Version 1.0.0-preview.24

Hey everyone,

a new version of Aspect has been released: 1.0.0-preview.24 (view blog post). 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 support for defining custom metadata fields
    • Fields can be added, removed and edited at the bottom of the metadata pane
    • Fields can be marked as favorites, making them readily available for all images
    • Searching for custom fields is supported as a semantic search expression in the search bar


  • The “edit raw” context menu entry is now also available when selecting edited files
  • Images that have not been full imported are not analyzed anymore, speeding up imports
  • Added support for custom window frames on Linux
  • Large images are now loaded on a tile-by-tile basis, making the theoretical image size unlimited
  • Relaxed the rules for re-importing files in “copy” when the modification time changes
  • Added support for ICC color profiles in PSD files
  • The event and organization panes now never show a horizontal scroll bar
  • Removed selection related menu entries from the popup menu
  • Replaced the two separate “all files”/“workspace” buttons with a single drop-down to avoid too many tab-like controls in one place
  • Hovering over the “workspace” entry now also grays out non-image files, in addition to images hidden from the workspace
  • Clicking on the “photo stream” item in the event pane will now leave the local collection, if any is currently selected
  • Emblems on thumbnails are now scaled down for very small thumbnail sizes
  • The welcome dialog is now only shown if the trial period has expired, enabling a cleaner startup experience
  • The file relation bubble now has section headers overlayed by the scroll bar, similar to the film strip
  • Simplified the buttons of the local collection bar, indicating the shortcut more clearly as such
  • Added a “create event form paragraph” entry to the paragraph menu
  • Thumbnails are now displayed for scanned HEIF images

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a possible crash when new files are added to the library folder externally
  • Fixed a random crash that could occur after using the menu
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when switching to the metadata pane using the “view” menu
  • Fixed a possible crash that could occur after cancelling an import
  • Fixed a regression that resulted in thumbnails not being updated, introduced by 1.0.0-preview.23
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when a “Aspect Individual Photos File.aspectnode” file got replaced by an external application
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when loading PSD files with certain layer mask types
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when loading Canon CR3 files
  • Fixed the progress indicated during imports in case any potential import files are skipped as likely duplicates
  • Fixed crashes related to multiple windows on Linux
  • Fixed strange behavior of numeric edit fields in the export dialog
  • Fixed some misplaced selection rectangles in list/tree views
  • Fixed the example path displayed in the settings dialog when configuring library path patterns
  • Fixed recognition of newly exported files in the file relation bubble
  • Fixed displaying collection shortcuts as upper case within the overflow menu of the local collection bar
  • Fixed display of positive GPS altitude values within the metadata pane
  • Fixed loading capture time and other string based EXIF fields from HEIF images
  • Fixed the amount of RAM displayed in the settings dialog
  • Fixed local collection items above the 9th not getting a numeric shortcut assigned
  • Fixed the event/collection links in the metadata not having an effect

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)