Apple Updated iPhoto?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Artimus12, Oct 25, 2015.


Which do you prefer?

  1. iPhoto

    6 vote(s)
  2. Photos

    6 vote(s)
  1. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2011
    Didn't they say\suggest there'd be no more updates for iPhoto?

    I thought it was dead, buried and forgotten! I've long since stopped using it. But it seems Apple decided to revive it with an update. Is this because they also think it's better than its replacement, or just trying to keep legacy customers happy? either way, More power to your elbow :apple:

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    Now all it needs is a skin! Then maybe it'll be time to resync my Photos back into iPhotos.

    Edit: Scratch the whole post. Seems I just got this because I reinstalled from a backup. :(
  2. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014
    After I updating the latest version on my 10.11.1, I cannot open iPhoto again. When I click the icon in launchpad, it has nothing happened.
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    They certainly updated Photos. Darn thing grabbed my 'open when camera attached' back from Image Capture.
    Had to reset it so I can keep my photos as I want them.
  4. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2010
    Iphoto worked fine for me most of the time and (I think) had a bit more versatility. Photos works too and so far the library hasn't gotten corrupted which was an annoying - but infrequent - problem with Iphoto.
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    The single most useful thing Apple can release right now is an update to OSX Server that includes an iCloud feature, including Photos, so that advanced users can set up their own hosted iCloud and sync their pictures through Photos in iOS and OSX into a single self-hosted iCloud solution (in addition to the other iCloud features).

    OS X Server used to cost $500, but today costs $20. I would pay closer to $500 again if it offered iCloud hosting functionality.
  6. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    I am not impressed with Photos, I can understand that Apple wanted to modernise iPhoto. But why do it in a way that strips most of the best features away and end result is a mere shade of what was previously?

    Examples of seriously lacking "features" in Photos compared to iPhoto:

    1. Keywords can be edited but not as easily as iPhotos and it has problems importing keywords from iPhoto which is astonishingly bad bug or bad design.
    2. Folders organisation is more complicated and intelligent folders lacks features compared to iPhoto.
    3. Metadata support is very lacking, I am not sure why but most of the information provided by camera isn't shown in Photos unlike iPhoto.
    4. Preferences is currently complete joke.

    If Apple improves Photos it might be usable in about 5-7 years at the current rate of progress (given the lack of progress between Yosemite and El Capitan I may have look for a third party solution if iPhoto doesn't work in future OS versions).

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