Release History

New features and fixes for each version of Lunacy

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Version 3

Version 3 introduced the full-scale editor. We’ve launched it in March and dedicated the following month fixing the bugs, improving the performance, and developing the remaining features such as gradients.

3.12

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Features

  • Added ability to work with Symbols (beta)
  • Added Override symbol context menu item for nested symbols
  • Added ability to build Lists in text
  • Added Fill and Stroke effects for text
  • Added Interal Shadow effect
  • Added Guidelines

Improvements

  • Improved performance of Undo / Redo operations
  • Accelerated processing of large images
  • Automatic hide of the left panel
  • Improved navigation. Now, when an item is selected in the tree, arrow buttons there is a capability to move selected item within working area rather that navigating along the tree.
  • Improved saving experience. A progress ring animation is displayed now while saving files
  • Font size can be changed now by 10 with Shift pressed
  • When saving an empty project, the .sketch extension is used now as default, instead of .lunacy
  • When loading / saving files, the last position of the workspace is used
  • Added additional features for the Line tool
  • Improved support for reading sketch files

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bugs related to duplication and dragging objects
  • Now, color preview in borders displays gradients (there used to be only solid color of the first stop)
  • Fixed bug that caused app crash when saving an empty file in .sketch format
  • Fixed bug related to redrawing of object effects while blur effect is active
  • Fixed bug while moving objects in edit mode
  • Fixed bug related to situations when applied effects are clipped while exporting to PNG
  • Fixed errors associated with reading of some Sketch files that caused crashes in previous versions
  • Various minor fixes

3.11

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Features

  • Dash patterns option for lines and borders added
  • Added social media section to artboard presets

Bug Fixes

  • Ability to select locked objects fixed
  • Fixed pattern fill behavior for various pattern types
  • An error happened when clicked to the locked group fixed
  • Symbol objects were converted into artboards when saved into sketch format
  • Scrollbar behavior on properties tab fixed

Improvements

  • Lunacy to Reaper interaction format changed
  • Now you can change object size symmetrically with Alt key pressed
  • Resize thumbs visibility changed depend on selection bounds size and viewport zoom
  • Now it’s possible to change styles and type text at the same time
  • 0.5px snapping step for vertexes in shape editing

3.10

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Features

  • Autoresize added for text
  • Strikethrough text option added
  • Added Report a bug feature to the menu
  • Import .svg files with the Image Tool
  • Scrollbars added to the workspace
  • Create the new window for the new document when the current document was changed

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bugs in displaying the content of .sketch files
  • Fixed the order and position of the elements after copying/pasting when using keyboard shortcuts, context menu, duplication
  • When opening the gradients in the color picker now the first slider is active
  • The behavior of the rounding radius on rectangles changed: it does not decrease when the size of the figure decreases
  • Fixed Undo-Redo for Send Backward/Send to back operations
  • Fixed Undo-Redo for creating artboards from templates
  • Fixed the bug when the app was crashing if exported file names contained inappropriate elements: symbols, quotes, slashes, etc.
  • Fixed the bug when the order of elements was broken when grouping the objects
  • The input field for the roundings of the corners now doesn’t disappear if not all of the corners have the same value
  • Added Undo-Redo for the corner-radius changes
  • Removed unnecessary files generated in AppData folder

Improvements

  • Typography panel changed
  • Added the license information (EULA) and Privacy policy to the About window
  • Slightly changed the design of the menu and the About window
  • The export panel redesigned, the export options now are all in one place
  • Color picker redesigned to be more compact
  • Now you can change the size of expanded pages panel

3.9.1 Hotfix

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Bug Fixes

  • Space key is not working in text edit mode
  • Scaling issue of resizing thumbs

3.9

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Features

  • Shadow spread support
  • Double click to zoom tool button sets zoom to 100%
  • Each object now highlights by a separate frame when several objects are selected
  • Now you can reset the image to its original size with the link on the right panel
  • Letter spacing and paragraph spacing support in text blocks

Bug Fixes

  • Several bugs in the text editor fixed
  • Text style and weight change error
  • Color picker closing bug
  • Duplicated font names are removed in dropdown list
  • Selection frame was disappearing after opening some sketch files
  • Undo/redo for multiple selected objects worked wrong on when moving by arrow keys
  • Sticking in scroll mode
  • Minor bug fixes

Improvements

  • Better support for text blocks in sketch file
  • Initial window size now is being changed depending on screen scale and size
  • Snapping support for objects outside of artboards
  • Image overrides and opacity support for symbol objects

3.8

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Features

  • Vector tool! You can create and edit the polygons and Bezier curves.

