updated 08:50 pm EST, Thu February 28, 2008
Aperture 2.0 appeals
Apple's post-production photography software, Aperture, is more usable to both amateurs and pros since the company released version 2.0, according to one report. The New York Times writes that Aperture 2.0 provides a more accessible, streamlined interface and eases the process of handling photos in full-screen mode. The update also increases speed considerably when dealing with large numbers of photos, but maintains original versions of those photos more efficiently than iPhoto -- Apple's consumer-oriented photo software.
Apple's initial version of Aperture displayed numerous controls that took up valuable photo space on the screen, and handled vast numbers of photos at a slow rate even on high-powered computers like the Intel dual core and quad core Xeon-based Mac Pro. Upgrades of Aperture are priced at $100, while new licenses are available at $200 each.