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Aperture 3.5.1: Release notes

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Aperture 3.5.1 is an update for Aperture 3. Aperture 3 is a paid upgrade for Aperture.

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For more information about the application, please visit www.apple.com/aperture.  

Aperture 3.5.1 Update

  • White Balance now works as expected when using the Temperature & Tint eyedropper tool
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the rectangles indicating detected faces to appear incorrectly
  • When a metadata field is selected, the cursor now remains active in that field when using the Command and arrow keys to move between photos
  • Includes stability improvements

 


 

Aperture 3.5 Update

  • Adds support for iCloud Photo Sharing, including the ability to post videos to shared photo streams and to have multiple subscribers contribute to a shared stream
  • The Places feature now uses Apple maps to display photo locations
  • New integration with SmugMug, with support for publishing and syncing galleries directly to a SmugMug account
  • Adds support for iOS 7 camera filters applied to photos imported from iOS devices
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes resulted in Retouch adjustments not being applied to exported images
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the black and white points in Curves to shift incorrectly when using the eyedropper tools
  • Fixes an issue that prevented caption data from being embedded correctly when exporting versions of some RAW file types
  • Improves reliability when adding names to Faces 
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding after adjusting a very large panorama
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent memory cards or hard disks from ejecting properly after import when clicking the Delete Items button
  • Improves reliability of slideshows on a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display
  • Addresses an issue that could cause thumbnails to display incorrectly in the iLife Media Browser
  • Videos up to three minutes long can now be shared to Flickr
  • Captions instead of version names are now synced between Aperture and Facebook for newly-created albums
  • Improves reliability when printing a light table
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent adjusted images from being published to My Photo Stream
  • Includes stability and performance improvements

Aperture 3.4.5 Update

  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when deleting items from a camera or memory card after import. 
  • Memory cards are now ejected correctly when using the Delete Items option after import.
  • Includes stability improvements

Aperture 3.4.4 Update

  • Shared Photo Stream invitation lists now scroll correctly.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple warning dialogs to appear when syncing web albums after waking from sleep.
  • Changes made to the Aperture library are now more reliably reflected in the iLife Media Browser.
  • Two fingered scroll now works in the To field of the Shared Photo Stream dialog.
  • Addresses an issue with library upgrades that could cause Aperture to incorrectly display a dialog stating "To open this iPhoto library in Aperture, it first needs to be upgraded."
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent images captured from a tethered camera to a user’s Pictures folder from being written to disk on computers with OS X Lion v10.7.5.
  • Nikon P7700 RAW images are now displayed correctly in the Import window.
  • The eyedropper for the Color tool now works correctly when you select either the Crop or Straighten tool in the Toolbar.
  • Thumbnails with version names longer than 250 characters are now displayed correctly.

This update also addresses stability issues that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly in the following cases:

  • Moving photos from one project to another
  • Uploading photos to Photo Stream
  • Attempting to access a vault
  • Connecting a second display to a computer while in Sleep mode, and then waking it from sleep

This update also addresses stability issues that could cause Aperture to become unresponsive in the following cases:

  • After canceling a print job
  • When adjusting white balance

Aperture 3.4.3 Update

  • Addresses an issue that could cause a licensed copy of Aperture to prompt for a serial number every time you open it.
  • Addresses an installer issue that could cause the Mac App Store version of Aperture 3.4.2 to quit unexpectedly when you open it.

Aperture 3.4.2 Update

  • Addresses the reliability of Shared Photo Streams when switching between iPhoto and Aperture with the same library.
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts are now properly preserved when upgrading from earlier versions of Aperture.
  • Double-clicking a photo in Viewer-Only mode now correctly toggles to the Browser view.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the name of some shared streams to appear as "null" in Notification Center.
  • Adjusted photos added to shared streams are now published with EXIF metadata properly preserved.
  • Faces are now properly detected on photos imported into a library from a shared stream.
  • Photos received via My Photo Stream or shared streams can now be added directly to other shared streams.
  • When more than five subscribers "like" a photo in a shared stream, all their names are now displayed correctly.
  • Multiple email addresses can now copied and pasted in the "Shared with" field for shared streams.
  • The Info panel for a shared stream now includes an Unsubscribe button.
  • The status line in the toolstrip now displays the number of new photos added to a shared stream.
  • A dialog now displays progress when deleting large numbers of photos using the Empty Aperture Trash command.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the Viewer from displaying images with correct color after Auto White Balance and Auto Enhance were applied.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause JPEGs exported with a custom ICC profile to render incorrectly.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause duplicate detection on import to not complete when the "Auto-Split Projects" option was enabled.
  • RAW files are no longer displayed in the Import window when the "JPEG files only" option was enabled.
  • Key photos made from panoramic images are now displayed at high resolution.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the Info panel in the Inspector to display the wrong metadata view.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Microsoft Outlook from being used to email photos from within Aperture.
  • Improves stability when working with AVCHD video files.
  • Fixes an issue with using the Zoom navigator on a second display.
  • Addresses issues that could cause web journals to export incorrectly.
  • Includes performance and stability improvements.

Aperture 3.4.1 Update

  •  Addresses an installer issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly on launch.
  •  Improves the reliability of syncing photos to iOS devices via iTunes.
  •  Resolves an issue with downloading and viewing photos synced from Facebook albums.
  •  Addresses other stability issues.

