Version 1.0.0-preview.13

Hey everyone,

a new version of Aspect has been released: 1.0.0-preview.13. 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 menu entry for renaming the library
  • Added a capture year search expression


  • Reworked the top part of the application window
    • On Windows, the title bar now contains a menu bar instead of a “hamburger menu”
    • The back button has been moved to the left of the window and an additional forward button has been added
    • The library name in the upper left corner has been removed
  • Reworked external editor access in the user interface
    • Favorite editors are now available directly within the context menu and the “image” menu
    • Instead of having different sections “view”/“edit”/“merge”, each editor now opens a menu with the available actions
    • Editing directly and editing as a copy are now two explicit options
  • Improved the search expression parser
    • The search expression suggestions can now include multiple matches for events, collections and keywords
    • Improved the general quality of search expression suggestions
  • Extended the possibilities to pass files to the application at startup
    • Extends on the possibility to open folders and media files
    • Opening *.aspectnode files will now load the corresponding library
    • Opening *.lic files will attempt to activate the given license file
    • All supported file types are now also registered with the operating system, so that “open with” works as expected
  • Using new file names for library database files
    • Library files are named “Aspect Library File.aspectnode”
    • Event files are named “Aspect Event File.aspectnode”
    • Individual photo folder files are named “Aspect Individual Photos File.aspectnode”
    • Existing files will be renamed automatically
  • Improved performance in various parts of the application
    • Startup time has been improved considerably
    • Directory listing performance has been vastly improved, especially in the “scanned folders” settings section
    • File copy performance during imports has been vastly improved
  • Fixed the wording of the rename/delete menu entries of the “library” menu to be unambiguous
  • Add-on menu entries are now grouped withing a sub menu for each add-on
  • When creating a new library, any open library is now unloaded before starting to scan for images
  • Implemented the “show missing files” menu entry
  • Images zoomed past 100% now use nearest-neighbor filtering (quadratic pixels)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the “create group” menu entry being displayed erroneously with no library being loaded
  • Fixed a possible library structure corruption when quickly moving multiple files back and forth between different events/photo stream

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)

The Windows setup has been updated to fix an issue where opening files using “Open with” didn’t work correctly.