Aperture is big. Industry-rattling big. If you’re a photo professional, you understand why; if not, take my word for it. Apple’s announcement of Aperture today wasn’t a total shock; many were expecting an “iPhoto Pro” to come along (readers of my iPhoto Challenge articles will know I was one of those hoping for just such a thing.) What is surprising is that it’s not “iPhoto Pro”, it’s really just PRO, in big bold letters. Aperture includes Automator integration, of course; it sports a number of handy actions that will be of great interest to users. Watch this space for more information.