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Adobe releases After Effects 23.2

Adobe After Effects 23.2, the latest version of the compositing software was released by Adobe. The release adds support for movie industry color management standard OpenColorIO (OCIO) and the ACEScg color space.

The beta build of the software has been updated in order to add support for text layers to the new Properties panel.

Supporting the OpenColorIO and ACES color management standards for movies

Only one new feature has been added in After Effects 23.2, but it is a significant one for everyone creating motion graphics or VFX for films: support for OpenColorIO (OCIO) and ACES colour management.

As a result of this change, After Effects is now compatible with the movie-industry-wide standard for colour management, also specified in the VFX Reference Platform, and already widely supported in other CG software.

After Effects 23.2 has preset configurations for ACES 1.2 and 1.3 and supports the ACEScg colour space.

Text layers to the new Properties panel are supported

Additionally, Adobe has updated the separate experimental beta build of After Effects. This update adds support for text layers to the new Properties panel, previously only available for shape layers.

The panel, which was first released in beta in 2021 will reduce “twirl time” spent opening layer hierarchies with the help of providing quick access to the key properties of layers selected in the timeline.

Pricing and system requirements

After Effects is available for Windows 10+ and macOS 11.0+ on a rental-only basis. Also, After Effects 23.2 is referred to as After Effects 2023.2 or the February 2023 release In the online documentation.

Subscriptions to After Effects cost $31.49/month or $239.88/year, while All Apps subscriptions, which provide access to over 20 of Adobe’s creative tools, cost $82.49/month or $599.88/year.