Apple has released an update to its Aperture professional photo management program, which provides a number of bug fixes and improvements to the program. The update should be available via Software Update for people who have it installed, though if you have installed Aperture through the Mac App Store then you should check the "Updates" section of the store for any updaters that are available there.
- Improves reliability and performance when syncing Web-published albums.
- Slideshow exports are now handled as a background operation.
- Crop tool now correctly supports use of gestures to define crop size.
- Gesture support can now be enabled or disabled in Preferences.
- Fixes an issue that could cause a blank sheet to display when placing a book or print order.
- Published MobileMe, Facebook, and Flickr albums now appear in a Web section in the Projects Inspector.
- Shift-clicking snapshots on the Faces corkboard now allows you to make contiguous selections.
- Metadata presets are now correctly applied to imported audio files.
- Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when trimming audio in full screen mode.
- Resolves various issues when adding names to Faces using accented, Japanese, Korean, or Simplified Chinese characters.
- Improves stability when browsing video clips.
- Addresses reliability of library repair and rebuild.
Be sure to have a full backup of your Aperture libraries before you apply this update, and keep these backups for a while after you install the update. Though we do not expect any problems, it is best to be as safe as possible with your data.