Apple Releases Aperture 3 With Faces and Places Tagging Features

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    Apple today announced the release of Aperture 3, adding over 200 new features to the company's professional photo editing and management application. The updated version includes the Faces and Places tagging features introduced in iPhoto last year, as well as a new feature called Brushes for making painting image adjustments to photos. Also included are Adjustment Presets, which offer one-click options for applying specific styles or looks to entire images."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, which runs as a 64-bit application on Intel Core 2 Duo Macs running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, is available for a suggested retail price of $199, with existing Aperture users able to upgrade for $99. A downloadable 30-day trial is also available.

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    If you're using Aperture you shouldn't have a need for Faces :-(
     
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    It will be hilarious if this is the only update today. :D
     
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    I wonder what effect this will have on lightroom.
     
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    Is it me, or is the relationship between Apple and Adobe really starting to sour..Apature 5 will probably be a raw workflow tool+photoshop.
     
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    Why not? Faces in iPhoto was hideously overwhelmed by my Aperture library and became unusable.

    I have some pro kit, so I want to use Aperture. At the same time, I am compiling albums for my friends' 30th birthdays and so Faces is an absolute godsend for very quickly sorting through old photos.

    So I for one (and I may be alone) am excited about this! :cool:
     
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    I'm still waiting for a consumer photo editor to be included in iLife. I'm getting pretty sick of Gimp and Pixelmator.
     
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    Awesome. Definite purchase. I hope the adjustment presets can be shared with other people.

    Now where's the MacBook Pro I need. ;)

    EDIT: It looks like you CAN share presets, from Apple's "what's new in Aperture 3":

     
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    Awesome. As I finally moved my production machine to Snow Leopard and installing apps, I came to Aperture and thought "I wonder when 3 will be here." It is a good day :D

    Now I just hope they made the "Aperture Library" compatible with PHD, I won't hold my breath though.
     
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    Awesome. I'm really excited for this release. I'll be picking this up in the next few months, for sure.
     
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    Haha…
    I hope this is not the reason why the store is down...
     
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    It might stop some of the people tired of Aperture's slow update cycle from jumping to LR, but if you ignore Faces and Places (neither are much use to me) this update only brings the application in-line with LR2, and LR3 is due soon...
     
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    Great for photo enthusiasts...

    I'm really excited about these additions. I want to use Aperture all the time to take advantage of it's improved RAW and retouching capabilities in relation to iPhoto. But I love iPhoto's more consumer friendly features as well.

    So I end up using both. Now maybe I wont have to.

    Aperture isn't just for Professionals. If those features don't appeal to you then you have the choice not to use them.
     
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    I'm a consumer but I've been using Aperture for quite a while. I'm really looking forward to Aperture 3 :)
     
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    Been that way for years.
     
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    Support for Video as well!!!

    Now everything I shoot with my DSLR can go into Aperture!
     
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    poor you... ;)
     
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    No **** really? Leave that bunk ass **** to iPhoto.
    Some dip**** will say that Aperture is better because it has faces. :rolleyes:
     
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    So is Aperture 3 out now in the stores? or will it be out this weekend?
     
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    Is it just me or is Apple purposefully whipping us into a frenzy? :D
     
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    Anyone else noticed that Aperture 3 requires an "Intel-based Mac computer"? No support for G4/G5 processors this time.
     
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    It's actually a pretty good update for the Aperture users among us. Better UI/workflow, commonly-used preset apply settings, non-destructive brushes. I give it a solid A-
     

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