I just watched what seemed like the combination of a worship service and a rock concert. Steve Jobs just announced the iPhone and let me tell you, everything is about to change.
Digital photography will never be the same. All those portable media players that you’ve seen floating around for the last few years have just been rendered obsolete.
The new iPhone treats digital photography as an important component of the system and there’s a really bright future for Aperture users in this mix.
Imagine being able to call up your web portfolio or a gallery of images you’ve created in Aperture on your phone? Since Aperture now links its library to iPhoto, the ability to seamlessly integrate Aperture photos with iPhoto will give iPhone users the ability to show off their photos in amazing ways.
Scrolling and zooming at the touch of a fingertip will make it easier than ever to show an editor or prospective buyer just how great that last shot looks.
I am hoping that eventually, the Aperture library will be able to connect directly to the new iPhone.
And even if it doesn’t, the ability to look at web pages using a standard browser like Safari will make it easier to show off web-based portfolios, created in Aperture or otherwise.
Am I excited about the iPhone? Let’s put it this way; I’d trade my biggest lens for one right now.