Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Apple Releases Aperture 3

It's not really video related -though you can output slide shows in HD - but whatever...

Today Apple announced Aperture 3. Aperture 3 adds 200 new features including Faces, Places and Brushes. Faces uses face detection and recognition to find and organize photos by the people in them. You can view faces across your entire photo library or view just the faces that appear in selected projects. In a new view that speeds up the organization process, Aperture 3 displays faces that have been detected but haven't yet been named.

Places lets you explore your photos based on where they were taken, and automatically reverse geocodes GPS data into user-friendly locations. You can assign locations by dragging-and-dropping photos onto a map or by using location information from GPS enabled cameras, tracking devices or your iPhone photos.

Aperture 3 includes 15 Quick Brushes that perform the most popular tasks like Dodge, Burn, Polarize and Blur. Brushes can automatically detect edges in your images to let you apply or remove effects.

Aperture costs $199, existing users can upgrade for $99. A 30-day trial version is available.

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