Apple: Aperture 1.5.1 Update, Aperture 30-Day Trial, and Digital Camera RAW Support

Apple releases Aperture 1.5.1 Update and also provides 30-day trial.

Aperture Trial
http://www.apple.com/aperture/trial/
Aperture 1.5.1 Update
Aperture 1.5.1 addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability and performance in all areas of the application.

About this update
Introducing the first all-in-one post-production tool for photographers. Built from the ground up for professionals, Aperture offers an advanced RAW workflow, professional project management capabilities, powerful compare and select tools, nondestructive image processing, and versatile printing and publishing.

Learn more about Aperture.

What’s New in this Version
Aperture 1.5.1 addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability and performance in all areas of the application, including:

  • Keywords
  • Loupe
  • Cropping
  • Previews
  • Metadata presets
  • Versions
  • File renaming
  • iPhoto Library import
  • Watermarks

For more detailed information about this update, visit http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n304549.

This update is recommended for all Aperture users.

Digital Camera RAW Support Update
This update improves RAW file format compatibility for some digital SLR cameras.

Digital Camera RAW Support Update is available in separate PPC and Universal versions.

About this update
Mac OS X Tiger provides support for a variety of popular digital camera and image file formats. Applications such as Aperture, iPhoto and Preview utilize this support to work with digital camera RAW files. This update improves RAW file format compatibility for the following digital SLR cameras:

  • Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D / Kiss X Digital
  • Nikon D80
  • Pentax *ist DS

Other issues addressed:

  • Handling of large Canon RAW files (.CRW)
  • DNG compatibility on Intel-based Macs
  • Lines sometimes appearing in images exported from Aperture

Download:

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later

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Apple releases X11 1.1.2 (Update 2006) for Mac OS X

Apple releases X11 1.1.2 for Mac OS X through Software Updates and Apple Support Downloads.

Download X11 1.1.2 from Apple Support Downloads (51MB)
System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
  • X11 1.1 or 1.1.1

From Apple:

X11 Update 2006 

This update addresses several issues in the X11 for Mac OS X package, enabling it to better handle:

GLX stereo visuals
offscreen rendering to GLX Pbuffers and Pixmaps
To tell X11 to take advantage of stereo visuals, enter:

$ defaults write com.apple.x11 enable_stereo -bool true

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