- Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture
- Importing libraries from iPhoto
- Importing photos directly from a camera
- Memory usage when processing heavily-retouched photos
- Face recognition processing
Apple released Pro-level photo editing and organizing application Aperture 3 last week, promising the “faces and places” of consumer level iPhoto as well as some additional high end features that professionals could use.
What a lot of those Pro users got, however, was a frozen computer and an “out of disk space” warning.
Hit software update for some RAW camera updates and iLife media browser updates from Apple which will support Aperture 3.
Aperture 3 popped its head up and over the parapet this morning, with Apple introducing its newly announced pro photography protege as,
Apple’s next generation of professional photo management software may be getting an update (finally!) in the coming months if an Amazon page is to be believed. The site has a placeholder for an Apple Aperture X (3) – UNDER NDA: A Workflow Guide for Digital Photographers (Paperback).
Interestingly, the news comes the same week as Adobe Lightroom beta 3 is released.
The book is due out in May 2010 and will retail for $40.
Adobe’s John Nack used his blog to promote the market share lead of his company’s Lightroom against that of Apple’s Aperture.
Adobe – developer of the industry standard Photoshop software – is publishing research findings from InfoTrends, findings which reveal Lightroom to be nearly four times more popular than Aperture.
These findings aren’t based on unit sales of either application, instead they’re based on a survey of 1,045 pro photogs in North America.
Nack also reveals that among photographic pros using the Mac, In 2007 Lightroom was nearly twice as popular as Aperture, but by 2008 it was nearly three times as popular.
Apple has applied a quiet “Snow Leopard Tax” against professional photographers using earlier versions of popular pro software package, Aperture.
Digital imaging professionals who rushed to upgrade to the new OS have been distressed when they attempt to open their essential photogs tool, as Apple’s big cat is not prepared to support versions of Aperture earlier than 2.1.4.
Plex.app hits .71 release this week and continues its ascent to the top of the Apple media center world. Sure, Frontrow is blessed by Apple. Boxee has lifted the same XBMC code and gone a different direction. But, as far as fully funtioning Media Centers go, Plex.app is easily the best, and getting better fast.
This latest update adds support for Aperture library browsing (iPhoto and iTunes has been supported for months). Not just your Aperture either…but any Aperture out there on the Internet so long as everyone is using Plex. Support for Adobe’s Lightroom is also on the way.
Recent features include the ability to open any application from Plex’s interface (including FrontRow), iTunes visualizers and playback of DRM tracks from the iTunes store and Sparkle software updates.
Days since Apple’s release of Aperture 2.1 with its new-found support for plug-ins from third-party developers, Adobe has hit back with the release of a free public beta of its in-development professional photography application, Photoshop Lightroom 2.0.
Photographers are being invited to download and use a 30-day limited time version of the software. Customers who already own a registered copy of Lightroom will be able to use the beta software until August 31.
Key features within the upgrade include dual-monitor support, localised dodge and burn tools and – and it’s a big and – support for 64-bit computing on Mac OS X and Vista.
You know how Leopard 10.5.2 introduced new ways of handling RAW files? Well once you have that going (don’t upgrade if you use linotype), Apple has some more goodness for you…in the form of Lightroom competin’ Aperture 2. Free trial and…exciting press release:
Earlier this month Apple published some support documents that referred to an iCloud.com-based Photos web app for managing a photo library. It was discovered that when the URL for the app was entered into the beta version of the iCloud site, it produced an error message rather than simply redirecting to the home page like any other […]