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Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3, Second Edition by Dion Scoppettuolo

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Appendix B. Expanding Aperture Functionality

When you begin using Aperture, its hundreds of features and functions can be overwhelming. As you continue building your library, you may require additional features and functions. With that in mind, Aperture can expand its feature set in two ways: by integrating plug-ins from other companies, and by applying Automator and AppleScript, easy-to-learn Apple scripting languages.

Adding Plug-ins

Plug-ins are small applications that run inside a larger host application such as Aperture. Aperture includes a flexible plug-in architecture that can integrate a wide variety of third-party plug-in types:

• Image editing plug-ins—You can extend the adjustments in Aperture; and add specialized tools for noise reduction, ...

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