Apple Aperture i versjon 1.1

Med Aperture 1.1 oppgraderer Apple sitt program for RAW arbeidsflyt og bildebehandling slik at programmet også kan benyttes på de nye Intel-baserte Apple-maskinene.

Den siste versjonen har dessuten fått rettet opp flere svake punkter som er rapportert fra brukerne. Kanskje vel så viktig for mange, ikke minst nye brukere, Aperture selges nå til en langt lavere pris enn ved introduksjonen. Du får det for 2.790,-, (eller $299) hvilket må sies å være rimelig for et verktøy med profesjonelle kvaliteter. Når det er sagt, du må også regne med å investere i ny maskin fra Apple i samme slengen - og det er sikkert nettopp meningen med å prise programvaren såvidt lavt.

Utdrag fra pressemelding fra Apple:

Aperture? 1.1, a significant update to the revolutionary all-in-one post production tool for photographers that runs natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. Aperture 1.1 features dramatically improved RAW image rendering and a new set of advanced RAW adjustment controls. Aperture 1.1 also delivers impressive speed gains on any Mac® including desktop performance on a MacBook? Pro* with image adjustments and searching up to 4x faster. At a new lower price of $299, Apple is putting Aperture within reach of anyone shooting with a digital SLR camera.

RAW image rendering in Aperture 1.1 is greatly improved in areas such as noise reduction, sharpening, and highlight recovery. New RAW Fine Tuning controls allow photographers to tweak decode settings such as boost, sharpening and chroma blur. A new built-in color meter displays pixel values in RGB, Lab or CMYK in the Adjustments HUD (heads up display) or in Aperture?s Loupe magnifying viewer. Enhanced export controls make it easier to output images at specific resolutions and improve the handling of layered Photoshop files. Aperture 1.1 offers support for the Nikon D200 and Canon 30D, as well as dozens of reliability and performance improvements.

Aperture 1.1 delivers significant performance gains on both PowerPC-based and the new Intel-based Macs providing photographers with desktop level experience on the new MacBook Pro and delivering a powerful entry-level photography workstation on the new Intel-based iMac®. Performance tests on a MacBook Pro have shown that common repetitive workflow tasks such as Lift and Stamp and searching are processed up to 4x faster on a MacBook Pro than on a PowerBook® G4.

Pricing & Availability
Aperture 1.1 is available immediately as a free Software Update to current Aperture 1.0 customers. In addition, early adopters of Aperture 1.0 can claim a $200 (US) coupon redeemable at the Apple Online Store by visiting http://www.apple.com/promo/aperture/ as a thank you for their support. Aperture 1.1 is available to order for new customers for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple?s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers.

* Performance tests on a MacBook Pro have shown that common repetitive workflow tasks such as Lift and Stamp and searching are processed up to 4x faster on a MacBook Pro with 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo than a 15-inch PowerBook G4 with 1.67 GHz Power PC.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

About Aperture 1.1 Update
Designed from the ground up for professional photographers, Aperture provides everything you need for after the shoot, delivering the first all-in-one post-production tool for photographers.

Aperture 1.1 delivers new feature enhancements and addresses issues related to overall reliability, performance, and compatibility. This update is recommended for all Aperture users.

Note: You must first update to Aperture 1.0.1 and Mac OS X 10.4.6 before installing Aperture 1.1

Feature enhancements for this update include:

  • New RAW adjustment controls in the Adjustments Inspector and Adjustments HUD: Improve the quality of RAW decodes via custom tuning of parameters.
  • New Color Meter tool: Quickly and easily sample any area of an image for RGB, CMYK, or LAB color values.
  • New image resolution controls: Specify a resolution in dots per inch (dpi) when exporting images or sending images to an external editor, such as Adobe Photoshop.
Compatibility updates include:
  • Universal support (Aperture 1.1 runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macintosh computers)
The update also addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability and performance in all areas of the application, including:
  • RAW image decoding
  • Image export
  • Metadata handling
  • Onscreen proofing
  • Histogram
  • Cropping
  • Query HUD
  • Book Layout Editor
  • Importing from iPhoto Library
  • Light Table
  • Slideshows
  • Printing
  • Web galleries and journals
  • AppleScript support

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