iPhoto Replacement App

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 06Honda, May 4, 2016.

  1. 06Honda macrumors regular

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    With iPhoto no longer available to me after updating from SL to El Capitan (which I knew before doing), is there a mac photo app similar to iPhoto.I don't need an app to do more just basically the same things that iPhoto could do for basic photo editing.
     
  2. L Caputo macrumors regular

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    have you tried Photos app that is included in Mac Os X El Capitan
    it has been included since Yosemite 10.10.3
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP wrote:
    "With iPhoto no longer available to me after updating from SL to El Capitan (which I knew before doing), is there a mac photo app similar to iPhoto."

    iPhoto 9.6.1 still runs fine under El Capitan.
    What makes you think you have to replace it?

    How to get iPhoto 9.6.1:
    - First, you need to move (or copy) the current version of iPhoto to a location OTHER THAN the applications folder (to have a backup copy available)
    - Next, DELETE the version of iPhoto you have now from the Applications folder
    - Then, go to the App Store and check "purchases" (I think this is the way it works, even though iPhoto was "free", it should still show up)
    - Now, RE-DOWNLOAD iPhoto.
    - This should download version 9.6.1 and put it into your Applications folder.

    One other note:
    If after trying, you can't get iPhoto this way (i.e., "through the official Apple download channels), there are (cough) "other ways" to get version 9.6.1 ...
     
  4. 06Honda thread starter macrumors regular

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    I watched a tutorial on it and also tried using it but do miss the ability to adjust shadows manually with the slide bar that iPhoto had. I will in the mean time attempt to install iPhoto as noted in the other post.
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    The purchased list in my app store does not have iPhoto listed. Will check out other avenues.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP:
    Check your private conversations...
     
  6. mrnorwegian macrumors member

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    You can adjust shadows with a slider in Photos. Just press the little down arrow that appears to the right when you hover over the lightning slider.
     
  7. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

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    As for the the OP's original question, are there any apps similar to iPhoto? Im still using iPhoto and refuse to use Photos as I find it considerably lacking. If one day Apple stop me using iPhoto then I will need an alternative app. Any suggestions please?
     
  8. 06Honda thread starter macrumors regular

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    I finally figured out there is a drop down menu under some of the selections after you open them up.
     
  9. mrnorwegian macrumors member

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    You might have found it but if not: There are additional tools hidden under the blue add button to the top right when you are editing a photo.
     
  10. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps if you gave us a list of the features you need in an application we could recommend one.

    Meanwhile, there are lots of ones available you can download as demos. Or just try searching here on Aperture alternatives; there have been probably more discussions on that than iPhoto alternatives, but many would probably work for you.
     

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