On Tuesday, Apple released the latest update to iPhoto 9--aka iPhoto '11. iPhoto 9.1.2 adds new card themes to the app, as well as provides the obligatory improvements in "overall stability" and addresses a number of other minor issues.

Areas of improvement include fixes for Toolbars that didn't auto-hide; formatting problems with book, card, and calendar themes; iPhoto 5 libraries that wouldn't upgrade correctly; and photo backgrounds vanishing when changing book types.

iPhoto 9.1.2 requires OS X 10.6.6 or later, and is available now from Apple's Website, via Software Update, or from the Mac App Store for whose who purchased iPhoto that way.

Apple's complete release notes are as follows:

  • 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