updated 03:15 pm EST, Wed November 25, 2009
Update runs batches, preserves color profiles
DataMind Srl has launched Jade Plugin 2.0 for Apple's Aperture software. The plug-in automates color, contrast and dynamic range adjustments, while helping to detect and correct red eye in photographs. Jade is now a one-button operation -- the user loads photos in and then clicks a button to start. Version 2.0 offers manual control for those who wish to make fine adjustments.
The plug-in has added side-by-side image comparisons and can now preserve color profiles. Large images are supported, as the company has tested resolutions up to 16000x16000 pixels. Version 2.0 is also capable of running large batches of images.
Jade requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher and Apple Aperture 2.1 or later. The software costs €50 (~$75 USD).