Version 1.0.0-preview.36

Hey everyone,

a new version of Aspect has been released: 1.0.0-preview.36 (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

  • Implemented limited drag’n’drop support on Linux
  • The metadata pane now shows the date/time of when an image was added to the library


  • Setting up an identical auto import on two devices does not result in duplicates being generated during synchronization
  • Fixed the item selection within the synchronization pane getting lost during refreshes
  • A progress indicator is now shown while fetching new revisions during the synchronization process
  • Sped up the library cloning process when adding a new device to the library
  • Improved the update notification to provide direct download links and a link to the release announcement

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a possible crash when using the refresh button of the file chooser dialog on Linux
  • Fixed a crash when browsing the file system caused by a failure to open the global cache successfully
  • Fixed a crash happening when canceling moving a sub collection outside of its collection hierarchy
  • Fixed some erroneously reported synchronization errors
  • Fixed a possible bogus file synchronization failure for files where at least one inaccessible duplicate exists
  • Fixed an issue that caused other network devices running Aspect to not be detected properly
  • Fixed a possible crash during unloading the library
  • Fixed a possible crash/assertion failure during the synchronization process
  • Fixed a possible timing dependent import failure
  • Fixed a possible UI hang when pressing the “view” button for synchronization errors
  • Dialog windows on macOS are not minimizable anymore, avoiding possibly z-order issues
  • Fixed dialogs not being properly centered on Linux
  • Fixed a bogus “library lock” failure after another program instance gives up a competed lock
  • Fixed a bogus “library lock” failure during the library creation process
  • Fixed a crash happening when invoking a library cache defragmentation without having a library loaded
  • Fixed detection of file changes within referenced events or shoe box folders in case those folders are contained in a hidden folder

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!