While Apple appears to be on a string of releases and updates today, photographer favorite Aperture gets thrown into the mix. While most of the updates today have been to provide iOS 5 support after the release of the new OS, Aperture (being an OS X app) is simply getting a wealth of bug fixes, but there are so many of them included that it’s worth mentioning into a post of its own.

For many Aperture users, there has been an annoyance about the inability to delete photos from your iPhone or iPad after importing them. Now you’ll be able to. A couple of crash bugs have also been fixed, and the rest of the list should read like a Christmas present:

  • Resolves an issue that could cause the Loading indicator to reappear in the Viewer when cropping a photo.
  • Aperture now automatically reopens into Full Screen mode if the application was in Full Screen mode when last quit.
  • Pinch-to-zoom gesture now automatically activates Zoom mode in the Viewer.
  • Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in the Viewer.
  • Microsoft Outlook can now be chosen in Preferences as the application used by Aperture for emailing photos.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to quit unexpectedly when using brushes to apply adjustments.
  • The Loupe now correctly displays magnification levels between 50-100%.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to display the incorrect color profile on externally edited images.
  • The Lift & Stamp tool now displays the correct cursor icons when being used in Split View and Viewer only modes.
Make sure to check out the full release notes over on Apple’s support site. And of course don’t miss our full review of iOS 5 while you’re checking 0ut all of our Apple coverage today.