updated 04:50 pm EDT, Thu July 3, 2008
Jade 1.0 for Aperture
DataMind Srl says it has released Jade Plugin 1.0, the first Aperture add-on version of its stand-alone Jade tool. The software is used to provide automatic enhancements to image batches that normally require fine tuning, whether in Aperture or elsewhere; users simply click the Enhance button, and Jade will make a variety of tweaks to improve color, contrast, and the the appearance of dynamic range.
Should users not be satisfied with the automatic algorithms, they can manually adjust factors such as contrast, intensity values and color correction. The Jade plug-in requires Aperture 2.1 or later, along with Mac OS X 10.5 or better. Standard ($32) and Pro ($80) licenses are available; the former is intended for personal photos, while the latter covers commercial use.