Apple today announced an update to its photo organizing and sharing software, iPhoto. iPhoto 1.1.1 includes new brightness and contrast controls, integration with Mac OS X’s Mail application for emailing photos and controls for setting favorite photos as desktop backgrounds and screen saver slide shows.
“iPhoto is a true breakthrough for consumers who want to get more out of their digital cameras,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Now with iPhoto 1.1, we’re bringing our customers their most requested new features, making importing, editing, organizing and sharing photos easier and more powerful than ever before.”
Other features included in iPhoto 1.1.1 include:
perform quick and simple touch ups using new brightness and contrast controls;
automatically place selected photos into outgoing Mac OS X Mail messages, with a choice of compression options;
automatically place a favorite iPhoto image as the desktop background;
choose an iPhoto album to play as the Mac OS X screen saver slideshow;
create a self-contained QuickTime slideshow that includes background music and elegant, cross-dissolved slide transitions;
easily add their QuickTime slide show to a DVD using iDVD;
search the photo library by the text information in a photo’s comment field;
view all EXIF metadata associated with a photo JPEG file, such as creation date, shutter speed and f-stop;
preserve file names as photo titles when importing images from the Mac OS X Finder; and
make more efficient use of printer paper with improved print templates.
Apple is also offering users that register iPhoto a couple of bonus items. If you register for iPhoto Apple will send you a list of iPhoto keyboard shortcuts by email and you can get 10 free Kodak prints.
iPhoto requires Mac OS X version 10.1.2 or later and will be
available from Apple’s Web site as a free download today.