Apple's Aperture update fixes face detection

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When Apple released Aperture update 3.5.1 late Thursday afternoon—an update to its pro photo management software—the fix was designed to solve face detection problems. The update is free for version 3 users.

In addition to face detection, the new version also corrects problems with temperature and tint white balance and fixed a problem with adding metadata when moving between photos via the arrow key. The update also promises to improve overall stability.

 Aperture is available from the App Store for $80.

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At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Retina display support
    • Overall performance improvement on compatible Macs
    • Faster importing, especially for Raw shooters
    • No cost to upgrade
    • AVCHD video support
    • Cleaner user interface
    • Improved editing tools
    • Unified library structure for iPhoto/Aperture


    • Requires Mac OS X 10.7.4
    • Some may miss advanced Highlights/Shadows sliders
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