Aperture has the ability to use an "external editor" from within itself. This is VERY useful when a certain feature is not possible any other way. For example: Aperture can not adjust the geometry of a picture, but it looks like ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac BETA can. Unfortunately when I try to us ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac BETA as the External Editor in Aperture's preferences, ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac BETA will open when that particular item on the Aperture menu is selected .... but it only just simply opens the app without opening the actual picture which was selected. I have been using this feature in Aperture for a long time with Adobe Elements. Here is how that one works:
- In Aperture I select a picture with a geometry issue (e.g. tall buildings leaning)
- Photoshop Elements opens up the same picture and provides all the editing feature of the app.
- When I am finished, I simply close the picture (Photoshop will ask if I want to save the edited picture, and I say YES)
- I get switched back to Aperture and find the edited picture within Aperture.