Can you get iPhoto for macOS Sierra?

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  1. Bubble99 macrumors 6502

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    I hear Apple no longer have iPhoto for download at the app store any more!! But some people have tried work around by copying iPhoto from older Mac computer running an older OS or downloading it from the internet from a third party.

    But I hear macOS Sierra will not allow iPhoto to run at all. That you have to go into terminal and do some thing to get macOS Sierra to run it.
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    iphoto has been replaced by Photos; for some (like me), it's an improvement. either way, it works. try it. and if you don't like it, there are other apps out there...
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    You heard wrong. iPhoto runs just fine in Sierra, however, why use it when Photos is so much better? I have iPhoto and am using Sierra - no problem running it. But like I said, Photos is better and that's what I use.
     
  4. thingstoponder macrumors 6502

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    I would just move onto Photos. It's way faster, has much more comprehensive editing tools, and it's not a dead product. But yes, iPhoto works just fine and you can still download it from the App Store so long as it's in your purchases list.
     
  5. Bubble99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    One of things I like about iPhoto I could easily rate pictures, flagged items, create albums, iPhoto Events and drag and drop between albums.

    Things like being able rotate your chosen crop ratio to either Portrait or Landscape mode or even just to choose the sort order for the photos.


    I had 500 events, each carefully organized in my own way. With each event, I could hover over the event and the photos would scroll quickly for a quick peek into the event. I then had albums which highlighted my best of each event, and other themes.
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    Is it free? Or do you have to pay for it from the app store? You cannot get it for free from the app store?
     
  6. v1597psh macrumors regular

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    You can download iPhoto from the Purchased tab of your account and it'll run on Sierra
     
  7. Bubble99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes but is it free or do you have to pay for it?
     
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    It's only available from your purchases list (I.e if you have previously owned it by purchasing a qualifying Mac or buying it) so by definition there won't be a new charge to download it
     
  9. Bubble99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It did not come with this Mac computer only photos!! But I have used it on older Mac computers running older OS.
     
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    In that case it should be listed in your purchases on the Mac App Store and available to download again for free
     
  11. Bubble99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I never downloaded it ever from the app store. It came with computer in old days when had CD/DVD of 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    The app store took of after 10.8 Mountain Lion.

    Before that Apple was shipping CD/DVD and had iLife software.

    I could copy it from my older computer or buy a external CD/DVD drive and copy it from the disk.
     
  12. Kornelis macrumors member

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    I didn't try to copy iPhoto over from an old installation to my MacBook running Sierra, but I managed to install iPhoto from the original DVD. A problem I ran into is that the certificate of the program expired, so I had to fiddle with the system date to get it installed. Once that was done there was an update to iPhoto 9.6.1 in the Appstore.
     
  13. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    You CAN get iPhoto to run on Sierra and it DOES work.
    You need the "final version" of iPhoto, which is iPhoto 9.6.1. No previous version will run.

    You may or may not be able to get it through official Apple download channels (i.e., the App Store).
    You can try. Go to the App Store and check the "purchased" tab. It -may- be there.

    If it's not, you can still get it via (cough, choke) "unofficial" channels (i.e., "the torrents").

    Whether you wish to do this is up to you. But sometimes, one must do, what one must do.

    Search for "iphoto 9.6.1".
     
  14. fisherking macrumors 603

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    or you could use Photos, the free (and perfectly fine) app that comes with the OS. plus it can import your iphoto library...
     
  15. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Some people have a hard time to familiarize with - changes.
     
  16. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    The OP explained why they don't like Photos, thus they don't want to use it.

    Or some people don't want to use a gimped version of an application that did everything they needed it to do.
     
  17. fisherking macrumors 603

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    then, hopefully, the OP will find a workable version of iphoto, and all will be well... until a time when the OS may not at all support the app. then, it will be time to migrate to the newer app. so it goes...
     
  18. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Lets hope that doesn't happen for a while. Apple is in no hurry to make photos a proper iPhoto (let alone aperture) successor.
     
  19. fisherking macrumors 603

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    photos already is a proper successor... or are you being sarcastic? i mean, it's a working, full-fledged photo organization app, with extensive editing features; it certainly handles large libraries better than iphoto, and (if this matters to you) works beautifully with ios/icloud. i don't understand why people fear change, can't move forward... but to each his (or her) own (i guess). :D
     
  20. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Photos is Apple's usual half attempt at replacing a good program. They do it all the time, and it involves completely redesigning a program, leaving out large chunks of functionally then repeating, just like iMovie 6 to 08, iWork 09 to iMovie 2013. A proper successor would have the ability to work like iPhoto and Photos can not. It is missing features from iPhoto and does not work the he same way. I've found it a processor intensive resource hog as well. I'm perfectly adept at moving forward, however if you relied on certain organisation in iPhoto that is not in Photos, it is a step backwards. Just because something is different, it doesn't make it better
     
  21. fisherking macrumors 603

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    right. and just because you don't like something, doesn't make it inferior... just different. i prefer photos to iphoto, and am not alone in that (and to be fair, neither are you). whatever works.
     
  22. trifid macrumors 65816

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    I was a iPhoto user and was neglected by Apple once again. I'm currently migrating to Lightroom. I'm not trusting Apple again for the foreseable future with either music, videos or photos or anything else. Plex, Spotify and Lightroom are the way to go.
     
  23. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Just because you like something doesn't make it superior. This is not about 'liking something', this is about feature removal and workflow removal - objectively, Apple replaced iPhoto with Photos, without replicating quite a few features in the replacement - thus if you used those features it is an inferior product.
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    I'm staring to feel the same way. They don't give a damn about users or workflows or anything, they seemingly can not upgrade programs without destroying them through complete rewrites, so its hard to trust any of their programs anymore.
     
  24. trifid macrumors 65816

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    The so called Apple ecosystem is being destroyed by Apple's indiference and neglect of the pro userbase which permeates to casual users too.
     
  25. fisherking macrumors 603

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    exactly. am not saying it's superior, but that i prefer it... and am not alone in this. others prefer iphoto, so you're not alone either. if it's inferior in your opinion, well... you're entitled to your opinion. and there's no harm in living in the past. use what works for you; i will do the same. so we both get what we want...
     

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