Monday, June 11, 2012, 05:05 pm PT (08:05 pm ET)
Apple brings Retina Display support to Final Cut Pro, Aperture, iPhotoUpdates for Apple's Final Cut Pro, Aperture and iPhoto rolled out on Monday to accommodate the high-resolution Retina Display of the next generation MacBook Pro.
A number of Apple's in-house apps will be the first ready to take advantage of the high pixel density Retina Display MacBook Pro announced on Monday, with the company focusing on graphics-intensive titles like Final Cut Pro, Aperture and iPhoto.
Final Cut Pro 10.0.5
Apple's flagship video editing software get a slight update with overall stability improvements and enhancements for the 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro. The latest version is available through the Mac App Store.
The Mac maker's professional-level photo editing and management software gets a boost to version 3.3 which brings Retina Display capabilities and a host of new features like an iPhoto-unified photo library that requires no import or export to Aperture. Also added to the Adjustments panel is a new Auto Enhance button that gives users an option for easy one-click fixes.
From the release notes:
What's New in Version 3.3
New unified photo library for both iPhoto (v 9.3 or later) and Aperture; no import/export required; Faces, Places, slideshows, albums and web sharing work across both applications
Support for AVCHD video has been added
Aperture now lets you use camera-generated previews for faster browsing of RAW files immediately after import
Highlights & Shadows tool has been updated to deliver higher-quality results and work with extended range data
A new Auto Enhance button has been added to the Adjustments panel
White Balance tool now includes Skin Tone and Natural Gray modes to simplify color balance
Auto button has been added to the White Balance tool for one-click color balancing
Set Desktop command has been added to Share menu so you can set a desktop background from within Aperture
A new Manual option allows you to drag and drop projects to customize sort order in the Projects view
New preference allows you to set the background brightness of the full screen browser
Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums are now displayed as thumbnails in the main window when accounts are selected in the source list
Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of "Metadata"
Source list includes a new "Recent" section, showing Last Import and recently-viewed projects
Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default
Faces can now be named by dragging them from the Unnamed Faces browser to existing snapshots on the corkboard
The Faces corkboard now includes a menu that allows you to set the order of face snapshots
Newly designed monochrome source list and toolbar icons
Addresses numerous issues related to overall performance and stability
Aperture received the most significant update bringing multiple new features to the pro photo editing app. br> Click image to view at Retina Display size. | Source: Apple
The update is recommended for all Aperture 3 users and can be found through the Mac App Store.
Apple's consumer-level photo management app gets access to the unified Aperture photo library as well as AVCHD video support along with Retina Display compatibility.
From the release notes:
What's New in Version 9.3
iPhoto can now open libraries from Aperture 3.3 or later
AVCHD video is now supported
The Description field now automatically expands as needed when entering text
You can now flag a photo in Magnify (1-up) view by clicking a Flag icon displayed in the upper left corner of the photo
Keywords and titles are now preserved when exporting files with embedded GPS location data
A new Export option allows you to automatically organize exported photos into subfolders by event
Version 9.3 of iPhoto is recommended for all users of iPhoto '11 and can be downloaded through the Mac App Store.
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