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Aperture combines the control and speed pros want for demanding photo tasks with the easy learning curve iPhoto users need to step up to an advanced photo tool. It has been fully optimized for the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro, letting you browse and edit high-resolution images with remarkable clarity and resolution. And with a new unified photo library, you can now move seamlessly from iPhoto to Aperture —  and back — without having to import, export, or reprocess your photos. Aperture is packed with innovative adjustment tools to refine your images, including a revolutionary Auto White Balance that uses skin tones to correct color casts, and a professional Auto Enhance that applies Exposure, Vibrancy, Curves, and more with a single click. It also includes powerful Brushes for painting image adjustments onto parts of your photo, and dozens of ready-to-use professional photo Effects. You can share your photos directly to Facebook, Flickr and SmugMug and add them to shared photo streams using iCloud. You can also showcase your best work as an impressive coffee table-style photo book or as stunning slideshows that weave together photos, audio, text, and HD video.   

Fully optimized for Retina display

• Optimized Viewer allows you to see more of your high-resolution images onscreen with pixel-for-pixel accuracy

• Displays razor-sharp thumbnails in Browser

Aperture and iPhoto Unified Library

• Share one photo library across both applications

• No need to import, export, or reprocess photos from one app to the other

• Faces, Places, albums, web sharing, and more work with both applications

• Adjustments done in either app are non-destructive and visible in the other

Organize photos using Faces and Places 

• Use face detection and recognition to organize your photos by the people in them 

• Explore photos based on where you took them, using robust GPS support 

• Drag photos to an interactive map to add location data easily 

Perfect images with Brushes and Effects

• Retouch photos nondestructively using edge-aware brushes 

• Handle the most common touch-up tasks with a set of 10 Quick Brushes 

• Choose from dozens of ready-to-use effects or create and share your own effects 

• See results of any effect in a live preview window before applying it to an image

Create stunning multimedia slideshows 

• Use professionally designed themes to weave together photos and HD video clips 

• Add text to slides using your choice of fonts, styles, and colors 

• Build a layered soundtrack with location audio clips and music tracks 

Share photos with built-in iCloud support

• View and automatically import recent photos taken on your iOS devices
• Automatically send newly-imported photos to all your iOS devices
• Post photos and videos to other people’s shared photo streams, or create your own streams to share with friends and family
• View and add comments and “likes” to photos and videos in any shared stream

What's New in Version 3.5.1

• Temperature & Tint White Balance now works correctly
• Fixes an issue related to face detection overlays
• Addresses an issue with metadata field entry when arrowing between photos
• Includes stability improvements


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Customer Reviews

Getting Steadily Worse Over Time

I’ve been an Aperture user since Aperture 3 first came out, I’ve loved using it but Apple seems to have this knack for making Aperture worse with every update. It seems these days every update to Aperture is fixing a bug introduced in the previous version and now it uses Apple Maps instead of Google Maps for Places.

Seriously? Apple Maps? Apple removed a dependable and reliable mapping solution for its own half-baked unreliable mapping service? A lot of my photos are hidden under cloud cover now; how is that better for me, Apple?!

Other gripes include not being able to organise the Sidebar how I want anymore, greyscale icons that make the applicaiton harder to use and Faces not living up to the promise of getting better at recognising someone as more and more photos are added.

I really hope that Aperture 4 is coming soon with like five aweome new features and a major performance boost. Aperture 3 has had its time in the sun and it’s gone all old and wrinkly.

Still a great app but definitely time for version 4

I’ve been using Aperture since its initial release and keep coming back to it, even after using Lightroom and other apps. Why? Because it still offers the best combination of fast workflow and project management. However, as my needs have evolved, Aperture’s features haven’t. It’s as if Apple has stopped listening to their customers and keep making cosmetic or minor functional updates to keep it up to date with OS development.

As a professional photographer, I really want to stick with Aperture because speed is more important than anything to me. So how ‘bout it, Apple? How about a v4 release? On the wish list is some support for time-lapse shooters such as myself.

Aperture is fantastic

Apple does it again with great software taht is intuitive and easy to use. I have large photo database and Aperture handles it wonderfully well. Easily switch between iPhoto and Aperture, no matter weather the library is Aperture or iPhoto! Easy to organise photo’s, events, faces, places and more. Easy to make edits and auto enhancements. Easy to create duplicates or revert to original versions. I would highly recomend Aperture for people who love photography and photos.

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  • $99.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: 14 November 2013
  • Version: 3.5.1
  • Size: 557 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese
  • Seller: Apple Pty Limited

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later

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