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Apple released a small update to Aperture 2 today. The 44MB update "addresses issues related to performance and overall stability. It also fixes a number of other minor issues." A list of fixes are detailed:Aperture 2.0.1 addresses issues related to the performance and overall stability of Aperture 2. The update includes fixes that impact the following areas:

- Publishing .Mac Web Gallery albums
- Preview generation and deletion
- Creating and ordering books
- AppleScript support
- Keyboard shortcut customization
- Appearance of metadata overlays in the Browser, Filmstrip, and on light tables
- Watermarking of emailed photos
- Highlight Hot and Cold Areas

It also fixes a number of other minor issues, some involving the following areas:

- Loupe
- Smart Albums
- All Projects View
- Straighten Tool
- Filmstrip
- Drag and drop import
- Thumbnail generation
- Import window
- Export plug-in reliability
The Aperture 2.0.1 Update is recommended for all Aperture users. The update should be available via Mac OS X's Software Update or from Apple's site.

Article Link: Apple Updates Aperture to 2.0.1
 

parkds

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Jan 23, 2003
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No Help Menu Still

Well, unfortunately this did not fix the help menu for those who downloaded version 2 of Aperture and purchased the license code.
 

Lightglance.com

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Its installed... no major differences...

Tough it is good to see that :apple: are so quick on fixing issues, lets hope they keep it up..
 

saxondale.

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May 20, 2006
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I purchased the serial download for Aperture 2 and activated the trial to the full version. The update doesn't detect my Aperture 2. Can anyone help?

edit: it seems like when i renamed the Aperture file to 'Aperture 2', it caused this.
 

j-a-x

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Apr 15, 2005
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This update seems to have fixed a memory leak. Aperture used to use up to a gig of RAM while I was editing, but now it seems to use more reasonable amounts of ram (250-500 megs). And it hasn't crashed yet since I updated!!
 

sirdir

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Aug 16, 2006
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Hmm, I had the take the application check out of the dist file in order to be able to install that update (and had to download the stand alone updater, because it didn't show up in software-updates)... Very strange.
Otherwise it always gave me an error saying I have to install version 2.0 in order to install the update...
About the Help files: I'm glad I ordered the boxed version by mistake (or wasn't allowed to only buy the license code ;) )
But the 'help files' aren't anything more than links to the apple website anyway...
 

MacFly123

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Aperture vs. Photoshop

Can someone familiar with the two tell me, can Aperture really be a viable replacement for Photoshop or are they kind of geared towards different objectives?

It seems to me that Aperture is geared more towards being a library and less towards "Photoshopping" or manipulation and editing abilities. Is that wrong? I know that Aperture can alter etc. but is Photoshop not much more capable with editing and alteration?
 

InLikeALion

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Can someone familiar with the two tell me, can Aperture really be a viable replacement for Photoshop or are they kind of geared towards different objectives?

It seems to me that Aperture is geared more towards being a library and less towards "Photoshopping" or manipulation and editing abilities. Is that wrong? I know that Aperture can alter etc. but is Photoshop not much more capable with editing and alteration?

Photoshop is more capable, but in many areas in which photographers don't necessarily need the tools. Also, it doesn't have any cataloging/library/manager features. Aperture and Lightroom are the competitors, not Aperture and PS.
 

ChrisA

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Can someone familiar with the two tell me, can Aperture really be a viable replacement for Photoshop or are they kind of geared towards different objectives?

It seems to me that Aperture is geared more towards being a library and less towards "Photoshopping" or manipulation and editing abilities. Is that wrong? I know that Aperture can alter etc. but is Photoshop not much more capable with editing and alteration?

I use both Photoshop and Aperture. They are complementary.

Apple did not intend for Aperture to compete with Photoshop in fact they made it so the two can work together seamlessly. From within Aperture there is a command to send a photo to Photoshop and when you save it inside Photoshop it automatically comes back into Aperture.

Aperture is for sorting, selecting and organizing a large library of photos. It has tools that are good for making fine adjustments to color and exposure. For most phots this is all you need. It also handle meta data very well. If you shot raw format Aperture can keep those and work directly with the raw files, you don't have to convert them.

Photoshop is far better at image manipulation. Aperture does not even have the concept of selections and layers.
 

Analog Kid

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Has anyone tried the duplicate detection yet and know how it works? I've got a bunch of folders of stuff that I think is already in there, but I'm not sure that it's all in there... I've been planning, someday, to check file by file, but if Aperture can do the checking for me then I'd be thrilled.

Can someone familiar with the two tell me, can Aperture really be a viable replacement for Photoshop or are they kind of geared towards different objectives?

