Aperture 2.1

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  1. renzo

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    Great news! Exciting times ahead.
    A major upgrade. Fire up that software update - 49.5MB

    What's new in this version:

    Aperture 2.1 updates various features of the application and addresses issues related to performance and overall stability. The updates include the following:

    Dodge & Burn Plug-in. A sample plug-in is pre-installed, taking advantage of the Edit API introduced in Aperture 2.0. The plug-in adds brush-based tools for Dodge (Lighten), Burn (Darken), Contrast, Saturation, Sharpen and Blur.
    Customize Default Adjustment Set. You can now specify which adjustments appear by default in the Adjustments Inspector/HUD.
    Updated Crop Tool. A simplified UI makes it easier to preserve an image's original aspect ratio, match the aspect ratio of your display, or use one of the standard preset aspect ratios.
    Sorting in All Projects View. A contextual menu allows you to sort the All Projects view in ascending or descending date order.
    Show on Map. A contextual menu allows you to choose the Show on Map by right-clicking (or Control-clicking) on an image that contains GPS data.
    Access to Toolbar on Second Display. When using multiple displays in Full Screen mode, the Full Screen toolbar is now accessible on a second display.
    "Snapshots" book theme. This additional theme includes new "photo border" frames in which to place images.
    Flip Images. You can now flip images horizontally or vertically within Aperture.
    Vignette. The range of gamma and exposure settings available has been expanded.
    Save Books as JPEG or TIFF images. Automator actions have been added to Save as PDF pop-up menu in the Print Book window to automatically generate JPEG or TIFF images from book pages.
    Update EXIF from Master. This command allows Aperture to reread EXIF from a master images after they have been imported.
    Extended AppleScript support. The "Reveal" verb in the AppleScript dictionary has been extended to include containers such as projects and albums.
    The update includes fixes that impact the a number of areas, including:

    Image import
    Image migration
    Erasing memory cards after import
    Quick Preview
    Batch Change
    Auto-stacking
    All Projects view
    Tooltips
    Smart Albums
    Tethering
    Adjustments inspector
    Viewer
    Loupe
    White Balance
    Definition
    Lift & Stamp
    Handling of externally edited images
    Reconnecting referenced files
    Keyboard customization
    Deleting images
    Metadata presets
    Book themes
    Borderless printing
    Web Page/Web Journal export
    Exporting versions
    Export Plug-in support
    AppleScript support
    For further information about this update, see Late-Breaking News About Aperture 2, available at http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Aperture_2.0_lbn_z.pdf

    The Aperture 2.1 Update is recommended for all Aperture 2 users.
     
    #1 renzo, Mar 28, 2008
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    Nice! thanks for the heads up. It seems like this is a loaded update for Aperture.

    And now when will they release the Aperture 2.0 SDK to take advantage of those Edit API? Dodge and Burn plug-in just shows how extendable Aperture is now.
     
  3. m4rc

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    Just installed the update. Lots of fixes. So far so good...
     
  4. dominiquejames

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    The new Dodge & Burn tool is awesome! This is exciting development as new and sophisticated editing tools for Aperture becomes available from Nik Software's Viveza, PictureCode's Noise Ninja, Ditital Film Tool's Power Stroke, Tiffen's Dfx, and others ...

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    Here's from Macworld.com:

    Apple releases Aperture 2.1
    by Jim Dalrymple
    Mar 28, 2008 8:41 am

    Less than two months after releasing version 2.0, Apple unveiled on Friday Aperture 2.1, the newest version of the company’s professional photography workflow application. The new version includes an open plug-in architecture that will allow photographers to use third-party imaging software in Aperture.

    Aperture 2.1 includes the Apple-developed plug-in, Dodge & Burn, which adds brush-based tools for dodge (lighten), burn (darken), contrast, saturation, sharpen and blur.

    “Aperture 2.0 has proven to be a phenomenal success and today we are continuing that momentum,” said Kirk Paulsen, Apple’s senior director, application Product Marketing.

    When clicking on an image in Aperture 2.1, you will get a menu where you can choose from your installed plug-ins.

    Joe Schorr, Apple’s senior product manager for Aperture, explained the API allows developers to take control of the image and build their own interface. This means that if users are familiar with a certain plug-in’s interface, they will get the same experience within Aperture.

    Apple said that over the coming months, third party software developers will deliver image editing plug-ins for localized editing, filters and effects, noise analysis and reduction, fisheye lens correction and more.

    Companies that plan plug-ins include Nik Software’s Viveza plug-in; PictureCode’s Noise Ninja plug-in; Digital Film Tools’ Power Stroke plug-in; The Tiffen Company’s Dfx plug-in; dvGarage’s dpMatte plug-in; and Image Trends’ plug-ins that include Fisheye-Hemi.

    While the plug-in architecture is the highlight of the new release, it’s not the only change in Aperture 2.1. With the update you now have the ability to flip images horizontally or vertically and the ability to customize your own set of adjustments. The update also improved other functions including import, Quick Preview, All Projects view, image adjustments, books, printing and export.

    Aperture 2.1 is a free software update available from Apple’s Web site.
     
    #4 dominiquejames, Mar 29, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2008
  5. kentamayo

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    Downloaded and installed the other day... Still haven't used it yet... hehehe sorry DJ, I'll get around to trying it later. :D
     

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