Over at arstechnica.com, you'll find one of the first in-depth reviews of the much-hyped RAW-image-handling program Aperture. There, reviewer Dave Girard does rather more than just deflate most of Apple's claims for the app.

"At this stage Aperture is a big, expensive misfire and considering the hefty price tag, I can't think of a reason to recommend it"

Aperture V1.0, seemingly, is neither fast nor efficient. Worse, its output quality appears to be decidedly unprofessional and unlikely to appeal to its intended audience – folk who earn their living as photographers.
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Oh and don't forget to check out the initial forum reactions to Apple's proposed launch of Aperture.