I use Aperture almost daily. I have found that it satisfies 95% of my digital imaging needs. And I appreciate the fact that Apple has made tremendous strides with Aperture. In less than a year, Apple has ramped up to version 1.5.1. The company has continually worked to improve the application’s performance, value and extensibility. But there’s always room for improvement. And just as programs like Photoshop have been improved over the years, I have no doubt that Apple will work diligently to improve Aperture. So I’ve decided to help.
In no particular order; Five things that I think Apple could do to improve Aperture…
1) Let us export the slideshow. I can think of no application that makes it easier or faster to generate a quality slideshow with music and transitions than Aperture. The first time I showed a client her pictures in Aperture, using the slideshow, she cried and asked me if she could buy a copy of the show. I wasn’t able to satisfy that request, but would certainly like to be able to someday.
2) Dust and scratch filter. While Aperture’s new noise reduction system is good, it would be nice if we could take that one step further and add a dust and scratch filter.
3) The new color adjustments are very nice. Here’s how to improve them. Let us use an eyedropper tool to select the exact color we want to adjust rather than giving us six base colors to choose from and then requiring us to use those to get close.
4) Additional web templates. I love Aperture’s ability to build pretty websites quickly. I use this feature all the time to export images for client review. But I’d like to see a few additions to the existing themes. The existing templates are getting a bit long in the tooth.
5) Rotatable crop box. I’d like to be able to rotate the crop box. This allows cropping and straightening all at once.
What do you think? Add your requested improvements here, and we’ll see that Apple gets them. Please be constructive and limit your list to your top five. Thanks.
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