DataMind Srl has announced Jade Plugin 3.0, an update of the digital image processing plug-in for Aperture, Apple’s professional photographer application.

Based on DataMind’s digital image processing applications, Jade and Beryl, Jade Plugin implements algorithms to enhance color, contrast and dynamic range, remove red-eye effect and remove noise. Jade Plugin is an image enhancement tool that will automatically improve digital images directly in Aperture.

Jade will use its proprietary algorithms to enhance color, contrast and dynamics, automatically detect and remove red-eye effect and to reduce noise. In addition, it provides manual controls to fine-tune the intensity value, increase the contrast and apply the color correction for unbalanced images. The red-eye removal can be tuned by setting the threshold level, the intensity of correction and by directly selecting the eye or image area to be corrected.

Jade Plugin requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher and Aperture 2.1 or later. It costs approximately $68; a demo is available for download at the DataMind web site (