Hey all of you Aperture users out there, Apple released Aperture 2 today. There is a 30-day trial available on Apple's website. All you have to do is give them your email address, download the program, and throw a code they email you in there. I'm not sure if the trial is just for Mac users or not, but Mac OS 10.5 users will have to update to Mac OS 10.5.2 to use Aperture 2's trial. Here are my impressions after an evening with Aperture 2: It's better than Aperture 1.4 and 1.5 (which were the versions I used before switching to Adobe Lightroom). Aperture 2 is faster than Aperture 1.5, but it's not as fast as Lightroom from what I've seen so far. The appearance of Aperture 2 is a little different than 1.5, and to be honest, I liked 1.5's look better, it was set up a little bit better (location of tool bars, adjustment bars, etc.) But, what Aperture 2 does have over Aperture 1.5 and Adobe Lightroom is the superior integration with other Apple software and .mac. If you have a .mac account, you can now just throw your images into a web gallery in a snap, which is nice for some people. Overall, I'd say, if you have Mac OS X, give the trial at least a chance, but don't expect to be throwin' away Lightroom if you use it. And for those of you that use Aperture 1.5, I'd say upgrade to Aperture 2 if integration and speed are important to you.