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
- Query HUD
- Book Layout Editor
- Importing from iPhoto Library
- Light Table
- 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.