Release History

New features and fixes for each version of Lunacy

We release new version of Lunacy once per two weeks. Take part! Vote for the next features.

Version 3

One of the substantial improvements introduced in Version 3 was the full-scale editor. Version 3 was launched in March, though it took us a few months to actually make it more or less complete. During these months of work, our team efforts were mainly focused on fixing bugs, improving performance, and implementing the remaining features such as gradients, guidelines, etc.

3.13

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Features

  • Added support for sketch files created in version 52
  • Added support for reading foreign symbols
  • Multilingual interface.
    Languages:
    — English
    — Spanish
    — Indonesian
    — Italian
    — French
    — Russian
    — Ukrainian
    Help us improve the translation of Lunacy for other languages

    Improvements

  • Added Return to Instance symbol button
  • Added functionality to change and delete symbols from symbols panel

    Bug Fixes

  • Fixed app crash bug caused by deselecting test blocks
  • Fixed a bug related to text alignment in text blocks caused by building lists
  • Fixed app crash bug caused by removing symbols
  • Fixed a bug related to applying the blur effect while the stroke effect is active
  • Fixed a bug related to displaying a set of effects in the inspector while selecting several dissimilar objects

3.12

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Features

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

Improvements

  • Added functionality to enter text into a text block of such languages as: Japanese, Chinese, Korean
  • Improved performance of Undo / Redo operations
  • Accelerated processing of large images
  • Added 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
  • Fixed color preview in borderes. Now, color preview in borders displays gradients instead of displaying solid color of the first stop as it was before
  • 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

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

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed functionality to select locked objects
  • Fixed pattern fill behavior for various pattern types
  • Fixed the error caused by clicking to locked group
  • Fixed a bug related conversion of symbol objects into artboards while saving into sketch format
  • Fixed erroneous scrollbar behavior on properties tab

Improvements

  • Improved Lunacy to Reaper interaction format
  • Improved object size manipulation. Now, you can change an object size symmetrically with Alt key pressed
  • Improved thumbs visibility. Now, resize thumbs visibility changed depending on selection bounds size and viewport zoom
  • Improved text editing functionality. Now it’s possible to change styles and type text at the same time
  • Improved the precision in shape editing. A snapping step in the amount of 0.5 px for vertices in shape editing is reached

3.10

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Features

  • Added auto-resize of text
  • Added strikethrough text option
  • Added report a bug feature to the menu
  • Added ability to import .svg files with the use of Image Tool
  • Added scrollbars function to the workspace
  • Added ability to create new window for the new document while the current document is been changing
  • Added Undo-Redo for the corner-radius changes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bugs associated with displaying content of .sketch files
  • Fixed the order and position of the elements after copying/pasting while using keyboard shortcuts, context menu and - - -duplication
  • Fixed colour autoselection. Now, after opening the gradients in the color picker the first slider is active
  • Fixed behavior of the rounding radius on rectangles. It is not decreasing anymore while size of a figure is decreasing
  • Fixed Undo-Redo function for Send Backward/Send-to-back operations
  • Fixed Undo-Redo function for creating artboards from templates
  • Fixed the bug associated with the app crashing in the case when exported file names contained inappropriate elements: symbols, quotes, slashes, etc.
  • Fixed the bug related to the case when the order of elements was broken while grouping objects
  • Fixed corners rounding behaviour. Now, the input field for the roundings of the corners doesn’t disappear in case if not all of the corners have the same value
  • Removed unnecessary files generated in AppData folder

Improvements

  • Improved functionality of typography panel
  • Added license agreement (EULA) and Privacy policy to the About window
  • Added minor changes to the design of the menu and the About window
  • The export panel has been redesigned: all the export options are located in the same place now
  • Improved color picker design. Now, color picker redesigned to be more compact
  • Improved expaned panel behaviour. Now, expanded pages panel size can be changed

3.9.1 Hotfix

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed space key malfunctioning in text edit mode
  • Fixed scaling issue of resizing thumbs

3.9

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Features

  • Added shadow spread support
  • Updated behavior of zoom tool. Now, 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 an 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 have been fixed
  • Text style and weight change error have been resolved
  • Color picker closing bug have been fixed
  • Duplicated font names are transferred in dropdown list
  • Selection frame disappearing after opening some sketch files have been resolved
  • Fixed bug related to the malfunctioning of undo/redo for multiple selected objects while moving by arrow keys
  • Sticking in scroll mode have been fixed
  • Minor bugs have been fixed

Improvements

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

3.8

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Features

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

Vector tool

  • Help!
  • Symbols: we’ve just started to provide the basic functionality for saving symbols in output files! Expect the extended set of operations with symbols in the upcoming releases.
  • Added functionality to add, delete, and rename pages.
  • Added vertical alignment for text
  • Lowercase and UPPERCASE parameters are now fully supported in the .sketch files now (in previous version there was ability to read, but not to save them)
  • Added constraints for the objects on an artboard (in previous version these constraints could only be applied to groups)
  • Introduced new setting to artboards named as “Adjust content on resize”. When enabled, objects could be moved; otherwise - cropped.

Bug Fixes

  • Horizontal scroll is fixed! 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.

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