Aperture 3.4 Update

General

  • Resolves a number of issues that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly.
  • Improves the reliability of upgrading large libraries.
  • In the Projects view, deleting a project or setting a new key photo for a project no longer causes the app to scroll to the top of the window.
  • Album picks are now correctly preserved when albums and books are duplicated.
  • Resolves an issue in Aperture 3.3 that could cause a vault created in an earlier version of Aperture to not open correctly.
  • A new file menu command allows the current photo library to be opened directly in iPhoto.

Import

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent GPS data embedded in iPhone photos from importing correctly.
  • After importing from an SDHC card, clicking "Delete & Eject" now reliably deletes the images from the card before ejecting it.

Export

  • Resolves an issue that could cause exported slideshows to have the wrong settings when multiple slideshows were exported concurrently.

Adjustments

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent externally-edited TIFF images from being displayed as the correct file type in Aperture.
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent certain custom ICC profiles from being available within Aperture.
  • Fixes an issue in Aperture 3.3 that could prevent the Brighten Shadows preset in the Effects menu from sufficiently adjusting an image.

Sharing

  • Adds support for shared Photo Streams with OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2.
  • Improves reliability for connecting to Facebook to share photos.

Smart albums

  • Smart albums using the month/year as search criteria now correctly show images taken on February 29th.
  • Fixes an issue in Aperture 3.3 that could cause smart albums to show incorrect results when filtering for photos not contained in albums.

Aperture 3.3.2 Update

Performance and stability

  • Resolves an issue that could prevent some libraries from opening correctly in Aperture 3.3.1.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause performance to degrade after using the arrow keys to navigate through a large number of images.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause  a library restored from a Vault to incorrectly set all images to “referenced” instead of “managed.” This could occur on some systems running in double-byte languages.

iPhoto Library compatibility

  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to incorrectly report the amount of disk space required to merge a library created in iPhoto.
  • Slideshows created in iPhoto now correctly show all images when included in a new library exported from Aperture.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause editing to be disabled in a slideshow originally created in iPhoto.
  • When a library is created in iPhoto and opened in Aperture, the folder hierarchy is now correctly displayed in the Photos panel of iTunes.

 Thumbnails and previews

  • Thumbnails for unsupported RAW images now update correctly when support for them is subsequently added through a Digital Camera RAW Compatibility or OS X update.
  • Resolves an issue that could sometimes cause Aperture to generate thumbnails unnecessarily for images imported into a library using iPhoto. 

Photo Stream, web, and sharing

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Photo Stream to be disabled in Aperture when switching libraries. 
  • Resolves an issue that could cause photos hidden in iPhoto to appear on iOS devices when synced from Aperture via iTunes.
  • Videos synced from Flickr now play correctly in Aperture on OS X Mountain Lion.

General

  • Merging a library into an existing Aperture 3.3 .library no longer causes manually-sorted projects in the Projects view to lose their sort order.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Aperture from displaying the correct results when using multiple search criteria in the Query HUD. 
  • Photos can now be printed from the Faces detail view.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the eyedropper to select the wrong hue in the Color adjustment tool.
  • Caps lock now works correctly with all keys when editing slideshows.
  • Ordering prints now works correctly in Full Screen mode on OS X Lion.
  • Contextual menu items for Export Version, Export Original, and Export Metadata now work as expected in Faces view.
  • Resolves an issue with using the pinch gesture on a MacBook Pro track pad to decrease the size of a Crop rectangle. 

Aperture 3.3.1 Update

  • Resolves a rare issue in which Aperture 3.3 might quit unexpectedly or stop responding while upgrading an existing library.
  • Improves reliability of rebuilding or repairing libraries.

Aperture 3.3 Update

  • New unified photo library for both iPhoto (v9.3 or later) and Aperture; no import/export required; Faces, Places, slideshows, albums and web sharing work across both applications.
  • Support for AVCHD video has been added.
  • Aperture now lets you use camera-generated previews for faster browsing of RAW files immediately after import.
  • Highlights & Shadows tool has been updated to deliver higher-quality results and work with extended range data.
  • A new Auto Enhance button has been added to the Adjustments panel.
  • White Balance tool now includes Skin Tone and Natural Gray modes to simplify color balance.
  • Auto button has been added to the White Balance tool for one-click color balancing.
  • Set Desktop command has been added to Share menu so you can set a desktop background from within Aperture.
  • A new Manual option allows you to drag and drop projects to customize sort order in the Projects view.
  • New preference allows you to set the background brightness of the full screen browser.
  • Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums are now displayed as thumbnails in the main window when accounts are selected in the source list.
  • Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of "Metadata."
  • Source list includes a new "Recent" section, showing Last Import and recently-viewed projects.
  • Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default.
  • Faces can now be named by dragging them from the Unnamed Faces browser to existing snapshots on the corkboard.
  • The Faces corkboard now includes a menu that allows you to set the order of face snapshots.
  • Newly designed monochrome source list and toolbar icons.
  • Addresses numerous issues related to overall performance and stability.

