aperture_lens_iconApple today released Aperture 3.4.5, bringing fixes for several issues related to the handling of memory card and camera import and handling, as well as general stability improvements.

What's New in Version 3.4.5

- 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 3.4.5 is a 523.15 MB download and requires OS X 10.7.5 or 10.8.2 or later, along with Aperture 3. Apple has also made the updated version available in the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

AppleInLVX Avatar
126 months ago
Lightroom? Be ready for a $50/month subscription plan coming to you with the next major release. And if you stop to pay? Sorry, no more access to your photos. I guess you could pull them out of the file structure.

One of my photographer collegues assures me that Adobe has said they will not do this with Lightroom. I myself use Aperture, so I couldn't care less what they do. Although secretly I wish they would.. then I can stop listening to him brag about how much better Lightroom is all the time. Stupid Apple update non-schedule. :mad:
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CmdrLaForge Avatar
126 months ago
Is aperture basically beefed up iPhoto?

Basically - no. It is more a professional app whereas iPhoto is a toy.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twisted panties Avatar
126 months ago
?
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kirky29 Avatar
126 months ago
Over 500MB for a few bug fixes... :-/
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
snberk103 Avatar
126 months ago
Lightroom? Be ready for a $50/month subscription plan coming to you with the next major release. And if you stop to pay? Sorry, no more access to your photos. I guess you could pull them out of the file structure.

Oh really? Considering it is only $150 to purchase currently, I kinda doubt Adobe would make people pay that amount every 3 months. Photoshop on its own is only something like $19/month and it is much more expensive.

Plus, Adobe has already said that Lr will be available as a standalone product for the foreseeable future. Which makes sense to me. They have been positioning Lr as the gateway product. Make it as widely available as possible to photographers, get them hooked, send them promo emails with promo prices to Photoshop, get new subscribers. Adobe are smart cookies.... this is just basic good sales technique.

Has anyone here used Capture One?

Not daily, but my intention is to make it my main RAW convertor/editor. But it has an interface that I find bewildering at times. Though I just have to buckle down and spend the time on the curve. That said, the editing power of what it can do far surpasses what Lr and Aperture can do. I can say that with confidence, even only having scratched the surface.

For instance.... In Lr the colour correction panel allows you to pick one of half-a-dozen colours, and then you can adjust hue/saturation/colour for that colour. In C1 you can use the eyedropper to choose the colour from the photo. Adjust where on the colour wheel that sample is chosen from. Adjust how much for the adjacent colours/hues/tones you want to adjust. And then once you have the exact tone/hue/shade/colour picked, then you can adjust its properties. Oh, and you can do this on a masked layer.

There is a steep learning curve, but there are lot of videos on their website.
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SvenSvenson Avatar
126 months ago
Basically - no. It is more a professional app whereas iPhoto is a toy.

No - iPhoto is for casual users who want to do a bit more with their photos than simply keeping them on their camera or phone and upload them to Facebook, such as minor corrections (cropping, brightness etc) and adjustments, but who don't want or need the heavy-duty capabilities of something like Aperture such as levels, sharpening, colour correction and shooting in RAW.
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