OS X application developer The Omni Group has announced the release of
a free plug-in for Apple’s new iPhoto application. The company claimed it’s the first such product to be released for iPhoto. With the plug-in in place, you can export iPhoto albums to Omni Group’s own OmniGraffle diagramming software.
The Omni Group president Wil Shipley said that the OmniGraffle engineer who developed the plug-in was so taken by iPhoto that he decided to write a plug-in for it.
iPhoto, introduced by Steve Jobs during the Macworld Expo keynote held on Monday, is Apple’s latest digital lifestyle tool — it’s an application that lets you organize, edit, share and print images like those taken from a digital camera.
The Omni Group noted that Apple’s iPhoto APIs might change, which might break compatibility between the plug-in and future versions of iPhoto. If that happens, said the company, they’ll continue to revise the code as best they can.
The new plug-in is a free download. OmniGraffle, by the way, is also now free — to people who buy new PowerBooks and Power Macs — the software is included as part of the new Mac OS X bundle. iPhoto is a free download from Apple’s Web site.