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MacRumors
Nov 1, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Apple has updated its prosumer photo editing/management software Aperture (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1607), bringing it to version 3.4.2. The company has also released a new version of iPhoto (http://appshopper.com/mac/photography/iphoto), version 9.4.2. Both updates are available via the Mac App Store or Software Update.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/11/iphotoaperture.jpgWhat's New in Aperture 3.4.2

o Photos received via My Photo Stream or shared streams can now be added directly to other shared streams
o Multiple email addresses can now be copied and pasted in the "Shared with" field for shared streams
o When more than five subscribers "Like" a photo in a shared stream, all their names are now displayed correctly
o The Info panel for a shared stream now includes an Unsubscribe button
o The status line in the toolstrip now displays the number of new photos added to a shared stream
o Faces are now properly detected on photos imported into a library from a shared stream
o Adjusted photos added to shared streams are now published with EXIF metadata properly preserved
o Addresses the reliability of Shared Photo Streams when switching between iPhoto and Aperture with the same library
o Custom keyboard shortcuts are now properly preserved when upgrading from earlier versions of Aperture
o Double-clicking a photo in Viewer-Only mode now correctly toggles to the Browser view
o Addresses a problem that could prevent the Viewer from displaying images with correct color after Auto White Balance and Auto Enhance are applied
o Addresses an issue that could cause JPEGs exported with a custom ICC profile to render incorrectly
o A dialog now displays progress when deleting large numbers of photos using the Empty Aperture Trash command
o Fixes a problem that could cause duplicate detection on import to fail when the "Auto-Split Projects" option is enabled
o RAW files are no longer displayed in the Import window when the "JPEG files only" option is enabled
o Key photos made from panoramic images are now displayed at high resolution
o Addresses a problem that could cause the Info panel in the Inspector to display the wrong metadata view
o Fixes an issue that could prevent Microsoft Outlook from being used to email photos from within Aperture
o Improves stability when working with AVCHD video files
o Fixes a problem with using the Zoom navigator on a second display
o Addresses issues that could cause web journals to export incorrectly
o Includes stability improvements

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What's New in iPhoto 9.4.2

o Photos now can be added to shared streams or My Photo Stream by dragging them to "Photo Stream" in the source list
o Multiple email addresses can now be copied and pasted in the "Shared with" field for shared streams
o When more than five subscribers "Like" a photo in a shared stream, their names are now displayed correctly
o Contextual menu now includes an Import command to import all the photos contained in a shared photo stream
o Addresses the reliability of Shared Photo Streams when switching between iPhoto and Aperture with the same library
o Fixes an issue that could prevent Microsoft Outlook from being used to email photos from within iPhoto
o Updated national holidays are available for use in printed photo calendars
o Includes stability improvementsAperture is available for $79.99 (http://appshopper.com/mac/photography/aperture) on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id408981426?mt=12)]

iPhoto is available for $14.99 (http://appshopper.com/mac/photography/iphoto) on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id408981381?mt=12)]

Article Link: Apple Updates Aperture and iPhoto With Lengthy Changelogs (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/01/apple-updates-aperture-and-iphoto-with-lengthy-changelogs/)



daneoni
Nov 1, 2012, 04:13 PM
Quite a big chunk of fixes

Keleko
Nov 1, 2012, 04:15 PM
The iPhoto update installed okay, but the Aperture update keeps giving me an error and failing.

Glassed Silver
Nov 1, 2012, 04:19 PM
The iPhoto update installed okay, but the Aperture update keeps giving me an error and failing.

Same here...
At least now I know it's not an issue on my end...

MAS and other Apple online services have been rather instable for quite some days now...
Eddy Cue, work it!

Glassed Silver:mac

shanson27
Nov 1, 2012, 04:21 PM
New iPhoto icon ? Love it :D

Spitfire411
Nov 1, 2012, 04:21 PM
The iPhoto update installed okay, but the Aperture update keeps giving me an error and failing.


3.4 had a bad update as well and 3.4.1 had to be released to fix it. Looks like I'll be holding off on the update.

Killa Aaron
Nov 1, 2012, 04:23 PM
Safari 6.0.2 is also available.
http://www.imgftw.net/img//702091659.png

Keleko
Nov 1, 2012, 04:24 PM
I rebooted and tried again, and it seems to be working. I suspect the reboot wasn't the fix, but Apple did something on their end that fixed the download while I was rebooting. In either case, the update works for me now.

