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Ars Technica reviews Aperture 1.1

updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed May 10, 2006

Ars reviews Aperture 1.1

Ars Technica has reviewed Aperture 1.1, the update to Apple's post-production photography software that originally failed to perform as expected for most of its target audience. Aperture 1.1's high-quality RAW processing is testament to Apple's ability to move quickly in areas where it has little experience, while its discount/refund assures users won't be expected to beta test at their own expense, according to Ars. "While I'm still left wanting on the filter quality side, Aperture 1.1.1 finally gets me excited about the prospect of doing complex imaging on the GPU via Core Image." Users no longer need to sacrifice quality to get true pixel accuracy, and while Aperture's filters could use some improvement, the job is small compared to what has already been accomplished in just a few months' time. "Aperture 1.1 is everything that Apple should have released for 1.0 and at $300, it's hard to say no now to this program."

by MacNN Staff





  1. corsair

    Joined: Dec 1969


    good review...again

    I remember when Mac fanboys ripped on the Ars reviewer for allegedly not knowing what he was talking about in the 1.0 review, despite the fact that so many other reviewers agreed. If he was so wrong, why did Apple have to cut price by 40% and fix everything he complained about? Sometimes you need to relax and listen to the truth, Mac fanboys.

    (I am pro-Mac, just anti-fundamentalist-Steve-worshippers.)

  1. misterdna

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Gotta love your straw argument. Anyone you define as a Mac fanboy will, by definition, defend Apple beyond reason. So why bother with this post bashing those who actions are pre-supposed by the title you give them?

  1. cebritt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Version 1.0 = beta

    Version 1.0 of any program from any company is just the final beta. They used to say that you should never release a program until you had the next version almost finished. I'm sure that's what Apple did so that's why they got 1.1 out so fast.

  1. christophersj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not just "bugs" but maj

    Right Cebritt, people do say that, but in this case I think that there were a couple of issues that actually made the software unusable for the high end professional market it was intended for. Now it looks like those are taken care of and "normal" improvements can happen for each forthcoming version.

    At the new price, I will probably buy it now.


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