Can older versions of iPhoto & iMovie run under Mavericks?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rexone, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. rexone macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Location:
    Lake Weyba on the sub-tropical Sunshine Coast :)
    #1
    Due to the loss of functionality in iPhoto '11 I have stayed with iPhoto '09. From what I'm reading it sounds like Apple have now given iMovie the cut-back treatment - lots of iOS style eye-candy but reduced functionality.
    As I need to remain with the older iPhoto, & by the sounds of it I'll need to stay with iMovie 9.0.9, anyone know if these older versions will still run under Mavericks?
     
  2. plarmigan macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    #2
    I still use iPhoto 09 and installed Mavericks last night. Haven't had time to play around with it but I did open up iPhoto after the update and everything seems to be working fine.
     
  3. Drewski, Oct 23, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013

    Drewski macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Location:
    Somewhere else
    #3
    I just started using imovie today after a Mavericks update last night, and so far I am seriously disappointed. To me, imovie is a whole new application, not an update by any means. I did CCC my hard drive before the Mavericks update, but I'd rather not jump back 3 OS to SL! Iphoto would not work after the Mavericks update, so I had to update that. So far, so good there. Imovie did not require an update, but I just downloaded all the updates and installed them. Shame on me.

    My first impression is that the new imovie is nowhere near as intuitive or functional as the imovie '11 I was running previously. :mad:

    *UPDATE*

    I just read a few posts about Imovie 9.0.4 remaining in the app folder. I just checked mine and, sure enough, there are two versions of imovie in there. I fired it up and although it took a few minutes to access/organize the movie library again, it still works!

    I will keep the new imovie, but definitely will not use it now, at least until I hear of some positive reviews on a functionality update.

    Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't want to update or upgrade, but if it ain't broke - don't fix it. Change for improvement's sake is one thing, but change just to change is something else. I guess that's why I'm only now updating from Snow Leopard. :D
     
  4. windnsea26 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Location:
    San Diego
    #4
    I don't like the new iMovie either. I think I'm going to have to revert back to the older version which imo was way easier to play with.
     
  5. Byrnes3969 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    #5

    Thanks for the info about version 9.0.9 remaining! I was panicking because the new version can't seem to access my events and projects on external drives. I hit the Update events/project button but all that happens is my events are listed with no footage.

    I like the import and export speed the quality of slow motion has improved and overall I cautiously like the new program. But yes it's a new program not an update
     

Share This Page