Version 1.0.0-preview.38

Hey everyone,

a new version of Aspect has been released: 1.0.0-preview.38 (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

  • Ctrl/Cmd+click on an item in the collection pane will now apply the clicked item as a filter to the current view
  • Added a new “rating” sorting mode
  • Added a new “file size” sorting mode
  • Photos can now be added to collections using the context menu


  • Creating events from images in scanned folders now creates in-place event folders instead of managed events
  • Managing scanned folders can now be accessed from the photo stream context menu
  • Added a link to available search expressions to the auto-complete popup of the search bar
  • Overly large popup menus can now be scrolled using the mouse wheel or using up/down buttons
  • Reduced UI freezing when scanning the file system after large number of file changes
  • Added a progress indicator to the metadata pane to provide better feedback for large selections of files
  • The macOS version now features a standard window menu
  • Improved the speed of decoding X-Trans RAW photos at full resolution

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash occurring when attempting to write XMP metadata to the associated image when the image is part of a library
  • Fixed a crash occurring for images that have an ISO speed ratings metadata field with no entries
  • Fixed showing an empty “Shortcut” menu in the event context menu
  • Fixed the local collection bar being empty in the photo stream
  • Fixed menu entries being “sticky” when pressing and moving the mouse
  • Fixed a possible hang in the crash reporter dialog caused by infinite window resize attempts
  • Fixed the tool tip displayed when hovering over thumbnail metadata
  • Fixed the date displayed on thumbnails when the capture date has been modified
  • Fixed the metadata pane to possibly only store partial changes when performing more changes before all files have been saved
  • Fixed a possible crash for images that have not been fully processed after an import, but have been moved to the trash
  • Fixed an issue where closed windows stay visible in the macOS window menu
  • Fixed an issue causing blank icons or image thumbnails when showing a dialog or the full screen image view
  • Fixed artifacts occurring when decoding certain X-Trans RAW photos at reduced size
  • Fixed the maximize button not being able to restore the window to normal on Linux
  • Reduced the overhead of the “Synchronizing file system…” activity
  • Fixed the “Synchronizing file system…” activity being triggered when not necessary
  • The library list and some dialogs now display localized folder names (e.g. the “Pictures” folder is translated to the system language)
  • Fixed a rare crash caused by wrong handling of conflicting file names
  • Fixed the zoom state of images in details view to not reset when removing images from the current selection
  • Fixed the action performed after pairing with an Aspect Sync app (browse/import)
  • Fix crash happening when importing photos from the root of a volume

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!

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