Aperture 3.2.4 Update

  • Improves stability on Mac OS X v10.6.8 Snow Leopard for cases in which Aperture sometimes quit unexpectedly when performing brush adjustments.
  • Resolves an issue in which changes saved to a photo in an external editor were not visible in the Viewer until Aperture was reopened. 

Aperture 3.2.3 Update

  • Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream.
  • Addresses minor issues related to performance and stability.

Aperture 3.2.2 Update

  • Resolves an issue that could prevent auto-imported Photo Stream images from being displayed in the library after your Photo Stream reaches 1,000 images. To recover masters that no longer display, see this article.

Aperture 3.2.1 Update

This update addresses the following issues in Aperture 3.2:

  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly at launch on Macs with Core Solo or Core Duo processors.
  • Addresses issues that could cause the Crop tool to switch to the incorrect orientation or resize incorrectly.
  • Resolves rendering issues when cropping images with Onscreen Proofing enabled.
  • Location menus are now displayed correctly on the map in the Places view when Photos is selected in the Library Inspector.

Aperture 3.2 Update

Aperture 3.2 supports compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5, and is recommended for all users of Aperture 3. This update addresses minor stability, performance and compatibility issues, including those listed below.

  • Resolves an issue that could cause the Loading indicator to reappear in the Viewer when cropping a photo.
  • Aperture now automatically reopens into Full Screen mode if the application was in Full Screen mode when last quit.
  • Pinch-to-zoom gesture now automatically activates Zoom mode in the Viewer.
  • Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in the Viewer.
  • Microsoft Outlook can now be chosen in Preferences as the application used by Aperture for emailing photos.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to quit unexpectedly when using brushes to apply adjustments.
  • The Loupe now correctly displays magnification levels between 50-100%.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to display the incorrect color profile on externally edited images.
  • The Import window now includes an option to delete photos from iPhone and iPad after they have been imported into Aperture.
  • The Lift & Stamp tool now displays the correct cursor icons when being used in Split View and Viewer only modes.

Aperture 3.1.3 Update

The Aperture 3.1.3 Update supports compatibility with Mac OS X Lion, and also addresses overall stability and performance. This update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3. Minor issues addressed include, but are not limited to, the following:

Library

  • Improves reliability of library rebuild and repair operations in Aperture Library First Aid.
  • Aperture now automatically rebuilds image thumbnails after a library is restored from a Time Machine backup.

Import

  • Resolves an issue that, in rare cases, could cause imports from iPhone 4 to not complete.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Olympus E-5 image thumbnails to appear with black borders in the Import window.
  • Metadata presets are now correctly applied to imported audio files.

Multi-Touch Gestures

  • Pinch to zoom gesture can now be used to resize thumbnails in full screen Browser.
  • Multi-touch gesture can now be used to rotate images in the Viewer.
  • Pinch to zoom gesture can now be used to resize the cropping rectangle when using the Crop tool.
  • Gesture support can be enabled or disabled in Preferences.

Faces

  • Fixes an issue that could sometimes cause the Faces view to be displayed without the Show Unnamed Faces button and zoom slider.
  • Resolves various issues naming faces using accented, Japanese, Korean or Simplified Chinese characters.
  • Profile photos attached to contacts in Address Book are now displayed with suggested names in the Faces auto-complete menus.
  • Shift-clicking snapshots on the Faces corkboard now allows you to make contiguous selections.
  • The Home key and End key can now be used to scroll to the top or bottom of the Faces view.

Places

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the map in the Edit Location window to draw incorrectly when assigning a location to a Project in Full Screen view.
  • In Places, the Show Unplaced Images filter now correctly maintains its state when the Back button is used to navigate the Places map.

Adjustments

  • Scrubbing numeric fields with the Shift key held down no longer causes the Adjustments inspector to temporarily disappear when the HUD is docked on the side of the screen.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the Inspector HUD to be incorrectly positioned when exiting and entering Full Screen while the HUD is docked.
  • Aperture no longer quits unexpectedly if a trackpad gesture is used to change the size of the Retouch brush during a brush stroke.
  • Aperture now correctly displays the correct cursor type when switching between draw mode and erase modes when using brushes with a Wacom tablet.

Web sharing

  • Published MobileMe, Facebook and Flickr albums now appear in a Web section in the Library Inspector
  • Addresses a problem that could sometimes cause Aperture to became unresponsive while syncing to web published albums.

Audio/Video

  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when trimming audio in full screen mode.
  • Resolves an issue that could sometimes cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly while browsing videos.

RAW+JPEG

  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding when using the Undo and Redo commands after switching from JPEG to RAW master with RAW+JPEG pairs.

General

  • The keyboard shortcut to show Tooltips has been changed from “T” to “Control + T” to prevent accidental activation.
  • The Reset All Warnings button in the General Preferences now correctly resets all warnings.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a blank sheet to display when placing a book or print order.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the browser filmstrip to scroll unnecessarily when enabling or disabling various options in the Query HUD.
  • Stacking or unstacking images that have been placed on a Light Table no longer Images placed on a Light Table now maintain their proper positions when added or removed from stacks.
  • FIxes an issue that could cause the List View to display the incorrect sort order when switching between projects.
  • Resolves an issue that could render images incorrectly when viewing them at magnifications of over 400% using the Loupe.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding on quit while updating previews.
  • Folders in the source list now spring back closed after objects have been dropped into them, or dragged over and then away from them.
  • Slideshow exports are now handled as a background operation and are listed in the Activity window.

