In the most recent update to its iPhoto application, Apple offered up a relatively noninformative description of the changes it had made in iPhoto 8.0.2: better "overall stability" and fixes for "minor issues in a number of areas, including Faces, Places, photo sharing, and slideshows."
What Apple didn't spell out in its release notes is that the update includes a slew of enhancements—some of them quite useful, if not immediately obvious—to the latest version of iPhoto, which was unveiled in January at the Macworld Expo. In particular, Apple cranked out improvements for the app's cool facial recognition and location/geocoding features known, respectively, as Faces and Places. I'm already a fan of iLife '09and have used the iPhoto features for the past few weeks.
But many iPhoto users may not yet have tried them out or even be aware of the recent changes. So here are the details.