Yesterday, Apple released a new version of it’s photo management and raw conversion software Aperture. The issues addressed include:
- Nikon images imported using a direct camera-to-computer connection now display thumbnails correctly in the Import window.
- Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate image versions to be created after rebuilding a library.
- Fixed a library issue that prevented operation of the Relocate or Consolidate commands in some circumstances.
The fixed import-thumbnails issue is great news for Nikon D700 users. Finally, we’re able to see what photos we’re about to import from our camera. I also checked if they fixed an annoying EXIF metadata export issue when exporting a photo – and to my big surprise, they did!
As you can see in the screenshot above, EXIF Viewer displays the latitude/longitude metadata information in an exported Aperture photo when using Aperture 2.1.3. The master image was a raw camera file which I exported as a JPEG. Unfortunately, lens information is still missing in the exported photos :(