Changelog

See what's new with Raster. We're always adding functionality and improving design so please check back regularly for updates.

Transformation! 🎉

We introduced a new "Transform" pane! This includes three cool new edits.

  • Rotation rotates the image within the current frame. This is useful for correcting a slightly misaligned photo or creating a flat horizon
  • Orientation works as you expect. Rotate your entire canvas by 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
  • Flip allows you to mirror your image across the X axis, Y axis, or both.

More Updates

  • Better docs @ https://docs.raster.app
  • Status monitoring @ https://status.raster.app
  • Changelog looks a bit more beautiful
  • Some new icons
  • Improved Welcome flow with less steps
  • Fixed an issue where a long organization URL prevented you from being able to edit your library URL
  • Type-ahead autocomplete on user tags in the Photo sidebar
  • Removed autocomplete and autocorrect in some instances where it was not helpful at all
  • More clear error messages when editing Organization settings
  • Segmented controls are now a bit more graceful and smooth. This change has also been reflected in the Raster Design System
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Introducing Libraries

Workspaces are now Libraries, and paired with Organizations, are now a lot more powerful. A Library is a collection of images in Raster. A Library also contains its own subset of tags and users. You can transfer a Library to another Organization within Raster.

New onboarding flow

We've added a quick Welcome flow in Raster (< 90s).

It guides new users through choosing their display mode, creating their first organization and library, and uploading their first photos.

Improvements

  • Improved 404 pages, when you don't have access to view a workspace
  • Added ability to change Library URL
  • Two new actions in the command palette: "Switch organization" and "Open Library"
  • Command palette now has separate actions which can be called
  • Fixed layout shift on command palette, which is now faster
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Easier cropping and transforming

Cropping photos just got way easier. Users will be able to use a familiar interface, and control the maximum width and height of the image in the Output pane.

Archive versions

Based on user feedback, we learned that Raster needed a way to archive versions. We've added that, and redesigned the interface in the meantime. Now, you can archive versions, and view archived versions in any image.

Improvements

  • Our website now supports light and dark mode
  • For accessibility, users who prefer high contrast or users who who prefer reduced motion are respected on the app and website
  • We've removed the Details pane in the image editor and spread it into the other panes
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User settings

Previously, users had no way to view or change their profile information, like name, email, or profile picture. We've added that in the latest update.

Light mode

Toggle light or dark mode with the flip of a switch. Or, use your system settings (default).

Right click actions

Right click on any photo or tag to bring up options, like copying many URLs at once, or copying a tag's link.

Improvements

  • Faster processing times on images (up to 2x)
  • Better support for HEIC and HEIF image types
  • Use the right/left arrow keys to navigate through images
  • Added link to documentation in the profile dropdown
  • While in edit mode, hitting escape will exit out of edit mode, instead of closing the image
  • Better emails. All of Raster's emails are now branded and have a more consistent look
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New photo editor

Raster's photo editor got a major upgrade from a list of parameters to an interactive and engaging tool to quickly make changes.

Introducing versions

Versions are a way to make changes to a photo without creating an entirely new one, leaving your workpsace nice and clean. Create a new version by hitting the "Edit" button on any image.

  1. Each version has its own unique URL
  2. Versions are non-destructive (they cannot be edited afterwards)
  3. You can have unlimited versions on an image

Improvements

  • Faster frontend performance. Raster now supports thousands of images on one page.
  • No more invite link. Users can log into Raster using their invited email; no need to use the link in the email.
  • Faster image load times. Raster preloads images it expects you to open soon.
  • Version data is now shown in the sidebar (created date, width, height)
  • Support for GIF images added
  • The file extension is now removed from the image name when uploading
  • AI tags are able to be deleted
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Command palette

We've added support for searching through images with a command palette. Use Cmd+K to open the command palette on any page. Search for images, commands, and more. You can only search in the selected workspace.

Improvements

  • We now show a sample image on your very first workspace, to help users become more familiar with Raster.
  • Instead of deleting images immediately, they are moved to your trash for a brief period of time. You can restore them from your trash.
  • Better upload reliability. More images can be uploaded in one session than before.
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