that in v1.1.11

Aseprite v1.2-beta4 Dec 8 2016

Aseprite v1.2-beta3 Sep 23 2016

  • Added --ignore-layer <name> CLI option (issue 1264)
  • Added default keyboard shortcut Alt+Shift+N to create layer groups
  • +All changes in v1.1.9

Aseprite v1.2-beta2 Sep 20 2016

Aseprite v1.2-beta1 Jul 28 2016

  • Added new pixel aspect ratio option so we can draw sprites with double-wide pixels (issue 567)
  • CLI improvements:
    • --frame-tag and --frame-range now can be used with --save-as (issue 897)
    • --save-as now interprets {layer} in the given filename to automatic iterate through layers (issue 1149), so we can use --save-as output-{layer}.gif to save each layer in a different file.
    • New --split-tags to save each tag as .gif file, anyway you can use --save-as output-{tag}.gif as a shortcut.
  • +All changes in v1.1.7