 

Availability of Future Updates

If you are running Aperture on Mac OS X Version 10.7 (Lion) or later, Apple may provide you with free upgrades or updates to Aperture, up to, but not including, the next major release of Aperture. After the next major release, Apple may also continue to provide minor updates and enhancements to Aperture. These updates may not necessarily include all existing software features or new features that Apple releases for newer models of Apple-branded computers and may, at Apple’s discretion, be provided with or without charge.

Aperture 3.1.2 Update

This update improves overall stability and performance, and also includes the following specific fixes.

iPhoto Compatibility

  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when importing large iPhoto libraries.
  • Aperture now correctly handles albums contained in folders when importing iPhoto 9.1.1 libraries.
  • Improves reliability when importing iPhoto 9 libraries that include slideshows containing text slides.
  • RAW images imported from iPhoto 9 libraries no longer show the Reprocess brick in Adjustments.

Import

  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding when attempting to process damaged images.
  • Olympus E-5 images with a 3:4 aspect ratio now import with the correct rotation.

Library

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent referenced images from being reconnected.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when switching libraries.

Adjustments

  • Resolves an issue that could cause your Mac to become unresponsive when using brushes.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when using Retouch.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the white balance value for certain RAW images to be displayed incorrectly.

Other

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when panning a zoomed image.
  • Addresses compatibility of exported XMP Sidecar files with third-party applications.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when using Align to Beats in a slideshow.

Aperture 3.1.1 Update

This update improves overall stability and performance, and also includes the following specific fixes:

iLife ’11 Compatibility

  • Fixes an issue that could cause iMovie ’11 to stop responding while scanning the Aperture library for video clips.
  • Addresses issues that prevented the Aperture library from appearing in the Media Browser of other applications.

Import

  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when a camera was plugged in to your Mac.
  • Fixes a issue that in rare cases, could cause image files to be deleted when dragging a folder containing both images and text files from the Finder into Aperture.
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent images added to a library using the "Import Folders as Projects and Albums" option from being imported correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that caused Aperture to quit unexpectedly if you cancelled an import when using the "Import Folders as Folders and Projects" option, and when the source folder contained one or more non-image files.
  • Aperture no longer quits unexpectedly when importing an iPhoto library after having opened the import window with an iPad connected.

Upgrade

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the Aperture First Aid from opening correctly after upgrading a library from 3.0 to 3.1.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture 3.1 to quit unexpectedly while upgrading an Aperture 3.0 library.

Adjustments

  • The Noise Reduction adjustment brick now correctly displays Radius and Edge Detail sliders when applied using a Quick Brush.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Adjustment Presets applied using a keyboard shortcut to reset existing adjustments on an image.
  • Lift & Stamp HUD now correctly displays the word Brushing next to each listed adjustment that has been applied using a brush.

Web Publishing

  • Aperture now correctly sets the "Photos Viewable by" setting for images published to your Flickr Photostream.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding when deleting a published web album from the source list.
  • Aperture no longer uploads images to Flickr Pro accounts as Web Size when the Size setting in Aperture is Actual Size.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a MobileMe account to be removed from the Aperture source list if the account password was changed at www.me.com.

Slideshows

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when the "Fit Slideshow to Main Soundtrack" button was clicked.

Vaults

  • Fixes an issue that could sometimes cause Aperture on a computer with Mac OS X v10.5.8 Leopard to stop responding while updating a vault stored on a network volume.

Aperture 3.1 Update

This update improves overall stability and performance, and addresses compatibility with iLife '11. It also includes a number of specific fixes in the following areas:

Library

  • Improves performance when opening large libraries.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent thumbnails from being properly rendered when reprocessing masters.
  • Addresses reliability and performance issues when running Repair Database and Rebuild Database operations in Aperture Library First Aid.
  • Improves reliability of upgrading libraries with images containing Spot & Patch adjustments.
  • Improves accuracy of the progress bars displayed when updating Vaults.

Adjustments

  • Addresses performance issues when exporting heavily-adjusted images, particularly those with Highlights & Shadows, Definition, Noise Reduction, Edge Sharpen, Sharpen, Skin Smoothing, or Blur.
  • Addresses performance when using Core Image filters such as Curves, Levels, and Highlights & Shadows.
  • Eliminates black “halos” that could appear in areas of extreme luminance in scaled images in the Viewer.
  • Addresses quality issues with Red Eye correction.
  • Fixes an issue in the Adjustment Presets editor that could cause the names of adjustments within a preset to temporarily appear blank.
  • Addresses performance issues with using the Straighten tool on adjusted images.
  • Straighten grid now appears correctly after applying and resetting a crop.
  • Fixes issues that could cause Aperture to stop responding or quit unexpectedly when processing an image with Sharpen applied.
  • Addresses an issue that could reduce image quality on straightened photos.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent data from being properly entered into numeric fields in the Adjustments HUD.
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented the correct cursor from appearing after choosing a Quick Brush
  • Fixes a problem that caused the Master Aspect Ratio setting to fail if used in combination with the "create new versions when making adjustments" preference.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding when making adjustments to images in a stack if the “create new versions when making adjustments” option was chosen.
  • Thumbnails and previews now display correctly for images that are flipped and rotated.
  • When reprocessing masters, Aperture now displays a progress bar with a count indicating the number of images remaining to be processed.
  • Addresses performances issues when zooming images to 100%.

