Adobe brings updated Photoshop Elements 10 to The Mac App Store.

Adobe is just one of the big-name developers that was quick to embrace the Mac App Store when it launched earlier this year, and today it has increased its presence with the launch of two “special edition” applications called Photoshop Elements 10 Editor and Premiere Elements 10 Editor.

Both applications are $79 each, which is cheaper than the $99.99 retail versions, but they don’t quite provide all of the same features.Other than the absence of a few features, however, Adobe promises the Mac App Store releases include “all the editing features available in the full version.”

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Editor is a photo editor that seems to be aimed at iPhoto users who are looking for a little extra. It “works great with iPhoto when you’re ready to go beyond the basics,” according to Adobe, and promises to take your photos from “flawed to phenomenal in seconds.”

Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Editor  is a video editor that is similarly targeted at those using iMovie, and features a ton of features that will help you turn your home movie clips into highly polished masterpieces, fixing shaky footage, adding effects and transitions, and more.

Both downloads weigh in at just under 1GB and require Mac OS 10.6.6 or later.

iPhoto 9.2 Updated With iCloud And Photostream Support

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If you are not busy updating something today then you probably haven’t turned your Mac,iPhone,iPod or iPad on. Apple has released so many updates today that it is hard to know which one to start with.  Apple has just updated iPhoto to version 9.2, bringing along with it compatibility with iCloud and its Photo Stream feature along with the usual gaggle of fixes.

It is quite a big download however clocking in at 367MB and it requires OS X Lion. You can grab it now through Software Update, or the Mac App Store. Here are the release notes.

iPhoto 9.2 supports compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5. This update also addresses minor stability, performance and compatibility issues, including:

• Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in Magnify (1-up) view
• Previously imported photos are now displayed in a separate section of the Import window
• Book/calendar themes and card categories can now be selected using a pop-up menu in the carousel view
• Resolves an issue that could cause some pages of books to print incorrectly
• Rebuilding a library now correctly preserves saved slideshows and books

This update is recommended for all users of iPhoto ’11.

Apple releases iPhoto, GarageBand & iMovie updates!

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Earlier today I read on TUAW that Apple had released updates to all three iLife Applications, however when I clicked on the software update button there was nothing new, it didn’t take long for us to realize that the new versions of GarageBand (6.0.4), iMovie (9.0.4) and iPhoto(9.1.5) were only available through the Mac App Store.

Now however the updates seem to be available everywhere, so go ahead and download the updates either through the Mac App Store or via the ‘classic’ update option through the Software Update.

The changes to the update are listed below:

GarageBand 6.0.4

This update supports general compatibility issues, and addresses overall stability and performance issues including the following:

• Fixes an issue with the GarageBand Lesson Store not completing single or multiple lesson downloads.
• Corrects issues with some tempo-based effects falling out of sync with main song tempo.
• Resolves problems with Magic GarageBand project files not opening up correctly in the GarageBand tracks view.

The update is recommended for all users of GarageBand ’11.

iPhoto 9.1.5

This update supports general compatibility issues, and also addresses overall stability and performance. Minor issues addressed include:

• The date range of each event now updates correctly to reflect changes made to photos using the Adjust Time and Date command
• Addresses an issue that could cause the Photos view to scroll incorrectly when Event Titles are displayed
• Fixes a problem that could prevent Ken Burns animations from being applied correctly on photos in a saved Classic slideshow
• Deleting photos from a web album using the contextual menu now removes them from the album without deleting them from the library
• Addresses an issue that could prevent a crop adjustment from being removed from a photo when using the Revert to Original command

The update is recommended for all users of iPhoto ’11.

iMovie 9.0.4

This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of minor issues, including the following:

• Support for opening projects imported from iMovie for iOS.
• Fixes an issue where some audio adjustments were not preserved.
• Addresses a performance issue when using large quantities of video clips with keywords.
• Resolves issue with slow application launch when working with large iPhoto libraries.

