UPDATE: Oct 30, 2010 Apple issued an update to iPhoto
(This update addresses issues that, in extremely rare cases, could result in data loss when upgrading a library from an earlier version of iPhoto. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4431)
Apple’s iPhoto is one of the most popular photo editing and sorting programs in the world. After all, it’s free with every new Mac. Not everyone wants or needs the power of Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. Still others simply can’t justify the cost of those programs. In steps iPhoto. iPhoto hadn’t seen any major enhancements in quite a while. But recently, that changed. Apple introduced iLife 11 – which I bought and installed yesterday.
iPhoto’s biggest new feature is mega-full screen mode. You can now browse, edit, and share your photos full screen. You can do everything in full screen mode. It’s beautiful to look at.
There have been enhancements to the Facebook engine and other sharing like better email. Emailing photos got even easier. You can now email directly from iPhoto. Apple now offers eight different themes you can use to send email photos and it works with just about every popular email service.
The slideshows are quicker and better. There are also some very attractive new themes. The new slideshows even take advantage of iPhtoo’s face detection capability. I have to say that while I own just about every slide show program on the market, the free on in iPhoto is pretty darn good and just got a bunch better.