Apple Aperture
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Apple Aperture is designed from the ground up for professional photographers and provides everything you need for after the shoot, delivering the first all-in-one post-production tool for photographers.

Featuring a RAW-focused workflow, Aperture makes RAW as easy as JPEG, letting you import, edit, catalog, organize, retouch, publish, and archive your images more effectively and efficiently than ever before. From capture to output, you work directly with your RAW files, never having to first convert them into another format before viewing, adjusting, organizing, or
What's New
Version 3.5.1:
  • Temperature and Tint White Balance now works correctly
  • Fixes an issue related to face detection overlays
  • Addresses an issue with metadata field entry when arrowing between photos
  • Includes stability improvements
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.9or later



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Apple Aperture User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Dannymontani reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
Why to not use Aperture? Because it will not run on my quad core (old) 2007 tower speedster. Ya gotta have Maverics. F*#@ As I do also use Lightroom, guess who just made my day. I would bet Adobe will support for some while in our future.
[Version 3.5.1]

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siamlotus replied on 10 Feb 2014
Agreed. Does not run on 10.7.5 so deleted it from my system. Lightroom 5 runs fine on my Mac.
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Appledogx reviewed on 15 Nov 2013
Apple magically updated my old long dead demo version after Mavericks. Surprising, but since there was no new demo, it was welcome. The speed problems that I found in the old demo that made it useless to me were not present and I find this new Aperture quite zippy on the same computer where it crawled! It's much better than iPhoto and has lots of great adjustments and photo corrections. Still missing lens corrections, but that can be addressed by plugins, which I haven't tried yet. It would be good for Apple to add this into the next Aperture update, though, so as not to have to do TIFF conversions and add more files. Even raw photos that sent iPhoto to a stall, are zippy on Aperture 3.5.X.
[Version 3.5.1]


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Simonm commented on 13 Nov 2013
According to the Mac App Store, Aperture 3.5 was released about 3 weeks ago in the Great Apple Update Bonanza of 2013...

I guess it got overlooked by MacUpdate.
[Version 3.4.5]


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Marcossi reviewed on 11 Aug 2013
Happy happy. I'm not a photo or image edit professional. But Aperture makes things easy and fast for me.

I'm sure Lightroom is better actually. But it's hard to beat Apples eco system.
[Version 3.4.5]

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Owltech replied on 15 Nov 2013
About a month ago, I lined up about 500 Nikon raw portrait photos all taken from an FX format camera (D800E) with the same lens at the same settings. I then bought Lightroom and Capture One, and said, "OK, let's nail this once and for all". I already had Aperture 3. After working with those 3 programs for about a week, I concluded that Aperture won the contest in all categories: ease of use, UI design, color output, raw rendering, export faithfulness. LR and CO have some interesting and powerful tools, but Aperture creates the most vibrant, vital, and truly alive photos, even right out of the box (default settings).

I actually think that CO produces the best raw rendering, but it's hardest to use. The UI is clumsy, inconsistent and confusing; a mess, actually. LR is middle of the road in UI design. LR and Aperture, however, take directly opposite approaches to the UI. Both are clean and logical. LR wants to make you use their tabbed functional dichotomy (library, develop, share, etc), while Aperture gives the user everything he would ever want to do in one packed paneled layout, navigable with simple single-letter keystrokes. I like Apple's pile-it-all-together approach over LR and CO.

And, again, the exported results from Aperture by far beats the output of both CO and LR.

IMHO.
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Josh C. commented on 05 Jun 2013
The download link isn't working right
[Version 3.4.5]

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Misha replied on 05 Jun 2013
Try again, it's working for me but occasionally Apple links 404 on their way through Apple's redirects.
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Appledogx commented on 08 Feb 2013
Too bad Apple discontinued the trial for Aperture. I tried it a long time ago, and it was so slow, it was totally unusable on my MacBook Pro. I'd really like to get this app for my new DSLR, but without being able to try it again, I would hate to be stuck shelling out this price for an app that was unusable. Not having trials for such software is definitely not a way to attract new users. I really want to like Aperture, but I guess I'll never know.
[Version 3.4.3]

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Macedward replied on 12 Feb 2013
I agree on this one. Not provide any trials at all are not the right way to attract new or former customers.

The price in AppStore is quite good, but I do not want to spend even this sum if I can't try it before I buy it.
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Bigboysdad replied on 22 Feb 2013
100% agree, the poster's experiences tally with mine. I'm a happy Lightroom user, but would still like to give Aperture a go. Given the circumstances and the upgrade policy of the App Store, I thought it best to see if Apple demonstrate its support with version 4 before looking at splashing out.
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Rubaiyat replied on 17 Mar 2013
You can at least read the Aperture reviews in the App Store. It seems this is now yet another neglected Apple app with a lot of unhappy users.