The update is recommended for all users of iMovie ’11.

iTunes 10.5 upgraded to 64-Bit in Lion!

For those wondering when Apple’s in-house apps will go 64-bit, we have some good news and some bad news. In Lion, the developer release of iTunes 10.5 is 64-Bit (finally). The developer version of iPhoto with Photostreaming to the iCloud however, is still 32-Bit, at least currently.

Apple updates iPhoto to 9.1.3

Not a week after the last update, iPhoto 9.1.3 is available via Software Update as well as on Apple’s support site. The update is pretty thin, if simply fixes the bug, which is well reported on Apple’s Support Communities, annoyingly resulted in iPhoto events shattering into multiple shards when importing from an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad after syncing with iTunes.
Still, it’s recommended for users of iPhoto 11, so if you use that version, you might as well install it.

Apple release iPhoto ’11 update

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Apple pushed out the 9.1.2 update to iPhoto ’11 yesterday, introducing some new card themes and improving the application’s stability with several bug fixes.

Improvements to the application include fixes for the zoom slider in magnify view, an issue which prevented the toolbar from auto-hiding in full screen view, and minor issues with formatting with book, card and calendar themes.

The full release notes for the 9.1.2 release are as follows:

This update adds new card themes to iPhoto ’11. It also improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues, including the following:

• Addresses an issue that prevented the Zoom slider from being accessible in Magnify (1-Up) view
• Fixes an issue where Toolbars were not auto-hiding in Full Screen view
• Search field now correctly performs an “includes” search when searching by text string
• Fixes minor formatting issues with book, card and calendar themes
• Message Size of emails now correctly updates when changes are made using the Photo Size menu
• Addresses an issue that prevented some iPhoto 5 libraries from upgrading correctly
• Multiple book pages can now be drag-selected when in All Pages view
• Design tools in print project panels are now accessible via separate Layout and Options buttons
• Photo backgrounds applied to a book are now preserved when book type is changed
• Tab key can now be used to navigate through all text fields in a book project

The update is recommended for all users of iPhoto ’11.

iPhoto ’11 users can get the update via Software Update, Apple’s website, or through the Mac App Store.

Apple releases Digital Camera Raw Update 3.6

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Update 3.6via Software Update. The 6.8 MB update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D / Kiss X50
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D / Kiss X5
  • Olympus E-5
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
  • Pentax K-r
  • Pentax K-5

In addition, the update addresses processing issues for the Nikon D7000, Nikon COOLPIX P7000, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 cameras.

If you just bought a new Mac then you can get iLife ’11 for $7

So you just spent over 2 grand on a shiny new Mac, only to find out two weeks later Apple releases the super-fabulous iLife ’11, which as you know from the press conference comes with a $49 price tag, so what now?

Well we have some good news for you Apple is letting recent Mac buyers upgrade from the previous version of iLife for $7, so long as they bought the Mac(s) on or after Oct. 1; same deal applies to anyone buying a Mac now or in the future without iLife ’11.

The only downside is that the $7 upgrade is only available online, in other words you’ll have to wait for it in the mail — or wince as you pay for a $49 copy from an Apple Store, if you’re in a hurry to try out all the awesome new features.

Apple Updates Digital RAW Compatibility for Aperture 2 and iPhoto ’08 and ’09

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Yesterday (December 16th) Apple released a new digital RAW compatibility update, this will please users with Canon and Nikon Cameras which shoot photos in RAW format.

This update extends RAW image compatibility for Aperture 2, iPhoto ’08 and iPhoto ’09 for the following cameras:

* Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
* Canon EOS 7D
* Canon PowerShot G11
* Nikon D3S
* Nikon D300S
* Nikon D3000

If you have one of these cameras, and enjoy shooting your pictures in RAW format, and editing them in either Aperture 2 or iPhoto ’08 or ’09 then this upload is definitely worth checking out. As always you can find this update through Software Update.