iPhoto: About the iPhoto 8.1.2 Update

This update addresses minor issues with import and syncing to iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV. The update is recommended for all users of iPhoto '09.

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Installation options

Automatic Software Update:

  • Choose Software Update from the Apple () menu to automatically check for the latest Apple software.

Standalone installer 

  • Apple Downloads offers a standalone installer that you can use instead, if you wish.


What's new in this update?


  • Resolves an issue that could sometimes cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly when connecting an iPhone 3GS.
  • Resolves an issue that prevented an Event thumbnail from being created when an import included only video clips.

iPod nano Support

  • Displays the iPod icon for iPod Nano (5th Generation) correctly in the Source list.


  • Resolves an issue that prevented syncing photos to iPhone, iPod, or AppleTV if a slideshow in the library used a song containing an ampersand (&) in the filename.

iPad Compatibility

  • Enables support for importing photos from iPad to your iPhoto library, as well as syncing photos to iPad.
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