iPhoto 5...blah

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MacBacon, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. MacBacon macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I've installed the above, but prefer iphoto4 - how can I restore 4? - I have a new G5 iMac, however the install disks doesn't seem to have the iphoto software.

    Any ideas how I can revert back to iphoto4?
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    The restore discs do have iPhoto on them, but it's hidden from the Finder. Here is how I did it. First insert restore disc 1, and take note of what it's called. (Mine is called 'iBook Software') Then open up Terminal and issue this command:

    cp -rp /Volumes/iBook\ Software/System/Installation/Packages/iPhoto.pkg ~/Desktop

    You'll see that I typed 'iBook\ Software' - the backslash has to come before the space. If your disc is called something else, substitute its name in there, putting a backslash before any spaces.

    Now you should have iPhoto.pkg on your desktop. You have to trash iPhoto 5 before you can install 4.
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

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    If you're not so keen on the terminal, check out Pacifist.
     
  4. MacBacon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, tried both suggestions but iphoto doesn't appear to be any of the disks???
     
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    What don't you like about iPhoto 5? I like all the new features they added. Such things as giving the photo rolls a title and description when you import then is very nice. I don't think it is that much different that you would want to switch back.
     
  6. MacBacon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have a problem with the functionality, however on the ugly scale...this baby is Fuuuuugly. Which is one of the reasons I switched to OSX from XP.
     
  7. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Other than what the others have said, I don't think that I can really help you out. However, I would like to comment on that last remark that you made--even though iPhoto 5 is better than iPhoto 4 in terms of functionality, you want to go back because iPhoto 5 is "fuggly". No offense, but it seems to me that you are going through alot of trouble for something so minor. But hey, whatever floats your boat.
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I think you may have trouble reverting back unless you have a back up of your iPhoto 04 library. The library gets converted to iPhoto 5 when you open it and I don't think there's a reverse for it. It does warn you that your library won't work with previous versions of iPhoto.
     

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