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Aurigma Customer's Canvas 5.0.1 - Released May 24, 2019

Added support for rich formatted text on a curve. You can enable a rich format by using the <RT> marker or various formatting for curved text. Feature
Added support such OpenType Features as ligatures, uppercase, small caps, lowercase, superscript, and subscript in the Design Atoms Framework. Now, you can use these features in PSD and IDML templates and render them in both the Design Editor and hi-res outputs. Feature
Added support for raster and vector masks for images and image placeholders in the Design Atoms Framework. Feature
Added the possibility to track item changes by using the ItemChanged and SelectedItemsChanged events. Feature
Added the possibility to crop hi-res outputs to safety lines. You can specify how to crop them by using the pdfBox property in your definition of safetyLines. Feature
Added the possibility to specify text labels for design elements. To enable these labels in the Object Inspector, set the widgets.ObjectInspector.showItemName property to true. The canvasItemHoverEnabled property allows you to display these labels on the canvas. Feature
Optimized performance of the Design Editor when loading watermarks and adding or deleting design elements. Improvement
Fixed a problem when buttons on the Floating Item Toolbar did not work for text elements added through the IFrame API. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with using the ColorFactory in the Iframe API. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with false warnings about text cropping. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with the appearance of safety lines on the canvas. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with specifying the path to color profiles. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when a locked item, added through the Iframe API, could obtain the focus. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when users could not change fonts of plain text elements in Firefox. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 5.0.0 - Released April 25, 2019

Major Features Highlights

  • New design atoms framework API - implemented an official API to work with each element of a design loaded in the editor.
  • The ready-to-use project with samples - added GitHub repositories with code examples.
  • Revised default config settings - optimized parameters from early versions of Customer's Canvas.
  • Revised application structure - changed the default location of the asset and data folders so that makes it easy to upgrade Customer's Canvas and maintain multiple versions.

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Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.12 - Released April 25, 2019

Added the possibility to select a number of images in the Asset Manager by using the Ctrl and Shift keys and delete them at once. Feature
Fixed a problem when the Object Inspector could display text elements incorrectly in some cases. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with loading userInfo into in-string placeholders containing masks. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with the Multiple mode of in-string placeholders on mobile devices. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with the Object Inspector layout on mobile devices. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with the Asset Manager layout. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with changing the fill color of text elements. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the editor could not use some specific fonts from templates. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.11 - Released April 15, 2019

Added the possibility to display images arranged by date in the Asset Manager. To arrange user images, you can set the groupingByDateEnabled parameter to true in clientConfig.json. Feature
Added the possibility to change the Border color and Fill color of bounded text through the Top Toolbar. Feature
Added the possibility to import PDF and SVG graphics from the Asset Manager as shapes. Feature
Added support for new layers in IUserChanges. Feature
Added the possibility to select colors defined in product themes through the Color Picker. Feature
Fixed a problem with default settings of shapes being added to the canvas. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with the <TOS_fitToBox> marker in IDML templates. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with rendering specific IDML templates. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with loading some specific PSD templates. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with rendering large-scale templates containing PDF graphics. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when products could not restore after reloading the page in a browser. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with editing products on mobile devices. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with <TMLL> and <BG> markers. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with adding some specific PDF graphics to the canvas. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with loading used data into in-string placeholders containing masks. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with processing fonts with invalid hinting. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with rendering PDF hi-res outputs in grayscale. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.10 - Released March 29, 2019

Changed the default watermark settings. Now, watermarks are disabled by default. Improvement
Added the possibility to specify colors of crop marks in the CMYK format. Improvement
Fixed a problem when the user could not resize SVG graphics imported through the Asset Manager in the Shape mode. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when image details did not appear in the Asset Manager in Safari. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when text elements could disappear from the canvas after loading a template. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with reading styles of formatted text from IDML templates. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the <TOS> marker reset font settings in IDML text frames. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with verification of Domain licenses when using the Web API. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the Web API tried to upload corrupted IDML templates. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.9 - Released March 15, 2019

