Supports eight new models for Lion, Mountain Lion users
Apple on Thursday updated its compatibility file for cameras able to use the RAW format, lending support for new models to both iPhoto '11 and Aperture 3.x. The new version, 4.08, is the first update since late June and includes support for new or revised Canon, Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Pentax and Sony cameras. The update is only applicable to Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8) users, and weighs in at 6.58MB.
Adds new cameras, quashes bugs
Apple today updated both their digital camera RAW compatibility for Leopard and Snow Leopard, as well as ProKit, the general updater for the company's "pro-class" software. ProKit has now been updated to version 7.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later, and makes improvements along with fixing leaks and issues, including a bug in AppKit itself. The Digital RAW Compatibility Update is numbered as v3.7, and adds support for five new digital cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11.
Fixes for Team Fortress 2, Portal
Apple has released a graphics update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The download brings stability and performance improvement for a variety of applications and games. Frame rate issues have been addressed in Portal and Team Fortress 2 on certain Macs, while a crash bug has been fixed in Aperture 3 and StarCraft II.
Update adds improved interface, lens adjustments
HumanSoftware has upgraded its photographic effects plug-ins, HSC Edit, for Apple's Aperture software. The set is spread across 14 modules featuring more than 5000 individual effects. Each tool provides a wide range of manual variations and can be applied to a single image or processed across a larger batch. The modules include effects organized around color adjustments, depth of field, focus, noise, and lighting or lens effects, among others.
Plugins support Aperture 3 at 64-bit speeds
Blue Crowbar Software has introduced new 64-bit versions of its Aperture2Twitter and Impression plugins for Aperture 3. The two new updates come highly recommended from the company and enable users to take advantage of the performance enhancements offered in the latest Aperture 3 software running natively in 64-bit mode. The company notes that support is still offered for the 32-bit versions of each plugin, but will require users to restart Aperture in 32-bit mode before being able to load them.