PRESS RELEASE: Catapult now available, bridging the gap between Aperture and external RAW converters
VANCOUVER, CANADA — July 2, 2009 — Brushed Pixel Software, Inc. releases Catapult, a plugin for Apple’s Aperture photo management software that allows Aperture users to integrate Adobe Camera Raw or Nikon Capture into their RAW workflows.
Catapult automates the process of exporting RAW files for editing and importing converted JPEG or TIFF files, while stacking the versions together to keep projects organized. To support non-destructive editing, when importing Catapult can archive the associated XMP sidecar file produced by Adobe Camera Raw, or a settings file exported from Nikon Capture. When users edit an imported JPEG/TIFF with Catapult, Catapult will locate and export the original RAW file with the archived settings so users can continue editing where they left off.
Catapult’s support for batch workflows streamlines processing gigabytes of images after a photo shoot. Users can export several RAW files at once and batch convert them using their RAW converter. With a single button press, users can import the converted images, automatically stack them with the RAW versions in their Aperture library, and archive the corresponding sidecar settings files for later use.
Pricing and Availability
Catapult is now available for $49 CAD, and a trial version can be downloaded from Brushed Pixel's web site. Visit brushedpixel.com to download or make a purchase.
For additional information and product inquiries, visit brushedpixel.com.
Catapult is a trademark of Brushed Pixel Software, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
(First posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 16:24 EDT)