Finally, there were "curves" - Curves, the possibility of correcting chromatic aberration, Blur-effect is to soften the skin and other editing features.
This is another step out of the many plugins and export to Photoshop.
Another pleasant surprise was the Presets. This function is well known to users of Adobe Lightroom.
We can save the image applied to the preset settings and subsequently apply these settings to all images. In addition, when choosing the right "preset" We will see how the image will look like after applying the settings.
This was expected by all users Aperture. Brushes with effects that allow you to make local changes without resorting to Photoshop or plug-ins. There are two ways of brushes:
Quick Brushes - a total of 15 pieces. This is the most popular brushes for processing - sharpening effect Blur, reduce noise, increase contrast, or saturation, etc.
Any group of settings (Curves, Enhanse, Chromatic Aberration, etc.) can be converted into a brush. To do this, select the settings of the group ???Brush in???. Icon appears on the brush and floating window with the configuration of the brush. You can also duplicate the group of settings (Ad New adjustment) and convert it into another brush or not to convert to apply changes to all images in Aperture 2.
Adding brushes significantly extends the capabilities of Aperture. We can not use third-party plug-ins to do any operation with the image. Now, to tweak the sharpness of the eyes, add a Blur-effect on the skin, increase the contrast in the right areas of the picture we can use a brush rather than creating a copy of the image plugins (*. Tiff or *. Psd). And that makes Aperture 3 program for professional photo editing on par with Photoshop.
Organization and work with the library. Tags. View photos
Changed almost all of the icons, converted many of the settings window. I really liked the appearance of marks and color the flag, and each color can be assigned to your name.
Also, major changes podrveglos mapping metadata as inspector, and the image itself in the process. In the Inspector General if the information is displayed on the screen of your camera, it is very convenient.
Customize display of metadata in the image is no longer in the program settings, and pressing the "tabs" on the toolbar. Set up the necessary data for the output is now more convenient to dozens of times.
Another good news was the appearance of features include full-screen mode (full screen) to the browser mode (Browser), and double-click on the image will transfer to the Viewer Full Screen, when the whole screen has selected image. Navigation in this mode is very enjoyable way. Am feeling out of Full Screen and I am now not going to go.
Also gone was the scrolling image with the zoom and configured the default double-click the left button on the picture, which now leads to a rapid transfer to the viewer viewing mode, pressing it again will return to the previous mode. It is a handy feature. The structure of the library, too, suffered slight changes have increased the font and size of all the picture settings in the inspector.
I really wanted it and now it has emerged. Ability to direct the program to make slide shows with music and even video, export it to different formats for different devices.
If you've ever worked with iMovie, the process of creating a slideshow in Aperture 3 will learn instantly. Default theme is quite interesting, I hope, over time there will be additional packages in order. Create a slide show can be like the album - the context menu when working with the library.
64 bits and plug-ins
Since then, the program defaults to a 64-bit mode, which has a positive impact on the speed of Aperture 3. Another nice feature is the support of all the old plug-ins. Working in 64-bit mode, the program shows what plugins only work in 32-bit, when they start offering to restart a 32-bit mode.
Soon, producers transfer their plug-ins in 64-bit mode, though, they should reflect on the significant overtime, in fact, all plug-ins created in Aperture 2, when many of the features were not, and now almost all that is needed is provided by the program.
Other changes such as the Faces (face) and Places (place) to discuss, I think it is not necessary. Realized they were almost as well as in iPhoto and work are worth less than the introduction of brushes and other functions.
I can safely say that at the moment Aperture 3 is not only justified all expectations, having caught up Light Room 3 on the functional and in many ways, but also went further, raising the bar for quality. This is even if we ignore the magnificent style interface Apple, perfect soundness of every detail and interaction with other Mac OS X. For example, export-generated preview iPhoto '09 or direct addition of music to slide shows from a library of iTunes.
Aperture 3 only works on Intel Mac.