I finally found some time to work on bringing Aperture 2.0 compatibility to Annoture. You can download the latest pre-release here.
I recognize that this blog has become very technical lately. Forgive me, ever since I was a kid in San Diego playing Ultima I through V on the home Apple ][ computer, I’ve always wanted to talk computer stuff! Today, I tested the performance of the MacBook Pro hooked up to my Apple 30-inch Cinema … Continue reading MacBook Pro, Aperture, and 30-inch Displays
I’ve been using Aperture since version 1.0. When the application was released in 2005, all images had to reside within the Aperture Library. This did not prevent me from using the product, but it was deal-breaker in terms of switching to Aperture completely from iView Media Pro. Version 1.5 was released a year later, and … Continue reading Migrating from Aperture 1.0 to 1.5 to 2.1
Interesting, there’s a free AppleScript-based app from Apple called Aperture Caption Palette. This slick mini-app looks suspiciously like my own Aperture Caption AppleScript that I wrote in the beginning of February. If only I knew what things are in development at Apple, it would save me a lot of time writing duplicate products!
A month after they released Aperture 2.0, Apple’s got a major updated out with Aperture 2.1. The most exciting thing is the new plug-in architecture. I can’t wait until PictureCode gets a Noise Ninja plug-in out! Update EXIF from Master is a great tool for those who manage their photos by reference too and occasionally … Continue reading Aperture 2.1 Updated
During the three weeks we were in China, the computers in our home office were turned off. Our electricity bill for the month was $24 cheaper than the previous one. In fact, our electricity usage has been steadily going down after we switched to compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and became smarter about turning off unused … Continue reading Electricity Usage Around the House
The MacBook Pro (MBP) is my first Intel Macintosh. For the past couple of years, I’ve been using a Quad G5 as my primary machine and a first-generation PowerBook G4 12-inch for travel. Before I purchased the Quad G5 in 2005, my desktop was a Quicksilver PowerMac G4, purchased in 2001. Though the PowerMac G4 … Continue reading Aperture Benchmarks between Quad G5 and MacBook Pro
In my brief testing, Annoture and Timeature are not compatible with Aperture 2.0. For Timeature users, there is a new feature in Aperture 2.0 which allows you to adjust the timestamp of an imported image. Look for the Adjust Date and Time… menu item under the Metadata menu. There is currently no timetable for updating … Continue reading Annoture and Timeature Incompatible with Aperture 2.0
Speak of the devil! Just days after I write Aperture Caption to help users of Aperture 1.5.2 to quickly caption images, Apple announces Aperture 2.0. One of the 100 new features is Metadata entry shortcut, described below: Metadata entry shortcut When adding or modifying metadata entries, press Command-Right Arrow (or Command-Left Arrow) to advance to … Continue reading Aperture 2.0 Released
Update 2008-03-28: In conjunction with Aperture 2.1, Apple has released a free AppleScript-based app for captioning called Aperture Caption Palette. Check it out. I’ve been using Aperture as my primary RAW processor for quite some time now. One thing that has been bothering me and others is the lack of a keyboard shortcut to edit … Continue reading Aperture Caption AppleScript for Effortless Captioning