Aperture 4 May Be Just Around the Corner?
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.
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.