Fixed a problem when loadUserInfo failed to populate a surface with the specified user data. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with color management when rendering PSD and IDML templates with embedded graphics. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when PDF graphics could appear distorted in hi-res output files. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when vector elements with different opacity values were rendered incorrectly. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.8 - Released March 7, 2019

Added the possibility to specify styles for design elements being added from the Toolbox. You can use the themeBinding property in defaultItemsConfig as well as in itemConfig. Feature
Added the possibility to enable and disable font hinting. Feature
Improved editor performance when working with templates containing a large number of text elements. Improvement
Fixed a problem when images were not added to the canvas when using the security model with tokens. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when copyfitting did not work properly when using some specific fonts. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with the Md theme. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.7 - Released March 4, 2019

Added the possibility to specify both surface name and surface index in userInfo. You can also retrieve user changes on a per-surface basis. Feature
Now, you can add single product pages from predesigned state files to your products by using the addSurface and addSurfaces methods. Feature
Fixed some problems with manipulating state files through the Web API. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.6 - Released March 1, 2019

Added the possibility to specify product tags through the Web API. Feature
Fixed a problem with rendering multipage IDML templates by using the Web API. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the Rendering Web API returned empty response headers. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the editor would not open if the \Fonts\ folder contained Arial. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with resizing the bounding rectangle even if copyfitting was enabled for a bounded text element. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with displaying names of image placeholders in the Object Inspector. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with deleting image placeholders in the content edit mode. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with reverting text in pop-up boxes. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with selecting background colors in the CMYK color space. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.5 - Released February 22, 2019

Added the AssetManagerOpened and AssetManagerClosed events notifying when the Asset Manager opens and closes. Improvement
Removed the deleteAndEditButtonsEnabled property. You can enable the Floating Item Toolbar instead. Improvement
Fixed a problem with the positioning of the content of image placeholders imported from IDML templates. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with reading element names in Korean from IDML templates. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with specifying the image source folder through the subFolderName property in the Image Gallery. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with uploading images to the user gallery. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with color management when rendering some specific PDF files. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the editor failed to render PDF images with gradients. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with the <RT> and <TPH> markers. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the quality meter did not appear for backgrounds. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.4 - Released February 15, 2019

Optimized the rendering of output PDF files for large-scale products. Improvement
Fixed a problem when the Preview controller could not generate proof images of products containing remote images. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with validation of license keys. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.3 - Released February 12, 2019

Added the possibility to specify page names for multipage products loaded through ISurfacesFromFolder and ISurfacesFromMultipageTemplate. Feature
Added the possibility to specify an interpolation algorithm used for resizing proof images. You can define this in the proofImageInterpolationMode parameter in clientConfig.json. Feature
Improved security policy for the Web API. You can now enable or disable authentication and HTTP support for a single request. Feature
Now, you can disable hints for unfilled in-string placeholders on proof images and hi-res outputs through the proofImageInStringPlaceholderHintsEnabled and hiResOutputInStringPlaceholderHintsEnabled parameters. Improvement
Now, you can use the categoriesEnabled parameter to disable the Categories panel on tabs of the Asset Manager. Improvement
Fixed a problem with the FitToWidth text overflow strategy when using some specific fonts. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with changing product layouts when using the setPrintAreas method. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with rendering the stroke width of PDF graphics on proof images. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with the rendering PDF images that could appear cropped or distorted in some cases. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when text formatting elements in the Rich text editor could lose focus. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the Rich text editor displayed an incorrect font size of text that was scaled in Photoshop templates. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with paragraph spacing specified in millimeters in InDesign text frames. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with rendering lists and paragraphs in InDesign text frames. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when color management was not applied to imported vector shapes. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the background color picker did not disappear in some cases. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with the <MAD_f>, <MRE>, and <MRC_a> markers. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with JsonSerializationException thrown when using the getProofImages method in some cases. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.2 - Released January 29, 2019

