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Apple unveils Aperture 3 with Faces and Places

Apple's Aperture photo-editing software is updated

Aperture 3

Aperture 3 is the latest version of Apple’s image-editing software

Apple has released version 3 of its Aperture photo-editing software, which includes over 200 new features.

The software builds on features such as ‘Faces’ and ‘Places’ that were included in Apple iPhoto ’09, the photo-handling application that’s included in Apple’s iLife suite. 

This lets users tag specific faces in a photo, for example, and the software will identify the same faces in other photos in your collection. 

The ‘Places’ feature supports GPS-based geotagging of images, for example photos taken on smartphones or digital cameras with built-in GPS.

See how Apple iPhoto compares to Photoshop Elements, Gimp and Picasa in the Which? review of photo-editing software packages 

Aperture 3 offers more powerful tools for advanced users than are found in iPhoto. For example, the new Brushes feature allows you to add professional touches to your photos by simply painting effects onto the image, using a range of preset or user-defined brushes.

‘Millions of people love using iPhoto to organise, edit and share their digital photos’, said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. ‘Aperture 3 is designed for both professionals who edit and manage massive libraries of photos and iPhoto users who want to take their photos further with easy-to-use tools such as Brushes and Adjustment Presets.’

Apple Aperture runs on Macs, and is available to buy from the Apple website for £169.


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