The New SmugMug

The new SmugMug announced yesterday looks really pretty but is causing some issues for my Aperture and iPhoto plugins, in particular crashing when a new gallery is created. I have created beta versions which address this issue and I am continuing to investigate any further issues.


SmuginProForAperture Update

Feeling a bit under the weather this week, not much photography unfortunately. A quick update on the current state of my Aperture export plugin SmuginProForAperture is all I have!

I am currently in the process of testing a new update which supports multiple accounts, I have released the first beta and another should be out this week with a few tweaks. If anyone wants to give it a go and send me some feedback that would be appreciated. If I feel a bit more alive later this weekend I’ll try and get a more interesting post up!

Oh, I did get a new soft box and grid to play with, seems to work well but I need to feel more like playing with it to work out how to use it properly.

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SmuginProForAperture 1.5.2 Released

After a few last minute issues my Aperture to SmugMug export plugins have been updated. This should have been a plain old 1.5 release but issues with the server API resulted in a quick update to back out some changes, unfortunately I missed a bug in my haste to get something out. Apologies to anyone who had issues, everything should be working now. If not please take the time to let me know.

You can get details of the Aperture plugins on my nzwidgets website. The main changes are:

  • Updated to use Oauth authentication.
  • Added a new option to automatically resize very large images.
  • Bug fixes.

iPhoto users have not been forgotten, version 1.1.2 of SmuginForiPhoto has also been released.

  • Updated to use Oauth authentication.
  • Reduced size of window for use on MacBook Air.
  • Bug fixes.



SmuginProForAperture 1.4.4 Released

Version 1.4.4 of SmuginProForAperture my Aperture to SmugMug export plugin has just been released with a couple of minor changes:

  • The filename of uploaded files will now always be the current version name.
  • Location data (lat/long) is now updated when the name/caption is updated.

My free SmuginForAperture plugin has also been updated to version 1.4.3. I have a few interesting things planned over the next few months so watch this space…

Texture in Aperture

Recently I tried out a new set of presets from Joseph Linaschke over at ApertureExpert. These presets add textures to an image, really quite clever and I love the effect. The were developed in cooperation with Tray Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs.  It would be very easy to overuse them of course but they can be quite effective, anyway a short post today as I am insanely busy, give them a try for yourself, I have had great fun playing with them.

A couple of random examples…