Version 1.0.0-preview.32

Hey everyone,

a new version of Aspect has been released: 1.0.0-preview.32 (view blog post). You’ll find the download links at the bottom of this post. Simply install over the existing installation to upgrade.


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

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.

New features

  • Added a loupe/navigator panel to details view
    • The loupe panel allows to quickly peek at image details by simply pointing with the mouse
    • The navigator enables quickly moving the view to certain areas of the image when zoomed in
    • Setting the zoom factor explicitly is now also possible using the new panel
  • Added a fullscreen image view
    • Shows only the image on a black background
    • Supports auto-advance to set up simple slide shows


  • Greatly improved performance of loading large JPEGs and re-enabled rendering of images greater than 16384 pixels in 100% zoom
  • Removed the limitation to not be able to zoom out past fit-to-screen resolution
  • Implemented a quick-peek zoom mode using the middle mouse button (press, drag, release)
  • Added keyword auto-completion in the metadata template dialog
  • Improved the layout of the metadata template dialog on small screens for long inputs
  • The keyword editor now applies a typed-in keyword when the focus shifts to a different control
  • Changed the default fullscreen shortcut to F11 to be consistent with most modern apps
  • The export dialog now remembers the last used settings, as well as file name patterns

Bug fixes

  • Fixed wrong key color space resulting in desaturated event headers and placeholder colors on thumbnails
  • Fixed the panning in zoomed mode to precisely follow the mouse cursor
  • Fixed an empty “CAMERA” section appearing in the metadata template dialog
  • Fixed a crash happening when an image in an export collection is missing together with its parent directory
  • Fixed clipping errors when drawing images in comparison view
  • Fixed bottom and right Window resize borders on Linux when on a scaled display
  • Fixed a crash occurring on Linux when no display scale factor could be determined
  • Cached thumbnails of images now retain their alpha channel
  • Fixed setting the worker thread priority on Linux, improving UI responsiveness
  • Fixed an issue where empty tiles appeared in the image strip of an event paragraph

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!