iPhoto migration to photos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by graley, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. graley macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    I am trying to convert to Photos.
    When I started Photos it moved my iPhoto photos to Photos.
    It was a mess. But I think it will improve. I do not use events, just albums and I think that is the problem.
    But, the question..
    If I add photos to iPhoto as time goes on, (I keep using it because I understand it), how do I progressively update the photos library ?
    I ask because one day I know that Apple will "force" me into Photos exclusively.
    Many thanks for any ideas.
  2. graley thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    I think I have the answer. There is one photo library addressed by both iPhoto and Photos. If you edit a photo using iPhoto, Photos will not see that edited photo. The only way to keep both apparent libraries updated is to launch Photos and do the same edit there.
    I think, and this is a guess, if you load new photos into the library using iPhoto, Photos will see them.
    If I am wrong, please advise.
  3. lke macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    iphoto is like a mac and photos is like windows full of bugs

    Until Apple fixes all the bugs from photos who wants to use it.

    I hope that Apple understand this and keep updating iphoto a 100000% superior software than photos in everything.
  4. drewaz macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2012
    I agree. I just realized you can't open an image in Photos in an external program like PS like you can in iPhoto.

    How do I make sure photos from my camera continue to download to iPhoto?

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