Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
Announced earlier in the week, Aperture 1.5 is now available as a free 125 MB download to current Aperture users. Aperture is Apple's professional all-in-one post production photography workflow application used to manage RAW images.
New in Aperture 1.5:
- Choose how you’d like to store images: copy them into a managed Aperture Library or store them on hard drives, network volumes, or CD/DVDs and have Aperture import them in place, creating a “reference” to their physical location while acquiring them for use in Aperture
- Browse albums, Smart Albums, or your entire Aperture Library using the Media Browser in iLife ’06 and iWork ’06 applications
- Generate industry-standard XMP sidecar files containing all metadata when exporting master images; or batch export metadata as a tab-delimited text file
- Precisely adjust hue, saturation, and luminance on a color-by-color basis using the red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and magenta controls in the new Color tool
- Hone sharpness with the new, luminance-based Edge Sharpen tool, which offers precise control and a three-pass algorithm
- Create Metadata Presets to speed the assignment of any combination of metadata, eliminating errors and redundant typing
- Use onscreen controls on the new Loupe to dial in magnification (100- to 1600%), select focus mode (follow Loupe or follow cursor), control Loupe size, and turn on/off display of Color values
- Manage images (both copied and referenced) using new file-management tool for relocating and checking status of images in your Library
For a detailed in-depth list of new features, visit Aperture's What's New page. Note: Users must first update to Mac OS X 10.4.8 before installing Aperture 1.5. Users have two options to obtain the update. The first is to use Mac OS X Software Update utility the second is to download the update.