It seems to me that Aperture is geared more towards being a library and less towards "Photoshopping" or manipulation and editing abilities. Is that wrong? I know that Aperture can alter etc. but is Photoshop not much more capable with editing and alteration?
Someone will probably smack me, but Aperture is kind of a grown up iPhoto. It does have some manipulation capabilities, but they're mostly full image manipulation.

For me it's about perfect. I have enough images that I prefer taking care of them with an industrial tool, and I like the keyword controls. I've been shooting RAW recently, and Aperture handles that better than iPhoto (though iPhoto will import them). The image manipulation capabilities of Aperture are enough, I prefer not to mess with Photoshop if I can avoid it. Photoshop leaves me feeling inadequate for days...
 

dia3olik

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Sep 14, 2007
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Hi guys!
Apple has updated the support page for the update adding this worrying phrase about fixes and improvements:

- Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture

Do you think i must reimport my 1.5 library after applying the 2.0.1 update?
Since i've ton of pictures (as many he he) i can't check 'em all!
;-)

Thanks for your opinions!
Tommy
 

CalfCanuck

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Nov 17, 2003
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Hi guys!
Apple has updated the support page for the update adding this worrying phrase about fixes and improvements:

- Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture

Do you think i must reimport my 1.5 library after applying the 2.0.1 update?
Since i've ton of pictures (as many he he) i can't check 'em all!
I believe a few people were having difficulties after library upgrades, such as immediate crashes, etc. The support page probably referred to those rare conversion issues.

If you are running Aperture successfully with a 2.0 library, I do not see any reason why a minor bug fix of 2.0 should demand a reimport of your old library.
 

rmr905

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Mar 3, 2008
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Hi guys!
Apple has updated the support page for the update adding this worrying phrase about fixes and improvements:

- Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture

Do you think i must reimport my 1.5 library after applying the 2.0.1 update?
Since i've ton of pictures (as many he he) i can't check 'em all!
;-)

Thanks for your opinions!
Tommy

I upgraded from 2.0 last night without any problems. I didn't need to re-import anything.
 

hayesk

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Can someone familiar with the two tell me, can Aperture really be a viable replacement for Photoshop or are they kind of geared towards different objectives?

It seems to me that Aperture is geared more towards being a library and less towards "Photoshopping" or manipulation and editing abilities. Is that wrong? I know that Aperture can alter etc. but is Photoshop not much more capable with editing and alteration?

Aperture is a library manager, but it also handles full image manipulation such as color correction, white balance, sharpness, cropping, straightening, etc. Photoshop can do that but is also for heavy duty editing such as adding layers, masks, effects, cloning, and pixel level manipulation.

The only pixel level manipulation Aperture provides is red-eye removal, and blemish removal (similar to the healing brush in Photoshop).
 

manhattanboy

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Jan 25, 2007
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In ur GF's bed, Oh no he didn't!
Someone will probably smack me, but Aperture is kind of a grown up iPhoto. It does have some manipulation capabilities, but they're mostly full image manipulation.
I'm not going to smack you (unless you're a hot girl and we're talking about your bottom), but your comments on Aperture are dead on. To me though I cannot figure out really what is the difference between it and iphoto 08:confused:
 

SiliconAddict

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Jun 19, 2003
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I'm not going to smack you (unless you're a hot girl and we're talking about your bottom), but your comments on Aperture are dead on. To me though I cannot figure out really what is the difference between it and iphoto 08:confused:

Better workflow is the main attraction of apps like Aperture and Lightroom. I'd equate it with the difference between MS word and textedit. Both do the same basic function but one is a higher end product that can create a more polished end result in a shorter amount of time.

Personally I'm holding off on buying Aperture until I see Apple place support for the soon to be released Canon XSi. Yes it won't be out until April but watching the pace Apple releases compatibility updates, I'm....concerned.
 

redAPPLE

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May 7, 2002
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Better workflow is the main attraction of apps like Aperture and Lightroom. I'd equate it with the difference between MS word and textedit. Both do the same basic function but one is a higher end product that can create a more polished end result in a shorter amount of time.

and the app that is high end is of course textedit, right? :D

anyway, are you guys saying aperture 2.0 is a good update?
 

SiliconAddict

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Jun 19, 2003
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and the app that is high end is of course textedit, right? :D

anyway, are you guys saying aperture 2.0 is a good update?

Every review I've read says Aperture 2 is kicking *** and taking names compared to 1.5. They overhauled the engine, they streamlined the UI, they dropped the price to $199. Frankly anyone who takes a lot of pictures and enjoys tweaking them would enjoy aperture 2.0. However don't bother with what I'm telling you...Apple allows you to download a 30 day trial.
http://www.apple.com/aperture/trial/

I would recommend getting the full version from the store though. Even though the price is the same you get an extra disk of "content" with the box.
 
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