Apple Releases Aperture 1.5.2 Update

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By: switchtoamac at: 3:30 PM on December 12, 2006 | Comments (0)
On Monday December 11, 2006, Apple Computer released an update to its Aperture professional photography workflow application that takes the version of the software to 1.5.2.  The update is available via the Mac OS X Software Update utility and it's available as a standalone installer.

Apple states that the 131MB update is recommended for all users and according to the update download page, addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance in a number of areas, including:

  • Contact sheet printing
  • Smart Albums
  • Watermarks
  • Lift and stamp
  • Image export
  • Versions created using an external editor

It is also recommended that users download an install the Digital Camera RAW Support Update 1.0.1 which was posted on November 13, 2006.  A Universal and  PowerPC (PPC) version are available.

The Digital Camera RAW Support Update added RAW file format compatibility for the following digital SLR cameras:

  • Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D / Kiss X Digital
  • Nikon D80
  • Pentax *ist DS

The Digital Camera RAW Support update also addressed the following issues:

  • Handling of large Canon RAW files (.CRW)
  • DNG compatibility on Intel-based Macintosh computers
  • Lines sometimes appearing in images exported from Aperture
If you haven't tried Aperture yet, you can download a free 30 day trial from Apple.

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