Apple has introduced updates to iPhoto (improving the face recognition feature), Final Cut Server and its Xsan server software.

The iPhoto update (v 8.1.1) addresses issues affecting face recognition performance and accuracy. It also resolves minor issues with book ordering and iPod touch support. This update is recommended for all users of iPhoto ’09.  It is available through Software Update or as a standalone installer here.

Final Cut Server 1.5.1 includes a range of improvements, as described in the tech support note these include:

  • Fixes possible slowdown in the check in and check out process.
  • Fixes status display in the Downloads & Uploads window.
  • Corrects aspect ratio on thumbnails for anamorphic clips.
  • Locked assets are now skipped in the archive process.
  • Fixes archiving and restore for bundle assets.
  • Improves reliability of adding and removing archive devices.
  • The release also contains a significant number of smaller stability fixes.

Updated: Removed erroneous Xsan info, feed error.

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