Faces

  • Fixes an issue that could cause some file tiles to be rotated incorrectly.
  • Addresses performance issues when loading thumbnails in Faces view.
  • Improves reliability of face detection and naming when working with RAW+JPEG pairs.
  • Addresses an issue that could result in “blank” face thumbnails in Faces view.
  • When in Confirm Faces mode, the contextual menu now correctly includes the “Not a face” option.
  • The Confirm Faces mode can now be updated and refreshed by holding down the Option key while clicking the Done button.
  • Dragging multiple snapshots on the Faces corkboard now correctly moves all the selected snapshots.
  • The “include face info in exported photos” option now exports Face names as keywords when exporting masters, writing IPTC to masters, or exporting metadata.

Printing

  • Fixes an issue that caused the wrong color profile to be used when previewing an image using the Loupe in the Print dialog.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause a thin black line to appear on the top edge of some prints.

Slideshows

  • Addresses an issue that could cause photo effects applied to images in slideshows to persist even after being removed.
  • When exporting a slideshow, the Custom option now includes a Quality pop-up menu in order to control compression quality/size of resulting H.264 or MPEG-4 files.
  • Fixes a problem that could cause the audio browser to display improperly when creating a slideshow.
  • Slideshows can now be exported using presets for compatibility with Apple TV and iPad.
  • Fixes an issue that could produce incorrect results when the start and end positions of a Ken Burns setting were swapped in the slideshow editor.
  • Adding an inset to a photo in a Classic and Ken Burns slideshow no longer changes the width of a border applied to the same photo.
  • Choosing "Fit Selected Slides to Main Audio Track" no longer unnecessarily reduces the length of video clips contained within the slideshow.
  • Deselecting the custom duration set for a select slide by deselecting the “Play slide for” checkbox now correctly returns the slide’s duration to its default value.

Places

  • Fixes an issue that could produce inaccurate results when assigning photos to a GPS track path.
  • Metadata Inspector can now display GPS Direction if this data is available in geotagged photos.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent imported track paths from appearing in the Tracks & Waypoints menu after restarting the application.

Metadata

  • The Keyword HUD now displays a count for the number of times each keyword has been used in a library.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause duplicate keywords to appear after merging a library.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent photos with an IPTC Subject Code to export correctly when exporting masters with the “Create IPTC4XMP Sidecar File" option enabled.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Longitude data to export incorrectly when using the Export > Metadata command.
  • The Date Created field in IPTC Core can now be activated and set by simply clicking in the field.
  • Auto-complete of contact info in IPTC Contact fields can now be enabled or disabled in Preferences.
  • Metadata Inspector now includes a Sharing view which logs when each photo is published to MobileMe, Facebook, or Flickr.

General

  • The application now displays a progress dialog when opening or switching between libraries.
  • Fixes an issue that disabled browser scrolling when in Split View with sort and filter controls hidden.
  • Addresses quality issues in connection with rendering of images scaled to below 100% in the Viewer.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the "Loading" indicator in the Viewer to disappear before images were actually loaded.
  • Activity window can now be opened by pressing Command-Shift-0 (zero).
  • Photos displayed in the iLife Media Browser on Mac OS X v10.6.x Snow Leopard now retain their sort order from Aperture.
  • Photos synced to iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV are now sorted in date order by default.

Search

  • Addresses issues to improve performance when searching libraries containing a large number of keywords.
  • File Type query now correctly supports search for RAW+JPEG.

Import

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent all photos and videos from loading in the Import window when importing from iPhone or iPad.
  • Duplicate detection now correctly works with imported audio and video files.
  • Images in BMP format can now be imported.
  • Aperture now correctly rotates square images cropped in-camera from Olympus E-P1 and E-P2 models when imported.

Tethering

  • Images captured during a tethered session no longer appear in the Import window, unless they are actually stored on the camera's memory card.
  • Fixes an issue that caused a "Missing" badge to temporarily appear on some images imported via tethering.
  • Addresses an issue that disabled tethered capture via FireWire on Snow Leopard.

iPhoto Import

  • Images from an iPhoto library that are imported as referenced files can now be correctly accessed and relinked using the Locate Referenced Files command.
  • Smart Albums created using Faces in an iPhoto 8 library are now correctly displayed when imported into Aperture.
  • Portrait-oriented photos contained in an iPhoto 8 library are now correctly rotated when the library is imported into Aperture.
  • Photos marked as “hidden” in an iPhoto 8 library are now imported with a “rejected” tag when the library is imported into Aperture.

Export

  • Fixes an issue that could cause images exported as TIFFs to have an incorrect dpi setting.
  • Addresses issues that could slow performance when exporting a large number of projects as a new library.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the "Consolidate masters into exported library" option to not complete when exporting projects to a new library.
  • Exported libraries now correctly include all pre-defined Library Smart Albums such as “★ ★ ★ ★ ★” and “★ or better.”

