Apple Aperture 3.5 Released

Aperture 3

Alongside several other updates today, Apple updated Aperture to version 3.5. the update adds several new features and bug fixes.

Notably, Aperture 3.5 now supports iCloud Photo Sharing and Apple Maps support. For SmugMug users, you can now publish and sync galleries directly from Aperture to your SmugMug account.

The list of new features and bug fixes is below.

  • Adds support for iCloud Photo Sharing, including the ability to post videos to shared photo streams and to have multiple subscribers contribute to a shared stream
  • The Places feature now uses Apple maps to display photo locations
  • New integration with SmugMug, with support for publishing and syncing galleries directly to a SmugMug account
  • Adds support for iOS 7 camera filters applied to photos imported from iOS devices
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes resulted in Retouch adjustments not being applied to exported images
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the black and white points in Curves to shift incorrectly when using the eyedropper tools
  • Fixes a problem that prevented caption data from being embedded correctly when exporting versions of some RAW file types
  • Improves reliability when adding names to Faces
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to hang after adjusting a very large panorama
  • Fixes a problem that could prevent memory cards or hard disks from ejecting properly after import when clicking the Delete Items button
  • Improves reliability of slideshows on a 15″ Macbook Pro with Retina display
  • Addresses an issue that could cause thumbnails to display incorrectly in the iLife Media Browser
  • Videos up to three minutes long can now be shared to Flickr
  • Captions instead of version names are now synced between Aperture and Facebook for newly-created albums
  • Improves reliability when printing a light table
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent adjusted images from being published to My Photo Stream
  • Includes stability and performance improvements

You can find Aperture 3.5 here in the Mac App Store.



  1. Jordan says

    I agree with Mark.

    As a user from aperture 1.0 forward this has been the pits on updates. I’m just hoping that in a few months we see a real update. I’d move to adobe but their interface is so clumsy that it would just be annoying. All we can do is hope…

  2. says

    Aperture is already a great program. Why do you need a number 4 attached to it to feel its worth it? Point releases are free and for them to do point releases over the past year or so keeps the new features free to existing license holders. It is a cost effective process for the small part of the population that uses Aperture.

    • says

      I don’t thin most people need Aperture 4. I think most people want Aperture 4. I completely agree, Aperture 3 is great program. The problem is 3.5 had no features someone could even do a you tube video to explain. Where’s the magic? Where the innovation?
      Compared to Aperture LR has a very clunky interface. My face smiles when I use Aperture. My face doesn’t smile when I use LR. But I own both and which do I use, LR. It just does stuff that Aperture can’t.

  3. andy says

    I remember the constant whingeing when Aperture 2, I think, was slow to become Aperture 3. I love Aperture 3 but I wonder why Apple can’t add those features, not currently available in, Aperture, that are beloved by the users of an apparently clunky Lightroom.

    I’d like to see a list of innovative features that others would like to see in Aperture 4.

  4. says

    It may not cost more for the Aperture upgrade – unless you don’t have OS X v10.9, in which case you have to buy the upgrade. This happened to me before, so yes, upgrades cost in one way or another.