Putting On A Show
I love the changes that have been made to the meta data tab, including the ability to see where you focus point was in the photo. I know that feature is included in most of the camera manufacture's software for some time, so it is a nice to see that added in Aperture. I also like the skin tone brush, which really helps to smooth out details on a persons face. In the picture I posted today, the details on the singers face were almost too sharp, so I used the skin tone brush to soften it up, and it made a big difference. Those are the major features that stand out to me right now.
One thing to watch out for is your plug-ins, they are all currently 32bit, which means if you want to use them you'll have to restart Aperture 3 in 32bit mode. With some of the changes made, I've not found a need to use my plug-ins yet, but I'm sure I will at some point. That being said, I'm sure the plug-in makers will update the software soon to make it compatible with the 64bit version of Aperture.
That's about all I have to say about Aperture 3 for now. I like the changes enough that I ordered the upgrade version yesterday, and should have it by the end of this week or the beginning of next week. I'll post a full review, in a month or so.