Spitfire411
Nov 1, 2012, 04:25 PM
I rebooted and tried again, and it seems to be working. I suspect the reboot wasn't the fix, but Apple did something on their end that fixed the download while I was rebooting. In either case, the update works for me now.

It was an issue with the actual download and not with launching the updated version of Aperture?

RoelJuun
Nov 1, 2012, 04:25 PM
Receiving an error message when pressing Update.

An error occurred

The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)

10.8.2. iMac 2009.

garylapointe
Nov 1, 2012, 04:33 PM
Why can't Apple set Lion support multiple photostreams? If it supports one, surely it can support multiples?

This seems like one of these things they actually turn off just because of the Mac OS X version.

This is especially annoying on computers that actually cannot be upgraded to Mountain Lion. (And some of the Mac models had pretty early cutoffs).

I've got a friend with a MacBook which can't do multiple streams while her iPad and AppleTV can.

Gary

Risco
Nov 1, 2012, 04:37 PM
Direct Link

http://supportdownload.apple.com/download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/Mac_OS_X/downloads/041-7714.20121101.Tr32w/Aperture3.4.2Update.dmg

captmatt
Nov 1, 2012, 04:46 PM
Safari 6.0.2 is available also.
Image (http://www.imgftw.net/img//702091659.png)

It's much snappier.

landroverz7
Nov 1, 2012, 04:46 PM
Apple loves releasing all their updates in one day don't they?

Anyways I find that its best to wait a few hours before updating any of the ilife or iwork applications as the first few hours the update is big >1GB if you wait a few hours they will become delta updates <100MB. This is from the mac app store OSX Mountain Lion here.

bedifferent
Nov 1, 2012, 04:58 PM
How about re-enabling the ability for users to restore a picture by opening "Time Machine" while "iPhoto" is open instead of restoring the ENTIRE library if you inadvertently delete a photo, event, album, etc from its trash bin?

I do not know why Apple removed that ability. Many people want it back.

nutmac
Nov 1, 2012, 05:06 PM
Fixes are nice and all, but I want much more substantial update to Aperture. Perhaps it's just me but aside from Final Cut Pro (and related Compressor and Motion), most of Apple's Mac apps seem to be in maintenance dating more than 2 years ago. Granted, Apple did give us iCloud and few nice new features, but I want real update.

Last major version (x.0) release dates:

Aperture: February 9, 2010
Apple Remote Desktop: April 11, 2006
Compressor: June 21, 2011
Final Cut Pro: June 21, 2011
GarageBand: October 20, 2010
iMovie: October 20, 2010
iPhoto: October 20, 2010
Keynote: January 9, 2009
Logic Pro: June 23, 2009
MainStage: June 23, 2009
Motion: June 21, 2011
Numbers: January 9, 2009
Pages: January 9, 2009

P.S. MacRumors should put Buyer's Guide for Apple's paid software.

porky
Nov 1, 2012, 05:13 PM
Aperture is still very slow. Unusable is more like it when you have a large collection of raw files .

Nermal
Nov 1, 2012, 05:15 PM
Receiving an error message when pressing Update.

An error occurred

The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)

10.8.2. iMac 2009.

Could be an overloaded server since there's a lot of new stuff today. I'm getting the "no updates available" message.

Edit: It turns out that the system requirements have changed; the iPhoto update isn't showing up simply because my system doesn't meet them, not due to any technical issue. Mystery solved :)

Baklava
Nov 1, 2012, 05:25 PM
Like-Button in Aperture... Tz... This social network integration thing in Aperture is so un-pro!

EDL
Nov 1, 2012, 05:42 PM
Fixes are nice and all, but I want much more substantial update to Aperture. Perhaps it's just me but aside from Final Cut Pro (and related Compressor and Motion), most of Apple's Mac apps seem to be in maintenance dating more than 2 years ago. Granted, Apple did give us iCloud and few nice new features, but I want real update.

Last major version (x.0) release dates:

Aperture: February 9, 2010

I second that; it's been way too long for a new version of Aperture. While Lightroom still catches up in certain areas, in other areas it has gained a lead on Aperture. That does not really speak for Apple having had the initial head-start in the game. And Lightroom does get consistent feature updates, not just bug fixes (I don't count additions of i-services as actual features).

I just hope that the next update of Aperture is going to be Aperture X, just like FCPX was to FCP. A complete rewrite with groundbreaking new ideas that take advantage of today's hardware and OSX technologies, not just an incremental update. - IMHO, Apple should have bought NIK software, not Google. And if they wait much longer with Pixelmator, someone else (if not Google again) is going to pick them up. Both companies could have brought real technological advantage to a package like Aperture. - Maybe they're trying to write those kinds of pieces themselves but maybe not.

