Apple Posts Aperture Software Development Kit|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 12:17 EDT)
The Aperture SDK "lets you create plug-ins that control the entire export process from Aperture, version 1.5," according to Apple.
Apple today released a software development kit to create plug-ins for Aperture 1.5 that can control the export process. With the new SDK, developers can write plug-ins that:
• Control the visibility of the Aperture controls in the export window, such as Version or Master export, Export Presets, and File Naming Policy.
• Display its own custom user interface within the Aperture export window.
• Provide users with custom export presets.
• Track the type of image (Master or Version) being exported.
Because of its non-destructive editing, Aperture must first generate the appropriate images before letting a plug-in perform an export operation. Users control the specific options that go into the image generation process, but an Aperture export plug-in controls the export options that are available to the user.
For more information, visit http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleApplications/Conceptual/AppleApp_Aperture_001/index.html.