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Aperture 3.2.4

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Apple has released Aperture 3.2.4, which promises improved stability for the professional photo organizer and editor when running on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The only other item noted for this maintenance release is a fix for an issue that prevented the Viewer from updating correctly after editing a photo using an external editor. ($79.99 new in the Mac App Store, free update, 635.54 MB)

 

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