What’s new in Aperture.

Aperture is now optimised for the new MacBook Pro Retina display. The new unified library lets you move seamlessly between iPhoto and Aperture. Powerful adjustment tools help refine your images. And with a faster way to browse on import, you can select your best shots almost as quickly as you shoot them.

Optimised for the new MacBook Pro Retina display

Your vision is even more extraordinary.

The new MacBook Pro with Retina display is a game-changer for photographers. At 5.1 million pixels, it’s the perfect place to view and edit your high-resolution photos. Aperture takes advantage of every pixel so that more of your image can fit on the screen — which makes editing photos far more precise. And with four times the number of pixels than a standard 15-inch MacBook Pro display, you can see stunningly sharp details and textures when you’re browsing, editing or comparing multiple images side by side.

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15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

Aperture and iPhoto Unified Library

All your photos. Now all in one place.

Now iPhoto and Aperture share a photo library.* Which means no matter which app you open, you can view and edit all your photos. When you adjust images using the tools in Aperture, you see the changes in iPhoto. And vice versa. There’s no need to import, export or reprocess photos from one app to the other — it happens automatically. Faces, Places, Albums and Smart Albums work across both apps too. And slideshows created in one app can be played back in the other. This unified library makes it easy to step up from iPhoto to the advanced tools in Aperture. Or use Aperture to make professional edits, then go back to iPhoto to create a calendar or cards. So whether your photos are professional or just for fun, you get the best of both apps.

Advanced White Balance

True-to-life colour. In every kind of light.

This revolutionary white balance tool is a whole new way to correct colour casts even in challenging mixed-lighting situations. Because now you can use three powerful modes. Skin Tone mode works best for fixing colours in photos of people. Natural Gray mode can quickly adjust the colour balance in landscapes and other scenic shots. And Temperature & Tint mode is available for the most challenging light situations. When you choose auto-balance, Aperture applies advanced white balance using all three modes and picks the one that works best. You can switch between them. Or use one as a starting point and then tweak your photos further. You can even apply Skin Tone and Natural Gray adjustments to specific parts of a photo using brushes.

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Improved Highlights and Shadows

Make every photo shine.

Even images that seem too dark or blown out can turn out stunning with Aperture. With improved highlights and shadows tools, Aperture recovers blown highlights and lifts shadow areas. Improved processing delivers higher-quality results across a wide range of photos. Since it combines several advanced tools into three simple, powerful sliders, Aperture gives you great results with fewer adjustments. The Highlights control now works with extended range data to recover blown highlights more easily on RAW images. So no matter how an image looks at first, these amazing tools will deliver results that make you do a double-take.

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Professional Auto Enhance

Refine your shot. In one shot.

Even the most demanding photographers are impressed by Professional Auto Enhance. It uses powerful image analysis to determine the correct white balance, exposure, vibrancy, curves, highlights and shadows. And it intelligently applies these adjustments to your photos. So when you’re refining images, Professional Auto Enhance is a great starting point. Then you can tweak images further until they’re exactly the way you want. Or you can give photos a professional-quality zing — with just a click.

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Fast Browsing

Find the shots you want. Faster than ever.

Now Aperture puts the previews embedded in most RAW files to even better use. So immediately on import, you can start browsing sharp, clear image files. Which means you can find your best shots even before image files finish copying from your memory card. If you’re a professional photographer with a huge workload, this lets you cull your best shots from hundreds or even thousands of photos quicker than ever. And if photography is your hobby, you’ll find your favourite photos faster.