Apple on Wednesday released an update to iPhoto 5, the version of its digital photo management and editing utility included with the recently released iLife 05 suite. As MacCentral posted this article, the update was available for some users through Mac OS X’s Software Update system preference pane, though it was not yet available for download through Apple’s Downloads Web site.
The iPhoto 5.0.1 update corrects problems involving upgrading iPhoto 4 libraries, according to Apple, and also addresses issues dragging albums into folders, importing MPEG-4 movies and “includes a number of other minor fixes.”
iPhoto 5 adds new advanced editing features, as well as new organizational tools like hierarchical folders. Along with MPEG-4 support, iPhoto 5 gains support for the RAW camera file format preferred by some high-end digital photographers. New transitions and effects have been added to iPhoto, a new calendar view has been added, and a search field similar to iTunes’ lets you find photos quicker. Check out Macworld’s First Look at iPhoto 5 for more information.