Aperture long ago lost to Adobe Lightroom, and today, The Loop is reporting that Apple is ceasing development of its professional photo editing suite, and putting it out to pasture. Say goodbye to that familiar 50mm lens icon.
As well as giving away OS X 10.9 Mavericks for free, Apple has also promised to update iWork and iLife gratis, too, for anyone that bought a Mac after October 1st. But there's a glitch in the system that means people with illegal or trial copies of the software are being given free updates too.
F-stop is to photography beginners what inorganic chemistry is to an MFA graduate: some kind of black magic that only makes sense to experts. That said, I'm sure plenty of seasoned photographers use f-stop numbers without knowing what they really mean, too. But no more, because this video explains the concept in a…
Lenses. They're your most powerful photographic tool, if you know how to harness their mighty power (and manage not to shatter them). And you know what? Chances are that even if you think you're a lensmaster, you've still got a lot to learn. And these guys are going to teach you.
Time marches on regardless of how you track it; might as well ditch the ol' 1-12 routine in favor of something a little more more fun. Like, say, a watch that ticks off apertures instead of hours.
Apple quickly put out a patch for Aperture 3 to improve stability and resolve issues for a great many things including:
• Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture
• Importing libraries from iPhoto
• Importing photos directly from a camera
• Memory usage when processing heavily-retouched photos
Lotsa people are having serious memory leak problems with Aperture 3—even our Wilson, who woke up this morning to find that Aperture had eaten his entire hard drive, using it all for virtual memory.
It's been a long time coming, but Apple's latest pro photo software, Aperture 3, is here. Apple's claiming over 200 new features, pulling in iPhoto stalwarts like Faces and Places, and new slideshows with HD video.
Mac Software Update now contains Leopard OSX version 10.5.3, which addresses issues with AirPort and other networking reliability, and resolves a few Time Machine and Time Capsue problems—Aperture is now compatible, we're told. It also has improved Spaces usability. Check it out and let us know if you find anything…
Today Apple have tweaked Aperture up to version 2.1. The biggest change is an open architecture allowing third-party plugins, hopefully adding some of the picture-editing tools Aperture had been lacking. Apple are even starting you off for free with a new "Dodge and burn" plug-in, and more are due soon. Version 2.1 is…
Mac-using photographers rejoice as the Apple pre-Photokina special event gave them a new version of Aperture, now standing at version 1.5 If they already own 1.0 or 1.1, it's a free upgrade—if not, $300. Short list of new features: XMP support, 1600% zoom, improved export API.
Photographers miffed at some of the bugs in the intriguing but ultimately disappointing Apple Aperture program can try again with the latest version of the application. Released last week, Aperture 1.1 includes a revamped RAW conversion engine that delivers "crisper detail and fewer artifacts," according to Rob…