What is PHPture?
PHPture is a web application that you can install on your own computer to share your library of pictures created with Apple Aperture on a (local) network and view them in a browser. PHPture is written in PHP and can be used and modified free of charge.
PHPture 2.1 released
13 July 2009
A new version of PHPture with various bug fixes and new features has just been made available for download on SourceForge. The changelog is as follows:
- Image preview file now sends its original filename in the HTTP headers.
- Keywords now have the additional link "(+ children)" that allows users to display all photos with that keyword or any of it's children, additionally the default keywords window size was increased.
- All HTML pages now use a HTML5 document type definition.
- Tested with the latest generation of web browsers; Mozilla Firefox 3.5, Apple Safari 4.0 and Opera 10 beta.
- PHP code now contains comments in PHPdoc format (work in progress).
- Images that have been rotated will now show are now proportionally displayed and no longer stretched out in some cases.
- When no images are found in the selection a message is displayed in the browser panel with the ability to remove filters.
- Known bug: Opera 10 beta leaves too much scrolling space after the thumbnails in the browser panel.
- Thumbnails in the browser are positioned with display: inline-block instead of the cumbersome float:left in CSS.
- Fixed bug where thumbnail image was not displayed when the project had a ' (single quote) character in the path because of the magic quotes option in PHP.
PHPture compatible with Aperture 2!
December 4, 2008
PHPture 2.0 is now now available for download and is fully compatible with the most recent versions of Apple Aperture 2, additionally Smart Albums are now also supported.
The changes in PHPture 2.0 compared to previous versions:
- Upgraded version number to 2.0 to signify the compatibility with Aperture 2.
- Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build in version of PHP 5.
- Only works with Aperture Library's of version 2.0 and higher.
- Support for displaying smart albums.
- Added install script for setting the right permissions of the Aperture Library.
- Page numbers in the browser are trimmed for large amounts of pages.
Another update with bugfixes
August 22, 2007
It's not packed with new features like some people have requested. But this new version does contain a number of fixes. First of all, viewing th econtents of a folder containing projects now really shows all pictures. Secondly, sorting by date now works properly. In addition to that the images can now be sorted by pixel size and import group. The date on which the picture was taken is correctly displayed in this version.
PHPture 1.2 can be downloaded from SourceForge.
New version of PHPture released
June 26, 2007
The first version after the inital release is now available for download, it contains a number of fixes for displaying projects. It also has a new option to disable the sharing of master images.
May 17, 2007
Until now Aperture has received quite some positive feedback. I also had to help somebody configuring Apache. I think I'll add another manual for that later because I can imagine people want to want some changes there, but it can be quite hard to figure it all out by yourself.
FAQ and screenshots online
May 15, 2007
First release of PHPture
May 13, 2007
After spending some time writing the installation manual and working on the website for PHPture I uploaded the first public version of PHPture to SourceForge.net from where it available for downloading.
I don't expect thousands of downloads the first night, I'll ask some Aperture-users to test it later. First I'll get some rest and work on some other projects.