Apple's image editor provides a great collection of photo processing tools that will help you refine your pictures, organize and publishing them
Aperture comes with a well-designed interface from which you can browse, view and organize your digital photo collection. You can buy, download and install Aperture for $79.99 from the Mac App Store with just a few mouse clicks.
Aperture is compatible with the new MacBook Pro Retina display and uses an unified photo library that enables you to effortlessly switch between iPhoto and Aperture. In other words, regardless of which application you open, you can view and edit all your photos. In addition, all the changes performed in Aperture are also visible in iPhoto and vice versa.
Thanks to the advanced adjustment tools you can clean and improve your photos in minutes. One of these tools is the Auto White Balance feature that corrects the colors of the picture based on the skin tones. You can also use the professional Auto Enhance tool to adjust the white balance, exposure, curves, vibrancy, shadows and highlights value.
The highlights and shadows tools provided by Aperture can help you recover blown highlights and brighten shadow areas. You can obtain high quality results by adjusting the three simple, yet powerful sliders.
On top of that, Aperture offers a wide variety of brushes that you can be used to paint different image adjustments onto various parts of your picture. You can also take advantage of the ready-to-use professional photo effects and apply them on your favorite pictures.
What is more, Aperture allows you to display your best photos in stunning photo books or beautiful slideshows that combine photos, text, HD videos and text.
After organizing and editing your photos you can post your pictures on your Facebook wall, share them via Flickr and SmugMug or add them to shared photo streams using iCloud.
Aperture's impressive list of professional editing tools and browsing features promises to fulfill the needs of demanding users and beginners alike.
Reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on October 17th, 2014
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Application descriptionAperture is designed to provide easy-to-use yet powerful tools that will help you process images, manage large photo l...