It seems despite all that cash Apple is sitting on it can not maintain and polish its own suite of software. This goes right across the board, not just Aperture but XCode, iWork, iLife etc.

Apple is trashing its reputation with all but the new impressionable bottom of the barrel consumers.

So sad. I think this might be Apple's Titanic II moment. Full steam ahead and damn the icebergs.
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Marek replied on 17 Apr 2013
What a BS! Aperture is excellent and well maintained application. Apple provided many useful enhancements to current version since it was first published in 2010. Other companies would call it 'new version' and ask you to pay upgrade fee, but Apple simply adds it for free as minor updates. Now we have version 3.4, and it is really fast and efficient piece of software.

Highly recommended to all serious photographers!
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Rubaiyat replied on 22 Apr 2013
BS on your BS! You can not upgrade Aperture, the massive all-in-one minor upgrades, unless you also upgrade your System. Something Apple blocks on not that old Macs.
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Rezstudios replied on 05 Jun 2013
Hmm... I believe most of the speed issues were with Face Recognition which can take a lot of resources and slow things down, especially after importing a lot of photos. Some people chose to turn off that feature which dramatically increased performance; others just let Aperture run for a few hours after import of photos before trying to use the program.
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Geofrant commented on 13 Nov 2012
551MB to fix an issue that could cause a licensed copy of Aperture to prompt for a serial number with each launch? Really?
[Version 3.4.3]

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Janichsan replied on 13 Nov 2012
That's what you get for trying to update an application you bought on the Mac App Store while running Snow Leopard. Delta updates for applications are only supported on Lion and Mountain Lion: the patch was 7 MB for me.
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Janichsan replied on 13 Nov 2012
Ah, sorry – my bad: I forgot that Aperture now requires Lion, so all allusions regarding Snow Leopard are of course rubbish. Anyway, my main point remains true: the delta update is very small. The 551 MB "update" is the whole shebang.
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Bosskev replied on 13 Nov 2012
To Janichsan: I just updated my Aperture 3.4.2 to this 3.4.3, running on Mountain Lion 10.8.2 (meaning, as of this writing, everything was as up to date as it could be), and it DID require a full download of the entire ±550MB. If I was supposed to have benefitted from a tiny Delta patch, it did not happen, and I do not know why.
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Thaiwest replied on 13 Nov 2012
As is very common with software updates, there is always much more 'tweaked' than is listed.

And, it doesn't matter wither or not it was purchased via AppStore or otherwise. I purchased directly from Apple many OS's past. I don't hardly think making a new purchase (throwing away funds spent) would be of common sense at all!
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limies reviewed on 10 Oct 2012
Excellent software with a geolocation feature!
[Version 3.4.1]


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Peter_Van_Den_Einde reviewed on 29 Sep 2012
Finally a very stable version. Up to now it did not crash ones on my Mac Pro.
Previous versions crashed random on very big raw files.
It also is a lot faster now when switching photos!

2 thumbs up for this great update.
[Version 3.4.1]

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Xenos replied on 13 Nov 2012
so, if we would continue ranking on this basis, we'd have to give (almost) 5 stars for each app that dioesn't crash ? is that all that matters for a review ?
really, i wished people having to qualify for reviews - the majority is far from having an idea of what makes what we are expecting.
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Andsim reviewed on 26 Sep 2012
I upgraded to 3.4 and I could not launch the program anymore without continuous crashes.
I than used CleanMyMac uninstall feature to cancel ALL .plist files selectively (and only those files). At the very next launch of the program I had to insert preferences as it was a brand new installation but then Aperture was MUCH faster on ML than ever before(no comparison with versions 3.3.x). It finally came back to be as good as it was in SL.
[Version 3.4]

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Josh C. replied on 29 Sep 2012
Same here, 3.4 wouldn't launch for me at all, I was freaking. Decided to try and delete all my preference files for it and it worked like a charm.
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A_w had trouble on 01 Nov 2012
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[Version 3.4.2]


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DevTools-Inc. had trouble on 14 Mar 2012
MU writes regarding the AA v3.2.3 update:
"Thus far, only the Mac App Store update is available."

Link:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1506

;-)
[Version 3.2.3]


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Yazarim had trouble on 28 Apr 2010
Half very good application, hald disaster (but a real disaster).

A few days ago I discovered that at least 20 photos of mine (Raw + Tiff) had disappeared from their Aperture 3 project.

Why? Nobody knows. I uploaded them again from the DVD where the originals are (I have around 15.000 photos).

