SmuginProForAperture Updated to 1.4.2

Both my Aperture plugins, SmuginForAperture and SmuginProForAperture have just been updated to version 1.4.2. A small bugfix release fixing a possible crash when restarting the plugin.

 

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SmuginProForAperture 1.4 Released

I have just released updates to my Aperture plugins SmuginForAperture and SmuginProForAperture, these plugins allow images to uploaded directly from Aperture to SmugMug.

This release fixes some bugs and adds some new features:

Added the ability to create categories and subcategories.

Added automatic update checking.

Last settings are now remembered when creating a new gallery.

Fixed permissions when installing if the Export folder did not exist.

Please let me know if you have any problems, questions or suggestions.

Christmas Present

A month ago I was told that the company I was working for would be closed at the beginning of December. Not the best news just before Christmas, I am very pleased to say that yesterday I received a job offer which I have accepted and will be starting in the middle of January – a very nice Christmas present.

To celebrate last night I drove to Castle Hill on the way to Arthur’s Pass to take some photos, I hoped to get a nice sunset and try some HDR shots. As it turned out it wasn’t the best sunset there but still I got a few shots I am happy with. HDR was difficult as it was very windy and the flowers and grasses were moving rapidly – not ideal when trying to merge images into a tonemapped HDR. Still I gave it a go, some with multiple exposures and some creating an HDR from a single exposure.

Merry Christmas to everyone, have a safe and happy holiday.

CastleHill_2010-12-23_18-40-28_DSC_4205_©RichardLaing(2010)_HDR

SmuginForAperture 1.3 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of version 1.3 of my Aperture plugins SmuginForAperture and SmuginProForAperture. The common changes and features for this release are:

  • Added confirmation field for passwords to help avoid typos when creating a new password protected gallery.
  • Bug fixes.

In addition SmuginProForAperture has the following changes:

  • Added the ability to create lists of keywords to always exclude or always include when uploading to SmugMug. You can now build a list of keywords that will never be sent to SmugMug or that will always be sent to SmugMug.

Please let me know if you have any problems, questions or suggestions.

Note: There is currently a bug with creating galleries using templates failing to use the template values, SmugMug have fixed this internally and the bug fix should roll out in the next week.

SmuginProForAperture 1.3 Beta2

There is a new beta of SmuginProForAperture available. This build corrects the behaviour when choosing not to replace an existing image. Previously the new copy of the image would by default be added to the same album as the existing image; now it will be added to the album selected at the top level in the plugin.

You can get the beta here. If you give it a go please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.

 

SmuginProForAperture 1.3 Beta

There is a beta version for SmuginProForAperture available for anyone who wants to give it a try. The new version has a couple of new features and some bug fixes, the main changes are:

• Added confirmation field for passwords to help avoid typos when creating a new password protected gallery.

• Added the ability to create lists of keywords to always exclude or always include when uploading to SmugMug.

You can get the beta here. If you give it a go please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.

SmuginForAperture 1.2 Released

After many changes and with an earthquake induced delay I am pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of my Aperture plugins SmuginForAperture and SmuginProForAperture. The main changes and features for this release are:

 

  • Upload now starts as soon as the first image is ready.
  • Errors are reported at the end of the upload session so they don’t hold up the remaining uploads.
  • If an upload fails it is retried.
  • Memory usage is reduced when uploading large numbers of images.
  • The last gallery used is now saved as the default for the next session.
  • Gallery names containing an ampersand (&) now work.

In addition SmuginProForAperture has the following changes:

 

  • Meta-data now contains the upload date and the MD5 sum, this helps avoid trying to upload unchanged images. If the sum is unchanged (when replacing an image) the upload is skipped.
  • Replace options (and keywords) are now applied to all selected images.

This release also fixes a bug where the gallery selection list is never ready. This was caused by a SmugMug issue which should now be fixed however I have changed the way SmuginForAperture operates to avoid this issue in the future.

Please let me know if you have any problems, questions or suggestions.