OS X Update Enhances Aperture; iPhoto 6.0.6 Released|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 11:13 EDT)
Aperture support for more dSLRs, improved Spot & Patch results, Viewer issue, Raw file compatibility addressed. iPhoto Exif data compatibility and Photocasting enhanced.
Apple yesterday released Mac OS X 10.4.9 Update which includes a handful of enhancements to Aperture, its image editing software.
According to an Apple support page:
The Mac OS X 10.4.9 Update includes many benefits for Aperture:
• Adds support for the Raw image formats of these third-party cameras: Leaf Aptus 17, Leaf Aptus 22, Leaf Aptus 65, Leaf Aptus 75, Leaf Valeo 11, Leaf Valeo 17, Leaf Valeo 22, Leica Digilux 3, Nikon D40, Pentax K10D, Pentax K110D, Pentax K100D, Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1, Samsung GX-1L.
• Improved Spot & Patch results: The update contains changes to Core Image that improve the visual correctness of images using Spot & Patch adjustment.
• Reduces issues of temporary "black" Viewer: Mac OS X 10.4.9 addresses several issues that could cause the Viewer to temporarily turn black when displaying adjusted images.
• GPS metadata is preserved when image versions are exported.
• Incorporates all Raw file format compatibility and other imaging issues originally addressed in Digital Camera Raw Support Update 1.0.1. This update improved Raw file format compatibility for the Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D / Kiss x Digital, Nikon D80 and Pentax *ist-DS. It also addressed the following issues: Handling of large Canon Raw files (.CRW); DNG compatibility on Intel-based Macs; Lines sometimes appearing in images exported from Aperture. For more information, see this page or this page.
At the same time, the company released an update to iPhoto to address "issues associated with Exif data compatibility and Photocasting."
Both updates are available through Software Update in System Preferences.