updated 11:25 am EDT, Wed July 16, 2008
Edit for Aperture 1.3
HumanSoftware has updated HSC Edit to version 1.3, adding a new AutoCorrect Image Enhancer module to the Edit for Aperture plug-in suite. The new module promises to reclaim lost colors and details with one click. The tool re-balances colors, pulling up detail from shadows and recovering visual information from highlights. The suite of thirteen modules is available for $300, with individual modules selling for $70 per module. The new AutoCorrect Image Enhancer is now available as a stand-alone module for $50. The software requires Aperture 2.1.
The Edit for Aperture suite includes modules for noise removal, image refocusing, and an image beautifier. It has modules that correct lens distortion, add grid distortions, add frames and edges and a module for classy frames.
Also included are a fractal light module, a light effects module, a surface module and a toolbox, which does masking, channel mixing, grain effects and more. HSC Edit recently added Edit Multiple Curves for Aperture, which adds a curves feature similar to Photoshop's Curves tool. The thirteen modules in HSC Edit contain over 4000 effects that can be applied to single images or batches.