Apple has announced Aperture 3, which offers a number of improvements over Aperture 2, including Faces, Places and Brushes. Obviously, the big news for photographers is the ability to make local adjustments with the Brushes tool. Additionally, Aperture 3 allows you to import HD video from your DSLRs and even edit it make your own movie without ever leaving Aperture. It also includes the ability to easily export video files to Apple’s Final cut software.
Aperture 3 is available for $200 or as an upgrade for Aperture 2 users for $100.
The Apple iPad is a newly-announced tablet device that comes down somewhere in between an iPhone and a netbook in terms of its features and interface. There is plenty of buzz, both love and hate, for the new device.
One of the features that may attract some photographers is a built-in app called Photos. Bear in mind though that the iPad does not offer a built-in camera, oddly enough. However, the app for organizing, importing and sharing photos is worth a look on its own merit. [Read more…]
Apple has released the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update version 2.7 for OS X v. 10.5 Leopard and OS X v. 10.6 Snow Leopard. The new update adds RAW support in OS X, Aperture 2 and iPhoto for the following cameras:
The Leaf Capture Remote app will allow you to use your iPhone or iPod Touch to view and zoom captured RAW images remotely from the Leaf digital backs. The app is a free download from the iPhone App Store and is available now.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Apple has updated iPhoto to the latest version 8.1.1. Update notes from Apple:
The iPhoto 8.1.1 update addresses issues affecting face recognition performance and accuracy. It also resolves minor issues with book ordering and iPod touch support. This update is recommended for all users of iPhoto ’09.
More details and download the update on Apple’s website.
No bones about it, Apple makes some nice computers. The new iMacs offer a very sleek package and take up a tiny footprint compared to the typical desktop. Additionally, the new MacBook adds the popular unibody design of the Macbook Pro laptops and keeps the same smidgen-under-$1000 price tag.
Photographers seem to love Macs. Sure, there are plenty of “Windows photographers” out there, but the thought of a 27″ backlit LCD screen on the new iMac powering Photoshop Lightroom or CS4 makes us all a little giddy inside, right? While I opted for a Windows-based computer on my last update, the recurrence of driver issues and small niggling bugs lately has prompted me to consider another Mac. I still have my 1st-gen 17″ G5 iMac on the desk that sees occasional use; however, it’s begging for more horsepower when it comes to processing images nowadays. [Read more…]
World renowned photographer, Chase Jarvis, has developed an iPhone photography App called “The Best Camera.” You may recall that we recently covered 24 Cool iPhone Photo Apps. In that post, there were many photo apps which applied a variety of different filters and methods to share your photos with others; however, there was no one app that took care of it all. That was Chase’s goal in creating The Best Camera – one app to rule them all. [Read more…]
Apple’s new iPod nano includes a video camera and takes a direct shot across the bow of the Flip and other ultra-compact video cameras. In fact, at Apple’s “It’s only rock and roll” event today, Apple showed an image of the 4GB Flip Ultra and mocked its $149 price tag. The presentation went on with Steve Jobs at the helm touting Apple’s video option as 8GB for free. What that really boils down to is that all the iPod nanos now include a video camera; however, you still have to buy the iPod nano to get the video camera (so it’s not really free Steve). And, unfortunately, the iPod nano doesn’t offer the ability to capture still images.
The iTunes App Store has been a huge success and has provided iPhone users with a number of options to take and enhance photos, as well as unique ways to make the sharing process easier. No doubt about it, the iPhone has changed the way many of us take and share photos. Some of these cool Apps are free, while some carry a marginal price tag, and many of these are worth the price of admission.
Here’s 24 iPhone Photo Apps that might fit your needs as an iPhotographer. [Read more…]