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. [Read more…]

 

Apple’s New Mac Pro Starts at $2999

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Apple launched its new Mac Pro today after teasing it earlier this year. The Mac Pro packs a powerful punch into a cylinder chassis that’s often been compared to a coffee maker.

The base model features an Intel Xeon E5 Quad-Core processor at 3.7GHz, 12GB DDR3 ECC RAM, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage  and dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (at 2GB VRAM each). The Mac Pro offers six Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, dual Gigabit ethernet ports and an HDMI 1.4 UltraHD port. All models will power up to three 4K displays simultaneously. [Read more…]

Apple Updates iMac Line for Fall 2013

iMac

Apple updated its iMac line with a rather modest refresh. Key new specs include an update to fourth generation Intel quad-core processors – i5 is the base offering on all models; however, it is upgradeable to i7 processors up to 3.5Ghz.

Video editors will be pleased with the upgraded graphics cards, including the ability to upgrade to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M with 4GB of video memory. However, the displays did not receive the 4K/Retina upgrade that had been rumored and hoped-for in recent months. [Read more…]

New Camera in Apple’s iPhone 5s Features Sony Image Sensor

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Apple’s new camera in the iPhone 5s is receiving some high praise. While there is more to the camera than just the sensor, the image sensor is the backbone of the overall camera system. After tearing down the iPhone 5s, the folks at iFixit have determined that the 8MP sensor inside the camera is consistent with Sony design. [Read more…]

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.09 Adds Support for Olympus E-P5

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 4.09, which adds RAW image compatibility for the Olympus E-P5 to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11.

It also includes changes that:

  • Restore lens correction to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images
  • Address a white balance issue with some Nikon images that were modified by third-party applications

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

iPhone 5s and 5c: What Photographers Need to Know

iPhone 5s

Yesterday, Apple announced a pair of new iPhones – the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c.

The iPhone 5s is the new flagship handset, while the iPhone 5c packs in a lot of power and comes several colors for a good price.

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The highlights, as I see them, are that the iPhone 5s has a faster 64-bit A7 processor, new camera with f/2.2 aperture (vs. f/2.4 in the 5c) and 120fps video capture for slow motion. The big advantage for the iPhone 5c is that you get a 32GB phone for $199 on contract (the 16GB version is only $99).

iPhone 5c

Now, let’s take a look at more specifics about the iPhone 5s. [Read more…]