Flash Album Exporter

by Ben Long

Aperture's Web Gallery feature is very nice, and extremely functional. That said, it's hard not to look a little enviously at the cool Flash-based galleries that can be exported from Lightroom. However, while Aperture may lack built-in Flash support, it does have an export plug-in architecture, which means third parties can easily build new ways to export data from Aperture. Programmer Ken Welch did just that and came up with a very cool plug-in for outputting a series of images as a Flash-based web gallery.

The Flash Album Exporter is available for free download from this site. Full installation instructions are included, and a number of examples are provided on Ken's site.

The Flash Album Exporter includes a large array of customizable parameters and a number of different output options, making it simple to go from an Aperture selection to a finished Flash gallery, ready for upload, in just one or two clicks.


If you've been looking for a...um..."flashier" way to display your images on-line, it's worth spending a little time with the Flash Album Exporter.


2007-08-07 13:53:32
Not sure what others have found but I have found this plugin to be unstable. Multiple crashes and claims that certain images are in an unsupported format.

Great idea, just wish it worked.

Dominique James
2007-08-08 16:40:31
Flash-based gallery feature is a very welcome addition to the growing number of plug-ins made for Aperture. I'm excited to try this out. Thanks for the lead!
2007-08-09 06:42:44
Aperture's Gallery and this flash feature are the next wave of presenting "digital film" picture thingies" on the Information Superhighway!