Publish for iPhone AppleScript for Aperture

by Derrick Story

I've been playing around tonight with Sal's Publish for iPhone AppleScript. The concept is simple. Select a group of images in Aperture that you want to display on the iPhone or any other high quality WiFi mobile device, run the script, and publish the gallery.

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When you run the script from the script menu (complete instructions are on the download page), you're asked to provide some info such as title and location for the gallery. If you provide the correct file path for where the gallery will ultimately reside, the "Mail Image Link" will work correctly, which is a nice touch.

I think this is a nifty way to optimize web galleries for the iPhone directly out of Aperture. If you're not going to serve them from your Mac, you'll have to retrieve the folder out of the Webserver directory and upload it to the location you want. (You can find the gallery here: Library > Webserver > Documents.)

An easy way to make these gallery links on your iPhone is to use tumblr. It's a great tool for making bits of information available to any web-connected mobile device.


2 Comments

Ellen Anon
2007-09-18 11:59:30
Derrick, could you clarify what the advantage is of using the script over just creating an album for iPhone images within each project? Thanks!
derrick
2007-09-18 12:51:02
Hi Ellen, you should try the AppleScript version and look at it on your iPhone. The thumbnail page appears optimized for the display. Plus, having the "Mail Image Link" beneath each thumbnail is very handy for sharing favorites.