Aperture and iPhoto Updated with Performance Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:38 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today updated both of its photo editing and management platforms. Aperture has been updated to version 3.4.4 while iPhoto has been updated to version 9.4.3. The updates contain several bug fixes and stability improvements and can be downloaded via the Mac App Store or Software Update.

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Aperture 3.4.4:
-Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly during image import
-Nikon P7700 RAW images are now displayed correctly in the Import window
-Thumbnails with version names longer than 250 characters are now displayed correctly
-Fixes an issue that could cause multiple warning dialogs to appear when web albums are synced after waking from sleep
-Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when uploading photos to Photo Stream
-Shared Photo Stream invitation lists now scroll correctly
-Includes stability and performance improvements

iPhoto 9.4.3:
-Photos can now be deleted from My Photo Stream by dragging to the Trash
-Photos can now be exported from Photo Stream using the Export command in the File menu
-RAW images manually imported from My Photo Stream are now editable
-Fixes a bug that could cause manually-rotated photos to appear unrotated when shared to Photo Stream
-Addresses an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly while syncing to Facebook
-Resolves an issue that could cause calendar text to appear at the wrong font size, resulting in order cancellation
-Fixes an issue that could cause books to have an incorrect number of pages after rearranging two-page spreads
-Includes stability improvements
Aperture is available for $79.99 on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

iPhoto is available for $14.99 on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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20 months ago
If Apple are indeed going to continue with their own software they need to make a statement to that fact. No one can believe that Apple are now serious about their software, the writings on the wall and its about time people woke up to this.

Apple make hardware and their own OS to service THEIR hardware, they did make software but are obviously making an exit from this. A few have said that software companies obviously make more updates and versions as they are software companies only.. Exactly! Apple did make some fab software but its old and flaky and not current. Do you want the list?

Wake up and make provision to move libraries of data as you will be left using outdated software and in some cases hardware (Mac Pro). I love apple but enough is enough.
Rating: 6 Votes
20 months ago
Apples mac apps are all in serious need of updates.

Namely, iWork, Aperture, and Logic.

People still use their Macs for professional use.
Rating: 4 Votes
20 months ago

Let me rephrase, when was the last time Apple released an Aperture update and a raw support update on the same day?


Now you're just reaching for an argument. :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
20 months ago
Glad to see Apple didn't completely forget about Aperture. I guess the Lightroom announcement reminded them...
Rating: 3 Votes
20 months ago
Aperture 3 was released three years ago, Apple. Three. Years. Ago.

All Aperture 4 would need to implement to clean Adobe's Lightroom clock would be to add proper built-in layers support (God knows Adobe won't cannibalize Photoshop sales by adding it to Lightroom). But instead Apple puts out yet-another point release with a few performance enhancements.

Edit: For everyone complaining about Raw support for their favorite camera, Apple publishes Camera Raw updates separately from iPhoto and Aperture updates -- which is the one thing they seem to be doing right vs. Adobe Lightroom.
Rating: 3 Votes
20 months ago
Must be in response to the Lightroom 5 beta announcement. ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago
What if I buy A3 now. How long, if any, will A4 be a free upgrade? :confused:
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago

LOL, no RAW support for the 7100 Apple?

This is not the update Aperture users are looking for...


Can you tell me when was the last time that an Aperture update contained raw support for new cameras?
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago

When is Apple going to support delta updates for its own Apps? Having to download a 1.12GB file for 8 minor fixes to iPhoto is ridiculous.


My iPhoto update was 177mbs. Wonder why urs was 1.12gb...
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago

What if I buy A3 now. How long, if any, will A4 be a free upgrade? :confused:


Just buy Aperture 3, and put a little away every month for the next few years - you'll be able to pay for Aperture 4 when it's released then, and likely have some money left over...

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In the wake of Adobe's announcement, Apple's next instalment of the Aperture upgrade cycle debacle is perilously close to farcical.
Rating: 2 Votes

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