No Aperture 3 update

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  1. bobt macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty bummed that there was no Aperture 3 (or X) update announced today. Although I see the point of the iPad (hate the name), I was really hopeful there would be a few other announcements today, especially that Aperture has a future. Am I dreaming the impossible dream and might as well be prepared at some point to switch to Lightroom?
     
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    Given the way Apple seems to operate, I thought it was pretty unlikely anything other than the tablet would be discussed today. Apple doesn't usually like to risk anything potentially overshadowing whatever they want people to focus on any given day.
     
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    They may release it next month at PMA. I sure hope they do.
     
  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    i believe there is another event scheduled in February sometime. I thought i heard the first part of Feb.
     
  5. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    Hmm, yeah. Kinda expected it since no rumors about Aperture 3 at all :(

    But I do wonder, it says the iPad (why don't they pick iSlate or the obvious, iTablet :rolleyes:) has external display support, anyone know what it actually means? I would be thrilled if I can connect my MBP to the iPad and make the iPad as a 2nd display.

    I will happily place my Aperture HUD on the Pad and use my Aperture full screen on my MBP :D

    Also since photo adjustments is usually done with sliders, I only need to hold the table and move the sliders around. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, I bet if Apple say you can hook up your MBPs to the Pad to make the Pad into a 2nd monitor, a lot of graphic artist will consider it cause imagine how easy it is to do photo editing or illustration (well adobe interface will be a problem for people to get what they want, every button is sooo small)

    Also I even had the thought that if what I just said above is possible, Aperture 3/X will ship with a feature that will automatically enlarge the HUD sliders if the HUD is placed to the iPad.
     
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    Since they unveiled a special version of Keynote for the iPad, presumably the external display support is there so that you can connect to a projector or large display for giving presentations.
     
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    There's always a next event, isn't there? Fingers crossed for Aperture 3 anyway!
     
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    FWIW, I agree with others here. I didn't really expect the announcement of Aperture 3/X given the hype of the iPad, it would be totally overshadowed. Something around PMA would be more likely.
     
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    Books?

    I read that Amazon.ca was advertising Aperture 3 books (at least one).
    I checked and found this one.
    Apple Aperture 3: A Workflow Guide for Digital Photographers (Paperback)by McMahon (Author)
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    :)
     
  12. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Much of the Aperture management team was sacked and replaced by workers from the iLife team. Expect more geotagging, social-media-site integration (facebook, etc.), face recognition, and some new features, but it will likely disappoint those looking for localized editing. Release is supposedly April/May from what I hear.
     
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    I don't think that this makes sense... While I think Aperture should things like geotagging or face recognition from iPhoto, I don't really see it getting social media-site integration. What would be the difference to iPhoto in the long run, then?
     
  14. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    @Grimace
    If that's true, it would really be a disappointment. While I would like to have `faces' and a more integrated way of doing geotagging, localized edits are the big missing feature in my opinion.
     
  15. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    These "features" aren't meant to differentiate the two products. The differences are in work flow and in complexity of editing.

    Localized editing is a tricky beast - and there will be basic local editing - just not Photoshop functionality, which some people keep dreaming about. The main goal of the design team is to make the changes non-destructive on the RAW file (or metadata overlay) and not to force the TIFF copy for dodge & burn etc. Whether that is done in this release or the next, I don't have that level of intel.
     
  16. bobt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Grimace, are you pretty confident that a new release is coming and this is not an end of life product?
     
  17. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    It's definitely not EOL. Apple has invested a lot into the product and plans to develop it further (possibly with small acquisitions - but not the biggies like adobe, etc.).

    They scrapped a lot of things that weren't going in the right direction and are just a bit behind schedule. Technically the division is under the supervision of the iLife team now, although that is just a company org chart distinction.
     
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    I have a gut feeling that iPhoto and Aperture will be merged into a new product - maybe named Aperture X - and that it will become a part of iLife X.

    Somehow I doubt that Apple still has a real long term strategy for the Pro applications.
     
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    You mean including Final Cut Studio and such?
    I don't think Apple will abandon the pro segment.
     
  20. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    For the pro apps (which require far more complex interfaces and larger files) - there is certainly a market. Final Cut, Aperture, Logic, etc. aren't going to be a mega-money maker for Apple, but each drives sales of high end gear, which does make money for Apple. Get a great software product for relatively little on a hardware system that is expensive but a long-lasting investment -- have them work well together and you build brand loyalty.

    That was the company goal back when I knew things from the inside.
     
  21. John.B macrumors 601

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    Aperture 3 Announced!

    Halfway to what it needed to be...

    'cmon, Apple, apply a little pressure to the folks at Adobe, for once!

    Still, I haven't given it a test drive, I'll withhold judgment until then.
     

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