I don't take a lot of pictures, so I don't use iPhoto much, but I just decided to boot it up and have noticed some things "missing".

I've been typing friends names into the "description" field for easy searching... but I only have so many friends, and most of them are in my Address Book. Is there any way of dragging links from Address Book onto photos? So if I'm looking at a photograph, I can get a list of who's in it in the side column with each name being a link to their card in Address Book?

Also, is there a way of linking "events" in iPhoto with "appointments" in iCal? So if I have "Adam's Birthday" in iCal, and click on it, it'll take me to the iPhoto event also called "Adam's Birthday", or all the pictures taken on the same date?

Are there any plugins that do anything like that?