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Apple Computer on Friday released the free update to its post-production photography workflow application which was announced earlier this week.

Aperture 1.5 delivers more than 20 new and enhanced features that improve file management, metadata handling, and image adjustment, the company said.

The update, which requires that users first install today's Mac OS X 10.4.8 Update, also addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability, performance, and compatibility.

A list of specific new features in Aperture 1.5 includes:
Choose how you'd like to store images: copy them into a managed Aperture Library or store them on hard drives, network volumes, or CD/DVDs and have Aperture import them in place, creating a "reference" to their physical location while acquiring them for use in Aperture.
Browse albums, Smart Albums, or your entire Aperture Library using the Media Browser in iLife '06 and iWork '06 applications.
Generate industry-standard XMP sidecar files containing all metadata when exporting master images; or batch export metadata as a tab-delimited text file.
Precisely adjust hue, saturation, and luminance on a color-by-color basis using the red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and magenta controls in the new Color tool.
Hone sharpness with the new, luminance-based Edge Sharpen tool, which offers precise control and a three-pass algorithm.
Create Metadata Presets to speed the assignment of any combination of metadata, eliminating errors and redundant typing.
Use onscreen controls on the new Loupe to dial in magnification (100- to 1600%), select focus mode (follow Loupe or follow cursor), control Loupe size, and turn on/off display of Color values.
Manage images (both copied and referenced) using new file-management tool for relocating and checking status of images in your Library.
post #2 of 35
The title should probably be "Aperture 1.5 update released as free download", its a bit misleading otherwise.
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I want that Flickr plugin! I wonder when it will be available
post #4 of 35
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Originally Posted by eAi

The title should probably be "Aperture 1.5 update released as free download", its a bit misleading otherwise.

I totally agree, I was like wtf? Apple is now giving away software it once charged for?!
post #5 of 35
Found the Flickr Plugin
http://connectedflow.com/flickrexport/

This is really tight! I'm uploading photos now!
post #6 of 35
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Originally Posted by eAi

The title should probably be "Aperture 1.5 update released as free download", its a bit misleading otherwise.

Wow, yeah, now there was a brilliant way to generate extra traffic on this website. I was thinking, ooh, Aperture for free?!?
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Originally Posted by Robrippin

I totally agree, I was like wtf? Apple is now giving away software it once charged for?!

(crosses fingers) That worked well for WebObjects...they could do it again!(/crosses fingers)
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post #8 of 35
I hope Aperture works on my new Mac Pro. It only has 1 GB of RAM and it says it requires 2 for the Mac Pro. Aperture 1.1 also supposedly required 2GB of RAM, but installed and ran with 1. Let's hope 1.5 is the same way. I don't want to spend $200+ more on RAM. If anybody has a Mac Pro w/ 1GB of RAM and the Aperture 1.5 update -- tell me if it installs/runs.

Also, why is it that the Mac Pro supposedly requires 1GB extra RAM over other computers?
post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by Robrippin

I totally agree, I was like wtf? Apple is now giving away software it once charged for?!

Apple did this with FCP. They also gave the 1.5 away if you owned the earlier version.
post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by melgross

Apple did this with FCP. They also gave the 1.5 away if you owned the earlier version.

Mel, the point is that AI's title can mislead people into thinking that Aperture 1.5 is available as a free download even to those who have never purchased a 1.0 or 1.1 license. What's available as a download is merely a free update, not an entire copy of the application.
post #11 of 35
This was misleading to me as well. Just add the word "update" after the word "free" and this should end the controversy as well as my hopes! \
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post #12 of 35
Unfortunately, no free update from Aperture 1.1 Academic version
post #13 of 35
Spoke too soon, didn't read the article about having to go to 10.4.8 first, getting update now
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Originally Posted by F1Turbo

Unfortunately, no free update from Aperture 1.1 Academic version

What? Worked fine for me.

I still have that saturated color problem. I NEED that fixed Apple!
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post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by Chucker

Mel, the point is that AI's title can mislead people into thinking that Aperture 1.5 is available as a free download even to those who have never purchased a 1.0 or 1.1 license. What's available as a download is merely a free update, not an entire copy of the application.

I know. My first version of this post stated that. I thought that the post I replied to thought that as well. But then I reread it after I posted.

