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.

Amazon notes:

Product Description
Aperture is a dedicated end-to-end workflow tool for photographers and this book guides the reader through the complete process from capture to output.

The beauty of Aperture is that – unlike Adobe’s rival workflow software, Lightroom – it doesn’t force a particular structure or workflow on to the user. This more open-ended approach means it is becoming increasingly popular with photographers – but also means that there is a lot to learn for a newcomer to the software.

Whether you are cataloging, organising and adding Metadata to thousands of RAW files; selecting, cropping and correcting an individual image or preparing files for final output to web or print, this book provides a complete reference for producing high-quality results with Aperture.

* Clear, step-by-step explanations simplify the features and uses of this extensive application
* Real-life examples show you a complete digital photography workflow with Aperture at the core
* Fully updated for Aperture X

About the Author
Ken McMahon runs Pelican Graphics, a digital design consultancy specializing in design and artwork production for print media and the web. He is also a freelance journalist, writing for PCWorld, Mac User and PC Pro in the UK, and a best-selling author.

Nik Rawlinson is the editor of MacUser magazine in the UK. He switched from PCs five years back, and now lives a happier, more colourful, drop-shadow-filled life of sleek white surfaces and gently rounded corners.

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