Apple today announced the release of Aperture 1.1, a significant update to the company’s all-in-one post production tool for photographers that runs natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. Aperture 1.1 features improved RAW image rendering and a new set of advanced RAW adjustment controls. The release also delivers speed gains on any Mac including desktop performance on a MacBook Pro with image adjustments and searching up to 4x faster, says Apple. At a new lower price of US$299, Apple is putting Aperture within reach of anyone shooting with a digital SLR camera. In addition, early adopters of Aperture 1.0 can claim a $200 coupon redeemable at the Apple Online Store.