Aperture 2.1 Image-Editing Plugins

Rob Galbraith on Aperture’s new image-editing plugin API. PictureCode expects to have a version of Noise Ninja out in May.

This is an interesting development in the Aperture-Lightroom rivalry, because the whole point of these plugins is that they obviate the need to use Photoshop. For obvious reasons Adobe might be unwilling to do this with Lightroom — but if they don’t, it’s going to make Aperture a much more compelling product than Lightroom. I’m a happy Lightroom user, but this has me considering Aperture.

Friday, 28 March 2008