Aperture 4 May Be Just Around the Corner?

Posted May. 2nd, 2014 by Daniel J. Cox

Aperture 4 may be just around the corner and I want to give a big shout out to “Peter” who was kind enough to alert me. I think/hope he may have some good information. Peter left a comment on an older Blog post Aperture 4, Aperture X, Whatever It’s Called, It Will Be Superb! with a  link to a web page from a European web site bol.com. That web page has a place holder for a new Aperture 4 book by John Lewell, an author that specializes in digital photography how to books. Below is a description of the book.

Are you ready to focus on taming your digital photo collection? Aperture 4: Unleashing Your Photo Workflow is the concise, step-by-step guide to using Apple’s popular photo workflow program. Written for users at every level, from amateur to professional, the book begins with a clear explanation of Aperture’s smart file structure and goes on to cover all the practical aspects of using the software to sort, compare, select, edit, retouch, print, and share photographic images (in slideshows and online galleries, or as prints) – including separate chapters on RAW workflow and color management. Packed with tips, shortcuts, and illustrated explanations, Aperture 4: Unleashing Your Photo Workflow is the quickest route to mastery of this exciting and feature-rich program.

Screen shot of the bol.com web site announcing the coming book on Aperture 4.

Screen shot of the bol.com web site announcing the coming book on Aperture 4.

I guess you could say the screen shot and the text describing the book is pretty vague but I’m hanging my hopes on anything I can find right now. Peter’s prediction suggests we will see Aperture 4 released at June’s WWDC show. Lordy, I hope he’s right. Stay tuned. If anyone else has any info let us all know if you can without Apple firing you 🙂

UPDATE: One day after I wrote this post, today, I see an ad on Amazon’s website showing Adobe’s Lightroom 5 selling for $90.00. Is this just another clue that Apple has Aperture up their sleeve for WWDC? Seems to be a pretty amazing coincidence that Lightroom is now being sold at nearly the same $75.00 price as Aperture. Could be a last ditch effort just before an amazing new version of Aperture is released. I may be dreaming but what do you have if you don’t have dreams? Crossing my fingers Adobe has some inside info.

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  1. Francisco Feijó DelgadoOn Jun. 27th, 2014

    http://www.loopinsight.com/2014/06/27/apple-stops-development-of-aperture

    Dalrymple’s track record is pretty good on this kind of things.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Jun. 27th, 2014

      It all seems pretty legitimate. I don’t think it’s a rumor. I would like to hope so but unfortunately it’s most likely a done deal.

  2. ZaphodOn Jun. 12th, 2014

    Look what Apple has reduced us to… We’re hanging on screenshots and rumors and sheer faith, that Apple will save us from the pay-forever-but-never-own Adobe CC monopoly.
    I for one have had it.
    Our AV company WAS an all Apple outfit. Aperture, Final Cut 7 and so on. Not any more. Our video guru has moved to Premiere and I’m now forced to use Lightroom to keep parity with EVERY other shooter we work with.

    As of today Aperture 3 is four years 123 days old. It’s inexcusable for a company with $150b in the bank to be this lazy.

    So our company has made a decision: We’re *not* going to purchase any new Macs. Our new location was to be outfitted with shiny new Apple gear but not any more. Why support a company that does not support us???

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Jun. 12th, 2014

      Zaphod, I’ve been on the other side of the fence for many years. I switched to Apple in 2004 and I can’t imagine using a Windows machine today. I still do now and again to help our NE Explorers when they show up with something other than Apple. I’m still confident a new version of Aperture is coming. I know many cine guys who switched to Adobe Premier when FCPX was introduced. Many of them have returned after they saw how fast and more efficient FCPX is over Adobe products. I’m staying the course with Aperture for now, I see no reason whatsoever to change computer operating systems anytime soon. I do think Apple could be better at communicating to it’s customers. That may be in the cards since we saw so many changes relating to developers at the recent WWDC.

  3. Marco SchultenOn May. 5th, 2014

    Hi Daniel, as much as I would appreciate having a new version of Aperture, I do not believe that your screenshot is indicating the new version. In fact, I found on the German Amazon site the same entry with a book release date of 1 July 2012 (c.f. http://www.amazon.de/Apple-Aperture-Unleashing-Workflow-Lewell/dp/1133788904/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1399317804&sr=8-5&keywords=aperture+4). Hope that your ‘update’ is correct now 🙂

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      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 5th, 2014

      Hmmmmm…………. good catch. Still hopping though.

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