As announced during this morning's Apple iPad event, the company is also updating its entire suite of creative and productivity apps across OS X and iOS. First up, iPhoto, which is bumped to version 9.5. Below is a list of what's new:
- 64-bit support
- The Places feature now uses Apple maps to display photo locations
- Adds support for iCloud Photo Sharing, including the ability to post videos to shared photo streams and the ability to have multiple subscribers contribute to a shared stream
- Adds support for iOS 7 camera filters applied to photos imported from iOS devices
- Includes a new, streamlined interface for printing
- Replaces the Create menu with an updated Share menu providing access to all sharing options, including print products such as books, cards and calendars
- Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly when sharing an edited photo from a MacBook Pro with Retina display
- Addresses an issue that could cause iPhoto to show incorrect file type and size information for imported TIFF and PSD files
- Comment sheet now appears correctly when sharing multiple photos to a new or existing photo stream
- Fixes an issue that caused photos with specific color profiles to display incorrectly on iOS devices after being shared via iCloud
- Captions instead of version names are now synced between iPhoto and Facebook for newly-created albums
- Privacy settings can now be managed when sharing photos from iPhoto to a Facebook Timeline
- Videos up to three minutes long can now be shared to Flickr
- Addresses an issue that could cause photos synced to iPhoto from Flickr to appear rotated incorrectly
- Fixes an issue that could cause photos synced to iPhoto from Facebook or Flickr to be duplicated and reposted
- URLs in the photo comments field can now be clicked to open the corresponding links
- Improves reliability when working with custom locations in the Places feature
- Improves reliability when copying and pasting photos to a new event
- When a single photo is selected in an album, clicking the Trash button in the contextual menu now removes the photo from the album rather than from the library
- Includes stability and performance improvements
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Aside from today's iOS 6.0.1 update, Apple was so inclined to also release updates for both Aperture and iPhoto. You can grab Aperture 3.4.2 and iPhoto 9.4.2 now in the Mac App Store. Both updates include a host of new tweaks and optimizations, and we've got the full rundown after the break.
A bunch of Mac apps are being updated today (like Rdio and Fantastical) to support today's release of OS X Mountain Lion, now available on the Mac App Store. iPhoto joins the list with release 9.3.2, which includes support for Mountain Lion and adds sharing options for Messages and Twitter alongside other performance and stability improvements. You can download the update now.
On the eve of MacWorld 2009, Google has finally gone and released a Mac version of Picasa. Picasa 3 for OS X is a beta version of the massively popular Picasa photo management software that Windows users have been enjoying for about five years now. If you are unfamiliar, unlike iPhoto, Picasa doesn’t wrangle all your images into one area - instead, if finds them and leaves them where they are. If you move an image, it will know where it went. You can do simple editing, and since Picasa is a Google product, it ties in to all the other Google offerings in exactly the ways you are thinking. Yup, emailing photos using your Gmail account, uploading videos to YouTube, and sending both photos and videos to the free Picasa Web Albums service, where you can then share them with friends, the world, or keep them private.
Picasa is free, and you can grab it immediately.
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