The new Aperture 3 gives you powerful yet
easy-to-use tools to refine images, showcase your photography and manage massive
libraries on your Mac. It’s pro performance with iPhoto simplicity.
With more than 200 new features and
enhancements, Aperture 3 is the perfect choice if you’re ready to take your
photography to the next level. Migrate your photos from iPhoto to Aperture
seamlessly. Manage large photo libraries with ease. Use powerful new tools
to refine your images. And present your work like a pro with beautiful
prints, hardcover books, websites, and stunning multimedia slideshows.
Top new features in Aperture 3
- Organise photos by the people in them
- Use Places to find photos based on where
they were taken.
- Perfect images with nondestructive,
- Use adjustment presets to apply imaging
- Browse your entire library with the new
- Create stunning multimedia slideshows
that weave together HD video, audio tracks, and custom titles.
Apple Releases Aperture 3
New Features Include Faces, Places & Brushes
Apple® has introduced Aperture™ 3, the next major
release of its powerful photo editing and management software, with over 200 new
features including Faces, Places and Brushes. Building on the innovative Faces
and Places features introduced in iPhoto® ’09, Aperture 3 makes it even easier
and faster to organize large photo libraries. Aperture 3 introduces new tools to
refine your photos including Brushes for painting image adjustments onto parts
of your photo, and Adjustment Presets for applying professional photo effects
with just one click. Stunning new slideshows let you share your work by weaving
together photos, audio, text and HD video.
“Millions of people love using iPhoto to
organize, edit and share their digital photos,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s
senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Aperture 3 is designed
for both professionals who edit and manage massive libraries of photos and
iPhoto users who want to take their photos further with easy-to-use tools such
as Brushes and Adjustment Presets.”
“Aperture 3 gets it right,” said National
Geographic photographer, Jim Richardson. “The image editing tools are exactly
what I have been asking for, they’re so easy to use and give me a level of
control that I never even thought possible.”
“I chose Aperture because it was the most
powerful archiving application around, but it’s now an unbelievable imaging tool
as well,” said Bill Frakes, Sports Illustrated staff photographer. “I am beyond
impressed with the massive changes made in Aperture 3.”
Aperture 3 allows you to organize large photo
libraries with even more flexibility using Projects and the new Faces and
Places. Faces uses face detection and recognition to find and organize your
photos by the people in them. You can view faces across your entire photo
library or view just the faces that appear in selected projects. In a new view
that speeds up the organization process, Aperture 3 displays faces that have
been detected but haven’t yet been named. Places lets you explore your photos
based on where they were taken, and like in iPhoto, Places automatically reverse
geocodes GPS data into user-friendly locations. In Aperture 3, you can assign
locations by dragging-and-dropping photos onto a map or by using location
information from GPS enabled cameras, tracking devices or your iPhone® photos.
The new Brushes feature allows you to add
professional touches to your photos by simply painting effects onto the image.
Aperture 3 includes 15 Quick Brushes that perform the most popular tasks like
Dodge, Burn, Polarize and Blur, without the complexity of layers or masks.
Brushes can automatically detect edges in your images to let you apply or remove
effects exactly where you want them. Aperture 3 includes dozens of Adjustment
Presets that apply a specific style or look to the entire image with just a
click. You can create your own custom presets or explore the techniques of other
photographers by importing theirs.
Aperture 3 makes it easy to share your work with
stunning slideshows that weave together photos, audio, text and HD video. You
can select one of six Apple designed themes or choose your own transitions,
background, borders and titles, and even add your own soundtrack. You can export
your slideshows directly to iTunes® to take with you on your iPhone or iPod
touch®. You can also share photographs as beautiful prints, create
custom-designed hardcover books and publish to online photo sharing sites like
Facebook and Flickr, right from Aperture 3.