iPhoto and Aperture updates bring Shared Photo Streams support

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Hours after Apple released OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and iOS 6 on Wednesday, the company rolled out updates for the consumer level iPhoto and the professional grade Aperture image organization and editing apps, granting both apps access to Shared Photo Streams.

Aperture

Beyond the usual stability and performance enhancements, Apple's pro-level photo editing tool adds support for Shared Photo Streams, the iCloud-based service that allows users to share photos with any iOS, OS X or PC user. Shared Photo Streams offers support for comments and notifications as well as a web-based client.

Aperture users now have the option to open a file in iPhoto if they so choose.

From the release notes:

Aperture 3.4

What's New in Version 3.4

  • Adds support for Shared Photo Streams on OS X Mountain Lion
  • A new File menu command can be used to open the current photo library in iPhoto
  • Includes performance and stability improvements

Aperture 3.4 comes in at 551MB and can be download through the Mac App Store or Software Update.

Shared Photo Streams
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iPhoto 9.4

iPhoto

iPhoto version 9.4 also includes stability and performance enhancements, while adding new card and calendar themes as well as a menu option to open an image in Aperture for more intensive editing.

From the release notes:

About iPhoto 9.4

What's New in Version 9.4

  • Adds support for Shared Photo Streams on OS X Mountain Lion
  • Comments can now be added to photos after publishing them to Facebook
  • New card and calendar themes have been added
  • A new File menu command can be used to open the current photo library in Aperture (if installed)
  • Includes performance and stability improvements

iPhoto 9.4 weighs in at 757.61MB and can be downloaded via Software Update, the Mac App Store and Apple's Support Downloads webpage.

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