2010/02/09 Apple announces Aperture 3

February 9, 2010

Photo News

Apple has just announced this morning the latest version of their photo management and editing platform, Aperture 3.0.

Aperture 3 brings some of the most loved features of iPhoto into their professional level software package. Features like Faces and Places, but also add higher end features like non-destructive edge aware brushes for applying selective adjustments to your photos.

Some of the other features include:

  • Adjustment presets
  • Video Support
  • More Advanced Photo Packages
  • Full Screen Browser
  • Simplified Import
  • Adjustment presets on Import
  • GPS support
  • Overall Apple lists over 200 new features in this new Aperture.

    Aperture 3 should be available immediately and you are also able to download a fully functional 30 day trial.

    You can find full information of this new version at http://www.apple.com/aperture/

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3 Responses to “2010/02/09 Apple announces Aperture 3”

  1. Colleen Says:

    Yup, that would figure since I just bought Aperture 2 last week. Haven’t even learned to use that yet, and now an upgrade. My timing is impeccable.


    • Juan Pons Says:


      I am sure you should be able to get a free or nearly free upgrade to version 3 of Aperture.

      Just call Apple.



  2. meckimac Says:

    I own both Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2 and I was an Aperture user until last fall when I switched to LR. I downloaded the Aperture 3 trial and while I like the new brushes, Flickr/Facebook integration and Faces/Places plus Video support, I will still stick with LR for following reasons:

    – Still no history of performed adjustments
    – Split toning is still missing
    – Automatic DNG conversion during import -> saves me 15-20% on my 5DMKII files

    I wished that Aperture 3 would bring me back as I really like the OS integration but especially the first 2 mentioned points are killer arguments for me.


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