updated 03:40 pm EDT, Wed May 31, 2006
ShuttlePRO for Aperture
Contour Design has released of new ShuttlePRO, ShuttlePRO V2, and ShuttleXpress settings for Aperture, Apple’s all-in-one post-production tool for photographers. The new ShuttlePRO settings enhance the user’s experience and efficiency, assisting users' navigation through large numbers of photos and allowing for easy use of all of Aperture’s tools. "Rating photos can be time consuming as users make decisions, but the ShuttlePRO makes the process more efficient. Assigning a five-star rating is as simple as pressing a single button and reducing that rating is done with the button next to it.... The other tools, including the Loupe, zoom, crop, rotate, and spot & patch tool are accessible with one button as well. Because the cursor doesn’t need to be used to select a tool, it can stay on the location users want to work on, further increasing efficiency." The settings are freely available on the company's website (along with a Universal version the hardware driver).