Apple Releases iPhoto Update With New Photo Stream Features

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Apple just released a new software update for its popular iPhoto app today. iPhoto 9.4.3  contains bug fixes, along with some new features for Photo Stream, like the ability to delete photos by dragging to Trash, and exporting Photo Stream photos through the File Menu.

There was another update released for Aperture as well. The Aperture 3.4.4 update also has some improved Photo Stream features, along with several bug fixes.

Here are the full notes for both iPhoto and Aperture:

iPhoto

What’s New in Version 9.4.3

  • Photos can now be deleted from My Photo Stream by dragging to the Trash
  • Photos can now be exported from Photo Stream using the Export command in the File menu
  • RAW images manually imported from My Photo Stream are now editable
  • Fixes a bug that could cause manually-rotated photos to appear unrotated when shared to Photo Stream
  • Addresses an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly while syncing to Facebook
  • Resolves an issue that could cause calendar text to appear at the wrong font size, resulting in order cancellation
  • Fixes an issue that could cause books to have an incorrect number of pages after rearranging two-page spreads
  • Includes stability improvements
Aperture

What’s New in Version 3.4.4

  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly during image import
  • Nikon P7700 RAW images are now displayed correctly in the Import window
  • Thumbnails with version names longer than 250 characters are now displayed correctly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple warning dialogs to appear when web albums are synced after waking from sleep
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when uploading photos to Photo Stream
  • Shared Photo Stream invitation lists now scroll correctly
  • Includes stability and performance improvements
  • forkings

    The latest update of iPhoto (v. 9.4.3) claims to fix this problem, when photos that you’ve rotated in iPhoto show up unrotated in Photo Stream. However, this is not true. I have iPhoto 9.4.3, and photos that I’ve uploaded to iPhoto from my camera, and rotated, still show up unrotated in Photo Stream. I’ve tried deleting the photos from Photo Stream and then dragging the rotated photos back into Photo Stream from IPhoto, but this doesn’t work, becuase the photos never show up in Photo Stream. The only solution that I’ve found is:
    1. delete the problem photos from Photo Stream
    2. export the same photos from iPhoto to a new folder on my desktop, giving the photos new filenames (I chose “sequential” (i.e., 1, 2, 3, etc.) and then added the date before the number)
    3. import the renamed photos back into iPhoto, and
    4. select the newly-imported photos and drag them to Photo Stream

    It may take a couple of minutes for all the re-imported photos to show up in Photo stream, depending on the number, but eventualy they do show up, properly rotated. Why Apple can’t correct this problem is a mystery to me.

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