So yeah, just frustrated about the whole progress of this app that doesn't accomplish much more (editing-wise) than when it first launched.

daneoni
Nov 1, 2012, 05:44 PM
Keep getting this

WilliamLondon
Nov 1, 2012, 05:57 PM
Receiving an error message when pressing Update.

An error occurred

The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)

10.8.2. iMac 2009.

Getting the same thing here, whether I try and update all three, or any individually.

sportsfan
Nov 1, 2012, 06:44 PM
Fixes are nice and all, but I want much more substantial update to Aperture. Perhaps it's just me but aside from Final Cut Pro (and related Compressor and Motion), most of Apple's Mac apps seem to be in maintenance dating more than 2 years ago. Granted, Apple did give us iCloud and few nice new features, but I want real update.

Last major version (x.0) release dates:

Aperture: February 9, 2010
Apple Remote Desktop: April 11, 2006
Compressor: June 21, 2011
Final Cut Pro: June 21, 2011
GarageBand: October 20, 2010
iMovie: October 20, 2010
iPhoto: October 20, 2010
Keynote: January 9, 2009
Logic Pro: June 23, 2009
MainStage: June 23, 2009
Motion: June 21, 2011
Numbers: January 9, 2009
Pages: January 9, 2009

P.S. MacRumors should put Buyer's Guide for Apple's paid software.

i've read that the app store requires $$ purchase for each .0 release. So if apple (or anyone) want to release free updates they can't be .01.

Mainyehc
Nov 1, 2012, 07:04 PM
Direct Link

http://supportdownload.apple.com/download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/Mac_OS_X/downloads/041-7714.20121101.Tr32w/Aperture3.4.2Update.dmg

What about iPhoto? Can you get us a direct link for that, too?

I keep getting the same errors already mentioned in both this thread and the other about Safari (fortunately, mag01 did the same as you, so I managed to update it already)… :(

Nevermind that, I found it:

http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1608/en_US/iPhoto9.4.2Update.dmg

scoobydoo99
Nov 1, 2012, 10:31 PM
How about re-enabling the ability for users to restore a picture by opening "Time Machine" while "iPhoto" is open instead of restoring the ENTIRE library if you inadvertently delete a photo, event, album, etc from its trash bin?

I do not know why Apple removed that ability. Many people want it back.

and how 'bout allowing <escape> to go from the single picture view back to the album view. i used that all the time and hate having to click on the button to go back to the album now.

why make things harder to use, Apple?

nutmac
Nov 2, 2012, 01:45 AM
i've read that the app store requires $$ purchase for each .0 release. So if apple (or anyone) want to release free updates they can't be .01.

No, the developer can release free update to x.0 release if they want.

But frankly, I don't mind paying for Aperture 4.0. $79.99 is a bargain for upgrade if you think about it (although those that have recently purchased may feel differently).

CoreForce
Nov 2, 2012, 02:50 AM
Keep getting this


Here as well.
Also AppleStore Updates on iOS are not working right now.

steve-p
Nov 2, 2012, 04:46 AM
Here as well.
Also AppleStore Updates on iOS are not working right now.

Some things are working, e.g. iPhoto and Xcode updates. Aperture and Safari updates are not though.

jadot
Nov 2, 2012, 04:47 AM
Just downloaded iPhoto update but the App Icon is pixelated. Is that just me?

steve-p
Nov 2, 2012, 04:49 AM
Just downloaded iPhoto update but the App Icon is pixelated. Is that just me?

Mine is OK (but I don't have it in the dock normally). Maybe you need to reboot to clear a cache or something.

macfilm
Nov 2, 2012, 06:20 AM
I keep getting the same error message when trying to update also. :confused:

mindquest
Nov 2, 2012, 10:55 AM
Has anyone tried the updated Aperture yet? Interesting to see if it is less buggy and slow then the previos version.

Waiting to decide on this or LR4 but would prefer to stay with Apple for this product.

Shagrat
Nov 2, 2012, 02:18 PM
Hmmn, i was getting the error some of you were getting...so relaunched App Store after a bit of regular surfing...
Now I get "No Updates Available"

Has this been temporarily pulled?
:confused:

Shagrat
Nov 2, 2012, 02:31 PM
OK, restarted App Store, and now i'm back to:-

The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)

Ho hum. Will try later, I expect.

sportsfan
Nov 2, 2012, 04:00 PM
No, the developer can release free update to x.0 release if they want.

