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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Apple has released a list of cameras that are capable of shooting tethered to the computer while using Aperture 2.0. While this isn’t a feature that will be widely used, it is important to a vocal minority and Apple needs to think about updating the list to include the newer top-of-the-line cameras from Canon and […]

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Aperture 2.0 has a very streamlined interface using an all-in-one Inspector that has just three tabs. It’s very accessible and easy to use. It takes less space and even works in Full Screen mode. This is great. I love Aperture’s Full Screen mode. Now you can access the Inspector (Hit “W”) from Full Screen and […]

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Just a note for those of you upgrading to Aperture 2.0. The first thing Aperture 2.0 does when you open it is offer to convert your existing Aperture 1.x library, and once this is done, there’s no going back. In my limited experience – there’s nothing to fear. The speed increase is amazing. _______________ This […]

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In the most recent OSX updates, Mac OS X 10.5.2, Apple adds support for RAW files from the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, Canon PowerShot G9, Hasselblad CF-22, Hasselblad CF-39, Leaf Aptus 75s, Nikon D3, Nikon D300 and Sony Alpha DSLR A700. _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store

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