Contact sheet printing, Smart Albums, watermarks, lift and stamp, image export, versions created using an external editor. Generation of thumbnails for adjusted images, entering and exiting Full Screen mode, working with large sets of keywords in the Keywords HUD, restoring from a vault. New features include a streamlined user interface and entirely new image processing engine, new imaging tools for highlight recovery, color vibrancy, local contrast definition, soft-edged retouching, vignetting and RAW fine-tuning.
Version 3. The key areas addressed include: Address compatibility with the iLife Media Browser, improve reliability when upgrading existing Aperture libraries, address issues with publishing photos to MobileMe, Facebook and Flickr.
Importing iPhoto libraries, Reliability and responsiveness when using brushes to apply adjustments, Reconnecting referenced master images. Drops support for Mac OS X Requires Mac OS X Addresses problems that could cause the Crop tool to switch to the incorrect orientation or resize incorrectly.
Resolves rendering issues when cropping images with Onscreen Proofing enabled. Addresses an issue that could prevent the Viewer from updating correctly after editing a photo using an external editor. Aperture now lets you use camera-generated previews for faster browsing of RAW files immediately after import. A new Auto Enhance button has been added to the Adjustments panel. Auto button has been added to the White Balance tool for one-click color balancing. Set Desktop command has been added to Share menu so you can set a desktop background from within Aperture.
A new Manual option allows you to drag and drop projects to customize sort order in the Projects view. New preference allows you to set the background brightness of the full screen browser. Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums are now displayed as thumbnails in the main window when accounts are selected in the source list. Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of " Metadata.
Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default. Faces can now be named by dragging them from the Unnamed Faces browser to existing snapshots on the corkboard.
The Faces corkboard now includes a menu that allows you to set the order of face snapshots. Newly designed monochrome source list and toolbar icons. Addresses numerous issues related to overall performance and stability.
Addresses an installer issue that could cause the Mac App Store version of Aperture 3. Fixes an issue that could cause multiple warning dialogs to appear when syncing web albums after waking from sleep. Changes made to the Aperture library are now more reliably reflected in the iLife Media Browser. Two fingered scroll now works in the To field of the Shared Photo Stream dialog. Addresses an issue with library upgrades that could cause Aperture to incorrectly display a dialog stating "To open this iPhoto library in Aperture, it first needs to be upgraded.
The eyedropper for the Color tool now works correctly when you select either the Crop or Straighten tool in the Toolbar. Thumbnails with version names longer than characters are now displayed correctly.
This update also addresses stability issues that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly in the following cases: Moving photos from one project to another Uploading photos to Photo Stream Attempting to access a vault Connecting a second display to a computer while in Sleep mode, and then waking it from sleep This update also addresses stability issues that could cause Aperture to become unresponsive in the following cases: After canceling a print job When adjusting white balance  3.
Memory cards are now ejected correctly when using the Delete Items option after import. Includes stability improvements  3.
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