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Apple iPhoto 9.2.1 update addresses 3ivx crash

Apple has released an update to its popular iPhoto photograph management software that prevents crashes from occurring when using the popular 3ivx video codec.

Along with the EFI firmware updates that it released for some of its Mac systems today, Apple has also released an update for iPhoto that addresses an issue in which the program may unexpectedly quit when using the popular 3ivx video codec.

The update, which brings the latest program version to 9.2.1, includes fixes for problems that were addressed with the latest 9.2 update as well, which is likely why the update weighs in at around 357.18MB (download it here). The updates that the 9.2.0 release addressed were the following:

  • Addresses compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5
  • 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

The update should be available via Software Update for those who have iPhoto installed, but also may be available via the Mac App Store if you installed iPhoto from there. Apple claims the update requires OS X 10.6.8 or OS X 10.7.2 or later, so if you have Lion installed be sure to fully update it before installing the latest iPhoto update.

Also make sure to back up your system before updating iPhoto, and especially be certain that your photo library is properly backed up. While it's not a likely occurrence, in the past some people have found that iPhoto updates resulted in problems with their libraries, so having a backup that can easily be restored is always advisable.

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