iPhoto 9.4.2 is now out for iLife 11 customers running OS X Lion 10.7.5 or OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 or later. The release brings a handful of new features, as well as a few tweaks and fixes.
According to Apple’s Support site, iPhoto 9.4.2 makes it possible for photos to be added to shared streams or My Photo Stream by dragging them to "Photo Stream" in the source list.
“Thanks to iCloud, when you take a photo with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad it automatically enters your Photo Stream, a rolling collection of your last 1000 photos,” Apple says.
Users can now copy multiple email addresses and paste them in the "Shared with" field for shared streams, and people’s names are now displayed correctly when more than five subscribers "Like" a photo in a shared stream.
The contextual menu offers the option to Import all of the photos contained in a shared photo stream, and national holidays have been updated and made available for use in printed photo calendars.
The iPhoto update further addresses the reliability of Shared Photo Streams when switching between iPhoto and Aperture with the same library, as well as an issue that could thwarted Microsoft Outlook emailing.
“Emailing a photo usually means bouncing from your email application to your pictures folder and back again,” according to Apple. “But now you can create and send beautiful messages without leaving iPhoto.”
“Just choose from eight Apple-designed themes that you customize with your own images and words. Then select the photos you want to send, and iPhoto places them in the template,” reads the iPhoto description on Apple.com.
The usual stability improvements are also included, Apple says.
Weighing in at a massive 758.58 MB, iPhoto 9.4.2 is a free update to all users of iPhoto 11.