Version 1.0.0-preview.37

Hey everyone,

a new version of Aspect has been released: 1.0.0-preview.37 (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.


  • The description metadata field is now a multi-line field
  • Improved loading performance for large PSD/PSB files
  • Improved library loading performance for very large libraries
  • Improved the display of the scanning progress in the library creation dialog
  • Added logic to self-heal a library containing wrong checksums for non-empty files

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bogus ‘Library revision is missing node 00000000000000000000000000’ error
  • Fixed recursive auto-imports not finding deeply nested images
  • Fixed a crash caused by accessing an already destroyed OpenGL context after finishing the library creation process
  • Fixed a possible crash or failure to load PSD/PSB files containing image data larger than 2GB
  • Fixed generated “lr” XMP namespace definitions to contain a valid URL
  • Fixed an instance of missing diagnostic output for certain types of crashes
  • Fixed the initial state of the metadata pane to be disabled at startup
  • Fixed an application hang caused by clicking on various links throughout the application (regression in preview 36)
  • Fixed a crash at startup when an external drive containing a library is not connected
  • Fixed a possible application crash caused by corrupted cache data
  • Fixed navigating thumbnails is all images view using up and down keys sometimes jumping sideways
  • Fixed a possible crash when attempting to open the related images speech bubble
  • Empty keyword lists are not written as empty fields to XMP sidecar files anymore
  • Fixed the library creation dialog to not be closable during the scanning process

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!