I went back and changed it, think that people HERE would be smart enough to know that. And, after all, the article is being read by us.
post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by F1Turbo

Unfortunately, no free update from Aperture 1.1 Academic version

The Apeture update is free for EVERY 1.0 or 1.1 user. EVEN accademic.
post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by icfireball

I hope Aperture works on my new Mac Pro. It only has 1 GB of RAM and it says it requires 2 for the Mac Pro. Aperture 1.1 also supposedly required 2GB of RAM, but installed and ran with 1. Let's hope 1.5 is the same way. I don't want to spend $200+ more on RAM. If anybody has a Mac Pro w/ 1GB of RAM and the Aperture 1.5 update -- tell me if it installs/runs.

Also, why is it that the Mac Pro supposedly requires 1GB extra RAM over other computers?

1.5 works excellent on my MacBook Pro with 1 GB RAM.

They actually really did an excellent job, everything is unbelievably speedy now.
post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by gregmightdothat

1.5 works excellent on my MacBook Pro with 1 GB RAM.

They actually really did an excellent job, everything is unbelievably speedy now.

Mac Pro -- not MacBook Pro -- Anybody get a chance to test it on the Mac Pro?
>> The Mac Pro supposedly requires 2 GB of RAM

The ironic part of course is just as I get a Mac Pro FOR Aperture, my 1.6 Ghz G5 PowerMac runs Aperture as well. It's all ok though because it will be much faster on the Mac Pro of course :-). Plus my Mac Pro's graphics card is now extremly sexy.
post #19 of 35
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Originally Posted by icfireball

Mac Pro -- not MacBook Pro -- Anybody get a chance to test it on the Mac Pro?
>> The Mac Pro supposedly requires 2 GB of RAM

The ironic part of course is just as I get a Mac Pro FOR Aperture, my 1.6 Ghz G5 PowerMac runs Aperture as well. It's all ok though because it will be much faster on the Mac Pro of course :-). Plus my Mac Pro's graphics card is now extremly sexy.

If it works on my MacBook Pro it'll work on the Mac Pro.
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Originally Posted by gregmightdothat

If it works on my MacBook Pro it'll work on the Mac Pro.

Not according to the system requirements. I have no clue why the Mac Pro is says it needs 2GB.
post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by icfireball

Not according to the system requirements. I have no clue why the Mac Pro is says it needs 2GB.

Well, it definately _WILL_ work, you just might have to do some cajoling (but probably not).

Also, didn't you bring this up before and weren't you told the same thing?
post #22 of 35
Sometimes Apple, as other companies do, state higher requirements to account for performance. I haven't downloaded the 1.5 update yet, but the older versions require a lot of memory for best performance. I tried it on my dual 2GHz G5. With all but 1GB of memory taken out, it was SLOWWW. When I put the other 3GB back in, it ran more than a bit faster.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by gregmightdothat

Well, it definately _WILL_ work, you just might have to do some cajoling (but probably not).

Also, didn't you bring this up before and weren't you told the same thing?

Yes, I did...

BUT...

that was with Aperture 1.1
post #24 of 35
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Apple Computer on Friday released the free update to its post-production photography workflow application which was announced earlier this week.

Aperture 1.5 delivers more than 20 new and enhanced features that improve file management, metadata handling, and image adjustment, the company said.

The update, which requires that users first install today's Mac OS X 10.4.8 Update, also addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability, performance, and compatibility.

A list of specific new features in Aperture 1.5 includes:
Choose how you'd like to store images: copy them into a managed Aperture Library or store them on hard drives, network volumes, or CD/DVDs and have Aperture import them in place, creating a "reference" to their physical location while acquiring them for use in Aperture.
Browse albums, Smart Albums, or your entire Aperture Library using the Media Browser in iLife '06 and iWork '06 applications.
Generate industry-standard XMP sidecar files containing all metadata when exporting master images; or batch export metadata as a tab-delimited text file.
Precisely adjust hue, saturation, and luminance on a color-by-color basis using the red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and magenta controls in the new Color tool.
Hone sharpness with the new, luminance-based Edge Sharpen tool, which offers precise control and a three-pass algorithm.
Create Metadata Presets to speed the assignment of any combination of metadata, eliminating errors and redundant typing.
Use onscreen controls on the new Loupe to dial in magnification (100- to 1600%), select focus mode (follow Loupe or follow cursor), control Loupe size, and turn on/off display of Color values.
Manage images (both copied and referenced) using new file-management tool for relocating and checking status of images in your Library.

How about an accurate headline, such as "Aperature 1.5 a free upgrade"
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Originally Posted by godrifle

How about an accurate headline, such as "Aperature 1.5 a free upgrade"

Sir, I think quite a few people have already hit the nail on the head with the hammer at this point. Give it a rest.
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by icfireball

Yes, I did...

