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Apple updates Aperture and iPhoto with bug fixes, adds printer driver support to OS X

Apple on Tuesday released a number of updates for its desktop operating system, including bug fixes for the Aperture image editing program and a handful of maintenance updates which add printer drivers to OS X.

Aperture and iPhoto

The Aperture update brings the app up to version 3.4.4 and offers a number of fixes and stability improvements, but no new features were added.


From the release notes:
What's New in Version 3.4.4
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly during image import
  • Nikon P7700 RAW images are now displayed correctly in the Import window
  • Thumbnails with version names longer than 250 characters are now displayed correctly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple warning dialogs to appear when web albums are synced after waking from sleep
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when uploading photos to Photo Stream
  • Shared Photo Stream invitation lists now scroll correctly
  • Includes stability and performance improvements

Aperture v3.4.4 comes in at 523.15MB and can be downloaded through Software Update or Apple's Support Downloads webpage.

iPhoto get a number of imporvements along with bug fixes, including drag-to-delete photos, RAW image editing and Photo Stream exporting.

iPhoto Logo

From the release notes:
  • Photos can now be deleted from My Photo Stream by dragging to the Trash
  • Photos can now be exported from Photo Stream using the Export command in the File menu
  • RAW images manually imported from My Photo Stream are now editable
  • Fixes a bug that could cause manually-rotated photos to appear unrotated when shared to Photo Stream
  • Addresses an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly while syncing to Facebook
  • Resolves an issue that could cause calendar text to appear at the wrong font size, resulting in order cancellation
  • Fixes an issue that could cause books to have an incorrect number of pages after rearranging two-page spreads
  • Includes stability improvements

The latest iPhoto version 9.4.3 is a 1.12GB download from Software Update or Apple Support webpage.

For those who do not yet own Aperture or iPhoto, each can be purchased through the Mac App Store for a $74.99 and $14.99, respectively.

Printer Drivers

In its usual printer driver maintenance update, Apple adds support for various Epson and HP printers and scanners, as well as Canon laser printers. For a full list of supported hardware, visit Apple's dedicated support webpage.

Epson's v2.13 driver pack weighs in at a hefty 1.04GB, Canon's v2.0 comes in at 22.92MB and HP's v2.13 is 450.57MB. All three can be downloaded via Software Update and Apple Support Downloads page.