Handy Border Plug-in for Aperture

by Bakari Chavanu

Most serious Aperture users like myself no doubt get very excited about new plug-ins for the program because they add just one more feature (or solution, as some of us like to call it) to our workflow.

Well a new export plug-in, called Aperture BorderFX, has been created in which you can add a boarder around a selected photo. The plug-in comes with default output sizes and the option to create your own preset sizes.There's also a nifty feature to put a stroke within the border. It works pretty well, but for some reason with the portrait orientation the stroke only appears at the top and bottom of the selected photo.

Despite this bug(?), Aperture BorderFX is a handy plug-in to have. It's a free download, but a well deserved donation is requested.



Reinhard Uebel
2007-07-31 00:27:38
New version released that I think fixes the bug with borders on portrait images. Also added support to watermark the exported photo.

2007-07-31 14:32:22
Tried to use this twice last night and in both instances Aperture "Unexpecedly closed". Urgh.
Reinhard Uebel
2007-07-31 15:37:13
Sorry, there was bug in version 1.0.1, problem has been fixed and version 1.0.2 posted, please install BorderFX v1.0.2
2007-08-01 08:47:10
Thanks for doing this plug in, fun stuff!
Michael Hansen
2007-08-04 05:55:12
This was a great tip. I downloaded the plugin and can see a lot of value in it. I know a certain developer who's going to be getting a PayPal donation soon. Thanks again for turning me on to this plugin.