Aperture 3.5 now with iCloud Photo Sharing

Aperture 3.5 now with iCloud Photo Sharing

Amongst Apple’s media domination yesterday, we were able to find this little update that many may find interesting.  Apple has snuck in an update for Aperture, to version v3.5.

The key points to note are that you can now, via iCloud, share your images and video streams with others.  That includes sharing AND giving access to.  The Places portion of Aperture is now linked into Apple Maps so you can show your friends where in the world you were.  This is unsurprising given the Maps integration with OS X Mavericks, but a little scary given the reliability of Apple’s mapping software.

Additionally iOS7 image filters are now recognised.  The cost of all this?  Nothing if you already have Aperture 3.0, but if you’re a complete noob to the app, best you head over to the Mac App Store with your credit card at the ready.

Here is a complete list of upgrades:

  • dds support for iCloud Photo Sharing, including the ability to post videos to shared photo streams and to have multiple subscribers contribute to a shared stream
  • The Places feature now uses Apple maps to display photo locations
  • New integration with SmugMug, with support for publishing and syncing galleries directly to a SmugMug account
  • Adds support for iOS 7 camera filters applied to photos imported from iOS devices
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes resulted in Retouch adjustments not being applied to exported images
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the black and white points in Curves to shift incorrectly when using the eyedropper tools
  • Fixes an issue that prevented caption data from being embedded correctly when exporting versions of some RAW file types
  • Improves reliability when adding names to Faces
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding after adjusting a very large panorama
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent memory cards or hard disks from ejecting properly after import when clicking the Delete Items button
  • Improves reliability of slideshows on a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display
  • Addresses an issue that could cause thumbnails to display incorrectly in the iLife Media Browser
  • Videos up to three minutes long can now be shared to Flickr
  • Captions instead of version names are now synced between Aperture and Facebook for newly-created albums
  • Improves reliability when printing a light table
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent adjusted images from being published to My Photo Stream
  • Includes stability and performance improvements