Web sharing

  • Improves memory management when publishing to MobileMe.
  • Supports multiple MobileMe, Facebook, and Flickr accounts for compatibility with iLife ’11.
  • Enables publishing to Facebook Wall and Flickr Photostream.
  • MobileMe, Facebook, and Flickr accounts can now be individually enabled or disabled in each Aperture Library.
  • Photos downloaded from MobileMe albums are now copied when imported into Aperture projects.

Video

  • When Aperture attempts to open an unsupported video format, it now correctly prompts you to open the file using QuickTime via Finder.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause videos to flicker when multiple videos were selected in the Viewer.

Books

  • Improves scaling of images when photos placed in book layouts have an effective resolution of 110 dpi or less.

Plug-ins

  • Addresses an issue that could cause export plug-ins to use the wrong Aperture export preset when exporting files.

Aperture 3.0.3 Update

This update improves overall stability and fixes issues in a number of areas in Aperture 3. See the key areas addressed below.

Adjustments

  • Addresses stability when using the Retouch brush on large images.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Retouch adjustments to render incorrectly when applied using Lift & Stamp on large images.
  • User-defined Raw Fine Tuning presets are now correctly applied to images when you choose "Save as Camera Default."
  • Deleting a user-defined Raw Fine Tuning preset set as Camera Default now reverts the setting to Apple.
  • Pressing the M key now correctly toggles Show Master in dual displays configurations when Viewer is on the second display.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause adjustments applied to images already placed within books and light tables to be displayed incorrectly.
  • Addresses issues related to Chromatic Aberration adjustment quality.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause custom keyboard shortcuts for user-defined adjustment presets to not work.

Faces

  • Faces snapshots now reflect updated rotation of images.
  • Addresses an issue with the correct display and spacing of names on Faces snapshots.
  • Addresses performance when loading the Faces view.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Face rectangles to draw incorrectly when master images are offline.
  • Fixes an issue preventing Face tiles with adjustments from being updated after merging libraries.
  • In Show Unnamed Faces, the next name in the filmstrip is now correctly selected after entering or confirming the previous face.
  • The Search field in the Faces corkboard now retains its settings.
  • Addresses an issue causing Faces to be incorrectly positioned on photos exported to Facebook.
  • Faces snapshots now update correctly when you manually remove detected faces from Aperture that have been named.
  • Fixes an issue with correctly positioning detected faces in RAW+JPEG pairs.

Printing

  • Paper size setting is now retained after canceling the print dialog.
  • Switching printers in the Print window now correctly updates to the default paper size for the target printer.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented print presets from retaining the target printer.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when using Undo after changing paper size in the Print dialog.

Library

  • Duplicated Smart Albums now retain the correct scope for searches.
  • Addresses an issue that prevented iPhoto Libraries with a tilde (~) in the name to be imported correctly.
  • Improved reliability of repairing and rebuilding of the library database.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Aperture from reporting minor database inconsistencies when detected.
  • Addresses an issue with thumbnail generation on referenced images after they are reconnected.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause slow performance and a spinning wait cursor when updating Vaults.
  • Addresses an issue that could slow down reconnecting referenced files.
  • Addresses an issue that could affect performance when importing projects.
  • Improves database reliability if renaming masters via Batch Change is unexpectedly interrupted by a hard drive failure or power loss.

Slideshows

  • Fixes an issue that caused slideshow titles to default to Custom Text when videos contained with the slideshow were trimmed.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the Space Bar and S key from working correctly when typing into slideshow text boxes with Caps Lock enabled.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause slow performance when adjusting the duration of multiple images in a slideshow.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent secondary audio tracks from playing back in exported slideshows created on Mac OS X v10.5.8 Leopard.

Places

  • Imported GPS track logs now display time accuracy in hours, minutes, and seconds.
  • GPS data included in XMP sidecar files with imported photos is now correctly reverse-geocoded in Places.

Metadata

  • Query HUD now correctly handles dates entered into the Date search field.
  • Search field on Keywords HUD now performs a “contains” search to find matching keywords.
  • Fixes an issue with auto-complete in the Keyword Controls search field.

General

  • Now correctly retains position of Full Screen Filmstrip after relaunch.
  • Images selected using the Select All command are now batch processed in the correct order.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause watermarks to be displayed incorrectly in the Export Presets window.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Batch Change to enter data from a previously-selected preset when “None” was selected.
  • Fixes an issue that caused video clips to flicker momentarily in the Viewer when entering and exiting Full Screen view.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding if you attempt to open the Import window while a previous import is being completed.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Aperture toolbar to be temporarily grayed out after importing an iPhoto Library.

Aperture 3.0.2 Update

This update improves overall stability and fixes issues in a number of areas. The key areas addressed include:

iPhoto Library Import

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to erroneously report the amount of hard drive space required to import an iPhoto Library.
  • Aperture now displays an estimate of the amount of free hard drive space needed to import an iPhoto Library.
  • Addresses memory management issues when importing large iPhoto libraries.
  • Rotation of iPhone photos is now preserved when importing from an iPhoto Library.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding when attempting to play a slideshow imported from an iPhoto Library.

Image Import

  • During import, Aperture now correctly reads image ratings, color labels, and GPS data stored in XMP sidecar files.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding if both the Auto-split projects and Auto-Stack options were used together during import.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the Import window from automatically opening when a memory card is mounted.
  • Aperture now provides correct options when importing hierarchical folders of photos into a library.

