Apple's iPhoto 9.6.1 Gets Ready for Photos Migration

Apple released iPhoto 9.6.1 Thursday, an update that preps the way for migrating to Apple's upcoming Photos app. The update also includes a couple of bug fixes.

iPhoto has been Apple's consumer photo managing software for many years, but the company is planning to replace both it and the professional Aperture app with Photos. Release has been promised for the spring of 2015, and this update helps clear the way for that release.

Apple's patch notes:

What's New in Version 9.6.1

  • Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring)
  • Fixes an issue that caused iPhoto to display only the first 25 images in a Facebook album
  • Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to become unresponsive when printing an image

You can download the update (60.2MB) through the Mac App Store in Yosemite.