125MB update out in software update..<br><br>Aperture 1.5 delivers more than 20 new and enhanced features that improve file management, metadata handling, and image adjustment. This update also addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability, performance, and compatibility.<br><br>Review these new features carefully, as Aperture 1.5 introduces several new options that change and improve how Aperture tracks and stores your image files. <br><br>New and Enhanced Features<br><br><br>When importing images into Aperture, you can now choose to store the image files inside the Aperture Library (as you could in version 1.1), store and access them from their current locations on your hard disks, or move or copy them to any other location you specify. Image files that you don’t store in the Aperture Library are called "referenced" images, and you can store them in any folders you choose, on any number of connected hard disks. A new set of file-management tools allows you to relocate referenced master files after they have been imported. <br>New metadata export options allow you to generate industry-standard XMP sidecar files when exporting master files, or to batch export metadata in tab-delimited text files.<br>A new Color adjustment allows you to tune hue, saturation, and luminance on a color-by-color basis.<br>A new Edge Sharpen adjustment adds improved luminance-based sharpening with precise control.<br>You can now create metadata presets—prefilled IPTC templates that allow you to add combinations of metadata instantly and avoid repetitive typing.<br>The Adjustments Inspector and Adjustments HUD now include adjustment presets that allow you to save your favorite individual adjustments as presets that can be applied instantly.<br>Improved file-renaming tools allow you to rename actual master files on disk in addition to assigning version names within the application.<br>New folder name presets allow you to automatically create folders and subfolders to hold your photos when importing or relocating master files.<br>You can now use the Lift and Stamp tools to transfer cropping and straightening adjustments to other images.<br>Improved keyword management lets you add, maintain, and update keywords more easily, as well as lock the Keywords HUD (to prevent changes to your defined keyword list or accidental edits). <br>The Print dialog now allows you to specify resolution in dots per inch (dpi) for printing individual images.<br>Powerful new Loupe tool options providing better onscreen controls and variable-level zooming up to 1600 percent.<br>A new drag-and-drop JPEG export feature allows you to drag your Aperture-managed photos from the Browser into other applications such as iWeb, Keynote, and more.<br>Automatically generated previews stored within the Aperture Library allow you to view full-size images more quickly when browsing the Library—even when master files for referenced images are stored offline.<br>Third-party plug-in support, via a new export API, now allows Aperture to become the “front end” to larger workflows created by third-party developers.<br>The Color meter can now display values as either hue, saturation, and luminance (HSL) or hue, saturation, and brightness (HSB).<br>When you search by IPTC information using the Query HUD, you can now search for all images with any keywords assigned, or for all images with no keywords assigned. New options also support searching for all Aperture-managed images and referenced images, whether they are online or offline.<br>A new AutoFill Editor lets you revise or delete autofill entries, allowing you to correct spelling errors or remove entries that are no longer needed.<br>The Batch Change command now allows you to either append additional metadata to a selection of images or replace the existing metadata with new metadata.<br>Ratings can now be applied more easily by simply pressing number keys to assign the number of stars you want.<br>Enhanced AppleScript and Automator support now allows scripts to operate on image selections (rather than just on projects or albums). Automated workflows can now include the ability to filter for the "pick" of each stack, and the ability to export master files with their accompanying XMP metadata.<br>Compatibility<br><br><br>Aperture is now supported on all MacBook computers and Intel-based Mac mini computers. Support has also been added for iMac G5 computers that are equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics card.<br>Aperture now supports RAW file formats for Fuji S2 and S3 Pro, and Sony A100.<br>Other Enhancements<br><br>The update also addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability and performance in all areas of the application, including:<br><br><br>Color meter<br>Importing<br>iPhoto Library import<br>JPEG export quality<br>Keywords<br>Light Table<br>Metadata Inspector<br>Open in External Editor<br>Print dialog<br>Projects panel<br>Query HUD<br>Slideshows<br>Smart Albums<br>Thumbnail creation<br>This update is recommended for all Aperture users.<br><br>
friday night. we have an out of town visitor arriving any minute, which means i'll be spending time this weekend with family and friends. why couldn't they have released this during the week so i could have played with it over work? <br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
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