updated 11:55 am EDT, Wed May 28, 2008
Human Software has released ApertureEdit, a collection of 11 plug-ins for Aperture 2.1. Among these are DeNoise, which removes sensor noise from high-ISO pictures, and AutoFocus, which tries to eliminate blur. AutoSmooth attempts automatic airbrushing, while the Grids and PhotoFixlens plug-ins let users apply or remove distortion as desired; other plug-ins apply elements like frames, textures, and over 500 different types of lighting.
A major plug-in within the collection is said to be Toolbox, which lets users combine 50 effects "blocks" such as channel mixing, black-and-white conversion, film grain and deinterlacing. The whole ApertureEdit collection costs $300, but can be bought in pieces for $70 per module.