Is iPhoto gone for good ?

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  1. oriol4, Sep 9, 2015
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    oriol4 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I just bought a new iMac after a thunderstorm affected my older 2007 24" iMac that worked great under OS X Mountain Lion, it is completely dead now, it won't boot up.......... well, the new one comes with OS X Yosemite and after updating the older apps, iphoto 9.6 worked perfectly for a few days until another Yosemite update..........

    Now iphoto can't be opened, its logo has a circle and a bar across it, it tells me to update, but apple store says that the update is not available in the country I live. I've searched online and the same happens to people in other parts of Europe, Australia and even in the USA.......

    I have imported the library in that Photos app that appeared without notice in my dock where the iphoto icon used to be.......... Does anyone know if Apple is planning to bring back iPhoto ? or we'll be forced to get used to this new Photos app that for me is worse by far..........

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    iPhoto and Aperture were replaced with Photos for Mac. Both iPhoto and Aperture are history.
     
  3. wilsonlaidlaw macrumors 6502

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    Something odd has happened on your machine. I am running iPhoto perfectly well in El Capitan OS 10.11 PB6. I hate the new Photos app, as it does not allow editing in a separate app. As a user of Photoshop since 1999 and currently using PS CS 2015, I have no intention of using the amateurish photo adjustment tools in Photos. I had to fiddle about a bit and use my back ups to get back to iPhoto. I suspect you may have converted your photo library to a Photos library and need to go backwards. The easiest way of doing this is to use a back up from pre-Photos update. You may need to get hold of a DVD with the last copy of iPhotos on it, which was a DVD of various utilities to use on a Mac, then update it to iPhotos 11.

    Photos is based round the use of iCloud, which is just dandy for folks living in big cities with fibre optic to the house but useless for everyone else, who has limited upload speeds. The 16 bit TIFF images converted from the DNG/RAW images made by my Leica M240 are 140MB each, so a typical photoshoot for me of say 300 images totalling 42GB, would take a week+ to upload to the cloud, blocking the internet for any other use.
     
  4. oriol4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks ! ...... that's what I was afraid of.
     
  5. oriol4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm surprised you can run iphoto 11 on OS 10.11......... I have the iphoto app with its library in Time Machine backup disk, from the os Mountain Lion ( iphoto 11 I believe ? ) and the new version from Yosemite 10.10.3, the problem is that they won't run in Yosemite 10.10.5, I´d have to go back to 10,10.3 .......... or so I believe.......
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP:

    I believe you need these versions to work with OS 10.5.3 and later:
    Aperture: 3.6
    iPhoto: 9.6.1
    I can tell you that Aperture 3.6 continues to work with both Yosemite and El Capitan, and I expect it to keep working for some time into the future.

    Chances are that you will not be able to obtain these "from official sources". By that, I mean by downloading directly from Apple.

    So ... if you really need these, you will have to look to the "UN-official" sources.
    Others are going to jump in and scream "you can't trust software from anywhere but Apple!", but to that I offer my own personal experience that if Apple is unwilling to provide you with such versions, do what you have to do and don't worry about it.

    Just be careful about where you look...
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Just delete iPhoto and re-download it from the app store, then it will work again. Or use Photos instead.
     
  8. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

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    iPhoto 9.6.1 should be available in Purchases tab. First you have remove old version from Applications folder.

    iPhoto works in 10.11 beta so you can use it several years before it won't work in future OS X version. Maybe Apple improves Photos enough before that happens...

    Photos is currently joke compared to iPhoto, it has better editing tools but everything else is much more limited.
     
  9. oriol4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been looking around but it's hard to find iPhoto 9.6.1, I found one but when trying to install it appears iTunes app. instead........


    I did yesterday and it doesn't appear in App store. I've just tried again after restoring iphoto 9.6 from backup and the it's the same, no trace of iphoto 9.6.1 in App store......... I´m already using Photos to manage the library and for quick fixes I'm using ColorSync utility, otherwise Photoshop.....


    The problem is that I can't find iphoto 9.6,1 anywhere to download, maybe it was possible in App store until few days ago, but not now......... at least I can't.............. as you say, let's hope Apple improves Photos.....


    Thank you all for your help :)
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    If you had iPhoto attached to your AppleID, then it will always be available in the app store. If you haven't done so, then you can only get it from disks.
     
  11. oriol4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have two versions of iphoto in Time Machine backup disk, 9.6 being the most recent and it came included in the OS X installed in my new imac. The problem is that when I restore it from the backup in Yosemite 10.10.5, it won't open....... and as I commented before, I haven't been able to find iphoto 9.6.1 anywhere.........
     
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    That would be another reason to take proper backups, then such "problems" become a 2min TM recovery action...
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You need to delete the existing one from your computer, open the App Store, look in purchases, and download iPhoto from there. You'll get 9.6.1 that way.
     
  14. oriol4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already didi it several times, the thing is that I didn't get iPhoto through the App store so it doesn't work.
     
  15. chrfr macrumors 603

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    In that case it may be useful to contact Apple to see how or if they can help you.
     
  16. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    The above comes from here:
    http://jimmymacsupport.com/photos-n...ack-after-upgrading-to-os-x-yosemite-10-10-3/

    However, when I called them, Apple Support told me that iPhoto no longer works with 10.10.5. Other posters say different.
     
  17. jasnw macrumors 6502

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    I ran iPhoto all day today on 10.11 beta. Maybe Yosemite can't run it (doubtful), but then again Yosemite is known to be a problem child in many areas.
     

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