1) I lose exif data when I edit with aurora. Is this going to be fixed?
2) Why do you need to run a server every time? Aurora doesn't work if I block inbound connection through my firewall. Assuming I don't want any online backup etc., there is no need why you should keep an incoming connection open. I generally never trust software that does this without a clear requirement from the user's perspective, so please explain why this is necessary. Also let me know if you plan to disable this optionally.