But frankly, I don't mind paying for Aperture 4.0. $79.99 is a bargain for upgrade if you think about it (although those that have recently purchased may feel differently).

4.0 is just a number. The features that apple puts into the releases, no matter the version number, is what is important.

nutmac
Nov 2, 2012, 04:34 PM
4.0 is just a number. The features that apple puts into the releases, no matter the version number, is what is important.

True but features Apple has added to 3.0.1 to 3.4.2 have not been substantial enough to catchup to Lightroom. Major features added since include:

3.2: Photo Stream
3.3: AVCHD video support
3.3: Camera-generated preview on RAW support
3.3: Auto Enhance
3.3: White Balance enhancements
3.3.2: Retina Macs
3.4: Shared Photo Stream

chrono1081
Nov 2, 2012, 07:23 PM
Like-Button in Aperture... Tz... This social network integration thing in Aperture is so un-pro!

I have to disagree. Social networking has been a blessing for many businesses. Getting a following of people who love your work is a great thing and to be able to upload straight from Aperture is a great thing.

bedifferent
Nov 3, 2012, 09:09 AM
I have to disagree. Social networking has been a blessing for many businesses. Getting a following of people who love your work is a great thing and to be able to upload straight from Aperture is a great thing.

I disagree. Give me a chance to explain. :)

As a photographer and business owner, and sometimes analog and digital assistant, there has been little proof of social networking sites providing much (if any) business benefit. It is also important to realize that any work posted on ones site (especially sites such as "Facebook") requires legal permission from clients. Most often, the only [legal] work allowed is that done personally by the photographer (which may not reflect the crux of their business, i.e. headshot photographers).

Beyond this, a personal/business site outside of Facebook provides a much better conduit for branching out online. Making certain you're advertised well and in the top brackets of search engines helps a great deal (in essence, the "old school" of internet marketing). Statistically (fairly consistent research), empirical studies [comparing businesses in the same market/locale over a one year span] between non-Facebook advertised businesses (traditional), business who ventured into Facebook (both traditional and non-traditional), and business purely on Facebook (non-traditional), little difference (if any) was demonstrated.

Facebook consists vastly of private individuals communicating with friends and family. With millions of individuals using the social service each day, advertising is consistently pushed aside/ignored by many (Safari extensions, etc allow for the removal of [some] Facebook ads, in the same vein as YouTube cleaners).

Having worked for Apple Corp., Apple invested a lot into Facebook (re: iPhoto, OS X integration). Zuckerberg was/is a smart businessman; he realized the odds that Facebook would not do well once publicly traded [which it didn't]. However, slowly getting Apple [and others] on board was a business safety net. Apple could not let Facebook plummet as they have too much invested in the company. Mark walks away a wealthier man, and Apple foots much of the bill monetarily and through more OS X/iOS integration.

Does any of this really help photographers/businesses? Not really. It simply helps Apple and Zuckerberg.

MattSepeta
Nov 3, 2012, 10:04 AM
Apple should have bought NIK software, not Google. And if they wait much longer with Pixelmator, someone else (if not Google again) is going to pick them up. Both companies could have brought real technological advantage to a package like Aperture. - Maybe they're trying to write those kinds of pieces themselves but maybe not.

So yeah, just frustrated about the whole progress of this app that doesn't accomplish much more (editing-wise) than when it first launched.

Spot on. I have been using Nik plugins with Aperture for years. They get better with every new version, but if the features were integrated it would be MUCH better I expect.

LR also just WAYYYY passed Aperture with their last release in the exposure adjustment category. The amount of highlight and shadow recovery is absurdly awesome compared to Apertures.... Sharpening and Noise reduction is still bounds better as well.

I could never get used to the UI so have stayed with Aperture... Maybe I'll give LR4 another whack...

mindquest
Nov 3, 2012, 11:09 AM
Spot on. I have been using Nik plugins with Aperture for years. They get better with every new version, but if the features were integrated it would be MUCH better I expect.

LR also just WAYYYY passed Aperture with their last release in the exposure adjustment category. The amount of highlight and shadow recovery is absurdly awesome compared to Apertures.... Sharpening and Noise reduction is still bounds better as well.

I could never get used to the UI so have stayed with Aperture... Maybe I'll give LR4 another whack...

Which Nik plug-ins do you recommend?

