Apple Releases Aperture 3.0.2 with Many Bug Fixes

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Apple released an update to Aperture 3 Thursday, bringing the photo management and correction software to version 3.0.2. The update includes several bug fixes and other improvements to the software.

Apple’s patch notes:

  • Upgrading Aperture 1.x and 2.x libraries
  • Importing libraries from iPhoto or from earlier versions of Aperture
  • Importing hierarchical folders of photos into a library
  • Adding names and confirming matches in Faces
  • Reordering snapshots on the Faces corkboard
  • Creating and saving print presets
  • Duplicating metadata presets
  • Adjustments using Curves, Straighten and Retouching
  • Navigation of photos in the Viewer using scrolling
  • Importing ratings, color labels and GPS data from XMP sidecar files
  • IPTC metadata compatibility
  • Deleting photos when emptying the Aperture Trash
  • Exporting versions and libraries
  • The update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.

Apple has added a KnowledgeBase article for Aperture updates, but info specific to this patch has not yet been added.

Thanks to our friends at MacUpdate for the heads up on the patch.



This update seems to have addressed the numerous crashes that I was seeing with Aperture 3 when making adjustments in 64-bit mode. Switching to 32-bit mode seemed to eliminate the crashes prior to the update.

But it still hasn’t addressed the very annoying problem of being unable to use the scroll bar in the browser portion of a browser/viewer split view when a thumbnail is selected in the browser. It’s not that hard of a problem to work around (deselect the thumbnail or switch to full-screen mode) but still very annoying. Aperture 2 had the same problem at one point and I seem to recall that a Mac OS X update fixed the problem so maybe that’s the answer—wait for the next OS X update.

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