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Avalanche Beta 3 (7 October 2019)

Expiry: 30 Octobre 2019 Avalanche Beta 3 is the latest public beta of Avalanche. It provides the features listed below and comes also with a number of limitations that will be resolved during the beta phase. This initial release provides Aperture > Lightroom conversion with support for :
  • masters and versions,
  • albums, stacks,projects
  • full support for converting metadata, annotations, keywords, flags, ratings, etc…
  • conversion of adjustments using Machine Learning to match the visual appearance of the converted images
  • support for referenced or embedded images
  • full support for converting videos
A simple conversion to folders is also available either for Lightroom or Aperture, that will extract all images to a folder structure, with optional sidecar files.

Activate the beta

This version of Avalanche is full featured but expires after a while. We intend to publish new Beta versions on a regular basis. In order to activate your copy, click on the Free Beta button once in the conversion screen. You will see a purchase form for a price of 0$. Simply enter your email and you will be set.

Providing feedback

Please send your feedback here. Alternatively, you can use the Help > Send feedback menu in Avalanche to compose your feedback email.

What’s Changed ?

  • [NEW] : added support for videos : videos are now first class citizens inside the converted catalog into the new catalog with their metadata. They are part of the
  • [NEW] : added support for vignetting adjustment or devigneting adjustment. These are now migrated into Lightroom.
  • [NEW] : added support for RAW+Jpeg pairs
  • [IMPROVED] : improved the Machine Learning algorithms to get better conversion of adjustments. In particular, the BlackPoint value in Aperture is now converted into Blacks adjustments.
  • [IMPROVED] : added a Open Catalog menu
  • [IMPROVED] : many small adjustements to the UI and bug fixes.

Known limitations / issues

The following features are not yet implemented or not yet fully functional :
  • MacOS 10.14 Mojave is required
  • Faces are not yet supported
  • Lightroom catalogs are supported as a source but there is no other export besides Folders
  • Aperture’s dedicated Skin Tones and NaturalGray white balance settings are not handled
  • adjustments are not well converted in the case of non-raw (aka JPEG) images (see redish and blueish images above)
  • the following Aperture effects are not yet supported: Sepia Toning, Monochrome effects, Levels,…
  • the following adjustments are not converted at all (default values apply) : Noise Reduction, Sharpening

What to expect in the next betas ?

We expect to deliver the following features shortly :
  • support for MacOS High Sierra (10.13) – in progress
  • better conversion of adjustments – in progress.
  • tentative support for Sepia toning, etc…
  • support for faces
  • better conversion of adjustments such as sharpening, noise reduction, etc….
Copyright (c) 2018-2019 – Cyme Made with ❤️ in Montpellier, France.

Avalanche Beta 2.2 (5 September 2019)

Expiry: 15 Septembre 2019 Avalanche Beta 2.2 is the next public beta of Avalanche. It provides the features listed below and comes also with a number of limitations that will be resolved during the beta phase. This initial release provides Aperture > Lightroom conversion with support for :
  • masters and versions,
  • albums, stacks, projects
  • full support for converting metadata, annotations, keywords, flags, ratings, etc…
  • conversion of adjustments using Machine Learning to match the visual appearance of the converted images
  • support for referenced or embedded images
  • support for moving videos
A simple conversion to folders is also available either for Lightroom or Aperture, that will extract all images to a folder structure, with optional sidecar files.

Activate the beta

This version of Avalanche is full featured but expires after a while. We intend to publish new Beta versions on a regular basis. In order to activate your copy, click on the Free Beta button once in the conversion screen. You will see a purchase form for a price of 0$. Simply enter your email and you will be set.

Providing feedback

Please send your feedback here. Alternatively, you can use the Help > Send feedback menu in Avalanche to compose your feedback email.

What’s New ?

  • We added support for migrating folders and projects in hierarchies when transfering from Aperture. This will ensure that your project organization is respected.
  • We added 2 collection sets: “Albums” and “Projects” under which all albums and projects are organized
  • We have fixed a critical crash that could happen at startup when checking the current date (beta 2.1)
  • We have fixed a critical crash that could happen during conversion of images that had no capture date (beta 2.2)
  • We have been working on supporting High Sierra, but it is not ready yet.

Known limitations / issues

The following features are not yet implemented or not yet fully functional :
  • MacOS 10.14 Mojave is required
  • Faces are not yet supported
  • Lightroom catalogs are supported as a source but there is no other export besides Folders
  • Images converted to monochrome are properly converted to grayscale in Lightroom but the AI is not doing an optimal job yet
  • Aperture’s dedicated Skin Tones and NaturalGray white balance settings are not handled – RAW + JPG images are not always properly handled
  • Adjustments are not well converted in the case of non-raw (aka JPEG) images
  • The following Aperture effects are not yet supported: Sepia Toning, Monochrome effects, Vignetting effect, Levels,…
  • The following adjustments are not converted at all (default values apply) : Noise Reduction, Sharpening

What to expect in the next betas ?

