Version 1.0.0-preview.11

Hey everyone,

a new version of Aspect has been released: 1.0.0-preview.11.

:warning: Please note that due to an issue with the Unicode representation of file names, if you are running macOS, you may encounter a crash or a loading error with your existing library. In this case, please feel free to get in touch with us (e.g. using a private message here, or using and we will help you to repair the library! :warning:

You’ll find the download links at the bottom of this post. Simply install over the existing installation to upgrade. The following changes and additions are included:

New features

  • Added a keyword tree to the organization panel, as well as support for hierarchical keywords (#318)
  • Added a keyword search expression to search by keyword, as well as extending the full text search to include keywords


  • Improved the behavior of the metadata panel when applying new metadata values
  • Removed nonsensical menu entries from the context menu within the file browser
  • Added new icons for entries in the organization panel
  • Implemented improved multi-selection behavior for thumbnails when using Shift/Ctrl/Cmd modifiers (#523)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed loading of PSD files using blend modes introduced in CS5 (#542)
  • Fixed typing A/C/V/X for a new collection name to cause the selection to be added to or removed from collections with those keys set as their shortcut (#528)
  • Fixed the number of files reported when dragging external files into the library
  • Fixed the search result page to refresh after changes to the library
  • Fixed two possible crashes that could occur while a library is being unloaded
  • Fixed swapped red and blue channels for 8-bit TIFFs that are written for external editing (#539)
  • Fixed moving images to other locations for images that are still being copied during an import (#504)
  • Fixed a number of issues occurring due to Unicode normalization of file names on macOS (#534)
  • Fixed an issue when editing in Photoshop on Windows, causing the file name to contain the complete path (#538)
  • Fixed an issue where extended UTF-8 characters in file names where corrupted for files that were moved to the lost+found folder
  • Fixed the paths for recognizing Photoshop installations on Windows
  • Fixed a possible crash in the image cache that could occur when importing images and changing the thumbnail size frequently (#535)

Feel free to leave any feedback here or in the bug reports sub forum. Thanks for helping to shape a new way of organizing photos!

Please remember: Even though the software is reasonably stable at this point, always make a backup of your data, or work with a copy of it, when using pre-release software.


:paperclip: Windows installer
:paperclip: macOS bundle
:paperclip: Linux AppImage (experimental)