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Aperture 2.0 Hits the Streets

This morning the Apple store was down. After yesterdays 10.5.2 update that added raw support for new cameras but Aperture not seeing them, a update was imminent. Now it’s out as a $99 dollar upgrade.

Over 100 new features in Aperture 2, including:

  • Image adjustment controls such as Highlight Recovery, Definition, Vibrancy, and Vignette
  • Retouch tool with soft-edged brush to remove unwanted elements from photos.
  • Next-generation RAW image processing for highest-quality images
  • Quick Preview mode for rapid-fire photo browsing
  • Simplified user interface that maximizes screen space and provides direct access to your iPhoto library from within Aperture
  • Integration with .Mac Web Gallery to instantly publish your photos, allowing visitors to view and download images.

For those who recently purchased Aperture, here’s what Apple says:

If you purchased Aperture 1.5 between January 1, 2008, and March 14, 2008, you are eligible to upgrade to Aperture 2 for US$9.95 (shipping and handling).