Release History

New features and fixes for each version of Lunacy

Version 4

Version 4 comes with GPU rendering support and Icons8 content integration.

4.5

RELEASED October 23, 2019

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Features

  • Image Adjust - ability to change hue/saturation/brightness/contrast of image
  • Background blur
  • New fonts dropdown with filters, previews and recent items
  • Ability to scale elements
  • New drawing primitives: star, polygon, cornered rectangle, arrow

Improvements

  • Dramatical rendering performance increase
  • App launch speed minor improvement
  • Ability to use a flatten tool on multiple shapes to union and flatten them
  • Ability to close other tabs and close all but this tab via tabs context menu
  • Toolbar UI improvement
  • Ability to override symbol instance to nothing
  • Document palette will be saved inside the project file

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed vectors bounding box size
  • Fixed Color Picker eye dropper for gradients
  • Fixed a lot of issues related to resizing, undo/redo, symbols, typography etc.

4.4.1 hotfix

RELEASED October 9, 2019

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Bug Fixes

  • Fix copy paste and duplicate error

4.4

RELEASED October 8, 2019

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Features

  • Tabs - open some projects in a single window
  • New auto-size support for Text (horizontal/vertical)

Improvements

  • Added ability to apply masks to the symbol instances
  • Improved performance of copy-paste
  • Items numbering. Example: Vector, Vector 2, Vector 3.
  • Improved rendering of corner radius on vector shapes
  • Icons8 license from Microsoft Store now synchronized with Icons8 websites and Pichon app
  • Minor UI improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Fix project state change on page selection
  • Fixed window size on a small resolution/large scale desktops
  • Fixed foreign symbols behaviors
  • Fixed text change issues
  • Fixed some undo/redo problems
  • Fixed a lot of crashes and errors

4.3

RELEASED September 25, 2019

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Features

  • Pencil Tool
  • Image Tool Multi Import

Improvements

  • Ability to reset overrides for specific objects
  • Wider zone for lines selection
  • Some new Tools Shortcuts

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed blur property visibility
  • Fixed complex masks behaviours
  • Fixed some undo/redo issues
  • Fixed groups bounds update
  • Fixed some app freezes
  • Fixed a lot of crashes and errors

4.2

RELEASED September 12, 2019

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Features

  • Symbols Overrides
    — Nested Symbols
    — Text
    — Images
  • Main Window Menu
  • Welcome Window
  • Dummy Text Generation
  • Shortcuts Panel

Improvements

  • Ability to select symbols from UI kits in the right panel
  • Minor performance improvement
  • Minor UI improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues of groups and masks layout calculation
  • Fixed inner shadow rendering
  • More undo/redo fixes
  • Fixed sketch compatibility issues of text nodes
  • Fixed symbols issues
  • Fixed line editor
  • Fixed some vector tool issues

4.1

RELEASED August 20, 2019

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Features

  • UI Kits
  • Rich boolean operations
  • Symbols inspector - right panel UI to swap a symbol
  • Export to PDF, JPEG, WEBP, BMP, ICO, GIF, TIFF file formats
  • Import of JPEG, WEBP, BMP, ICO, GIF file formats
  • Ability to flatten selection
  • Ability to rasterize selection

Improvements

  • Improved sketch file load speed
  • Improved sketch format compatibility
  • Improved effects on images
  • When exporting to our cloud, we export PDF files now
  • Improved snapping
  • Ability to see symbol preview on mouseover
  • Ability to rename and set destination symbol page
  • Ability to detach symbol instance
  • Ability to reset symbol size
  • Ability to set a page as Master Symbol Page via context menu
  • Symbols multiselection and multi drag-drop
  • Improved layer selection via double click and ctrl+click
  • Fast tabs navigation via Alt+1, Alt+2, …, Alt+6
  • Typography now supports special chars of Poland language
  • Improved objects editing via multi-select
  • Improved fonts detection
  • Ability to change the style for a group
  • Ability to refresh avatar
  • Ability to replace the image
  • Ability to change corner radius in vector tool
  • Auto-closing of the path in vector tool
  • Ability to use text as a mask
  • Ability to copy tree elements with Alt+Drag
  • Ability to duplicate, copy and paste pages
  • Memorizing format in color picker
  • Export scale values are expanded, added an ability to create custom ones
  • Ability to lock and hide artboards
  • Improved duplicates placing - depends on grid size now
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Color string format HEX/RGB is now saving in color picker

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed vector tool issues
  • Fixed undo/redo issues
  • Fixed typography issues
  • Fixed symbol issues
  • Fixed file saving issues
  • Fixed corner radius issues
  • Fixed crashes
  • Fixed images and illustrations import
  • Fixed translations

4.0.3 hotfix

RELEASED June 26, 2019

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed all crashes, we have received via report system
  • Fixed OutOfMemory issues, by the cost of memory usage
  • Fixed some problems with Vector Tool, Text, Copy&Paste

4.0.2 hotfix

RELEASED June 19, 2019

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed all crashes, we have received via report system

4.0

RELEASED June 17, 2019

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Features

  • GPU rendering
  • Ouch! SVG Illustrations content integration
  • Moose Photos content integration
  • Project shadow copy - a feature that will keep your unsaved progress in emergencies
  • New report system - now you can report a problem from Lunacy
  • Convert text to outline path
  • Ability to set the workspace color

Improvements

  • Significant increase in performance when working with large files
  • Reduced RAM usage
  • Improved effects rendering
  • Improved text undo operations sensitivity
  • Improved hover selection rendering over elements
  • Added 200 new avatars

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed grouped elements selection with double click
  • Fixed flips not changing object orientation
  • Fixed flips for the path
  • Fixed fills for images
  • Fixed effects rotation and flips
  • Fixed artboard resize
  • Fixed symbols bugs

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.