Added support for rich formatted text in in-string placeholders. Feature
Added the possibility to fill interpolation placeholders through userInfo. Feature
Added support for the Item.WrappingMode property in InDesign templates. Feature
Added support for the bleed and slug areas in InDesign templates. Feature
Added support for a fill color of text frames in InDesign templates. Feature
Improved user experience with image placeholders. To automatically close the Image Gallery and insert an image after it is uploaded, you can set autoInsertUploadedFile to true in clientConfig.json. Improvement
Now, you can use the autoPlaceholderEditModeEnabled parameter to disable the handle on placeholders and enable the edit mode by clicking on image placeholders. Improvement
Improved performance of the PrivateSource in the Asset Manager. Improvement
Fixed a problem with configuring the Asset Manager tabs by using the <AT> marker. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with populating linked placeholders when the user selects images in the Asset Manager. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with selecting images restricted by the <IASF> marker in image placeholders. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the <STYLE> marker failed to set tracking in some cases. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when color themes could be incorrectly applied to raster images. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with rendering some specific vector shapes. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when smart objects containing spot colors with transparency could not be rendered in the hi-res output. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with selecting the actual color in the Color Picker. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when text elements were not updated after changing textures in a channel container. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with rendering rich formatted text containing line breaks. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with the <PH> and <BG> markers in InDesign templates. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the Rendering Web API got into an endless loop in some cases. Bug fix
Fixed a problem causing the EXIF data object is too big error when opening state files. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.1 - Released December 27, 2018

Added support for the public gallery and the PublicSource in the Asset Manager. Feature
Added the possibility to change product layouts from the Asset Manager. In the Toolbox configuration, you can refer to an Asset Manager tab corresponding to a public asset source of PSD layouts. Feature
Added the replaceAll parameter to setPrintAreas, which allows you to move not only design elements with the same names as placeholders, but also other elements. Feature
Implemented the Canvas Only mode allowing you to hide all interface elements but the canvas. Feature
Added new <BACC> marker controlling whether the content of barcode placeholders can be edited. Feature
Improved editor performance when working with products containing a large number of design elements. Improvement
Added the possibility to maintain the size of stub images while resizing image placeholders. You can use the <PH_stub><FSCS> markers to perform this. Improvement
Fixed a problem with auto-selecting the background layer. Bug fix
Fixed some problems with the stroke and shadow text effects. Bug fix

Aurigma Customer's Canvas 4.4.0 - Released December 13, 2018

Major Features Highlights

  • New licensing engine - we changed the format of license keys and the ways of issuing and using these keys. If you have active maintenance contracts, you must get a new license in your account to upgrade Customer's Canvas to 4.4.
  • Interpolation placeholders - insert substrings in the {{<PLACEHOLDER_NAME>}} format into text elements and then populate them with personal data.
  • Variable data fields - specify them in product templates by using the <VAR> marker and retrieve a list of variable items at runtime.

Fixes and Improvements

Added the possibility to use PostScript names in the list of available fonts in clientConfig.json. To enable this feature, set the LoadFontListAsPostScriptNames parameter to True. Improvement
Improved user experience with in-string placeholders. Now, you can fill them in pop-up boxes. Improvement
Images that are smaller than a print area are now added to the canvas in their original size. Improvement
Now, you can change product backgrounds by using userInfo. Improvement
Fixed some problems with changing CMYK colors in IDML templates. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when the ProductTemplates controller could not generate previews of IDML templates containing linked images. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with the Image Gallery not working properly when images have the number sign (#) in their names. Bug fix
Fixed a problem when text layers containing no text in PSD templates could not appear in the editor. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with loading some specific SVG images. Bug fix
Fixed a problem with rendering transparent SVG images in Mozilla Firefox. Bug fix

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