Aperture 3. Finally.

I have been using Aperture ever since it came out, like 5 years ago. Loved the update to 2.0. But had lots of gripes about Aperture in general. Certainly not enough to make me want to switch to LightRoom. Still, with no support for Canon sRAW files, a really limited slideshow module, Dodge and Burn as destructive adjustments, no localized adjustments, there was a lot to be desired.

Well, it seems Apple has been listening really hard to all of our demands and has definitely taken it’s time to update Aperture for all of us. But here it is. Looks like they have resolved most of my gripes at least. And with the new Faces, Places features, importing of audio and video files… I am ordering my copy right away, while downloading the trial version.

Here is a really nice article by David Schloss, of Aperture Users Network.

This one must be my favorite feature addition:

Finally, you can do continous zooming from 25% to 1000%, not just a zoom on/off by way of the Z keyboard shorcut.

Finally, you can do continous zooming from 25% to 1000%, not just a zoom on/off by way of the Z keyboard shorcut.

Be sure to read the comments. And for a more in-depth feature by feature coverage, read Apple’s own site for the 200+ new features.

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