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2024-03-26

Vectoraster 8 now available on the App Store

With the 8.5.10 update released today Vectoraster is now also available to purchase on the macOS App Store:

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The application will still be available to purchase outside of the App Store as well and this change should not affect the functionality of the application. Future updates will continue to be released both the App Store and non-App Store version, so you'll get the same functionality regardless of version. It will however not be possible to convert an App Store purchase to a license for the non-App Store version or the other way around.


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2024-03-13

Vectoraster 8.5.9 released

A small update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This update fixes some minor compatibility issues with macOS 14 and addresses some sanbox file-access related issues some users have been experiencing.

You can download and update from free from withing Vectoraster or download the new version via the product page linked below.


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2024-01-23

Vectoraster 8.5.8 released

A new update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This update modernizes some underlying file reading and writing code that should improve future (and current) compatibility and might get around some tricky permission issues. Along with this there are a couple of other little fixes and improvements.

Changes and improvements

  • Fix generation of innermost spiral raster points when generating line rasters.
  • New setting to automatically convert background color colorspace to match point color (for CMYK exports for example).
  • Add clipping rect to exported SVGs.
  • Changes to export file writing and saving APIs.
  • Changes to file reading handling when importing source files APIs.


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2023-12-04

Vectoraster 8.5.7 released

A new small update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This is another small update that fixes some UI issues in recent versions and macOS updates.


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2023-11-16

Vectoraster 8.5.6 released

A new update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This is a smaller update that primarily fixes some issues on macOS 14.

Changes and improvements

  • Fix issue with collapsed bottom UI panels still showing on macOS 14.
  • Improved load times for files with large source images.
  • Removed deprecated EPS export format on macOS 14 and later (still available on earlier macOS versions).


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2023-10-08

macOS 14 EPS format support dropped

It appears that Apple has removed system support for the EPS format in macOS 14 Sonoma, which means that sadly importing or exporting EPS files in Vectoraster and Patternodes will no longer work on macOS 14.

This was unexpected, so unfortunately current versions of Vectoraster and Patternodes will not give you any warning about this and may behave erratically trying to load/save EPS data as they relied on these system features. It's unlikely EPS format support will come back at this time, so if you're still working with EPS files, now is a good time to switch over to SVG or PDF.


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2023-10-04

Vectoraster 8.5.5 released

A new update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This adds some initial CMYK color support and interface optimizations along with a couple of bug fixes.

Changes and improvements

  • Added support for CMYK and other non-rgb color models in static colors (varying dynamic point colors will still convert to RGB in rendering and exports). CMYK colors are only supported in PDF exports.
  • Improved interface performance.
  • Improved support and handling of pasting graphics as source image layers.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed bug where exporting to CSV or SVG would result in the preview going blank.
  • Fix issue with new source images pasted in getting the wrong initial size.
  • Fix issue with importing vector graphics with very large sizes causing memory issues.


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2023-08-22

Vectoraster 8.5.4 released

A new update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This adds some new functionality with support for complex unicode characters in text rasters (like SF symbols and ligatures) and some new point index options where you can chose to vary raster parameters based on the row or columns in the raster pattern for some new interesting effects.

Changes and improvements
  • Added new point Row, Column or Row+Column index source options, letting you base parameters on the row or column of the point.
  • Added support for complex multi-byte unicode characters like SF symbols and ligatures in text rasters.
  • Added Lost Minds Mastodon link to Help menu.
  • Added some more helpful information to error messages when failing to load files.
Bugfixes
  • Fix issue with importing vector graphics with very large sizes causing memory issues.

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2023-07-13

Vectoraster 8.5.3 released

Another smaller patch of Vectoraster 8 has now been released with some fixes and smaller changes, this time relating to file imports.

Fixes and improvements

  • Fixes issue with incorrect physical sizes when importing image source layers.
  • Better error messages on file access permission issues when importing files.


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2023-06-01

Vectoraster 8.5.2 released

Another smaller patch of Vectoraster 8 has now been released with some bugfixes and smaller changes.

Fixes and improvements

  • Point size is now renamed Line length for simple line points.
  • Properly deactivate color well and close the color picker when hiding an active color parameter.
  • Fixes the preview sometimes not reverting correctly back to the current time after exporting an animation.
  • Fixes an issue where the source layers list would not display correctly after reordering sources.
  • Fixes some precision issues in applied Multiscale when using the slider instead of the scale field.
  • Sparkle version checking framework updated.


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