Library

  • The amount of free hard drive space required to upgrade an Aperture Library is now displayed if sufficient space is not available.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Aperture to overestimate the amount of free hard disk space needed to upgrade an Aperture 1.x or 2.x library.
  • Fixes an issue that caused thumbnails to take up more disk space than needed.
  • Addresses stability when importing an Aperture 2 library into an Aperture 3 library.
  • Addresses some performance issues when opening and closing libraries.

Export

  • Addresses an issue that prevented Library Albums from being exported properly as standalone libraries.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Email command to use an incorrect export preset when attaching photos to an email.
  • Canceling a library export now correctly moves the cancelled library to the Trash.
  • Color labels on non-image files, such as video and audio clips, are now preserved in the Finder when exporting versions.

Adjustments

  • Addresses issues with retouching 16-bit images.
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Straighten tool to work incorrectly on flipped images.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Aperture to quit unexpectedly when Curves was used on JPEGs with a custom printer profile.
  • Adjustment presets that include brushed adjustments are now correctly rendered when imported into another copy of Aperture.
  • Fixes a temporary slowdown or potential unexpected quit that could occur when canceling the Reprocess Masters command.
  • Images are now stacked in the correct order when using the "Create new version when making adjustments" option.
  • It is now possible to pause preview generation.
  • Preview generation for adjusted images is now faster.
  • Addresses an issue where using a large number of Spot and Patch adjustments could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly.

Printing

  • Fixes an issue that could cause custom print presets to be displayed in the wrong order in the print dialog.
  • Print presets now correctly retain printer choice, paper size, orientation, and other printer settings when saved.
  • Addresses an issue that prevented custom print presets from retaining color profile settings.
  • The Print dialog now correctly defaults to the last print preset that was used.
  • Settings such as Image Size, Rows and Columns, Resolution, and Rendering Intent are automatically remembered for next use when choosing Cancel in the Print window.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent custom print presets from being saved.
  • Addresses an issue that prevented custom margins from being saved in print presets.
  • The Image Size pop-up menu now includes a 4 x 5 setting.

Trash

  • Fixes an issue that could result in a slowdown when emptying the Aperture Trash.
  • Fixes an issue that caused the progress indicator to display inaccurate data when emptying the Trash.

Faces

  • Fixes an issue that could cause a spinning wait cursor to appear when attempting to move snapshots on the Faces corkboard.
  • Fixes usability issues with auto-completion from Address Book when adding names to Faces.
  • Aperture now correctly remembers the state of the Faces and Photos buttons when matching photos in the Faces view.
  • Addresses an issue that slowed performance when using Confirm Faces.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when browsing rapidly in the Viewer with the Names overlay turned on.
  • Addresses a face correlation issue that could sometimes prevent Aperture from suggesting potential matches.

Places

  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to report an incorrect number of items when the Show Unplaced Images option was chosen In the Places view.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding when opening Places with a large number of locations assigned.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when importing a GPS log file.

Metadata

  • Addresses compatibility issues affecting XMP sidecar files exported with masters.
  • The Duplicate Preset command now correctly duplicates the data in all fields when duplicating a metadata preset.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a spinning wait cursor to appear when creating or duplicating metadata presets.

Audio/Video

  • Fixes an issue that caused externally-edited video and audio clips to lose their original date/time stamp.

Books

  • Fixes an issue with saving changes to custom books when the custom theme is not present.

Search

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the built-in smart albums listed under the Library Albums to filter images incorrectly.
  • Search by the Flash EXIF field now returns correct results.
  • Addresses the reliability of searches for text containing special characters.

Flickr publishing

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent the Cancel button from working when setting up an export to Flickr.

Watermarking

  • Watermarks are now correctly saved as part of an export preset.
  • Watermarks now remain unscaled when the Scale Watermark box is left unchecked.

General

  • Addresses an issue that prevented View modes from being changed using keyboard shortcuts while in Full Screen view.
  • Restores the ability to navigate photos in the Viewer by scrolling. (Turn this option on in General Preferences).
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Query HUD to overlap the Filmstrip in Full Screen view.
  • Double-clicking on a project name in Projects view now displays the contents of the project.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause projects to be appear under the wrong year header when using Group by Year.
  • The name of the version or master being processed is now displayed during face detection, export, and preview generation.
  • Resolves performance issues when using zoom in Viewer.

iPad Compatibility

  • Enables support for importing photos from iPad to the Aperture Library, as well as syncing of photos to iPad.

Aperture 3.0.1 Update

This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of issues in Aperture 3, including:

  • Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture
  • Importing libraries from iPhoto
  • Importing photos directly from a camera
  • Memory usage when processing heavily-retouched photos
  • Face recognition processing
  • Adding undetected faces using the Add Missing Face button
  • Printing pages containing multiple images
  • Printing photos and contact sheets with borders and metadata
  • Editing photos using an external editor
  • Display of images with Definition and Straighten adjustments applied
  • Zooming photos in the Viewer and in the Loupe using keyboard shortcuts
  • Accessing Aperture libraries on a network volume
  • Selecting and moving pins on the Places map
  • Adding and editing custom locations using the Manage My Places window
  • Switching between masters when working with RAW+JPEG pairs

Installation options

Automatic Software Update

  • Choose Software Update from the Apple () menu to check for the latest Apple software.

