Version 1.1, which will be available in by the end of March, will
include many features requested through feedback by users. The update
will be available when Apple releases it's updated suite of Pro
applications as Universal Binary Versions, which are fully compatible
with the newer Intel based Macs as well as older machines.
One of the most interesting enhancements is the new Auto Noise
Compression algorithm. This new feature takes the length of exposure
into account as well as the ISO sensitivity the image was shot at. A
long exposure taken at a low ISO setting would receive less noise
reduction than an image taken at ISO1600 for a shorter duration.
The updated program is fully backwards compatible. This means that
images edited with version 1.1 can then be re-edited with version 1.1
Aperture 1.1 will also have the ability to handle layered PSD files.
The files can then be exported back into Photoshop, still with the
original layers intact.
Also included in the update will be new tethered shooting solutions for
Canon and Nikon cameras.
Finally, the update also operates faster than the previous version,
two-three times faster on a PowerPC machine or twice as fast on an
Intel based Mac.
The update will be made available by download from Apple.