Mojave & iPhoto?

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Big Stevie, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

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    Does anyone know if upgrading to Mojave will allow me to continue using iPhoto?

    I recall once doing an OS upgrade and it tried to force me to install Photos which I didn't want.

    Im running a 2012 Macbook Pro currently with Sierra.
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 604

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    why don't you want to use photos?
     
  3. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    Yes - I use iPhoto still on Mojave

    That said if you open the file the wrong way -ie in "Photos 4" - the data base gets converted and you cannot go back.

    You need to be very careful how you open the library
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 604

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    what exactly is the benefit of this? photos can handle large libraries far better than iphoto, is up-to-date with the OS, with iOS... just curious.
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    I also prefer to use iPhoto, and it does still work well in Mojave 10.14.3.
    My only reason for sticking with iPhoto is I'm really old and hate change in any form.:D

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  6. Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just find iPhoto to be perfect for my use. I love it. I have almost 500GB of photos in there, and everything is organised the way I want it, with Keywords etc. Thats a lot of images to have to tweak and move about if Photos doesn't organise things they way I currently have them in iPhoto.
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    Thanks, nice to know it works. But what do you mean by opening the file the wrong way?
     
  7. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Keep in mind Apple stopped supporting and updating iPhoto (and Aperture) back in 2014. It's now 2019. While I use Lighroom/Photoshop for my photography, Photos is actually a bit better than iPhoto. Yes. you have to learn how to do things a bit differently, but.....it still an improvement over iPhoto.
     
  8. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    Sorry that was not very clear - if you open your iPhoto library by mistake with Photos 4 (Mojave)- it will upgrade the data and the library to an Photos 4 library - I did this once by double clicking the library and was not paying attention when it asked to upgrade the library - luckily I had a back up of the iPhoto library and was able to revert / and keep the iPhoto version .

    FWIW - 500g is a ton of pics - I have over 300g and have them split into several libraries - work/family/hiking/personal - iPhoto library manager is a great tool for this and PowerPhotos for the newer photos app.
     
  9. okvist macrumors newbie

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    I have a similar question / issue. I use iPhoto and have for years. My wife has a newer 2017 MacBook Air how do I get iPhoto for it? I will soon be buying a new laptop and will need to put iPhoto on it or buy a replacement software package (Lightroom?). So I want to know if I can continue using iPhoto?

    Thanks! It's good to hear that it can still work with Mojave.

    Now as for why iPhoto and not Photo's; very simple I use iPhoto primarily for photo management and to a lesser degree for photo editing. I don't need better editing tools the iPhoto ones work OK for me. So it come down to photo management. The most most most common command I use in iPhoto is the batch command to add/change titles and descriptions to photos. When Photos first came out they had no such capability. Years later I found out how to do it in Photos but it seemed difficult and still not worth using. The last time I tried photos I could not figure out how to do this again. Tell me how to do this as simply as in iPhoto and I will gladly switch.

    Jim
     
  10. gerrly macrumors newbie

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    Go into the App Store and log in with the Apple ID you used to originally download/update iPhoto. Go into Purchased and you'll see iPhoto in the list to install. Hope that helps.
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    iPhoto 9.6.1 still launches and runs under Mojave (at least on my 2018 Mini).

    You MUST HAVE version 9.6.1.
    Although, if you're running iPhoto in Low Sierra, you probably have 9.6.1 already.

    Versions of iPhoto earlier than 9.6.1 WILL NOT WORK with current versions of the Mac OS...
     
  12. okvist macrumors newbie

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    I got several replies to this question. One is identified above where you can download iPhoto from the App store if you sign in with your apple ID. The others imply that you can copy it from your old mac.
    My decision is to try and use photos based on finding the replacement process for changing the titles on many pictures at once. It still does not allow you to add a unique number to the title like the old batch command does.
     

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