Apple Announces Aperture 1.5

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple held their Photokina Media Event today and announced Aperture 1.5.

    Aperture 1.5 provides more iLife integration, plug-in support for Internet services, and advanced library and editing features. The new features are summarized on this page. Improvements include:

    Flexible Library Manangement
    iLife '06 and iWork '06 Integration
    Export Metadata Automatically
    Advanced Color Controls
    Edge Sharpen
    Speed Metadata Entry with Presets
    Improved Loupe
    iPod Sync
    and more...

    It is a free update to existing Aperture owners and should be available later this week. Apple's website has been updated to reflect the new version.

    Article Link: Apple Announces Aperture 1.5
  2. macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd like to say that this update really makes Aperture fully integrated with the rest of Apple products. Love it and will buy asap.

    Well. was hoping to buy it pre-installed on a core 2 Duo Macbook Pro. but now... may buy a 24" imac or mac pro instead. tired of waiting for that model
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2003
    burlington, Ontario canada
    the Aperture page on Apples website has been updated to reflect the new version
  4. Contributor


    Oct 28, 2003
    Great day for photographers. Hope this update increases your productivity and capital.
  5. macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2006
    Seattle (M$ Country)
    So... what are we supposed to run this monstrosity on? The G5 QUADS had a hard enough time running the first one. I can't imagine running this on an iMac or worse... a mac mini.

  6. macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    Why are people rating this news as negative? It seems like a decent update to a good program, and it's free for existing Aperture users. What were you expecting?
  7. macrumors regular

    May 21, 2003
    Seems like a solid update to Aperture. I'm curious to see if there is a flickrexport-type feature included in this plug-in api mentioned. That's the one thing I miss from when I previously used iPhoto.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    Glad to see an update but I wish they made it a little more professional over now becoming a consumer product....but a free upgrade is always nice.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Oct 27, 2003
    So how many people rated the news of Aperture being updated as negative just because you whiners didn't get what you wanted, i.e. a different product release? Huh?

    Get over yourselves. Not every Apple event is about what you want. As a photographer this is great news, not "ok" news or even "bad" news. As an Apple users it's decent news because Apple is growing and developing.


    I would have liked to see some performance gains from the software. Perhaps they are there, they just weren't mentioned.

  10. macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2004
    And to think, I can run Lightroom on a G4 mini...
  11. macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2002
    This Old House
    Yeah, it leaves me scratching my head. Huh? How could any of these features--which people have been screaming for--be bad news?

    Or is that the MacBookPro weenies whining that there was no update? Losers.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    yeah i dont get the negative votes.
    the update is good news. people should separate the issues. i voted positive. even tough i would have loved to order a new macbook pro today.
  13. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Waits for an iGary™ post regarding this!

    Anyway, this is good news. I am seriously looking into purchasing this. I am now taking over 1gb of photos at each motocross event I am going to recently. That is allot considering i am also racing those events (taking pictures of other races duh! )

    So far I am not impressed with the Adobe offering unveiled today. Unless I am doing something wrong, it doesn't seem to have full screen editing features ?

    I need something more with more power than iPhoto, and would love to be able to batch edit, and Watermark (can Aperture even do this ? )
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    Everyone needs to stop complaining about no laptop refreshes.

    Photokina is an event for photographers. What does a portable, inferior to desktops, have to do with any of this? Cinema Displays do because they're used on the powerful DESKTOPS, mainly, that Aperture users may have. But they've been recently updated (within the past few months).

    Yeah, it would have been nice to have other Apple updates. I'm not cutting my wrists because Apple didn't do another preview of OSX. This was a Photography-related event. That's it.

    Regardless, there's no reason to have expected anything except an Aperture update. Get over yourselves.

  15. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    According to the new features list for Aperture 1.5

    "Run Aperture on any Intel-based Mac. Any desktop, including Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Pro. Or any notebook, including MacBook and MacBook Pro.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Dec 11, 2002
    Location: Location:
    I think Apple...

    held the event on a Monday nowing that Adobe was going to announce a new Beta of Lightroom -- and wanted to either steal their thunder or at least get there bit in

    this doesn't mean there will not be any updates to the MBP on Tuesday.

    BTW -- how many makers of Windows laptops have versions with the new chips? This is not a smartass comment - just wanting to know

    And I think i might go out and get me-self Aperture
  17. macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2003
    Yes Aperture can apply your watermark on export. You can do all sorts of bulk edits as well with the lift/stamp tool etc.
  18. Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    That is good to know, because 1.1.2 runs like crap on a Quad with a 6800GT and 8GB of RAM. Unacceptable, really. I basically abandoned the workflow and went back to Photoshop. I can actually get work done that way.

    Aperture IS great for cataloguing, though, so for that, I am grateful.

    Glad 1.5 ia a free update, too.

    I totally agree - today was NOT the time and place, though. ;)
  19. macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2004
    Actually neither Lightroom or Aperture can do watermarks (other than EXIF data.).

    And according to ariel above, I'm wrong about Aperture :) Oh well.
  20. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    The reasons people HATE this new version so much:

    1. It adds a lot of features and answers requests.

    2. It's a free update.

    3. This is a photography event, and people were caught off guard when Apple showed their photography product, despite the Aperture image right on the invitation.

    4. Apple never releases hardware on Tuesdays, so there is no hope for any MacBook Pro updates tomorrow.

    5. There will never be another chance for new MacBook Pros. We now know that the current models will be sold forever and ever, even after Apple goes out of business, which will happen by the end of the year.

  21. macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2003
    Just FYI, I'm running Aperture with 17k+ images on an iMac 24" 2.1ghz G5 - sometimes slow, but heck i'm doing it and drooling over the 1.5 update
  22. macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2003
    Aperture can indeed do watermarks on export.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2004
    Because they didn't announce MacBook Pro's with Core 2 Duo! Why else?
  24. macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Why it's obvious why people hate this update so much. In fact I'm almost tempted to get Aperture to manage my photos (Academic discount, 3,000 images, 500 photos <3)

    Now I just wish my earlier comments were still here. Tomorrow is Tuesday.
  25. macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2003
    Gravesend, United Kingdom
    I suppose there could be a bit of news here for non-photographers.

    As I understand it, Aperture uses OS X's built-in RAW image processing. If I remember rightly, the last Aperture update accompanied an OS X update. So it's possible 10.4.8 could be just around the corner (i.e. sometime this week?)

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