New SmugMug Update

A quick update, I believe I have fixed all the issues I currently know of and there is a new beta available. This fixes crashes when creating galleries and galleries not being available for selection in the drop downs. If there are any other issues please let me know. I will release an official version in a few days after some more testing.


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.



A Quick Update

A very quick update on what is happening with SmuginForAperture and SmuginProForAperture. SmugMug updated their API a few weeks ago and I am busy working on supporting the new API in my Aperture plugins. The biggest change will be to use OAuth authentication, no more user name and password entry.

Moving to the new API should allow new features to be added so look out for a new beta in the coming weeks. Now if only there was an Aperture SDK update as well.

SmuginForiPhoto v1.0 Released

The first version of SmuginForiPhoto, my iPhoto 11 to SmugMug export plugin has just been released.



  • Upload images and movies to SmugMug from iPhoto.
  • The caption can be generated from the image/movie version name.
  • The caption can be edited directly for each image/movie being uploaded.
  • The keywords to be set on SmugMug can be edited.
  • Any keywords used are remembered and auto-completion is provided for keywords.
  • The destination gallery can be selected from a list or a hierarchical menu based on the gallery category and subcategory details.
  • New galleries can be created either using the SmugMug default values or from user defined gallery templates.
  • New categories and subcategories can be created.
  • SmuginForiPhoto uses Growl (if installed) for status notifications.
  • Each image can be exported to a different gallery if required.
  • Keywords can be automatically included or excluded from all exported images.

Give it a try…

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…