Aperture 4 Wish List
Aperture 3 just came out a few months ago, but it’s never too early to express what we want to see in Aperture 4. So email me (apertureland at gmail.com) or post a comment with your suggestions, and let’s let Apple know what Aperture needs!
1) Lens Distortion Correction
Yes, Aperture has a lot of advantages over Lightroom and Photoshop, but the ability to correct pincushion and other types of distortion is a necessity for those of us who use wide-angle and zoom lenses.
2) HDR Functionality
Aperture 4 does not need all the bells and whistles of specialized HDR software like HDRsoft’s incredible Photomatix applications. But come on – Aperture 3 should have some kind of basic HDR function to give people a taste of what it’s like to blend exposures together.
3) Better Facebook Integration
I like that Aperture 3 has Facebook integration built-in, but I’d like Apple to enhance it so I can spend less time doing things like tagging photos on the actual Facebook site. In other words, I want Aperture 4 to be able to do everything Facebook’s cumbersome photo management system can do, so I can manage all my Facebook photos without actually visiting Facebook. I want to be able to post albums and pics to other people’s walls, update old Facebook albums, etc.
4) Panoramic/Stitching Function
I’ve gotten a lot of emails on this one – Aperture should have a stitching function so users can construct panoramic images within Aperture.
5) Better Noise Reduction
6) Confirm Renaming of Folders/Projects/etc.
It annoys me to no end that it is so easy to accidentally rename folders and projects and stuff in Aperture 3. This is the only time I get screwed up in my image library. This is just another reason to keyword every single image upon import.
7) Speed Up Slideshows
Every time I click on a slideshow in my library, my computer slows to a crawl. It’s actually far faster to export the relevant images to a folder, and do the slideshow in iMovie.
8) Film Grain Emulation
I am insanely happy with Nik’s Complete Collection when it comes to film-grain emulation, but I think Apple should just stick this functionality directly in Aperture. Would be cheaper and easier.
9) Output Sharpening for Web
I would love to see some type of sharpening function when exporting images at lower resolutions for the web.
10) $79 Pricing for Retail Boxed Version
Aperture 3 is only $79 if you download it from the Mac App store, but the retail boxed version is still a whopping $199. All for a disk, manual, and keywork guide?
Oh well, at least Amazon slaps a big discount on the boxed version of Aperture 3.