iPhoto for Mac nabbed an update today that fixes a couple of bugs and, more importantly, sets the stage for an easier transition to the Photos app coming later this spring.

Here's what's changed and fixed in iPhoto 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

Already in testing for those in the OS X beta program, the new Photos app is set for a wide release later this spring with the full release of OS X 10.10.3. The app will replace iPhoto and Aperture, consolidating the photo management and editing features of both into one app. Additionally, it is integrated with the iCloud Photo Library, which will make it easier to access your photos across all of your devices. If you'd like to know more about what Photos for Mac brings to the table, we had a quick first look at the app with our impressions shortly after its preview release in February.