Update 06/09/2008: added 4 more icons (Aperture Library, iPhoto Library, Aperture Vault, Aperture Project)
These desktop icons show the Camera Obscura as it was used by Nicephore Niepce by 1826 or 1827 in an Aperture and iPhoto style and are intended as an homage to him.
You can download this icon set from the Goodies section on my website [link]
or directly via this link: [link]
- Mac + Win + Linux + iContainer
- Leopard ready (512×512)
- including 7 icons intended to replace Aperture or iPhoto, Aperture Library, iPhoto Library, Aperture Vault, Aperture Project and your picture folder
Nicephore Niepce made it first possible to preserve an image taken with a camera obscura in 1826 or 1827 by using a special mixture of bitumen on a pewter plate, naming it Heliography. This first photograph "View from the Window at Le Gras" is the one you can see in the iPhoto icon contained in this package. The third icon is the folder icon i have created for this icon packages.
They were intended to be replacement icons for Apple's Aperture and iPhoto applications. Of course, you can use it for every other application instead or use the folder icon for your picture collection.
If you're interested in the story behind these icons feel free to read my blog article about the History of the First Photograph:[link]