Sketching Experience Overhaul!
We've released a significant upgrade to the core sketching experience, featuring expressive brushes, improved control and more!
The main drawing tool, which we call the Ballpoint Pen, now draws a very natural line shape with lovely tapering based on speed of drawing (or pressure from a stylus if you're using one).
In addition there's a new Brush tool to add expressive painterly strokes that can illustrate your ideas in a way that would be tedious or impossible with the Ballpoint Pen.
Users on an Enterprise plan get an incredible set of brush customization options that can apply individually to the Brush, the Ballpoint Pen and even the Eraser!
If you're erasing, SyncSketch intelligently returns you to the last-used brush using the
key or stylus nib.
We've added an upper toolbar and reorganized the tool groupings to make the interface less cluttered and more organized and responsive to windows of varying sizes and shapes.
You can now toggle between two colors using an onscreen icon or the
You can now hold the Shift key to constrain sketching to horizontal or vertical lines.
You can now adjust the brush size with great precision by holding the
key while dragging in the image area.
Mobile features
On mobile devices we've added a new tool grouping at the left edge that is designed to conveniently control common functions with your thumb, including Undo and drawing options like Size and Opacity. There are also timeline navigation controls, including the unique Variscrubber that lets you scrub the timeline by moving your thumb vertically and control how fast you scrub the timeline by how far you extend your thumb horizontally.
Known issues
Here are a few known limitations of the new sketching engine that we are working to overcome:
  • Pasting sketches currently replaces existing sketches instead of adding to them.
  • There is no Undo for pasting sketches.
  • You cannot currently paste cut or copied sketches into other media items.
  • The Eyedropper and Compare tools are not currently available on Mobile.
All of these new features are documented in Using the SyncSketch Drawing Tools.
Changelog and Feedback Board Widgets
We've introduced new widgets on the SyncSketch website to make access to the Changelog and Feedback Board even easier!
When outside of the player, you'll notice a new light bulb icon which gives quick access to the latest posts on the Changelog. In the lower right corner, inside the "?" menu, you'll notice a "Submit Feedback" link which now opens a widget inside the SyncSketch website.
Inside the player, the same Feedback widget is available within the "?" menu - so you can always leave us feedback as soon as you think of a new idea!
Uploading Folders
SyncSketch now supports uploading an entire folder of media!
Rather than selecting multiple items for upload, simply grab an entire folder and drag it in! Every item in the folder will be brought in for review.
Project Thumbnails
Spice up your SyncSketch projects by adding thumbnail images to represent them!
Project members will be able to tell they're in the right place with this quick visual reference. Not to mention, pictures are a lot more fun than just some boring text!
Shotgun (Shotgrid) Integration - Multiple Configs, Project Links
We've upgraded the Shotgrid (formerly Shotgun) Integration experience!
Now you can add multiple Shotgrid configurations, restrict access to modify Shotgrid configs to specific admins, and link specific Shotgrid projects to individual SyncSketch projects.
Set Status on Multiple Items
Too many clicks to set the status on each individual item? We've got you covered!
Now you can select multiple items that need the same status and change them all at once.
Check out our support article to learn more about setting statuses!
Lifecycle Management
Automatically archive or delete old reviews, with our new Lifecycle Management settings!
This is a great way to keep your storage usage in check, and also ensure sensitive content doesn't stay online forever.
Image Compression Settings
You can now adjust the compression ratio for still images that are uploaded to your Workspace!
Here's a support article with details on all of our encoding/compression settings.
User Mentions - Tagging Users in Comments
Alerting users about comments specific to them just got easier!
Now you can tag a user in a comment to send them a notification. They'll be sent a link that will load the review on the specific item and frame where the comment was left.
Project Tags
Looking for a way to organize and quickly find projects related to the same topic? We've now released Project Tags as a way to identify related projects! We've even added a pop of color to keep things creative!
Learn how to use Project Tags by checking out our support article here.
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