Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th May 2006 19:17 UTC
Apple Ars reviews Aperture 1.1, and concludes: "I have to admit, I was very skeptical that Apple could whip together professional-quality RAW conversion for numerous camera models in a few months. Either they bought some existing technology we don't know about or there are some seriously overworked software engineers getting some much-needed sleep right about now. But who cares? The plain fact is that Aperture 1.1's high-quality RAW processing says "we can move quickly in areas where we've had little experience" and the discount/refund says "users won't be expected to beta test at their own expense again." Ars's review of Aperture 1.0 was quite negative.
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RE[7]: How hard is this?
by hevonen on Fri 12th May 2006 13:40 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: How hard is this?"
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I guess Dave Coffin took some time to write such as extensive program as dcraw. If Apple manages to do better in few months considering their first version of Aperture was overpriced and useless, then yes, it is some engineering feat.

Reviewer was sceptical because the first release of Aperture was shit but marketed as non-shit. He didn't believe they could make it right on the second try. But they did, at least partially. Therefore it can be assumed that some engineers had to work on the problem.

It all quite clear, isn't it?

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