Boords Changelog

A record of new features, fixes, and improvements
Flippin' Fantastic
New

frame-flip

Creating a mirrored image used to mean that you’d have to draw the image again from scratch. Well, not anymore!

Now you can flip images horizontally or vertically from within the Image Editor, saving you heaps of time and effort.

 
Straight-up satisfying
Improvement

Need to give some structure to your storyboard frames? You can now draw ruler-straight lines by holding ‘shift’ in the Boords Frame Editor. It even snaps to a vertical and horizontal grid. Satisfying.

 
Onion skin FTW
New

onion-skin

The Boords Image Editor now has ‘onion skin’ mode! It lets you see the previous image under the current frame, so tracing is a breeze.

Use it by clicking the icon in the image editor toolbar. There’s a keyboard shortcut, too; just press option-shift-o to toggle onion skin mode on or off.

 
Undo-achiever
Improvement

undo-redo

Starting today, you can easily roll back changes to your storyboard with our new Undo feature! Before, deleting frames from your storyboard meant they were gone forever. Now, you can undo & redo to your heart’s content, safe in the knowledge your changes are reversible.

This feature doesn’t just apply to deleting frames - oh, no. You can also roll back changes to text, ordering, frame grouping, and more. Your storyboarding workflow will be smoother than ever.

Open up any of your storyboards to see undo & redo in action. You’ll find the icons in your storyboard edit toolbar. Naturally, there are keyboard shortcuts, too; use command-z to undo, and command-shift-z to redo.

Happy change-making!

 
Integrations
New

Storyboards are just one part of the pre-production process, and every team uses different software tools to get their work done. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of the Boords Zapier integration! Use it to connect your storyboards to the 1,000+ apps on Zapier and become a pre-production maestro.

 
Comment Summary Emails
Improvement

Tired of an inbox cluttered with Boords comment notification emails? Well, you’ll be happy to learn comments are now grouped together and periodically sent as one ‘summary’ email.

As a reminder, you can edit your email notifications for a given project on any storyboard, or turn them off all together in your notification settings.

 
Export Menu
Improvement

image

We’ve added a new export menu, making it much easier to take your storyboards to the next level of production!

 
Camera Movements
New

camera-moves

You can now add pre-defined Camera Movement indicators to your frames! In the Image Editor, quickly insert arrows to indicate Pan, Zoom, or Tilt movements.

 
Frame highlighting fix
Fix

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Recently, we noticed that it was a little difficult to see which frame a comment was associated with.

Now, when you click a comment in the sidebar, it’ll highlight the frame in the edit view.

 
Arabic & Hebrew character rendering
Fix

We’d had reports of a couple of issues with Arabic & Hebrew characters rendering incorrectly in PDF exports. Specifically, Arabic characters weren’t being joined correctly, and Hebrew characters were occassionally being rendered in the wrong order. Happily, both these issues are now resolved!

 
Access Unsplash from a blank storyboard
Improvement

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Now you can add photos directly from Unsplash into a blank storyboard. No need to open the Image Editor first!

 
Storyboard Zooming
New

looper

If you work on storyboards with lots of frames, you’ll be delighted to learn you can now control the size of the frames in your storyboards using our new Zoom feature!

 
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