Extensive organization and file management options:
The strength of the Aperture 3 program rests in its library system. From the extensive keyword and metadata features to the photo stacking tools, the product has numerous organizational options. Some of the image file management options include tethered image capture, which will speed up your image handling, and vault creation, which provides additional storage alternatives. Pairing these features with the usual import/export, merge, and file location choices gives Aperture the leg up when it comes to file management. Plus, all of these possibilities operate in an easy and efficient manner once you master them.
Facial recognition and geotagging metadata features:
The facial recognition feature provides a quick and easy way to tag and organize your images by the bunch. You will have to go through a brief teaching/learning process with the program first, but it's well worth it. In addition to all of the usual catalog features, the Aperture library system also includes a location-based, GPS geotagging system with the usual pushpins in a Google Map.
Filter effects preview:
When you scroll through the effects options in Aperture, a mini-preview window fluctuates to show the changes made on an image before they are applied to the actual image file. The good thing about this feature is that it may save you the hassle of having to undo on a regular basis, which will prevent a number of potential headaches from happening in the first place.
Exceptionally detailed help articles and video tutorials:
While they lack in-person support, Apple delivers when it comes to their help articles and video tutorials by putting together an impressive collection of information to answer questions and serve as an overall guide. Explicit help articles are found as a part of the Aperture Online Knowledge Base,which also includes FAQs, a link to the community forum, and targeted video tutorials where you can gain a wealth of information by walking through the 'how-to' processes.
Nice selection of image sharing and publishing alternatives:
Sharing options are facilitated by including direct Facebook, Flickr, and Photo Stream integration into the product. Printing everything from custom presets to contact sheets, saving to Web galleries, operating slideshows, and ordering prints online are all part of the Aperture 3 package.
iCloud Photo Stream 30-day running image backup:
The iCloud Photo Stream is an online backup that keeps a running 30-day collection of your images on Apple's iCloud. You can upload, store, and integrate your other devices with iCloud so you will always have your latest photos at hand without taking up space on one of your devices. To get iCloud working, all you have to do is sign in and the automatic syncing will take place in the background as you work.