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Apple To Update iPhoto for OS X
(14/08/2012 02:25:18)

Apple just can’t stop giving, can they? Those generous chaps holed up in their HQ in California have served up a juicy update for all you keen photographers as it improves upon the OS X Lion version of its iPhoto app

This update is slightly misleading, however, in that despite its size – weighing in at around 600MB – it only serves up a relatively small number of fixes to the popular program.

According to the update's dedicated web page, this new update addresses two main problems with the original app: importing and migrating albums into iPhoto.

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The first issue to be dealt with is when photo albums are migrated from Apple's now defunct MobileMe gallery, where photos are moved to a folder called "from MobileMe," and the second problem to be resolved is iPhoto hanging when upgrading older versions of iPhoto libraries.

Because the issues fixed by this update are with importing, if you are using an older version of iPhoto and plan on upgrading to the most recent version, or if you are migrating to a new system then you might consider first ensuring iPhoto is fully up to date before importing your photos from the previous version.

The update is available through Apple's Software Update service, but can also be downloaded from the iPhoto 9.3.1 update Web page. As always, be sure to fully back up your system before installing this update, to ensure you have a restore option in case the update causes problems with your setup.

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