how to handle photos in maverick?

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  1. boutselis macrumors newbie

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    no one is responding to my question about updating i photo to use in mavericks

    so maybe some one could tell me what I can use in place of i photo

    thank you
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    At this time, iPhoto version 9.5.1 is the best Apple solution to handling and managing photos in Mac OS X 10.9. The new Photos app will not be coming to 10.9.
     
  3. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but how do I get it? I can not find that in updates
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Download it from the Mac App Store. If you already have iPhoto on your 10.9.5 machine and you do not have any pending updates, then you are already on the latest version of iPhoto for 10.9.
     
  5. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have i photo 9.2.3. when I go to updates I do not have an option for a newer i photo. I was never prompted to up date it either or I would have. I have googled iPhoto 9.5 and have found it on non apple sites. can I down load it from there or is that risky
     
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    Can you verify which version of Mac OS X you are running?
     
  7. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    10.9.5
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Search for iPhoto in the Mac App Store. Do you have the option to download it?
     
  9. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it says the current version requires 10.10. this time I noticed it said I could download the last compatible version.

    is that going to be 9.5?
     
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    The question hasn't been asked, yet.

    OP, do you have ANY version of iPhoto installed on your Mac now?
    What iPhoto version?

    If you don't have any version installed, then you need to get it installed, before you can get any update.
    If your Mac came with iPhoto (all do up to this point), then you COULD get iPhoto from your original installer DVD - the one with software - or optional installs. That's also assuming that your Mac is not TOO old. Should work for iPhoto a version or two back. Get iPhoto installed - then check Software Update. That should do it!

    - try Intell's suggestion first. That should work, too. :D
     
  12. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok. thank you so much. every so often I would go to updates and be puzzled why there was nothing for i photo. I was never ever given the option to upgrade it . I still do not know why. its like apple was trying to push me into yosemite the moment I went to mavericks.

    I really appreciate the help

    is there any way I can get microsoft word back or maybe you can suggest a similar substitute
     
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    I think iPhoto 9.2.3 was iPhoto '11 and came on disc. Sometimes the Mac App Store doesn't pick disc installed versions of iLife and iWork and doesn't prompt to update them. You should be able to download Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for free from the App Store. They are Apple's Office suite apps.
     
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    Microsoft Word is installed with the rest of the Office package.
    Do you not own the installer for MS Office?
     
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    Where was that question – do you have a link? Thanks.
     
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    boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    after I posted the question here I received the response from the same individual that answered it here.

    I appreciate the help' I just figured I asked it wrong

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    when I "upgraded" to mavericks i lost the ability to use word. which is a shame because i really liked it

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    thanks. I'll try those.

    how long do you think an instal of iPhoto 9.5 should take? It was installing and I left the computer for about 2 hours (about) and I cam back and ti still said installing. I clicked on the side of the screen and it turned back to update. so I hit update. received the same "install latest useable version" message and hit install again.

    I went to purchases and the iPhoto is crawling at maybe 1mb every 2 to 3 seconds at best.
     
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    iPhoto is a large application. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, it can take awhile.
     
  19. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    done. it did take quite a while. I figured I would not be able to get to my old photos in the old i photo and I was correct.

    but at least I have i photo back. thank you very much
     
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    You should be able to access your old iPhoto library. Depending on what version your previous version was, you may have to download an iPhoto library migrator application from Apple.
     
  21. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't suppose you would have an idea where the old library is?

    I am assuming the old photos must be on the computer some place. I looked for a migrator application like you suggested but I can't find the old library to migrate into the new one
     
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    Your iPhoto library is in your user folder (your hard drive/Users/your user name/Pictures folder, then Right-click on the iPhoto Library, and choose Show Package Contents.
    That will take you inside your iPhoto Library, and all your pictures will be in one of the folders - probably named Originals, or Masters.
     
  23. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the advice but it didn't work. I found what your were telling me but none of the folders there are any older than the time I downloaded the more current version of i photo. I checked all the files any way but none of them had the old i photo library
     
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    Ah - OK!
    You did say earlier that you also lost your Microsoft Word when you upgraded to Mavericks.
    Does that also mean that you ERASED your hard drive when you upgraded to Mavericks?
    In that case, anything that was not part of the OS X system is gone, unless you backed up your files to another drive before you upgraded.
    That would also explain why you don't find an older iPhoto Library file.

    If you did NOT erase your hard drive first, then I think your old pictures should be somewhere, and the ONLY place that iPhoto would put those, by default, is in that Pictures folder. Older iPhoto versions have an iPhoto folder, but that would be a version older than (I think) iPhoto 6, from 8 or 10 years ago. If your previous iPhoto was much more recent, version 8 or 9, then the pictures must be somewhere in the iPhoto Library file.
    Look through your iPhoto Library file again. Look into EVERY folder that you see. Look for jpg's that are as old as you expect. You can do a "quick look" of any picture file (select the file, then press your spacebar for a "quick look" then press again to close the file.
    Do not ignore a folder, even if the folder has a newer date. Check the actual .jpg files, which may be older than the folder appears to be.
     
  25. boutselis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't erase the hard drive first. everything else was intact. word and i photo apeared on my tool bar but had a line through them. if i tried to open word it said no longer supported and if i tried to open i photo it said the version was too old. then intel taught me how to find the newer version of i photo and I down loaded that. the line disappeared from over iPhoto but it was empty. no files.

    I just did what you suggested and none of the files had pictures in them except a file called masers and that contained photos I have uploaded after I upgraded i photo.

    I always heard you can not actually remove things from a computer. But I guess that doesn't mean they will be easy to find either.

    thanks for the help just the same
     

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