Vector tool

  • Help!
  • Symbols: we started saving the symbols! If you open a file and there’re some symbols, Lunacy preserves these symbols on saving. Expect the complete support of symbols in the next release.
  • You can add, delete, and rename the pages now.
  • Vertical align for text
  • We fully support lowercase and UPPERCASE parameters in the .sketch files now (before, we were reading, but not saving them)
  • The objects on an artboard have the constraints now (we only had it for the groups before)
  • The artboards have the “Adjust content on resize” setting now. When enabled, the objects move; if not, crop.

Bug Fixes

  • Horizontal scroll! Sorry for breaking it in the last release.
  • If an object partially crosses an artboard, it’s nested in the artboard now
  • Uploading to the cloud fixed
  • Crash fixed when an object had the dimensions of less than 1 px
  • Crash fixed when you delete an object while moving it
  • Other weird crashes
  • When you delete an artboard with a grid, the grid deletes too now

Improvements

  • We save the window size on exit and restore it on start
  • On small screens, the window opens full size
  • Uploading to the cloud shows the progress now
  • The grid button is disabled when there are no artboards on the screen
  • On the first install, the list of recent files doesn’t show empty now

3.7

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New Features

  • You can rearrange the gradient stops now
  • Corner radius thumbs for rectangles
  • Text transformation support: upper case, lower case, normal
  • Export projects to Sketch the Ripper
  • Zoom to area tool

Improvements

  • Top panel layout changed
  • Property panel’s tab selectors moved to the bottom
  • Show distance indicator, when moving objects with Alt + an arrow key

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed bug, when the click event didn’t fire when behind the invisible or masked objects
  • Minor bug fixes

3.6

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New Features

  • Linear and radial gradient editors
  • Dragging images from the desktop into shapes as image-fill
  • Support of sketch files converted from PSD by third-party service
  • More hotkeys

Improvements

  • Internal optimizations and refactoring
  • Better sketch export support

Bugs Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes

3.5

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New Features

  • Objects render cache (performance improvements, CPU usage decreased)

Improvements

  • Workspace changes the background color from white to light-gray when artboard added
  • Resize artboard from top crops content instead of moving it

Bugs Fixes

  • Image loading from sketch file fixed
  • Export images fix
  • Minor bug fixes

3.4

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New Features

  • Sketch v50 format support
  • Math in numeric text fields

Bugs Fixes

  • Folder structure fix
  • Loading from explorer fix

3.3

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New Features

  • Blur and shadow effects support
  • New Avatar tool, which adds random avatar images in one click
  • Hotkey for toggling rulers: Ctr+R
  • Animation, when select artboard preset

Improvements

  • Styles and colors of UI controls have a more consistent style
  • Icons updated
  • Removed object properties when artboard tool is active
  • System fonts and Google Fonts have a single list sorted by name now

Bugs Fixes

  • Closing the main menu by clicking outside of it
  • Sketch file loading error when it has extended text objects with inline styles
  • File name fix on “Save as” dialog
  • Fixed object renaming in the layer tree
  • Text alignment resets when other properties change
  • Increased color precision when loading and save sketch files

3.2

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New Features

  • UI for initial shadow support
  • Saving the state of rulers from the last session
  • Hotkeys have tooltips now
  • Undo/Redo support for text line-height property
  • Shape override in symbols
  • Nested symbols support
  • Blend mode support for objects
  • Flip(mirror) object tool

Improvements

  • Guide and distance lines restyled
  • Scroll to the first object when selecting another page
  • New icons for flip tool

Bug Fixes

  • Right panel layout fixes in the scroll-view mode
  • The weight of the text resets after selecting another text object
  • Constraint calculations fixed
  • The height of text calculates correctly now
  • Default boolean operations in combined shapes perform correctly now
  • After resizing a group member, we drop it out of its group
  • The typeface resets after select text object
  • Fixed preview image aspect radio when saving to sketch
  • Performance improvements
  • Art-board grid tuned

3.1

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New Features

  • Cursor sizes changed depend on dpi of display
  • Escape key can close color picker
  • Copy paste between lunacy windows

Improvements

  • PNG compression on export assets
  • New document created with empty page
  • Improved Export assets to CDN
  • Improved selection behavior
  • A new object is created over to the selected object, instead of on top of the layers list

Bug Fixes

  • Resize frame not updated after select art-board preset
  • Auto-size was disabled when text object duplicated or copied
  • Fixed SVG export (tags sometimes wasn’t closed properly)
  • Decreased fonts loading time
  • Fixed shadow and blur effects support loaded from sketch file

Version 2

We’ve presented this version middle 2017. Lunacy version 2 didn’t allow editing and served as a handoff tool. It allowed to view the documents, copy the CSS code, and export assets.

Version 1

After the meticulous testing with all kinds of Sketch files, we’ve launched Lunacy as a .sketch viewer. Two weeks after, version 43 came, completely changing the format. We had to rework it from scratch.