apertureupdate

Warning: This article is both news and opinion.  I report on what’s changed, and comment on the improvements made to Aperture. Apple quietly released an Aperture update.  Before you get excited… it’s not Aperture 4 (what many of you have been anxiously waiting for).  But there are a handful of additions and bug fixes of […]

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On October 19, 2005, Apple announced it’s new professional photo editing software application called Aperture. On November 30, 2005, the software started shipping. Since then, there have been 23 updates to the program, three of them fairly major. I’ve been there every step of the journey. I have a long history with Aperture. Along with […]

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I use Aperture. There. I said it. I am an oddball I guess, since according to Adobe at least, three times more people use Lightroom. Of course, if you are a Windows user, you have no choice. If it boils down to Aperture or Lightroom, Aperture doesn’t run on Windows machines so Lightroom it is. […]

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The good news: Aperture now supports 64-bit operation. The bad news: Most of the plug-ins designed to work with Aperture don’t yet support 64-bit operation. This means, you have to switch Aperture to 32-bit mode in order to use plug-ins. Fortunately, it’s easy to switch between 32-bit and 64-bit mode. Go to  (File > Get […]

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I’m amazed to see it, but Aperture now supports image editing plug-ins. When the product originally launched, I asked Apple Aperture Product Manager Joe Schorr whether or not plug-ins would be supported. He gave me the standard Apple line – we don’t comment on future features – but he hinted that there were strong divisions […]

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Released today, Aperture 2.1 introduces an open plug-in architecture that lets photographers use specialized third-party imaging software from right within Aperture. In fact, customers downloading the Aperture 2.1 update will receive the new Dodge & Burn plug-in. Developed by Apple, it adds brush-based tools for dodge (lighten), burn (darken), contrast, saturation, sharpen and blur. Aperture […]

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When I first started using Aperture – one of the main complaints I heard from actual working pros, was that you couldn’t export the XMP data. It took me a while to notice this, but Apple actually listened and Aperture 2.0 offers XMP out. Now exported versions created with the Export>Master command can include IPTC […]

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