I didn't even realize that a new version was just released, anyway there have been a major upgrade to the features I mentioned. The version prior the 3.3.2 was the one for snow leopard users only. Once I upgraded to mountain lion I could upgrade Aperture as well, which featured many changes.
Also the white balance was different, I liked the older feature better!
Walter, see this discussions on some solutions to bring the old Highlight-and-shadows-Brick back:
Thanks to Kirby Krieger
I have folleved your suggestion and installed the old H&S as Effect. It worked also on 3.4. It is really more flexible even if it is often out of my usual needs. Thats why I had not realized the change.
I exported the AdjustmentPreset to transfer to my iMAC (I am now on my MBP on WeekEnd).
The file is really smal, only 4K. Whould it be possible to post it somewere to be used by other or is it not polite ?
I had a short look to your website: congratulations. I will keep it as a "Beispiele" to improve my miserable website.