Adobe has shipped Lightroom 3. After many months in BETA the program is locked into gold and available from Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/. There are lots of new features in both programs. Lightroom 3 has new improved noise reduction, support for tethered shooting, importing, super cool lens and perspective correction, limited DSLR video support, and more […]

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I’ve had several weeks to get to know Aperture 3.0. The latest updates really brought the software to a point where I finally feel like I can rely on it. It’s still not perfect, but it’s at the point that I no longer worry about it. Accordingly, I’ve been able to delve deeper into the […]

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A short time ago, Apple released the much-anticipated update to Aperture 2.0. It has a long list of admirable features, but the initial release was short on performance. I wrote my initial review about Aperture 3 on Photofocus here. Aperture 3.0 was flat-out buggy and I believe Apple knew it. Very shortly after the release […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve talked about this but I recently received a question for the podcast that might be answered here on Photofocus.com. If you use Aperture (II or III) and you have a large library or make lots and lots of changes to even a small library, the Aperture library can bog […]

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I’ve already expressed my frustration at crash-prone Aperture 3.0. Since I want to be able to fully test the program I am still working with it, although with a small sample library – not with my actual serious photography. I’ve found a way to stabilize Aperture 3.0 – at least on my system. By deleting […]

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If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I was one of the early proponents of Aperture. In fact, it would have been safe to call me an Aperture “fanboy.” When it first launched, it was far from perfect, but I immediately saw the potential of the program and decided […]

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Apple finally took the wraps off Aperture 3.0. The application appears to have caught up to Lightroom 2X and then some. But until Adobe freezes the LR3 beta, we can’t know how the two programs stack up head-to-head. Some important new features in Aperture 3.0 include: a. Presets (including on import) This is one of […]

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