Apple releases Aperture 1.5.3 Update

Apple StoreApple today released Aperture 1.5.3 Update which 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.

More info and download link here.


  1. Good to see not all the Apple programers are working on the iPhone. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    The black screen problem seems to be gone with the last Core Image update, now it’s time to add support for the camera lock and sound files.

  2. Aperture is better. but i also think lightroom is a good product and better in some areas.
    for professionals i think aperture is better because orgainsing files is managed much better in aperture.
    then again some (albeit very limited) color scenarios are handled better by LR.
    But key for pros is an environment where you can organise everything very quickly, and make quick edits from anywhere in the program. not like LR where certains tasks are aligned to certain modules.
    Aperture is much more of an oprn workflow, whereas LR dictates to a certain degree your workflow.

  3. Unfortunately, I have paid for both Lightroom and Aperture. That’s because I can’t decide which is best. I like both. Actually, I like the interface in LR much better. And LR is the only one that runs on my 12″ PowerBook. That alone made me buy LR. I prefer keyword management in LR also.

    Actually, now that I’ve said all that, I can’t remember why I like Aperture. Loyalty to the brand, perhaps?

    Please excuse me while I cry in my soup.

    MDN: lost (oh, the irony)

  4. razor,

    That sounded like an insightful and unbiased comparison.
    I know Aperture inside and out but I’ve only played around with LR. The controls for LB seem to be more responsive but it didn’t seem to be as flexible. (just a first impression)
    LR seems to be a good program although I haven’t used it long enough to know all the warts. I know what the warts of Aperture are and I still love it. (although I’m still counting on Apple to fix the warts)

    Bottom line, thanks to Aperture, Lightroom, and Capture One, it’s a good time to be a Macintosh photographer.

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