I just got iLife 09 yesterday and love it so far, iPhoto faces and places really rocks. For more info on it, check out this article from – TheAppleBlog:
“I’ve spent several hours tinkering with Apple’s new iPhoto ‘09 — part of the newly updated iLife ‘09 suite of media applications — and I like what I’ve seen so far. The entire application is a strong step forward, and the exciting new features (facial recognition and geotagging) don’t disappoint. The following is a focused walkthrough of iPhoto ‘09 and the interesting new features it boasts.”
(Read Full article HERE)
This update extends RAW file compatibility for Aperture 2 and iPhoto ’08 for the following cameras:
Canon EOS 50D
Nikon Coolpix P6000
It also addresses issues related to specific cameras and overall stability.
iPhoto Update – 7.1.5
“This update improves the printing quality of books, cards and calendars ordered via the iPhoto printing service.”
Available through Software Update
Updates Galore – iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb and iLife
Apple has updated the iLife suite of applications:
For more info on what specifically was changed, fixed and updated click HERE For the Macrumors rundown.
All the updates are ready for downloading from Mac Software Update (funny enough)
20% Off iPhoto Photo Books
I haven’t personally checked this yet but it sounds like a good deal with Fathers day coming up! let me know if it is working for ya!
Apple has issued a code for 20% off of iPhoto photo books: springbooks.
Apple’s photo books are super high-quality, and at 20% off hard to beat.
Aperture Plug-in Developer Releases Beta IPhoto Plug-insUbermind, a company that has been developing Aperture plug-ins for Apple’s professional photography market for the past two years, has released a few new plug-ins for iPhoto.
Ubermind said they are brining the same technology they use for their high-end plug-ins to Apple’s consumer application. The iPhoto plug-ins are all currently in beta, but are available for download.
Currently the company is offering four plug-ins for users to test. Plug-ins include GalleryExport for iPhoto: exports to and helps manage Gallery installations; UberUpload for iPhoto: adds FTP and SFTP exports to iPhoto; iPhoto to Picasa Web Albums: uploads files to Google’s Picasa Web Albums; and iPhoto to Archive: bundles photos into popular archive formats including .zip and disk image.
The plug-ins are available from the Ubermind beta Web site.
(Via PC World.)
Flickery – The “iPhoto” For Flickr
Eternal Storms has released a public beta of flickery, an OS X (Leopard only) client for flickr. It bring a great deal of iPhoto-like functionality to your flickr.com account in the way it displays photos and enables you to tag & group your collection. You can also browse, view and comment on pictures of your friends or upload and manage your own photos and favorites, all from a clean and simple interface. You can also perform minimal editing functions pre-upload along with the option to e-mail your images via Apple Mail and even download them.
The view options are pretty nice: you can switch from a mini-overview (pictured below) mode to full-window mode to full-screen view (with slide-show controls).
The full download is a (again, Leopard-only) Universal Binary and expires on June 30, 2008. Remember, it’s beta software, and while it worked fine for me, your mileage may vary. Overall, it is a great addition to the various flickr apps for the Mac. While iPhoto & FlickrExport will still be my primary means of getting images into flickr, I can definitely see myself using flickery as a way to organize my flickr library and search for images of interest.
(Via The Apple Blog.)
Apple RAW update fixes hole, adds cameras
Apple today unveiled Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 2.0 for Aperture 2 and
iPhoto 7.1.2, which patches a security hole, and adds many RAW formats from several different vendors. The patch fixes a problem wherein Adobe Digital Negative files could trigger a buffer overflow condition.
(Via MacNN | The Macintosh News Network.)