Groupon is offering Apple’s photo editing software Aperture 3 for just $40 shipped right now. That is $40 off the Mac App Store and $21 cheaper than the best new price on Amazon. This is version 3.0 and can be updated to the latest 3.4.5 via Apple.com, not the Mac App Store. For more info on upgrading from previous versions and what each update contains, head over to Apple’s support page. Aperture comes packed with over 200 new features including face detection and recognition tools, nondestructive, edge-aware brushes and GPS tools, among other things.
Apple Aperture 3: $40 shipped (Reg. $80)
And with a new unified photo library, you can now move seamlessly from iPhoto to Aperture — and back — without having to import, export, or reprocess your photos. Aperture is packed with innovative adjustment tools to refine your images, including a revolutionary Auto White Balance that uses skin tones to correct color casts, and a professional Auto Enhance that applies Exposure, Vibrancy, Curves, and more with a single click.
Optimized for the new MacBook Pro Retina display
Your vision is even more extraordinary.
The new MacBook Pro with Retina display is a game-changer for photographers. At 5.1 million pixels, it’s the perfect place to view and edit your high-resolution photos. Aperture takes advantage of every pixel so that more of your image can fit on the screen — which makes editing photos far more precise. And with four times the number of pixels than a standard 15-inch MacBook Pro display, you can see stunningly sharp details and textures when you’re browsing, editing, or comparing multiple images side-by-side.