BUT...

that was with Aperture 1.1

On the one hand, I feel sorry for you that nobody will give you a straightforward answer. Yes, it might work, but you really want someone who has a Mac Pro to answer the question definitively. (Alas, I have but a Power Mac G5 with 3.5 GB RAM)

On the other hand, I cannot fathom why anyone would buy a Mac Pro with only 1 GB of RAM. Every application that would justify buying a Mac Pro--Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture--would definitely run much, much better with 2-4 GB of RAM.
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Originally Posted by bikertwin

On the other hand, I cannot fathom why anyone would buy a Mac Pro with only 1 GB of RAM. Every application that would justify buying a Mac Pro--Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture--would definitely run much, much better with 2-4 GB of RAM.

Hopefully, it's a temporary step towards buying cheaper RAM from some other reliable supplier. I can't imaging buying one of these without more RAM.

But, I'll likely get two 1GB sicks from Apple, and the rest somewhere else.
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by melgross

Hopefully, it's a temporary step towards buying cheaper RAM from some other reliable supplier. I can't imaging buying one of these without more RAM.

But, I'll likely get two 1GB sicks from Apple, and the rest somewhere else.

Yes. I went for a 500 GB HD for supporting video editting and the increase file size of shooting in RAW, and I got the ATI video card for Aperture performance. Apple's RAM is the only of the three that is signifficantly cheaper elsewhere. I wasn't going to get another GB extra for a while though.
post #29 of 35
This is the interfact that apple really needs for Aperture. This would turn it into a REAL lightbox. I think that Apple has patents on multiple simultanious input touchscreens.

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post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by icfireball

Sir, I think quite a few people have already hit the nail on the head with the hammer at this point. Give it a rest.

What are you, the thought police? I'll post as I see fit, umkay?
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post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by icfireball

Yes. I went for a 500 GB HD for supporting video editting and the increase file size of shooting in RAW, and I got the ATI video card for Aperture performance. Apple's RAM is the only of the three that is signifficantly cheaper elsewhere. I wasn't going to get another GB extra for a while though.

I get enough RAM from Apple to run my programs at a good speed. Now, that means 2GB. Especially if you need Rosetta. That has been shown to run much better under 2GB.

MacWorld just did some tests that show that at least under certain circumstances, 2GB is again much faster. Particularly if you use four sticks.

http://www.macworld.com/2006/10/feat...omem/index.php

I like to buy that much from Apple, because if there is a problem, I can remove the third party RAM, to test if that is a problem (sometimes it is), while still having enough to not slow the machine down on most work.

If you call Apple, or take your machine in, the first thing they ask, is that you remove all third party RAM.

I want to know if the machine is responding properly without it first.

It's worth the extra cost for that extra 1GB.
post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by godrifle

What are you, the thought police? I'll post as I see fit, umkay?

Well, yes you CAN post anything you want...

but

If it is not contributing to the discussion you should just leave it out. Thats what generally makes a forum good or bad: a lot of relevant meaningful posts vs a lot of redundant posts that move the conversation know where.

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Originally Posted by melgross

I get enough RAM from Apple to run my programs at a good speed. Now, that means 2GB. Especially if you need Rosetta. That has been shown to run much better under 2GB.

MacWorld just did some tests that show that at least under certain circumstances, 2GB is again much faster. Particularly if you use four s├ąticks.

http://www.macworld.com/2006/10/feat...omem/index.php

I like to buy that much from Apple, because if there is a problem, I can remove the third party RAM, to test if that is a problem (sometimes it is), while still having enough to not slow the machine down on most work.

If you call Apple, or take your machine in, the first thing they ask, is that you remove all third party RAM.

I want to know if the machine is responding properly without it first.

It's worth the extra cost for that extra 1GB.

I know I SHOULD get an extra 1GB (and I plan on doing so). Where can I get reliable but cheapish RAM?
post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by icfireball

Well, yes you CAN post anything you want...

but

If it is not contributing to the discussion you should just leave it out. Thats what generally makes a forum good or bad: a lot of relevant meaningful posts vs a lot of redundant posts that move the conversation know where.



I know I SHOULD get an extra 1GB (and I plan on doing so). Where can I get reliable but cheapish RAM?

This RAM isn't cheapish no matter where you go, but:

http://www.transintl.com/store/categ...estTimeOut=500
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Originally Posted by melgross

This RAM isn't cheapish no matter where you go, but:

http://www.transintl.com/store/categ...estTimeOut=500

I'm looking for 2 more 512 sticks. The link about starts at 2x1GB
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Originally Posted by icfireball

I'm looking for 2 more 512 sticks. The link about starts at 2x1GB

Sorry. I didn't notice. Try this page. It's the third group.


http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Mac-Pro-Memory
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