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Apple releases Aperture v3.2

By dpreview staff on Oct 13, 2011 at 22:26 GMT

Apple has released an updated version of its Aperture Raw-conversion and photo management software. Version 3.2 adds compatibility with the company's iCloud online storage functionality and the latest iOS 5 operating system. The update also resolves minor bugs and adds miscellaneous improvements. It is available for immediate download from Apple's website.

Click here for more information and to download Apple Aperture v3.2

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Total comments: 17
Jun2
By Jun2 (Oct 16, 2011)

I will update soon. I have A3.1. LR is not an option for me because I hate that user interface so much.

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jkmcf
By jkmcf (Oct 15, 2011)

First time poster, hopefully you can help.

I'm trying to decide between A3 and LR3. The only real requirement I have is being able to store libraries on a NAS using a non Mac filesystem. I understand that LR3 can do this. I know iPhoto does not since it stores metadata in the filesystem. In case it isn't obvious, I'm looking for OS X software.

My gut tells me LR3 is the best choice, though I'd probably enjoy A3's interface a bit more. If there's another worthwhile product, I'd love to hear about it.

Cheers,

Kevin

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Zemplar
By Zemplar (Oct 15, 2011)

Aperture can run from a NAS, no problem. Just mount the NAS location using the usual UNIX fstab and your NAS will show up just like some other local directory. I've done this with great success with my Aperture library on ZFS connected over NFS, but your mileage may vary using other file systems (NTFS is ancient garbage).

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bricci_mn
By bricci_mn (Oct 18, 2011)

Hi there :)
May I give you a useful hint?
DO NOT USE ANY KIND OF NAS WITH ADOBE PRODUCTS, as they DO NOT support their files opened on/through the network.
They oddly become inconsistent and as a result, they disappear from the NAS and/or become completely void.
This is a known issue of Adobe's products (in particular, as my personal experience teaches, Photoshop).
A way to solve is to work locally, and THEN move or backup on the NAS all your work and files.

I hope of having been helpful! :)

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ksgant
By ksgant (Oct 14, 2011)

I'm a die-hard Apple fan for sure, but with their applications, they tend to take their time in updating things. Also, unless I don't know where to look or else I'm missing it, their noise reduction isn't anywhere near as good as Lightroom's or Adobe Camera Raw with Photoshop.

And as you can see from the comments, their RAW camera database tends to lag behind on new cameras.

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thephotobox
By thephotobox (Oct 14, 2011)

Still waiting for them to fix the RAW conversion for the D3100... I find Lightroom's RAW processing to be much stronger, as well as the sharpening, but the interface is TERRIBLE. I find all adobe programs to have bad UI. After Effects, Premier, Photoshop... If I could just get the "guts" of Lightroom with the UI of Aperture I'd be all set.... just my thought...

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bricci_mn
By bricci_mn (Oct 17, 2011)

I totally agree with you.
The UI of Adobe's programmes is too 80's...
Last week I went to a PhaseOne showcase in Epson Headquarters in Milan, in which I had much more in-depth contacts with CaptureOne 6.
It has a very filled interface, but with a clear workflow given by a logical disposition of the various icons on the top bar, from which you can control a great number of images, and in few, very few moves. And it is really cheap compared to other softwares.

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Johan Borg
By Johan Borg (Oct 14, 2011)

While I can understand the reluctance to support X3F/Foveon, it's a mystery why Aperture after all these years (and all these formats added) doesn't support Linear DNG.

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kwa_photo
By kwa_photo (Oct 14, 2011)

No issues, as always. A great update and the Photo Stream works as expected with iCloud :-)

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Snaaks
By Snaaks (Oct 14, 2011)

hear hear

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akjos
By akjos (Oct 14, 2011)

I used LR, photoshop and now aperture too. To the poster below, i have 5n and solved the issue by downloading adobe newest DNG converter and convert the files. Then you can open then in whatever you please, including aperture. I just tried it 2 days ago.
LR is good at some things, like noise reduction is 100x better then aperture, where is plain out sucks but i like the customizable interface of aperture much better. Also aperture give much nicer colors without much tinkering.
I still reach for photoshop when i really need to do something productive...

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vineminer
By vineminer (Oct 14, 2011)

I switched to Lightroom after Apple's Aperture 3 gave me the second disastrous update (the first one was the importing mayhem caused by upgrading from AP2 > AP3). After a few months i'm way more productive with LR than I ever was with AP, which was just too darn buggy for pro applications.

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Kevin Purcell
By Kevin Purcell (Oct 14, 2011)

Raw support is in Mac OS X these days so changes come with the release of a Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update not a new version of Aperture to support new cameras.

Interesting that they should bump the minor version number for what is essentially a minor bugfix release.

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starwolfy
By starwolfy (Oct 13, 2011)

As Apple do not make much update...maybe this will come after NEX7 and NX200 release?

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BayAreaWZ
By BayAreaWZ (Oct 13, 2011)

Hey Apple, where is my Nex-5N raw support?!

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geoharmonix
By geoharmonix (Oct 14, 2011)

Someone else, solved the issue by downloading adobe newest DNG converter and convert the files. Then you can open then in whatever you please, including aperture. http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5257
He tried it 2 days ago.
LR is good at some things, like noise reduction is 100x better then aperture, where is plain out sucks but i like the customizable interface of aperture much better. Also aperture give much nicer colors without much tinkering.

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Kevin Purcell
By Kevin Purcell (Oct 14, 2011)

That's pretty much the standard work around for unsupported cameras on Mac OS X. I use it with my Samsung EX1/TL500.

Ironic considering Adobe LR is the major competitor of Aperture :)

That LR UI is better than Aperture is a personal matter: if you like modal strong workflow UIs then LR is better. If you like more free form UIs you'll like Aperture more.

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