Apple has released Mac OS X 10.4.7 through Software Update and its online site.

The company describes the release as "recommended for all users."

Perhaps chief among the repairs for Adobe CS2 users, Disk Utility will no longer report unexpected messages after Adobe Illustrator CS2 or Photoshop CS2 are installed.

Application improvements include those for Mail, iChat, Syncing, TextEdit, Sudden Motion Sensor and more.

The update includes fixes for: preventing AFP deadlocks and dropped connections; saving Adobe and Quark documents to AFP mounted volumes; Bluetooth file transfers, pairing and connecting to a Bluetooth mouse, and syncing to mobile phones; audio playback in QuickTime, iTunes, Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack applications; and ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop.

Additional highlights include: introducing the capacity to create compressed disk images larger than 60GB; Automator supports for more file types, including JPEG, TIFF, and HTML, in the Filter Finder Items action; and Mail now supports connecting to mail servers through a SOCKS proxy.

The update adds Raw image support for these cameras: Olympus C7070, Olympus E330, Olympus E500, Minolta Dynax 5D, Minolta Maxxum 5D, and Pentax *ist DL.

The software includes recent Apple security updates.

Apple has published extensive notes detailing the update. These are available here.

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