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When Photos for OS X is available this spring, Aperture will no longer be available for purchase from the Mac App Store.

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 3.6

• This update addresses compatibility with OS X Yosemite and stability improvements


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Customer Reviews


Apple, Please reconsider discontinuing Aperture. Aperture is a wonderful program for organizing and editing photos. Its flexible allows simple adjustments or more detailed ones and its is much easier to use than PS or Lightroom! All the brushes adjustments & the fine control one has over them are fantastic. Sure not everyone wants or requires this, but why are those who DO WANT, LIKE or NEED such options being left behind and forgotten with the launch of Photos? Yes I know that for a while I will be able to Aperture with OS X Yosemite on my laptop - but I fear the end is near as OS X updates and evolves. I feel as if Apple is leaving behind a large segment of dedicated Apple-phile in favor of the general population. For many users this program is the foundation of a photo business and it seems unwise to forget about them Please save Aperture, give it an update to lallow it work in concert with Apple’s new ideas. At the very least put ALL OF THE GREAT FEATURES IN APERTURES into the new Photos app and make evryone happy!

Please don’t discontinue

I do not know why Apple has considered pulling the plug on Aperture. As an Amateur I will right off the bat say that Photoshop is beyond what I desire to use. I have tried Lightroom and honestly keep going back to Aperture. I find Aperture intuitive and has all the tools to meet my needs. There are some features Aperture does that programs like Lightroom cannot do, such as paint in color adjustments. However, there are a couple of tools, if added to Aperture, would make it even more powerful: 1) add a gradiant & radial filter, 2) multiple adjustments with single adjustment brush, 3) Luminance & Color Noise Reduction, 4) Lens Corrections. Don’t get me wrong, I love Aperture as it is and will continue using it as long as it’s around, but the suggested new tools, I believe would put Aperture back on the map. I have to believe Apple won’t dump the program, but will simply introduce a new, improved, and more powerful Aperture. Please Apple, listen to your most dedicated users.

THIS is...

terrible news. Aperture is one of the best of the best edit programs out there. I am a photographer and edit junkie and own at least 5 different programs for editing. My GO TO program is Aperture. It does such an amazing job and it is a rather simple program to use but with results that the bigger and more difficlt programs have. If there is something not in this program, THEN i will delve into the other edit programs i have and add itin there, but a good 95% of my editing takes place in Aperture. I hope you will reconsider your plans to dump Aperture as i continue to tell everyone how awesome it is! Thanks for allowing my 2 cents on this!

PS. You will have one VERRRRRY angry customer if it is true that the new launch is a lesser program than the original, and that my Original Aperture program will not open and my photos will be lost when the new roll out occurs in the spring. My rating of 5 stars is for the original program.

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  • Version: 3.6
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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