Truffy
Nov 5, 2012, 04:16 AM
Like-Button in Aperture... Tz... This social network integration thing in Aperture is so un-pro!
Yep. I'd like to remove the Facepalm/Titter buttons too.

Alexander B.
Nov 5, 2012, 06:25 AM
Still there is no support for fuji x-pro1 or x-e1. X-pro is rather popular and is more than a year on the market, why this takes so long?

sportsfan
Nov 5, 2012, 10:30 AM
True but features Apple has added to 3.0.1 to 3.4.2 have not been substantial enough to catchup to Lightroom. Major features added since include:

3.2: Photo Stream
3.3: AVCHD video support
3.3: Camera-generated preview on RAW support
3.3: Auto Enhance
3.3: White Balance enhancements
3.3.2: Retina Macs
3.4: Shared Photo Stream


Well, LR is more up Adobe's strength as a software shop. I don't think it's unreasonable that Apple's software offerings will not be on the cutting edge. Just the way it is.

thekeyring
Nov 6, 2012, 07:56 AM
Wouldn't it be lovely if the Mac Pro that's going to be released next year, is released at a Pro themed event.

Then we can have new Aperture, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro and Motion, all in one keynote. Also, some OS 10.9 features that keep the Pros happy.

I know Apple wants to focus on the consumer market, but it seems like ALL their work has gone into it lately.

MattSepeta
Nov 7, 2012, 08:46 AM
Which Nik plug-ins do you recommend?

I use Nik Color Efex exclusively for black and white conversions, as well as film "effects" and some other neat "fun" stuff. For serious stuff I just use it for black and white, very powerful with LOTS of options.

mindquest
Nov 7, 2012, 11:51 AM
I use Nik Color Efex exclusively for black and white conversions, as well as film "effects" and some other neat "fun" stuff. For serious stuff I just use it for black and white, very powerful with LOTS of options.


@MattSepeta Thank for the reply, will look into it when I purchase. The reviews on the app store are not looking great as far as crashing but hopefully this is just an issue with a small percentage of users.

MattSepeta
Nov 9, 2012, 07:46 AM
@MattSepeta Thank for the reply, will look into it when I purchase. The reviews on the app store are not looking great as far as crashing but hopefully this is just an issue with a small percentage of users.

I experienced more crashing with the previous versions of the NIK products with A3... This most recent release, 4 I believe, is surprisingly stable and has a much improved UI and general usability.

Download the trial from the NIK website and give it a go before you buy!

Macist
Nov 10, 2012, 02:47 PM
I disagree. Give me a chance to explain. :)

As a photographer and business owner, and sometimes analog and digital assistant, there has been little proof of social networking sites providing much (if any) business benefit. It is also important to realize that any work posted on ones site (especially sites such as "Facebook") requires legal permission from clients. Most often, the only [legal] work allowed is that done personally by the photographer (which may not reflect the crux of their business, i.e. headshot photographers).

Beyond this, a personal/business site outside of Facebook provides a much better conduit for branching out online. Making certain you're advertised well and in the top brackets of search engines helps a great deal (in essence, the "old school" of internet marketing). Statistically (fairly consistent research), empirical studies [comparing businesses in the same market/locale over a one year span] between non-Facebook advertised businesses (traditional), business who ventured into Facebook (both traditional and non-traditional), and business purely on Facebook (non-traditional), little difference (if any) was demonstrated.

Facebook consists vastly of private individuals communicating with friends and family. With millions of individuals using the social service each day, advertising is consistently pushed aside/ignored by many (Safari extensions, etc allow for the removal of [some] Facebook ads, in the same vein as YouTube cleaners).


Does any of this really help photographers/businesses? Not really. It simply helps Apple and Zuckerberg.

I agree with this. My photography business is 50/50 or 40/60 split between commercial and portrait photography. I experimented with a Facebook page to boost the portrait side of things and amassed quite a following of a few hundred people in no time at all, 'liking' my work.

The trouble was all the messages and enquiries from it were from young women asking if I'd do shoots for free (I guess because they are beautiful princesses I should be falling over myself to work with for nothing - no thanks, I'd rather do test shoots via the best local model agencies) or people that it turned out were expecting some sort of Craigslist pricing (doubtless due to the millions of 'Capture the Timeless Moment' psuedo-pro fauxtographers on Facebook).

After my likes crept up to over 600 I had done perhaps one small extra portrait shoot due to it.

My high local Google ranking, by contrast, sees me adding shoots to the calendar all the time. And offline word-of-mouth remains the number one source of business.

Facebook's just not worth the bother - it's a distraction.