3.16

RELEASED May 15, 2019

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Features

Improvements

  • Improved of export and import to SVG
  • Improved work with the parameter Line height in the text
  • Improved horizontal tabulation support in text
  • Improved correctness of drawing effects for text
  • Added update font weights when changing font family
  • Added the ability to apply shortcuts to text without entering edit mode
  • Improved the use of styles in the text on shortcuts Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I
  • Added new shortcuts for text
  • Display CSS for several selected objects
  • The ability to apply Paragraph spacing to the selected paragraph in the text
  • While adding objects if an element inside group is selected, new object is created inside the same group
  • Improved work with mixed content in the text and object transformations
  • Added new templates for artboards
  • Improved work with distance lines (alt behaviour)
  • Added possibility to move points of editing object with arrow keys
  • Improved work with zoom field and grid settings
  • Corrected window size and panel state saving
  • Corrected vector tool Esc behaviour

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the error of exporting objects with long names to a local file
  • Fixed the problem of selecting artboards by title
  • Fixed most errors of working with text
  • Fixed inner shadow rendering
  • Fixed properties and effects view in right panel
  • Fixed problem with ghost artboard frames after removing page with them from project or just changing it
  • Some undo behaviour fixes
  • Fixed some issues with selection in tree
  • Fixed UI bugs including some buttons behaviours, cursors changings etc
  • And many other bugs were fixed

3.15.3

RELEASED March 7, 2019

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed various problems with input fields
  • Fixed problem with editing text in Symbols instance
  • Fixed problem with loading Google fonts
  • Fixed problem of switching interface language for Installer version
  • Fixed problem of incorrect saving of some sketch files
  • Fixed the problem of rewriting the font parameter for text blocks having the missing font

3.15

RELEASED February 15, 2019

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Features

  • Ability to add more settings for the stroke: Folds, Caps, Nozzles
  • Added acrylic effect for application Window (supported from Windows 10 1803 version)
  • Added feature to underline text
  • Added font support with the Stretch parameter
  • Added ability to change the transparency of objects using the keys 1-9
  • Added new interface language: Turkish

Improvements

  • Added correct line editor
  • Updated Symbols panel design
  • Improved header cropping at Artboards
  • Added the ability to change the order of pages in the page list
  • Improved export to XAML. Exported more objects
  • Improved animation. Now when saving a file it no longer blocks the application(moved to taskbar)
  • Improved CSS builder. Now it does not display a parameter if it has a default value
  • Reduced input field sensitivity

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed fonts reading error
  • Fixed snappin
  • Fixed bugs with flip of objects
  • Fixed import of some svg files
  • Fixed most errors of working with vector tool
  • Reduced application freezing when selecting multiple objects
  • Fixed errors of working with select tool
  • Fixed rotation angle error and object visibility
  • Fixed reading of some sketch files
  • And many other bugs were fixed

3.14

RELEASED December 21, 2018

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Features

  • The Grids is configured for the workspace and for artboard separately
  • Layouts for artboards
  • Automatic font switching for text block when typing languages (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, etc.)
  • Presentation mode (Ctrl + .)
  • The ability to apply effects to images
  • The ability to copy / paste layer style
  • Interface languages added:
    — Portuguese
    — Chinese
    — Deutsch
    — Japanese
    — Polish

    Improvements

  • Improved export to XAML
  • Corrected display of Japanese, Chinese, Korean characters in artboard title
  • Improved Symbols items behavior when the size of the left panel is changing
  • Reduced ruler size
  • Added the ability to collapse all items in the tree (Ctrl + ~)
  • The distance between the original object and its copy is displayed while copying the object with Alt pressed
  • List building behavior changed. Creation of a marker is ignored when moving to the next line with Shift or Ctrl pressed
  • The ruler adapts to the selected objects
  • Added the ability to move guides using the arrows on the keyboard
  • Optimized opening speed of some files
  • Added the ability to use the grid in increments of 1 pixel.
  • Expanded area on the border of the artboard on which it can be selected
  • If a file is not saved in the window title, an asterisk (*) will be displayed
  • When exporting a single object to a file, you can change the name of the file being exported.
  • The state of the left panel is remembered after the application is closed

    Bug Fixes

  • Fixed most errors of working with text
  • Fixed errors when opening many sketch files
  • Fixed most errors of working with symbols
  • Fixed most errors of working with artboards
  • Fixed most errors of working with effects
  • Fixed most errors of importing images
  • Fixed interface behavior error
  • Fixed most errors with selection of objects
  • Fixed most errors with duplication of objects through Alt
  • Fixed most errors of working with guidelines
  • And many other minor bugs are fixed

The ability to save to the .lunacy format is disabled. No further support is planned for this format. You will be able to open .luancy format and resave it to the .sketch format.

Here’s the fantastic review of our features. A designer called Kavin Prasath recorded a review of the features that we’ve introduced in the last 7 months:

3.13

RELEASED October 26, 2018

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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

RELEASED October 19, 2018

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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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