By Acty, March 8, 2014
Aperture is the professional photographer’s magic bullet. It’s the most technically advanced photography theme on tumblr, featuring bold, fluid animations paired with novel organization. Equally suited to portfolio and photo blogs, Aperture is the perfect portal for art of all kinds.
Aperture features an easy-to-setup Galleries sub-menu, which allows you to create and organize an index of your work using your posts’ tags. Simply enter the tags you’d like to create a gallery with into the “Galleries” field in the customization options.
For example, say you wanted to create separate galleries for your illustration and photographic work. Tag your illustration posts with “Illustration,” and your photography with “photography.” Then, head to the customization options and enter “Illustration, Photography” into the Galleries field. Save your work, and you’ll have two tidy new tabs waiting for you when you refresh the page.
Grid and Slideshow View
Readers are given the option of a Grid or Slideshow view, allowing them to enjoy your work as a cascading reel or an all-at-once tiled spread. Views can be toggled between using two unobtrusive but easily-located icons in the lower-right corner.
Aperture’s About screen features an 8-picture Instagram feed, easily setup in the customization options. Just head here to retrieve your access token, and plug it into the corresponding field in the customization options. Done!
Aperture’s Flickr feed is even easier to setup. Simply input your Flickr ID into the corresponding field in the customization options and you’re all set. Just like the Instagram feed, your Flickr feed will display in the About screen.
Toggling Aperture’s Twitter feed will show your 3 most recent tweets in the About screen. In addition to the “Enable Twitter Feed” option in the customization screen, head to your blog’s general settings and make sure to login with your Twitter account.
Aperture will scale and adjust its layout to fit tablet devices (but not phones).
The recommended size for Aperture’s avatar photo is 172×172 px.
Aperture uses Facebook commenting only, setup by inputting your Facebook Username (the stuff after “http://facebook.com/” when you’re looking at your timeline) in the corresponding field in the customization options.
Aperture has links and easy setup to: Bandcamp, Behance, Delicious, DeviantArt, Digg, Dribbble, Etsy, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Github, Google+, Instagram, LastFM, LinkedIN, Myspace, Pinboard, Pinterest, Rdio, Skype, Soundcloud, Spotify, Squarespace, Steam, Stumbleupon, Svpply, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Aperture also supports Google Analytics, using your GA Property ID.
Each one of our themes comes fully backed by our dedicated support team. We’re good people, with real faces, and we like what we do. We’ve also created a help centre, so you can get help at any hour of the day. Send us an email or tweet, and we’ll respond as soon as we can (PST).