Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Apple launches Aperture 3

Apple has launched Aperture 3 - the latest incarnation of its popular photo management software. The latest version includes a host of improvements such as  a new Faces and Places option that enables Face detection and geotagging - a feature first found in iPhoto 09'. The slideshow can now also combine both photos and HD videos. Build your slideshow with six Apple designed themes or choose your own transitions, background, borders and titles, and even add your own soundtrack.

More importantly, Aperture 3 will appeal to photographers with its new Brushes feature that allows you to paint effects onto your images without the complexity of layers or masks. There are a total of 15 effects, including Dodge, Burn, Polarize and Blur. Adjustment Presets feature lets you apply a specific style or look to the entire image with just a click, much like a filter or a film effect. Mac users who already own Aperture will be able to upgrade for US$99, while new customers can buy it for US$199.

Visit Apple's website for more information.

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