Apple's Aperture 3

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  1. dominiquejames

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    Apple's Aperture 3. Check it out!

    Here's the announcement:

    Apple Releases Aperture 3

    New Features Include Faces, Places & Brushes

    CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today introduced Aperture™ 3, the next major release of its powerful photo editing and management software, with over 200 new features including Faces, Places and Brushes. Building on the innovative Faces and Places features introduced in iPhoto® '09, Aperture 3 makes it even easier and faster to organize large photo libraries. Aperture 3 introduces new tools to refine your photos including Brushes for painting image adjustments onto parts of your photo, and Adjustment Presets for applying professional photo effects with just one click. Stunning new slideshows let you share your work by weaving together photos, audio, text and HD video.

    "Millions of people love using iPhoto to organize, edit and share their digital photos," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Aperture 3 is designed for both professionals who edit and manage massive libraries of photos and iPhoto users who want to take their photos further with easy-to-use tools such as Brushes and Adjustment Presets."

    "Aperture 3 gets it right," said National Geographic photographer, Jim Richardson. "The image editing tools are exactly what I have been asking for, they're so easy to use and give me a level of control that I never even thought possible."

    "I chose Aperture because it was the most powerful archiving application around, but it's now an unbelievable imaging tool as well," said Bill Frakes, Sports Illustrated staff photographer. "I am beyond impressed with the massive changes made in Aperture 3."

    Aperture 3 allows you to organize large photo libraries with even more flexibility using Projects and the new Faces and Places. Faces uses face detection and recognition to find and organize your photos by the people in them. You can view faces across your entire photo library or view just the faces that appear in selected projects. In a new view that speeds up the organization process, Aperture 3 displays faces that have been detected but haven't yet been named. Places lets you explore your photos based on where they were taken, and like in iPhoto, Places automatically reverse geocodes GPS data into user-friendly locations. In Aperture 3, you can assign locations by dragging-and-dropping photos onto a map or by using location information from GPS enabled cameras, tracking devices or your iPhone® photos.

    The new Brushes feature allows you to add professional touches to your photos by simply painting effects onto the image. Aperture 3 includes 15 Quick Brushes that perform the most popular tasks like Dodge, Burn, Polarize and Blur, without the complexity of layers or masks. Brushes can automatically detect edges in your images to let you apply or remove effects exactly where you want them. Aperture 3 includes dozens of Adjustment Presets that apply a specific style or look to the entire image with just a click. You can create your own custom presets or explore the techniques of other photographers by importing theirs.

    Aperture 3 makes it easy to share your work with stunning slideshows that weave together photos, audio, text and HD video. You can select one of six Apple designed themes or choose your own transitions, background, borders and titles, and even add your own soundtrack. You can export your slideshows directly to iTunes® to take with you on your iPhone or iPod touch®. You can also share photographs as beautiful prints, create custom-designed hardcover books and publish to online photo sharing sites like Facebook and Flickr, right from Aperture 3.

    Pricing & Availability

    Aperture 3 is available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) and existing Aperture users can upgrade for a suggested retail price of $99 (US). A downloadable 30-day trial version is available at www.apple.com/aperture/trial. Aperture 3 runs as a 64-bit application on Mac OS® X Snow Leopard® on Macs with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Full system requirements, online tutorials and more information on Aperture 3 can be found at www.apple.com/aperture.

    Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

    © 2010 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Aperture, iPhoto, iPhone, iTunes, iPod touch, Apple Store and Snow Leopard are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
     
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    200 new features... Wow. :)
     
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    Lumix LX3 now supported in Aperture 3.
     
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    This is great news!!! Thanks for the heads-up, DJ!

    It's got CURVES! Finally!
     
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    DJ, I'm looking forward for your review of Aperture 3. Been waiting patiently for this release. Gret upgrade from Apple. :D
     
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    I like the brush features best. Can't wait to get a copy. :)
     
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    Holy moley!! Finally!! Now to see whether this will convince me to stick with Aperture. :D

    Edit: Downloading the trial now! I'm excited to see if it performs really well! :D (sorry tagal ko talaga hinintay to.. hahaha)
     
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    To think I just installed Aperture 2 in our new iMac. Good thing it's just a trial version. Whew! :)

    I'm still waiting for the serial number of the Aperture 3 Trial Version via e-mail. I can't wait to try it out!
     
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    SOLD! I will buy the Upgrade.

    From the clips that I watched, I especially liked:
    1) Advanced slideshows - I don't have to use iMovie for my "movies", which are mostly pics, with a few videos thrown in;
    2) Syncing of libraries - With several Macs, some with old iPhotos Libraries, Aperture can become the glue to merge all of them together!
    3) Brushes - "The iPad of Photography"; somewhere between iPhoto's basicness, and complex image editors better suited for hyper-retouching composites!
    4) 64-bits! - Am running Apeture 2.1.4 now, and it's still 32-bit.

    Am pretty sure there are more awesomeness in Aperture 3!

    Now I can't wait to also see the upgrades to Logic Studio, iPhone, and my Apple TV! :D
     
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    There are many, many new things to like in this 3.0 version, but what I'm really excited about are two: performance and simplicity.
     
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    64 bit editing!! can't wait to try it out!!!!
     
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    Now, if apple could only support using the iPad as a "canvas" via USB, that'd take out wacom as competitors.
     
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    FB publishing! i'm sold ;) seriously, time to re-consider aperture
     
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    Has anyone got their trial serial number yet? I'm downloading the trial but the email from Aplle seems missing in my inbox...
     
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    Sadly, it's bye-bye Aperture for me. :(
    It didn't satisfy me at all. I'm now sure of switching to Lightroom.
     
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    I hope the new library sync function works over a network :)

    It would be a shame if it were for local libraries only.
     
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    Why did it not satisfy you? What were you expecting? What would you have wanted Aperture 3 to be?
     
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    Hmm just did some browsing on the Apple forums.....

    Unfortunately, the GF1 files cannot be recognized by Aperture 3. Hoping its a simple fix for Apple to add it on since I'm fairly sure that the files of the GH1 and GF1 are almost identical. After all, I can move my SD cards between the cameras and they have no problems reading the pictures when played back.

    C'mon Apple....
     
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    The trial version will not upgrade older libraries to v3. FYI.
     

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