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iPhoto ’11 9.2.1

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Hot on the heels of the iCloud-enabled iPhoto ’11 9.2 comes iPhoto 9.2.1, which fixes a single important bug that caused iPhoto to crash if the 3ivxVideoCodec plug-in was installed. There are no other changes, but it’s well worth getting this update to avoid unexpected crashes should you ever end up with the 3ivxVideoCodec plug-in. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 357.18 MB)

 

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Comments about iPhoto ’11 9.2.1
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Why has apple software update checker not notified me that this was available in the weekly checks...this came out in October?

I love and hate iPhoto...amazing potential and sophomoric GUI and stability.

I just checked the Software Update checker..."you are up to date".

App Store says you have an update.

This has happened too many times.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-12-15 05:46
I'm not sure how the Mac App Store integration works with Apple apps, honestly, since all of mine came from DVD originally, so I get update warnings from Software Update (and the App Store app just badges itself to indicate updates are available). That said, iPhoto has, in Preferences > General, an option to check for updates on its own (at least in my DVD copy); assuming that's in the Mac App Store copy too, it should alert you to new versions on launch.