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Aperture For Mac – Updated

Aperture combines the control and speed pros want for demanding photo tasks with the easy learning curve iPhoto users need to step up to an advanced photo tool. It has been fully optimized for the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro, letting you browse and edit high-resolution images with remarkable clarity and resolution. And with a new unified photo library, you can now move seamlessly from iPhoto to Aperture —  and back — without having to import, export, or reprocess your photos.

Check out What’s New in this comprehensive update below. This is a free update, if you have previously downloaded this app. If not, you can download it here. It retails for $79.99/£54.99/download


What’s New?



• Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion

• Addresses issues that could affect performance when entering and exiting Full Screen mode

• Auto White Balance can now correct color using Skin Tone mode, even when Faces is disabled

• Projects and albums in the Library Inspector can now be sorted by date in addition to name and kind

• Includes performance and stability improvements


Included in Aperture 3.3


• New unified photo library for both iPhoto (v 9.3 or later) and Aperture; no import/export required; Faces, Places, slideshows, albums and web sharing work across both applications

• Support for AVCHD video has been added

• Aperture now lets you use camera-generated previews for faster browsing of RAW files immediately after import

• Highlights & Shadows tool has been updated to deliver higher-quality results and work with extended range data

• A new Auto Enhance button has been added to the Adjustments panel

• White Balance tool now includes Skin Tone and Natural Gray modes to simplify color balance

• Auto button has been added to the White Balance tool for one-click color balancing

• Set Desktop command has been added to Share menu so you can set a desktop background from within Aperture

• A new Manual option allows you to drag and drop projects to customize sort order in the Projects view
• New preference allows you to set the background brightness of the full screen browser

• Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums are now displayed as thumbnails in the main window when accounts are selected in the source list

• Minor terminology changes, including “Original” instead of “Master” and “Info” instead of “Metadata”

• Source list includes a new “Recent” section, showing Last Import and recently-viewed projects

• Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default

• Faces can now be named by dragging them from the Unnamed Faces browser to existing snapshots on the corkboard

• The Faces corkboard now includes a menu that allows you to set the order of face snapshots

• Newly designed monochrome source list and toolbar icons

• Addresses numerous issues related to overall performance and stability

The update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.

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