∞ Apple updates Aperture and iMovie

Apple on Thursday released updates for its pro photography workflow application and its consumer-focused iMovie, according to MacUpdate. Aperture 3.0.2 fixes over a dozen issues, fixing some of the most common problems users have found, including importing Aperture 1.x and 2.x libraries. Other problems fixed in this release include:

  • Importing libraries from iPhoto or from earlier versions of Aperture
  • Importing hierarchical folders of photos into a library
  • Adding names and confirming matches in Faces
  • Reordering snapshots on the Faces corkboard
  • Creating and saving print presets
  • Duplicating metadata presets
  • Adjustments using Curves, Straighten and Retouching
  • Navigation of photos in the Viewer using scrolling
  • Importing ratings, color labels and GPS data from XMP sidecar files
  • IPTC metadata compatibility
  • Deleting photos when emptying the Aperture Trash
  • Exporting versions and libraries

iMovie 8.0.6 includes one fix and it has to do with Aperture as well. According to Apple, the new version of iMovie improves reliability when working with videos from Aperture.