Import images in a flash. Manage them like a pro.
Pop a memory card filled with new images into your card reader and Aperture gets right to work, instantly displaying thumbnails and offering intelligent ways to add copyright, captions, keywords and other metadata as you import them. You can also import images from hard drives, optical media, even iPhoto.
Make selects quickly and easily.
You’ve added hundreds of new photos to your Aperture library. Now you need to review them all and pick the very best — your selects. Aperture lets you edit photo shoots using tools such as Quick Preview mode for rapid-fire image review and Compare mode for viewing two or more images side by side. With Aperture, you can even zoom and pan multiple images at once for tight comparisons before making a pick.
Turn your good photos into beautiful images.
With your favourite shots selected, it’s now time to use Aperture’s adjustment tools to make your best photos look even better. Aperture takes you way beyond the basics of straightening, cropping and improving exposure. Use the new Vibrancy and Definition tools to create beautiful photos with enhanced detail and saturation. Or darken the corners of your image with the Vignette tool. Copying adjustments from one image to another is simple using the Lift and Stamp tool. And since all adjustments are nondestructive, you don’t have to worry about damaging your original master images. Aperture never touches them.
Flexible export options.
With every photo looking picture perfect, it’s time to present your best work to others. Use one of the export plug-ins in Aperture to send your photos to Flickr — or SmugMug, Gallery, Zenfolio or Picasa. Send them to colleagues via Mail. Include them in iLife or iWork documents. Or make them “to go”, syncing them to iPod or Apple TV.
Aperture offers fully integrated .Mac Web Gallery support, so you can publish a portfolio using your .Mac account in minutes. You can even use your password-protected Web Gallery to deliver photos, letting others download JPEG or original RAW files directly from your site.
Your book. To order.
Aperture provides all the tools you need to create custom-designed books in small, medium and large formats. You can place, resize, rotate, and mask photos, so your book looks exactly the way you want. For a professional touch, include a full-bleed, wraparound dust jacket on your next hardcover book. Then place your order without leaving Aperture.
The latest printers from Canon and Epson support 16-bit printing. And so does Aperture, letting you produce high-quality prints with smoother gradients and better colour fidelity. The new Print dialog also features a print sharpening slider for fine-tuning sharpness without wasting paper. Ready for pro-quality prints? You can order prints — up to 20 by 30 inches — directly from Aperture.