I don’t currently use iPhoto but this news from the Facebook developer blog makes a compelling case …
We are excited that sharing your photos with the people you care about has become even easier with iLife â€™09, Appleâ€™s new suite of applications that includes iPhoto â€™09. Users of iPhoto â€™09 can easily share and tag photos from iPhoto directly to Facebook. With help from Facebook Connect, photo tags from iPhoto â€™09 can be added to Facebook and generate Facebook notifications. Additionally, Mac users can update Facebook News Feed and alert friends anytime they update their websites using Appleâ€™s iWeb â€™09 application. [Facebook Developers News]
Amazingly Apple has yet to roll out any real social features and Facebook seems quite content to come in and enable integration and conversation.Â Connecting the desktop to Facebook is a very strong idea.Â As I consider how our social sharing has evolved as more friends signed onto Facebook over the past year my Flickr usage has become more private family sharing and for my geeky screenshots and photos.Â Facebook is where most of our social sharing of media happens and connecting through iPhoto is a very simple way to make that happen.
update – just noticed that Apple has a nice demo online.