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Along with a new open flexible library that allows users to store images within the software library or on other disk locations (such as external hard drives or media), Aperture 1.5 integrates seamlessly with Apple's iLife Digital Lifestyle Suite and Apple's iWork productivity software, adds XMP metadata support, and includes powerful new adjustment tools, and an export API that will allow the Aperture workflow to be extended to take advantage of third party applications and services.Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Product Marketing states:
- “Aperture has given photographers around the globe the confidence to work in exciting new ways,”
- “Now with Aperture 1.5, we’ve opened the library and extended the workflow to provide a solution that is as flexible as it is powerful.”
"Powerful new adjustment options in Aperture 1.5 include a sophisticated luminance-based Edge Sharpen filter for extremely high-quality sharpening results and a new Color tool that lets photographers tune the hue, saturation and luminance of specific color ranges within each image. Aperture’s popular Loupe magnifier has been dramatically enhanced with a set of onscreen controls, smooth zooming with up to 1600 percent magnification and a new option that enables it to be detached from the cursor while making adjustments. Individual image adjustment settings can now be saved as presets that can be automatically applied through a menu command, so that photographers can quickly and easily make standard adjustments."
"An innovative new export API plug-in architecture in Aperture 1.5 allows third party developers to tap into the expanding Aperture user community with plug-ins that seamlessly connect Aperture’s workflow to complementary applications and services. Plug-ins from industry leading companies, including Getty Images, iStockphoto, Pictage, Flickr, PhotoShelter, DigitalFusion, Soundslides and Connected Flow, will be demonstrated at photokina 2006. These plug-ins will demonstrate a range of printing, publishing and storage workflows that take advantage of this new architecture."
Current Mac owners will be glad to know that Apple has extended support to the all Macs, including the Mac mini. By integrating Aperture with other Apple software, photographers can now edit and take their edited JPEG photographs to iWeb, Keynote, or iDVD. Syncing to an iPod and access via iTunes 7 is also possible. Beyond the Apple integration, Aperture's new export API plug-in architecture will allows photographers the ability to easily share and publish their work.