From the press release:
“CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/â€”Apple(R) today introduced Aperture, the first all-in-one post production tool that provides everything photographers need after the shoot. Aperture offers an advanced and incredibly fast RAW workflow that makes working with a cameraâ€™s RAW images as easy as JPEG. Built from the ground up for pros, Aperture features powerful compare and select tools, nondestructive image processing, color managed printing and custom web and book publishing.”
â€œAperture is to professional photography what Final Cut Pro is to filmmaking,â€ said Rob Schoeben, Appleâ€™s vice president of Applications Marketing.
Aperture will be available in November through the Apple Store(R), Appleâ€™s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $499 (US).
Full system requirements and more information on Aperture can be found at http://www.apple.com/aperture.