Aperture 1.5.3 Released

Apr 21, 2007

My favourite photo tool Apple Aperture has been updated. Aperture 1.5.3 addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance in a number of areas, including:

  • Generation of thumbnails for adjusted images
  • Entering and exiting Full Screen mode
  • Working with large sets of keywords in the Keywords HUD
  • Restoring from a vault

Among the specific issues that have been addressed:

  • Previews now update properly when images are sent to an external editor.
  • Leaf Aptus 22 and Aptus 75 images are now imported with the correct orientation.
  • When folders are imported as projects, the folder structure is now correctly preserved when identically named subfolders are included in the hierarchy.
  • Reconnecting referenced images that have been externally edited now works more reliably.
  • Setting the ColorSync profile in the Aperture Print dialog now correctly suppresses color management settings in the Mac OS X Print dialog.

I also noted the addition and update of several UI-interface element, among those a toolbar button for quickly printing a Contact Sheet. aperture_printcontactsheet.png However, I can’t find a way to get it into my toolbar. (You can of course still print contact sheets by selecting a few thumbs and hit Apple+P)