iPhoto update released, adds iPad compatibility

Apple released iPhoto 8.1.2 on Tuesday, a minor update for iPhoto '09 users. The 13.6 MB download is mostly a bug fix, with some iPad syncing compatibility thrown in. The update remedies two import issues, including one that occasionally caused iPhoto to quit while connecting to an iPhone 3G. It also resolves a syncing issue that affected iPhoto slideshows with an ampersand in the file name.

Like the recent Aperture update, iPhoto 8.1.2 also adds iPad compatibly, allowing you to sync images in your iPhoto library with your iPad and import images on your iPad into iPhoto. The update is recommended for all iPhoto '09 users. More information can be found in Apple's support article here.

At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Solid Facebook and Flickr integration for sharing photos
    • Subtle but good editing enhancements
    • Faces and Places make it easier to categorize your photos

    Cons

    • Minor bugs
    • Faces and Places could be easier to use
    • No Effects improvements
    • No AppleScript or Automator support for Faces or Places
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