iPhoto on newer Mac's

okvist

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Sep 5, 2008
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I still prefer iPhoto over Photo's. For one simple reason, the most common command I use in iPhoto is the Batch command to title and provide descriptions to lots of photos at once. I don't know or can't remember how to do this in Photos.
Can I get iPhoto and use it on newer laptops like my wife's MacBook Air 13 " 2017 running Mojave?

Thanks for any response.

I will be getting a new laptop soon and need to know what other photo software I should use if I can't use iPhoto.

Jim
 

okvist

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How did you get the install for iPhoto, I can not see it in the app store. How do you link iPhoto to your apple ID?
 

cruisin

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iPhoto (9.6.1) downloads and installs on Mojave (10.14.4). You get it from the app store and click your name in the bottom left, where you see all of the apps on your account.

You will need to scroll down and look, because I cannot see the old search bar that looked up old apps (it was clearly courageous to remove it).

The batch change option is missing or in a new place, so they likely removed it based on what they did with Pages.

Your bigger problem is the fact that the the new version of macOS 10.15 in the fall will not run iPhoto at all, due to no more support for old apps (32 bit vs. 64 bit apps, like the iOS 10 to 11 transition). So you will either need to never update or keep a separate macOS installation. And to make this more fun, if you buy a new Mac that comes with the next version past Mojave (or higher) it will refuse to install anything older so it will be even harder to use iPhoto.
 
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okvist

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Sep 5, 2008
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Thanks for the feedback. I received several replies to this issue. Apparently according to one reply I can move the app from my old mac to the new Mac. When I went to the App store on my wife's machine I apparently could not get iPhoto as you described it because I was on her ID.
Thanks again.
 

Starfia

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okvist,

It's easy to change the title, descriptions, or keywords for multiple images simultaneously in the current version of Photos. There's no batch command – you just select the photos you want to modify in the main window, bring up the Info window (Window > Info from the menu), and alter the text in the fields you want to modify.
 

okvist

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Sep 5, 2008
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Thank you I just discovered this last night. It still does not feel easy to me just because it is different but it will satisfy the minimum fish and game requirements. Is there a way to put different postfix numbers on the title like the batch command in iPhoto did. I liked having a unique number on each photo. When I take several shots of the same thing and want to select the best one it's nice to have a different number on each photo.

Now I will have to look at how I like the editing process in Photos. I am very used to iPhoto editing. I don't have much requirements on editing. I primarily just do basic editing like lightening dark images. If it's straight forward and simple like iPhoto I will be happy.

Thanks again for the reply. It really helps.
 

okvist

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Sep 5, 2008
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I did not download iPhoto. I still do not see how. The only computer that I need to download iPhoto on is my wife's. However at the moment I should be able to copy it from my old Mac Book Pro. I do not however need it on my wife's computer. I would just download it as a test for when I get a new computer (soon). Currently I am trying to make Photo work for me, so I am not chasing iPhoto on a newer machine.