Apple Provides Aperture 3.0.2 and iMovie 8.0.6 Updates
Posted 03/26/2010 at 4:59am | by J.R. Bookwalter
For the second time this week, Apple has fired up the Software Update servers to bring you some fresh patches.
If you jumped on the recent Aperture 3 release from Apple, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a second update now available, which brings the software to version 3.0.2. Weighing in at 69.83MB, the update requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.2 and offers quite a significant number of improvements, as noted below.
This update improves overall stability and fixes issues in a number of areas. The key areas addressed include:
- Upgrading Aperture 1.x and 2.x libraries - Importing libraries from iPhoto or from earlier versions of Aperture - Importing hierarchical folders of photos into a library - Adding names and confirming matches in Faces - Reordering snapshots on the Faces corkboard - Creating and saving print presets - Duplicating metadata presets - Adjustments using Curves, Straighten and Retouching - Navigation of photos in the Viewer using scrolling - Importing ratings, color labels and GPS data from XMP sidecar files - IPTC metadata compatibility - Deleting photos when emptying the Aperture Trash - Exporting versions and libraries
And that’s not all -- the update release notes list more than 65 changes, making it a “must have” download.
On the same train of thought, Apple has also released iMovie 8.0.6, a 34.84MB download that focuses strictly on improving reliability when working with videos from Aperture. It requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later and is recommended for all iMovie ’09 users.
If you’re not a fan of Software Update, you can also download the updates directly from the links above.