Apple is taking the recently released Aperture 2 on a whirlwind tour of the globe to show off some of the flashy new features in the application. The only sessions in Europe are in London, Moscow and Milan but you can also join the Aperture team across the US and in Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore.
If you're interested in attending one of the sessions, check out the tour website and make sure you register early because they're usually very popular.Permalink
I've released a very minor update to Pixaria 2.2.0 which fixes a few issues that have been identified since it was released at the weekend.
The version history and change log pages contain all the details but as only six files were changed it should be a fairly quick job for anyone who wants to update.
If you're a registered user and would like the new version, please drop me an e-mail and I will send it over to you.Permalink
Pixaria 2.2 is here which is quite appropriate given that this is the first release of the script since it's second birthday at the start of February! The new update packs some great new features alongside plenty of bug fixes and minor enhancements designed to keep your site ticking along nicely.
Check out the version history page for full details of what's new and if you're a registered user who's ready to upgrade, drop me an e-mail to claim your update.
Please note that the size of the Pixaria package has gone up to 1.8 MB so make sure your e-mail can receive attachments that big before you ask for the update!Permalink
Great piece on the newly released Aperture 2.0 from James Duncan Davidson who was lucky enough to get an audience with the engineers at Apple responsible for building the latest version. It looks like they listened to the feedback:
The one detail I will share is that, at one point, I'm pretty sure I said something along the lines of "I don't really care how it is implemented under the covers, but what I need is to be able to zip through several hundred photos quickly and rank them. Boom. Boom. Boom. And while I'm doing that, I don't want to be waiting on the system to render up the images. Those little delays add up.
The wait for Pixaria 2.2 is one of the longer ones in the development history of the script but it will be worth the wait as there are now an enormous number of bug fixes in the update and some tasty new features to boot.
Now that I'm over some nightmares connected to IPTC metadata importing and the admin UI in Microsoft Internet Explorer, I've only got some minor finishing touches to do before the script finally goes live later on this week.
Full details of all the changes will be published on the release day.Permalink
I had hoped to be able to get version 2.2 of Pixaria out this weekend but unfortunately, it's possible that this may not happen due to some ongoing layout issues with Internet Explorer and an annoying IPTC metadata import problem.
The last point is particularly tricky and I've had to almost completely re-do the way Pixaria handles importing IPTC metadata to support some quirky metadata formats that PHP cannot seem to natively decode.
I'm working hard to get the next update out as soon as possible so please bear with me while I get things wrapped up!Permalink
For anyone weighing the relative benefits of Pixaria up against the free Gallery 2 software from Menalto, Ross Allchorn has an interesting side by side comparison that pits the two systems against one another on factors such as ease of installation, configuration price and image management.
It's definitely well worth a read if you're wondering which system is best for your requirements:
Online photo galleries. Specifically the type that allows you to sell your pictures online. This is a topic which has led me to many sleepless nights and many... many of hours of research and testing. I've narrowed things down to two systems, both of which are very capable, but both have their pros and cons. One is a system developed by a very talented individual called Jamie Longstaff and it's called Pixaria. The other is an open source system quite aptly named Gallery.
Check out the full comparison on Ross' blog here: http://www.allchorn.com/Permalink
I'm quite proud to announce that Pixaria Gallery has been reviewed by MacUser UK and has garnered three out of five mice - not too shabby when you consider they don't normally review web application software.
Pixaria is no mere web-photo gallery; it really is a mature, more or less, ready-to-run tool for organising, marketing and selling image content. You will need some technical savvy to keep it running smoothly even if you have it set up in the first place. Because of that you should work through things logically and step-by-step.
But despite these caveats, Pixaria is impressive. Devote time to learning and using it properly and you'll get a lot out of it.
You can read the full review on the MacUser website or even better in the February 2007 edition of the magazine.Permalink
It's been a while coming but the next version of Pixaria will be released later this week. Version 2.2 is a fairly major upgrade from version 2.1.1 and packs a number of new features and some major improvements to parts of the admin user interface.
Among the new features are support for requiring agreement to terms and conditions of sale prior to purchasing from the cart, admin view for sales of images by photographer users, a user data 'export to CSV' function and improvements to the search engine to add support for wildcards and filename searching.
There are also loads of bug fixes in this update and full details will be published when the update is released.Permalink
This is a quick note to say that the Pixaria Central website where the forums are hosted is offline temporarily pending some important DNS updates. This step is the final part of the relocation of all my hosting to Media Temple in the US.
Hopefully, the site should be back online in the next 24 hours or so.Permalink
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