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|Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:00 am Post subject: Apple Releases Aperture 2.1
|Apple Releases Aperture 2.1
Friday, March 28, 2008
Posted by: Charles
Apple today released Aperture 2.1, which introduces an open plug-in architecture that allows photographers to use specialized third party imaging software right from within Aperture. Aperture 2.1 includes the Apple-developed plug-in, Dodge & Burn, which adds brush-based tools for dodge (lighten), burn (darken), contrast, saturation, sharpen and blur. Over the coming months, third party software developers will deliver image editing plug-ins for localized editing, filters and effects, noise analysis and reduction, fisheye lens correction and more, says Apple.
"The image quality in Aperture 2 has won over the most demanding photographers," said Rob Schoeben, Apple's vice president of Applications Product Marketing. "Now, thanks to our open plug-in architecture, users can access an entire industry's worth of imaging expertise without ever leaving Aperture."
Aperture 2.1 is available immediately as a free software update to current Aperture 2.0 users.