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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

Love Aperture but it needs some updates.

I love Aperture. It has been my mainstay photo management and modification program since version 1.0. But, it is getting Dated. Apple, I really hope you have Aperture 4 in the works. Need improved noise reduction, CA correction, lens correction and a few things that Adobe Lightroom already has. Plug-ins are still a bit awkward to use. (would be great if didn’t have to create a TIFF file to use them). Overall though, this is still the best general photo management and corretion program. I have either public beta tested or trial tested every version of Lightroom Adobe has produced but keep using Aperture. Let’s not let this industry standard fall by the wayside. Photographers still need a serious and precise photo tool with a clean easy to use interface and no one can do it better than Apple. Next version please. Soon.

Oh, and just for the record, I have had very few problems with crashes or library corruption over the years and none with the past few updates. Always keep a backup library as well as through time machine. Though one third party plug-in I tried did mess up a few things, but that wasn’t Aperture’s fault. Though no longer working professionally, am a serious photogpher and Aperture is still my tool of choice for 90% of all photo editing.

Stunning Application Bravo Apple!!

Amazing!!! I perfer Aperture over Lightroom and I’ll tell you why. Aperture has a very very intutive interface. It’s layout is excellent. The ability to use Plugins, my favorites are PTLens for lens correction and NiK Collection (Stunning software! Worth every penny!!! NiK Replaced Photoshop on my computer). I hate subscription services. I want to buy a piece of software and have it serve me for a few years. I’m glad Apple is staying away from subscription services. They have always designed amazing software. Just look at both iOS, OSX, Logic Pro and Final Cut. For all those of you crying about a new version, why would you want to pay for a new version? We have an amazing piece of software and the only two things it lacks on is noise correction and lens corrections and with two plugins, PTLens and the NiK collection you’ve the best in the industry. Bravo Apple. Keep taking care of your customers with software and we’ll keep buying your amazing machines.

In desperate need of an update!

Aperture has many great features (a few even unique ones) and it’s a powerful way to organize your photo collection - especially since it can read iPhoto libraries. That’s a perfect way to seamlessly move on from iPhoto.

BUT: this app has not seen a substantial update in years!!! What’s going on at Apple? Adobe’s Lightroom gets an update every year and has meanwhile long surpassed Aperture in terms of features and - most importantly - image and processing quality! For example - Aperture’s current noise reduction and highlight correction features cannot match what Lightroom offers. Aperture’s user interface feels dated and stuck in a different software era. This is the only Apple pro-app that has NOT received the long overdue “X”-update.

Apple! Please! We’re starting to lose confidence! I know you are a secretive company - but in this case, your silence and in-action is driving serious customers away.

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  • $79.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: Nov 14, 2013
  • Version: 3.5.1
  • Size: 557 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese
  • Seller: Apple Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later

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