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Apple Releases Aperture 1.1
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 14:09 EDT)

New Raw decoding and controls with other enhancements are accompanied by a new price, too. Aperture 1.1 is just $299 and available as a free update to 1.0 users.

Apple today released Aperture 1.1 with new Raw controls and improved Raw decoding using custom parameters. A new Color Meter tool can sample color values from any area of an image. And the new version also includes a new export resolution option.

The release notes follow.

Release Notes

Aperture 1.1 delivers new feature enhancements and addresses issues related to overall reliability, performance, and compatibility. This update is recommended for all Aperture users.

Feature enhancements include:

New RAW adjustment controls in the Adjustments Inspector and Adjustments HUD: Improve the quality of RAW decodes via custom tuning of parameters.

New Color Meter tool: Quickly and easily sample any area of an image for RGB, CMYK, or LAB color values.

New image resolution controls: Specify a resolution in dots per inch (dpi) when exporting images or sending images to an external editor, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Compatibility updates include:

Universal support (Aperture 1.1 runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macintosh computers)

The update also addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability and performance in all areas of the application, including:

- RAW image decoding
- Image export
- Metadata handling
- Onscreen proofing
- Histogram
- Cropping
- Query HUD
- Book Layout Editor
- Importing from iPhoto Library
- Light Table
- Slideshows
- Printing
- Web galleries and journals
- AppleScript support

Availabiliity

The update is available through your system's Software Update utility or the Aperture page on Apple's site.

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