updated 05:35 pm EST, Tue December 21, 2010
Fixes several bugs, adds e-mail options
Apple this afternoon updated its photo-organizing and editing app iPhoto '11, part of the iLife '11 suite, to v9.1.1 -- adding new themes to its built-in e-mail options and restoring both a preference to allow photos to be e-mailed using external mail applications and the option to size photo attachments as Small, Medium or Large. The update also addresses a number of issues and improves overall stability.
While users could always email photos from iPhoto '11 by simply dragging a photo directly from iPhoto to a mail program's icon on the dock, the option to do so automatically was missing from preferences until now. Also missing was the ability for the user to pick from a preset of resolutions to avoid sending large photos when not necessary.
The update also addresses a number of issues with ratings, including having the scrolling overly now correctly display ratings when photos are sorted by ratings, and fixing the sort when a rating is changed and photos are sorted by rating. Other bugs addressed include preserving the sort order of Events after upgrading a library, Event titles in Photo view can now be edited, a fix for occasional duplicate photos when uploading to a MobileMe album, removing a bug in the calendar text editing controls and improving the reliability of upgrading a library from an earlier version of iPhoto.
The update is available now through Software Update for iPhoto '11 owners and is recommended for all users. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.3 or higher. The update comes in at around 65MB.