Can we continue to use IPHOTO?

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  1. Kushp14 macrumors regular

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    Do we have to migrate to Photos or can we continue to use iPhoto? I am still able to open iPhoto and all its functions still work...
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Get started with Photos for OS X
     
  3. mgroot macrumors regular

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    For now though, they might not work anymore in the next version of OSX.
     
  4. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Oh please no!! Photos is a heap of junk.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple will no longer update/patch Photos or Aperture, so it will be only a matter of time.
     
  6. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Plenty of nonpatched/nonupdated apps run on Yosemite. i've got iDVD running on my Yosemite and it hasn't been updated for years.

    I will be annoyed if they put an arbitrary limit on iPhoto at some stage... maybe if they'd given iPhoto a worth successor, but they haven't.
     
  7. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    so we delete iPhoto or apple does in a few upgrades time?
     
  8. mgroot macrumors regular

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    I highly doubt Apple will actively remove iPhoto at some point, but they will keep updating OSX and at some point it might break iPhoto.

    Whilst Photos is far from perfect, I don't understand all the hate. For now if Photos doesn't suit your particular needs you can still use iPhoto/Aperture and I am pretty sure that Photos will get quite a few updates improving things (just like they did with Final Cut and the iWorks apps)
     
  9. jasnw macrumors 6502

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    The "hate" is not (necessarily) towards Photos, but more like disgust and irritation towards Apple. If you are going to replace a major app used by many in your installed base, and if you are also going to ballyhoo it as the greatest thing since sliced beer, you'd better produce a really good app. Not only is Photos not "really good" is it just barely better than terrible. I have heard the argument that Photos is what you get for free while iPhoto and Aperature are what you get when you pay for it. OK, then pitch Photos over the side and keep updating the other two and let us pay for them. And maybe fix some of their long-standing issues while you're at it.

    The hate is just massive disappointment with Apple for such a shoddy showing after a big lead-in. Maybe Photos will improve with time, but it's starting off like standing in a big hole.
     
  10. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    why don't deletes and edits sync across from iPhone to mac in the photos pane?

    is it just me?

    using photo stream, not the new iCloud photo library
     
  11. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Hmmm - might that be it?
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    You're right, but by the same token, you don't want to upgrade or update your system, and all of sudden you cannot access your images. The way apple does things, its not always the easiest to downgrade to a prior patch level.

    The writing is on the wall, iPhoto is dead, though it will still work, do your really want to take a chance with your images, for me they mean too much. I'm in the same boat (aperture user), and I opted to move over to Lightroom before the decision was made for me, i.e., Aperture stopped working. That way I could manage an organized and slow migration to LR
     

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