Apple Updates iPhoto to Version 9.3.1 With Minor Bug Fixes

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NewImageApple has rolled out an update to iPhoto, bringing the photo management software to version 9.3.1. The update fixes a couple minor bugs:

What's New in Version 9.3.1

- Addresses a problem during the migration of albums from MobileMe Gallery that may cause photos to be moved from their original events into a new event called "From MobileMe"

- Fixes an issue that in rare cases could cause iPhoto to hang when upgrading libraries

The update weighs in at 599.65 MB and can be downloaded via Software Update or via Apple's software update website.

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105 months ago
I really look forward to the update that says "fixes an issue where iPhoto hangs constantly and is often unresponsive to the point of being unusable."

Or maybe my computer is just getting old... :p

Edit: also, the update is not showing up for me in software update (Lion).
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105 months ago

Are you saying my photos are no longer backed up on my time machine, after this update? Or Am I off base? :confused:

It used to work as follows:

Open iPhoto
Click on "Time Machine"
iPhoto opens in "Time Machine" like Mail and Contacts

This allows you to retrieve images within the app, just as you can open Contacts, then "Time Machine" to restore individual contacts, etc.

Now it simply backs up your library database as before without allowing access to restore individual photo's, albums, etc. in iPhoto should you inadvertently delete them and empty iPhoto's trash. If you delete a pic, you can't restore it in iPhoto. You would have to restore your entire library database for iPhoto.

This is quite ridiculous and I do not know why Apple changed it. It may be related to iPhoto Streaming or some such feature as this changed with iPhoto 9 (this happened around a year ago, I forget which version changed this functionality). Either way, it was a huge step backward.

This is great, considering MobileMe officially ended 12 days ago... :rolleyes:

Yes I know they're still letting people take stuff off MobileMe, but for those who did it before the deadline, this fix is a little late in the game.

But this is Apple's way; take their time to get it right. Who wants them to rush it when it isn't perfect :p
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105 months ago
I'm at 9.3 in 10.8 and the download is 630.41 MB.
Whatever happened to delta updates?
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105 months ago
"Weighs in at" AGAIN. Must be the end of the world for real this time.
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105 months ago

I really look forward to the update that says "fixes an issue where iPhoto hangs constantly and is often unresponsive to the point of being unusable."

Or maybe my computer is just getting old... :p

Edit: also, the update is not showing up for me in software update (Lion).


Why do Apple do this?! A 600mb update. . . .for a patch? Why not just ...youknow....PATCH it?
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105 months ago

Agreed completely! I *know* my computer is old and really pushing it (just waiting for an iMac with 2012 hardware, another sore spot) but iPhoto's performance is pitiful even considering that.

Or how about fixing all of the annoying issues such as the Info panel randomly disappearing, library sharing doesn't share events or albums in subfolders, folders in shared libraries are in random order, STILL doesn't gracefully handle RAW+JPEG pairs of files, many issues with setting (or attempting to set) photo locations, etc. Or bring back the floating adjustments dialog which was infinitely more useful than the current setup where you can't see adjustments and "quick fixes" at the same time.

Nah, didn't think so. :rolleyes: As is so typical of Apple, they've grown bored with iPhoto and ignored it, so a once promising product has stagnated over the last several years without any useful updates. I read somewhere that a former employee said they basically have one team of "A" engineers that switches projects depending on what's hot in the minds of executive management; other projects get relegated to the "B" teams to languish. I can totally believe that, given Apple's penchant for ignoring products after they're no longer the hot new thing. Really frustrating as a customer... :(


This is exactly the kind of management that will drive them into the ground, long term. Especially without Jobs around to sell their wares at entertaining keynotes. This years WWDC was a bit embarrassing (IMO), aside from the new macbook. If they launch a product they really should have a dedicated team that sits there and develops it full time. It is so obvious that shortly after something is released it becomes abandon ware...
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