If you haven’t already noticed, Aperture Plugged In has a new look and feel. I have been working really hard to bring a better design to the site and create a better user experience. The new site will have lots of new features, better content, and better navigation. So, be sure to go check out the site! It’s live, up and running right now.
You will probably notice, if you have seen the site before, that the list of plugins on the right hand side is now gone. This list has been replaced with the three most recently updated plugins, but you will still be able to see a growing list of all Aperture plugins on the Plugins page. The current list on the Plugins page is still being updated, and we should hopefully have a complete list up and running by the end of the week.
Aperture Plugged In has proven to be a really enjoyable project so far. We started the site in the beginning of the year as a way for Aperture users and plugin developers to interact, and centralize information. I think it’s working out really nicely. In the weeks to come we are going to add more and more content, and make the site a better resource for everyone.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending my first Keynote address at Apple’s WorldWide Developer’s Conference, in San Francisco. The new Core Animation component to Leopard is really going to add amazing possibilities for media professionals in the years to come. I also agree with Derrick about Time Machine. It looks really promising, and will hopefully take all the guesswork out of backup things up. And, the 64 bit OS sounds like a real advantage for photographers and media people alike.
This evening I will be joining Derrick, AUPN, and a few of the folks from the Aperture product team for an evening with developers interested in Aperture plugins. The gathering takes place in about four hours. So, this is your last chance to let us know your ideas for new plugins. Well, it’s not your last chance forever, but it’s a really good opportunity. In addition to new plugin ideas, we are going to be taking a look at the new Aperture Plugged In website. I am hoping to get lots of feedback on the community aspect of the site, and learn from both the developers and photographers how we can all work together to make the website, and Aperture, better and better. I really appreciate all of you who have left your comments on the Plugged In site, and those of you who have voiced your opinions for new plugins in the forums section. Thanks for all of your support.