Resolved Lion to ML and iphoto question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Jen78, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Jen78, Oct 22, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012

    Jen78 macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010
    Hi all,

    I am using a Macbook air 2011 and running 10.7.5.

    I have always used iphoto and loved it but recently I have delved into the Aperture world (3.4.1) (Love it even more)

    I was excited about the 'unified library' but I since using Aperture the library has been updated and I can no longer use the version of iphoto I have (9.3.2) to view the library.

    I understand I need to upgrade/update iphoto in order to use both to access the library. I tried downloading the newest version (from the apple website) but after a long download it said "you must download this version from the mac app store" (I thought I had) When I found it again it came up with a price of $14.99.

    My question is, if I upgrade to Mountain Lion, will I get this iphoto update for free?? :confused:

    (I purchased this computer in September this year, refurb, directly from Apple. I don't want to have to buy ML AND the newest iphoto if possible :().

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    When you got your computer new you should have gone to the App Store application and entered your AppleID and had the iLife apps including iPhoto listed there as a free download with your new machine. So make sure you logon to the App Store app with that same AppleID and you should see iPhoto listed in your purchase history. Just click there to install it again.

    iPhoto does not come with Mountain Lion. You get it free from the App Store with each new computer.
  3. Jen78 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010
    Resolved, thanks Weaselboy

    Thanks Weaselboy! :D

    I'm so grateful it was so easy. I did do that when I got the computer but then sort of forgot about the app store application (I deleted it from the dock and have been used to Snow Leopard for so long. I had also checked 'software update' a few times).

    I'm really pleased it was a free and simple resolution, thanks for answering what must have seemed like a silly question!




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