I have 14 photo albums on FaceBook, all of them uploaded through Aperture 3. Yesterday I discovered that they were GONE.

BEWARE: not from FaceBook, where everybody could see them, but from my Aperture 3 Library.

Now, if I looked inside Aperture Library through MediaBrowser or Desktop&Screensaver, they where perfectly visible and usable.

Why? God (possibly) knows, but I doubt.

I have lost all of today to destroy everything in Aperture 3 and restore an old Library from TimeMachine. Now everything seems to be there, but tomorrow?

Oh, my poor money...
[Version 3.0.2]

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Macbaked commented on 29 Apr 2010
I'm not sitting in front of my machine with aperture on it at the moment, but I too had the problem of photos mysteriously disappearing from projects. It turned out it resulted from using the places feature before returning to the project. This effectively filtered out any photos that had not been geotagged in the project. Just make sure that the filter box in the top right when you have a project selected that it's not filtering out certain images. Hope this helps!
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Zaph replied on 30 Apr 2010
I'd suggest there's something else going on. Have you tried Apple support or the Apple Discussions with your problem?
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Umijin had trouble on 25 Feb 2010
Thanks - that tip worked for me too (want to try the trial version still).

I can't understand why Apple didn't make this fix more visible to trial users in a read me, or at least fix the installer to deal with this issue.
[Version 3.0.1]


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Yazarim had trouble on 25 Feb 2010
Why, in the sofware interface, the Library is still named "APERTURE 3 TRIAL LIBRARY"?
I have paid the 99 bucks, received the package (not simply the code) and installed it: INSTALLED, not simply inserted the code.
Anybody kindly knows? MTIA
[Version 3.0.1]

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Kbeat commented on 25 Mar 2010
You can rename your library whatever you want. It was called "Trial" when you set it up the first time, and purchasing a code will not cause Aperture to rename your library. Many users have multiple libraries with all sorts of names (Work, Home, Wedding, Travel, etc.).
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Umijin had trouble on 25 Feb 2010
The updater linked to here doesn't seem to find my Demo version of Aperture 3 to update.
[Version 3.0.1]

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Ozean replied on 25 Feb 2010
Yes, it also says I do not have Aperture 3 installed and quits right after launch. I too have downloaded the demo version, for which I then bought a license in the Apple Store.

Anyone know how to fix this?
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Ozean commented on 25 Feb 2010
Ah, found a fix in Apple's support forums:
Deleting the following file from Library > Preferences fixed this for me (thanks, Jay Klein!):
com.apple.AECT.plist
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noraa had trouble on 28 Jul 2008
Grr, Aperture MobileMe Web Galleries still not showing up in iWeb (MobileMe Web Galleries created in iPhoto showing up just fine). Already emailed Apple about this and told that it was currently unsupported, figured that they'd fix it eventually! Guess not *shakes head slowly*
[Version 2.1.1]

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G> replied on 27 Apr 2009
I installed 2.1.3 and I cannot get my albums into iWeb. I am a location scout working on a movie and this is really creating problems for me. I have not seen anything on the internet from Apple to remedy this and I need it fixed. To put out an update that creates this kind of a problem demands immediate response from Apple and it is not happening. Please help if you've found a cure.
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Achim2 rated on 15 Apr 2014

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LuukLuuk rated on 17 Mar 2014

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equinoxfeatures rated on 20 Nov 2013

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Jason_Milles_76 rated on 17 Nov 2013

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Blloyd rated on 15 Nov 2013

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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 3.4.5]



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Cjbolland rated on 05 Jun 2013

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Stevehops rated on 24 May 2013

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Blloyd rated on 17 Apr 2013

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Zaph rated on 17 Apr 2013

[Version 3.4.4]


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Date:15 Nov 2013
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Apple Aperture is designed from the ground up for professional photographers and provides everything you need for after the shoot, delivering the first all-in-one post-production tool for photographers.

Featuring a RAW-focused workflow, Aperture makes RAW as easy as JPEG, letting you import, edit, catalog, organize, retouch, publish, and archive your images more effectively and efficiently than ever before. From capture to output, you work directly with your RAW files, never having to first convert them into another format before viewing, adjusting, organizing, or printing them.

And with the most powerful image processing in the world, Aperture is fast - whether you're working with RAW, JPEG, or TIFF images. It supports the RAW formats from all leading digital camera manufacturers (including Canon and Nikon) and provides optimized support for such market leading cameras as the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II, Canon EOS 20D, and Nikon D2x as well as the highly popular Canon Digital Rebel and Nikon D50. It also supports the Adobe DNG format.


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