We expect to deliver the following features shortly :
  • support for MacOS High Sierra (10.13)
  • in progress – better support for videos. At the moment, videos are only extracted into a dedicated folder. In the next beta, videos will be properly inserted into the Lightroom catalog
  • in progress – better support for monochrome images
  • tentative support for Sepia toning, etc…
  • support for faces
  • better conversion of adjustments such as sharpening, noise reduction, etc….
Copyright (c) 2018-2019 – Cyme
Made with ❤️ in Montpellier, France.

Avalanche Beta 2 (14 August 2019)

Expiry: 5 Septembre 2019

Avalanche Beta 2 is the next public beta of Avalanche. It provides the features listed below and comes also with a number of limitations that will be resolved during the beta phase. This initial release provides Aperture > Lightroom conversion with support for : – masters and versions, – albums, stacks,projects – full support for converting metadata, annotations, keywords, flags, ratings, etc… – conversion of adjustments using Machine Learning to match the visual appearance of the converted images – support for referenced or embedded images – support for moving videos

A simple conversion to folders is also available either for Lightroom or Aperture, that will extract all images to a folder structure, with optional sidecar files.

Activate the beta

This version of Avalanche is full featured but expires after a while. We intend to publish new Beta versions on a regular basis. In order to activate your copy, click on the Free Beta button once in the conversion screen. You will see a purchase form for a price of 0$. Simply enter your email and you will be set.

Providing feedback

Please send your feedback here. Alternatively, you can use the Help > Send feedback menu in Avalanche to compose your feedback email.

What’s New ?

  • We added support for migrating folders and projects in hierarchies when transfering from Aperture. This will ensure that your project organization is respected.
  • We added 2 collection sets: “Albums” and “Projects” under which all albums and projects are organized
  • We have fixed a critical crash that could happen when migrating to Lightroom
  • We have been working on supporting High Sierra, but it is not ready yet.

Known limitations / issues

The following features are not yet implemented or not yet fully functional : – MacOS 10.14 Mojave is required – Faces are not yet supported – Lightroom catalogs are supported as a source but there is no other export besides Folders – Images converted to monochrome are properly converted to grayscale in Lightroom but the AI is not doing an optimal job yet – Aperture’s dedicated Skin Tones and NaturalGray white balance settings are not handled – RAW + JPG images are not always properly handled – adjustments are not well converted in the case of non-raw (aka JPEG) images – the following Aperture effects are not yet supported: Sepia Toning, Monochrome effects, Vignetting effect, Levels,… – the following adjustments are not converted at all (default values apply) : Noise Reduction, Sharpening

What to expect in the next betas ?

We expect to deliver the following features shortly : – support for MacOS High Sierra (10.13) – in progress – better support for monochrome images – tentative support for Sepia toning, etc… – support for faces – better conversion of adjustments such as sharpening, noise reduction, etc….

Copyright (c) 2018-2019 – Cyme

Made with ❤️ in Montpellier, France.

Avalanche Beta 1 (1 August 2019)

Expiry: 29 August 2019

Avalanche Beta 1 is the first public beta of Avalanche. It provides the features listed below and comes also with a number of limitations that will be resolved during the beta phase.

Activate the beta

This version of Avalanche is full featured but expires after a while. We intend to publish new Beta versions on a regular basis. In order to activate your copy, click on the Free Beta button once in the conversion screen. You will see a purchase form for a price of 0$. Simply enter your email and you will be set.

Providing feedback

Please send your here. Alternatively, you can use the Help > Send feedback menu in Avalanche to compose your feedback email.

What’s New ?

This initial release provides Aperture > Lightroom conversion with support for : – masters and versions, – albums, stacks, – full support for converting metadata, annotations, keywords, flags, ratings, etc… – conversion of adjustments using Machine Learning to match the visual appearance of the converted images – support for referenced or embedded images – support for moving videos

A simple conversion to folders is also available either for Lightroom or Aperture, that will extract all images to a folder structure, with optional sidecar files.

Known limitations / issues

The following features are not yet implemented or not yet fully functional : – MacOS 10.14 Mojave is required – Faces are not yet supported – Lightroom catalogs are supported as a source but there is no other export besides Folders – Images converted to monochrome are properly converted to grayscale in Lightroom but the AI is not doing an optimal job yet – Aperture’s dedicated Skin Tones and NaturalGray white balance settings are not handled – RAW + JPG images are not always properly handled – adjustments are not well converted in the case of non-raw (aka JPEG) images – the following Aperture effects are not yet supported: Sepia Toning, Monochrome effects, Vignetting effect, Levels,… – the following adjustments are not converted at all (default values apply) : Noise Reduction, Sharpening

What to expect in the next beta ?

We expect to deliver the following features shortly : – support for MacOS High Sierra (10.13) – better support for monochrome images – tentative support for Sepia toning, etc… – support for faces – better conversion of adjustments such as sharpening, noise reduction, etc….

Copyright (c) 2018-2019 – Cyme

Made with ❤️ in Montpellier, France.

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