Along with a slew of other updates today, Apple has just released version 3.5 of Aperture, with notable support for iCloud photo sharing, multiple contributors to Photo Streams, and the ability to post videos to shared streams. The “Places” feature inside of Aperture has also switched to use Apple Maps, instead of relying on Google’s mapping data like it did previously. SmugMug integration has also been added, allowing those who use the service to publish and sync galleries of their photos. A full change log for Aperture is listed below. You can grab the app for $79.99 in the App Store.

• Adds support for iCloud Photo Sharing, including the ability to post videos to shared photo streams and to have multiple subscribers contribute to a shared stream
• The Places feature now uses Apple maps to display photo locations
• New integration with SmugMug, with support for publishing and syncing galleries directly to a SmugMug account
• Adds support for iOS 7 camera filters applied to photos imported from iOS devices
• Fixes an issue that sometimes resulted in Retouch adjustments not being applied to exported images
• Addresses an issue that could cause the black and white points in Curves to shift incorrectly when using the eyedropper tools
• Fixes a problem that prevented caption data from being embedded correctly when exporting versions of some RAW file types
• Improves reliability when adding names to Faces
• Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to hang after adjusting a very large panorama
• Fixes a problem that could prevent memory cards or hard disks from ejecting properly after import when clicking the Delete Items button
• Improves reliability of slideshows on a 15″ Macbook Pro with Retina display
• Addresses an issue that could cause thumbnails to display incorrectly in the iLife Media Browser
• Videos up to three minutes long can now be shared to Flickr
• Captions instead of version names are now synced between Aperture and Facebook for newly-created albums
• Improves reliability when printing a light table
• Fixes an issue that could prevent adjusted images from being published to My Photo Stream
• Includes stability and performance improvements

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3 Responses to “Aperture updated to version 3.5 with support for iCloud photo sharing, SmugMug integration, and more”

  1. Ben Winick says:

    This update is apparently not available for people who bought the DVD version of Aperture. That’s silly and disappointing.


  2. This is very strange. When you have bought Aperture in a box, you are on Mavericks and try to update on a non English Mavericks, you need to change your language to English. Reboot and then run software update. Then the 3.5 update shows up. Then it gets weird again. When you press update, App Store ask for your username and password. Then you press Update, and nothing happens! BUT even weirder – it updates in the background.

    The is the weirdest bug I have seen.

    There are hundreds of reports in the Apple support forum.