Apple has released an update to Aperture, bringing the program to version 3.0.3. The 69.4MB update should be available through Software Update for those who have Aperture installed, but also can be downloaded at the update's webpage. The update addresses issues with repairing and rebuilding libraries, working with GPS track files, managing referenced files, Apple's face detection, managing adjustments and RAW fine tuning presets, and duplicating smart albums.
Apple has released a third update to its Aperture software for editing and cataloging photos, with improvements to stability and the chromatic aberration correction tool among dozens of changes.
Aperture 3 added the ability to correct chromatic aberration--a color problem caused by camera lenses--and Apple believes version 3.0.3 should give better results with less effort.
Indeed, my quick test, editing a dozen photos shot with various lenses, showed a vast improvement over the relatively weak performance in Aperture 3.0.2. It was faster and did a better job removing the color fringes.
Another change concerns geotagging. Aperture … Read more
The good: Apple Aperture 3 is a powerful, modern photo editor. Face recognition, geotagging, and video support are compelling advantages.
The bad: Performance slows with large images or heavy editing; no image stabilization for video; easy for beginners to get lost in the interface.
The bottom line: Apple Aperture 3 breathes life into photos, handles cataloging well, and keeps Adobe at bay. It hits the sweet spot of image editing for photo enthusiasts.
With Aperture 3, Apple has dramatically improved its software for both photography enthusiasts and professionals. It's a slam-dunk upgrade for Aperture 2.x owners, an option … Read more
For all photographers and those managing RAW images, Apple has released another RAW compatibility update that extends the RAW format compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '09 for a number of Canon, Olympus, and Sony cameras. In addition, the update addresses some issues with the RAW processing of currently supported cameras. The full list of new devices in this update are as follows:… Read more
Aperture has seen a few recent updates, and Apple is steadily addressing fixes with the latest major release (version 3.0) with the 3.0.2 update that fixes numerous issues including problems with importing and upgrading libraries from iPhoto and previous versions of Aperture. In addition, a small patch to iMovie '09 (version 8.0.6) has been released to address problems when working with videos from Aperture.… Read more
If you have Aperture 3 installed, check Software Update. Apple has released a small update for the program, which addresses problems where HD video clips played during slideshows were becoming unsynchronized with the accompanying audio track after performing trimming functions on the clip.… Read more
Apple has recently updated a few knowledge base articles that address problems with running Aperture 3, addressing low power on USB devices, Boot Camp 3.0 upgrade problems, and keyboard shortcuts for various power options.… Read more
Apple has released a small update to their Pro application support, which addresses problems with memory leaks, odd scrolling behavior, and misplaced interface element.… Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt in which we answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. We have been getting many questions from our readers, and we hope to share our correspondence so everyone may benefit from and contribute to them. This week we have questions about application names being announced on launch, managing the boot chime volume, and properly implementing Web exports from iPhoto and Aperture.… Read more