Standalone Installer

  • Apple Downloads offers a standalone installer that you can use instead, if you wish.

Installation

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when entering the product serial number on a 64-bit system.

Faces

  • Fixes an issue that could cause additional face recognition processing to run after adjusting newly-imported photos.
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented faces added using the Add Missing Face button to appear in the Faces view.

Places

  • Reduces excessive scrolling in Browser filmstrip when selecting and moving pins on the Places map.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented users from adding a new place in the Manage My Places window.
  • Corrects text in the Manage My Places window.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Full Keyboard Access options to work incorrectly in the Manage My Places window when tabbing through fields.
  • Corrects an issue that sometimes caused the Show Labels option for maps in Satellite view to become inaccessible in the Project Info window.

Image Adjustments

  • Addresses an issue that prevented the Viewer from refreshing after using an External Editor.
  • Restores the “Edit a Copy with” command to contextual menus.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Adjustment Presets window to become disabled after creating multiple Adjustment Preset groups in succession.
  • Rendering of Straighten adjustment on images is now correctly displayed on the preview.
  • Fixes an issue that caused versions to be incorrectly named when created.
  • Addresses an issue that caused layered TIFFs to be flattened unnecessarily when exported again to an external editor.

Printing

  • Corrects an issue in the Print dialog that caused metadata to overlay the image preview.
  • Fixes an issue that caused borders to display incorrectly in the Print dialog.
  • Addresses a print preset issue that could cause an incorrect number of images to print on contact sheet pages.
  • Improves stability when printing multiple copies of a photo on a single page.
  • Watermarks now positioned correctly when images are printed using the "Crop to Fill" option.

Import

  • Fixes issues that could cause the application to quit unexpectedly when importing an iPhoto library.
  • Externally-edited images from iPhoto are now correctly imported during an iPhoto import.
  • Addresses an issue that caused Aperture to miscalculate the amount of hard drive space needed to import an iPhoto library.
  • Fixes an issue that caused existing images on a camera or memory card to be downloaded during a tethering session.
  • On Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, importing directly from a camera now displays the correct number of images to be imported.

Export

  • Now correctly prevents CMYK profiles from being selectable when performing a JPEG export.

Audio Attachments

  • Renaming master now correctly works with audio attachments.
  • Audio attachments now remain linked to photos that are edited using an external editor.

Apple TV compatibility

  • Addresses an issue that improves the reliability of syncing updated albums with AppleTV.
  • Slideshows exported from Aperture now sync to and playback correctly on AppleTV.

RAW+JPEG

  • Viewer now correctly updates when switching between RAW+JPEG pairs.
  • Addresses an issue that reduced the effectiveness of face detection on RAW+JPEG images.

Search

  • Fixes an issue that caused the Stack pick's only option to be ignored on queries of multiple albums.

General

  • Addresses issues that could cause the application to stop responding when upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture.
  • Addresses an issue that prevented offline master images from upgrading correctly.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly during a library rebuild.
  • Fixes an issue that caused incorrect tooltip text to be displayed when using Audio Adjustments in a slideshow.
  • Fixes an issue that caused the activity window to display the wrong number of versions being emptied from the Aperture Trash.
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes caused Aperture to ignore ‘Do not show this message again” options.
  • Video transport controls are now properly hidden or displayed when switching between Viewer-only and Browser-only modes.
  • Improves stability when ordering prints from Apple.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the application to quit unexpectedly when entering Full Screen mode.
  • Fixes an issue with scrolling in All Projects view.
  • Loupe now updates correctly when using "Command +" or "Command -" to change zoom level.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent photos from an Aperture library from appearing in the iLife Media Browser.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to miscalculate the amount of hard drive space needed for a Vault.

 

Additional Information

A note on upgrading your Aperture library

If you are upgrading your Aperture library from an earlier version of Aperture, here are some guidelines to assist you in a successful move to Aperture 3:

  • Before upgrading, it is recommended (though not required) that you perform a rebuild of your Aperture library. To rebuild an Aperture library, hold down the Option and Command keys while opening your library in Aperture 1.5 or 2, then click the Rebuild Now button.
  • Aperture temporarily uses extra space on your hard drive during the upgrade process. This is for the purpose of backing up critical library info and insuring the integrity of your data during upgrade. If you don't have adequate space on your hard drive to accommodate the upgrade, Aperture will display a warning dialog. You may need to move your library to a different hard drive with more space in order to upgrade it, and then move it back to the original drive when the upgrade is complete. Any space used by Aperture during the upgrade is released and made available to you again once the upgrade has finished.
  • Keep in mind that fully upgrading a very large library is a one-time process that can take a long time; the process may take many hours or even overnight, depending on the size of the library. Once the initial database upgrade is complete, you can begin working with your Aperture library. However, post-upgrade processing will continue in the background for some time, as face detection and preview generation are performed. (A progress indicator and the word "Processing" will appear in the status line of the Viewer or Browser to indicate these operations are underway.) While you can work with Aperture while these operations are performed, you may experience temporary slow-downs. Optimal performance will return when all post-upgrade processing is complete.
Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
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