Aperture and hardware updates

Macworld Podcast episode 12

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For the second time in as many weeks, Apple held a press conference to roll out new hardware and software. And for the second consecutive week, we discuss Apple’s latest maneuvers in a special edition of the Macworld Podcast.

Unlike last week’s developments, which focused entirely on video and consumer products, this week’s press event focused entirely on pro users. Apple added higher-resolution displays and longer battery life to its PowerBook line and unveiled new Power Mac desktops powered by dual-core processors. Wednesday also marked the debut of Aperture, a post-production tool Apple is aiming at professional photographers.

Senior How-To Editor Kelly Turner, who knows a thing or two about digital photography, joins me for this episode of the Macworld Podcast to talk about Aperture and Apple’s hardware happenings.

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There are two minor misstatements in this podcast we’d like to clarify:

  • ISO (along with f-stop and shutter speed) can not be changed after the fact in RAW.
  • According to Apple, while Aperture is based on a “SQL-like database,” it is not a SQL database per se.

Show notes

Here’s Macworld’s coverage of that latest round of Apple product news: 

Kelly also wrote an Editors’ Notes blog entry on Aperture, which you can read about here.

Music credits

“Basic” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at epicte@gmail.com.

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