Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Aperture 3.1 and ProKit 6.0.1 Now Available

Today Apple released a major update for Aperture 3 and ProKit support. Aperture 3 has been updated to version 3.1, while ProKit is now version 6.0.1. For more information read on.

Apple lists the following improvements for Aperture 3.1:
  • Performance when opening large libraries
  • Performance when exporting heavily-adjusted images
  • Importing iPhoto Libraries
  • Relinking to referenced images after importing an iPhoto Library
  • Importing photos and videos from iPhone or iPad
  • Upgrading libraries with images containing Spot & Patch adjustments
  • Duplicate detection of audio and video files
  • Face detection on RAW+JPEG pairs
  • Rendering of thumbnails used in Faces view
  • Rendering of images scaled to below 100% in Viewer
  • Image quality on straightened images
  • Applying Red Eye correction
  • Rendering thumbnails when reprocessing masters
  • Searching libraries containing a large number of keywords
  • Applying photos to GPS track paths
  • Export of GPS data when using Export Metadata command
  • Handling of color profiles in Print dialog when using Loupe
  • Applying and removing sideshow Photo Effects
  • Slideshows containing video clips
  • Tethered capture
  • Library database reliability
  • Library repair
  • Updating vaults

Apple also released ProKit 6.0.1 (Must be installed for Aperture 3.1 to be installed), this update is said to:
  • Improves reliability for browsing iPhoto libraries in Aperture.
  • Addresses cosmetic issue with appearance of disclosure triangles in Aperture.
  • Fixes a problem in Logic Pro and MainStage where numeric parameters display incorrect information.
These updates are available through Software update and the Apple website. I'll be posting about how these changes effect Aperture 3 soon.