Apple has released a software update for iPhoto, its photo-viewing and editing application (which is part of iLife). Once installed, users can view their iCloud Photo Stream from within the application.
As outlined in the software update’s 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
Photo Stream, which is a feature Apple launched with iCloud, automatically saves a copy of the photos you shoot using an iOS device on your other iOS devices, and on your Mac. In the new version of iPhoto, the app can automatically retrieve photos from the cloud, and can file them accordingly within users’ iPhoto library.
You can download the latest version of iPhoto now via software update, or through the Mac App Store.