Apple Releases Aperture 3.2 for Photo Stream, iCloud


Aperture 3

Apple released Aperture 3.2 Wednesday, an update to the company’s professional photo management and manipulation solution that adds in support for iCloud and iOS 5, including iCloud’s Photo Stream feature. The update also includes support for new gestures, new navigation features, and a few bug fixes.


With Photo Stream, when you take a photo on an iCloud-enabled device, it will be pushed to all of your iOS devices, your Mac, and/or your PC. Photo Stream keeps the last 1,000 pictures you took, and users can grab any image from the Stream and save them or otherwise manipulate them.

Apple’s patch notes:

Aperture 3.2 supports compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5. This update also addresses minor stability, performance and compatibility issues, including:

  • Resolves an issue that could cause the “Loading” indicator to reappear in the Viewer when cropping a photo
  • Aperture now automatically relaunches into Full Screen mode if the application was in Full Screen mode when last quit
  • Pinch-to-zoom gesture now automatically activates Zoom mode in the Viewer
  • Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in the Viewer
  • Microsoft Outlook can now be chosen in Preferences as the application used by Aperture for emailing photos
  • Fixes a problem that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to quit unexpectedly when using brushes to apply adjustments
  • Loupe now correctly displays magnification levels between 50-100%.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to display the incorrect color profile on externally edited images
  • Import window now includes an option to delete photos from iPhone and iPad after they have been imported into Aperture
  • The Lift & Stamp tool now displays the correct cursor icons when being used in Split View and Viewer only modes

The update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.

The update is a 635.76MB download in Software Update, and you can see it once you’ve updated to OS X 10.7.2 (Lion), which was also released on Wednesday.

You can also download a 635.76MB standalone installer from Apple’s download site.