Apple releases Aperture 1.1: Improved RAW conversion; Universal Binary

Apple releases Aperture 1.1: Improved RAW conversion; Universal Binary

Apple has released a much-anticipated update to Aperture that brings enhanced RAW conversion capabilities, addressing the most significant concerns in the 1.0 release.

Among the enhancements in version 1.1:

  • New RAW adjustment controls in the Adjustments Inspector and Adjustments HUD: Improve the quality of RAW decodes via custom tuning of parameters.
  • New Color Meter tool: Quickly and easily sample any area of an image for RGB, CMYK, or Lab color values.
  • New image resolution controls: Specify a resolution in dots per inch (dpi) when exporting images or sending images to an external editor, such as Adobe Photoshop.
  • Universal support (Aperture 1.1 runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macintosh computers).
  • The update also addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance in all areas of the application, including:
  • RAW image decoding
  • Image export
  • Metadata handling
  • Onscreen proofing
  • Histogram
  • Cropping
  • Query HUD
  • Book Layout Editor
  • Importing from iPhoto Library
  • Light Table
  • Slideshows
  • Printing
  • Web galleries and journals
  • AppleScript support

Aperture 1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later.

Fore more information, see VersionTracker's Aperture product page.


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