Apple releases Aperture 2 with new Features

Apple Aperture 2

Apple has introduced Aperture 2, the company’s newest version of its groundbreaking photo editing and management software. The new version offers around a 100 new features, making it faster, more powerful and easier to use.

According to Rob Choeben, Apple’s Vice president of Applications Product Marketing, “Many of the most respected photographers on assignment all over the world trust Aperture to organize, edit and deliver their images. With its simpler interface and lower price, anyone can take full advantage of Aperture’s power.”

Aperture 2 features a new and much easier user interface which has been designed to be more intuitive and accessible. It allows users to navigate between Viewer and Browser modes with a single key command.

Here are the new additions that can be seen in Aperture 2:

  • New Imaging tools for highlight recovery, color vibrancy, local contrast definition, soft-edged retouching, vignetting and RAW fine-tuning
  • Users can directly post their portfolios on the .Mac Web Gallery for viewing on the Web, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV
  • Performance has been enhanced in Aperture 2 so it’s faster to import, browse and search large volumes of images.
  • Embedded previews let photographers caption, keyword and rate images as they are being imported, and with the ability to export images in the background, photographers can continue working while images are processed to JPEG, TIFF, PNG and PSD file formats.
  • Quick Preview allows users to browse RAW images in rapid succession without having to wait for files to load, and the Aperture library database has been re-architected to provide fast project switching and near instantaneous search results, even when working with extremely large libraries of 500,000 images or more.
  • Apple Aperture 2 works seamlessly with Mac OS X, iLife, iWork, .Mac and Apple print products, so any image in the Aperture library can be accessed directly from within other applications, such as iMovie, Keynote and Pages, and even from within Leopard Mail.

    Apple Aperture 2 is now available for a price of $1999.