Although Aperture 3 incorporated a lot of new features it also brought a lot of new problems that many of its users have been complaining about in the Apple support forums. With this update, released two weeks after the release of the new version, the company claims to have improved the overall stability of the application as well as a number of other issues, including
- Updating libraries from previous versions of Aperture
- Import of iPhoto libraries.
- Importing the photos directly from the camera
- Use of memory during processing of photos with many adjustment settings.
- Face recognition process (no more confusing absurd things with faces?).
- Adding undetected faces using the “Add Missing Face” button.
- Printing pages with multiple images.
- Printing of photos and contact sheets with borders and metadata
- Photo editing in an external application.
- Viewing images with rotation and sharpness settings.
- Zoom in on the images in the viewer and magnifier using the keyboard shortcuts.
- Access to Aperture’s libraries in a networked volume
- Selecting and changing the location of the markers on the Places map
- Adding and editing custom locations using the “Manage My Places” advantage
- Change the master we want to use when working with RAW+JPEG images.
Hopefully two of the biggest problems that users are facing have also been solved: the virtual memory consumption going out of control until all available hard disk space is gone and the libraries on networked drives that become invisible if Faces is activated. For my part, the image rotation tool is driving me crazy and its firm intention to not work as it should and to olympically pass on its own keyboard shortcuts.
The update is 29.41 MB and is available via direct download from the Apple website. However, if you are still using the trial version you may not be able to update it so I recommend that you go back to and download Aperture 3 again (already updated to 3.0.1) from the trial page.
On the other hand, Apple has published this week a document in which the company offers a list of the changes in exposure levels that occur when reprocessing RAW images from a previous version of the Aperture library with the new engine introduced in Aperture 3, and which makes photographs taken with certain camera models slightly darker or lighter.
- Canon 1D Mk II N. The overall exposure is 0.1 steps lighter, except at ISO 50 which is 0.6 steps darker.
- Canon 1D Mk III. Exposure to ISO 50 is 1 full step darker.
- Canon 1Ds Mk II. The overall exposure is 0.1 steps darker, except at ISO 50 which is 1 step darker.
- Canon 5D. Exposure to ISO 50 is 1 step darker.
- Canon 5D Mk II. The overall exposure is 0.1 steps clearer.
- Nikon D3. The overall exposure is 0.5 steps darker, except at ISO 100 which is 0.3 steps darker, and at ISO 140 which is 1 full step darker.
- Nikon D300. The overall exposure is 0.3 steps darker, except at ISO 140 which is 0.5 steps darker.
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Canon 1Ds Mk III. The overall exposure is 0.1 steps lighter, except at ISO 50 which is 0.1 steps lighter and at ISO 50 which is 0.85 steps darker.
- Nikon D700. The overall exposure is 0.5 steps darker, except at ISO 100 which is 0.2 steps darker, 0.9 at ISO 140, and 0.3 at ISO 25600.
At least now you know that you were not going crazy and that the changes you noticed in the images were justified.