∞ Aperture 3.1 adds many fixes, iLife '11 compatibility

Apple on Wednesday released Aperture 3.1, an update to its pro-oriented photo editing and cataloging software. The update is available through the Software Update preference and through Apple’s Web site.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Changes to Aperture include support for iLife ’11, Apple’s new general-purpose software suite, as well as the following:

  • Performance when opening large libraries
  • Performance when exporting heavily-adjusted images
  • Importing iPhoto Libraries
  • Relinking to referenced images after importing an iPhoto Library
  • Importing photos and videos from iPhone or iPad
  • Upgrading libraries with images containing Spot & Patch adjustments
  • Duplicate detection of audio and video files
  • Face detection on RAW+JPEG pairs
  • Rendering of thumbnails used in Faces view
  • Rendering of images scaled to below 100% in Viewer
  • Image quality on straightened images
  • Applying Red Eye correction
  • Rendering thumbnails when reprocessing masters
  • Searching libraries containing a large number of keywords
  • Applying photos to GPS track paths
  • Export of GPS data when using Export Metadata command
  • Handling of color profiles in Print dialog when using Loupe
  • Applying and removing slideshow Photo Effects
  • Slideshows containing video clips
  • Tethered capture
  • Library database reliability
  • Library repair
  • Updating vaults

Apple recommends that all Aperture 3 users apply this update.

Apple has also released ProKit 6.0, an update to the user interface software shared by its professional applications, including Aperture, Final Cut Studio and related applications, and Logic Pro and related applications.