View Full Version : Aperture 2.1 released

Mar 28, 2008, 10:41 AM

From press release:

Released today, Aperture 2.1 introduces an open plug-in architecture that lets photographers use specialized third-party imaging software from right within Aperture. In fact, customers downloading the Aperture 2.1 update will receive a sample plug-in available for immediate use. Developed by Apple, the Dodge & Burn plug-in adds brush-based tools for dodge (lighten), burn (darken), contrast, saturation, sharpen and blur. Aperture 2 customers can download the free Aperture 2.1 Update by visiting the Aperture download site.

From software update:

Aperture 2.1 updates various features of the application and addresses issues related to performance and overall stability. The updates include the following:

- Dodge & Burn Plug-in. A sample plug-in is pre-installed, taking advantage of the Edit API introduced in Aperture 2.0. The plug-in adds brush-based tools for Dodge (Lighten), Burn (Darken), Contrast, Saturation, Sharpen and Blur.
- Customize Default Adjustment Set. You can now specify which adjustments appear by default in the Adjustments Inspector/HUD.
- Updated Crop Tool. A simplified UI makes it easier to preserve an image's original aspect ratio, match the aspect ratio of your display, or use one of the standard preset aspect ratios.
- Sorting in All Projects View. A contextual menu allows you to sort the All Projects view in ascending or descending date order.
- Show on Map. A contextual menu allows you to choose the Show on Map by right-clicking (or Control-clicking) on an image that contains GPS data.
- Access to Toolbar on Second Display. When using multiple displays in Full Screen mode, the Full Screen toolbar is now accessible on a second display.
-"Snapshots" book theme. This additional theme includes new "photo border" frames in which to place images.
- Flip Images. You can now flip images horizontally or vertically within Aperture.
- Vignette. The range of gamma and exposure settings available has been expanded.
- Save Books as JPEG or TIFF images. Automator actions have been added to Save as PDF pop-up menu in the Print Book window to automatically generate JPEG or TIFF images from book pages.
- Update EXIF from Master. This command allows Aperture to reread EXIF from a master images after they have been imported.
- Extended AppleScript support. The "Reveal" verb in the AppleScript dictionary has been extended to include containers such as projects and albums.

The update includes fixes that impact the a number of areas, including:

Image import
Image migration
Erasing memory cards after import
Quick Preview
Batch Change
All Projects view
Smart Albums
Adjustments inspector
White Balance
Lift & Stamp
Handling of externally edited images
Reconnecting referenced files
Keyboard customization
Deleting images
Metadata presets
Book themes
Borderless printing
Web Page/Web Journal export
Exporting versions
Export Plug-in support
AppleScript support

For further information about this update, see Late-Breaking News About Aperture 2, available at http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Aperture_2.0_lbn_z.pdf

The Aperture 2.1 Update is recommended for all Aperture 2 users.

Mar 28, 2008, 11:20 AM
Didn't See That When Updating Earlier Hmmm BTW This Is Better Suited In Photo Section.