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todd2000

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So I updated to 10.10.3, and opened the Photos ap, and let it import my iPhoto library. Everything seems to have imported alright, but I can no longer open iPhoto. Every time I try I get this error. It is the latest version of iPhoto, and it worked before the update. I know because I opened it to see how may photos I had, to make sure the Photos app imported all of my photos.

And yes I tried clicking "search the app store", you can't even download iPhoto anymore
 

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Cubus X

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If you just upgraded to 10.10.3, I believe iPhoto was discontinued due to the new Photos app. I think once you open the Photos app and import your data, it effectively kills the access to your library in iPhoto. I think you're out of luck. Sorry...
 

PsyOpWarlord

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I think once you open the Photos app and import your data, it effectively kills the access to your library in iPhoto. I think you're out of luck. Sorry...

Upgrading does not effect your ability to use iPhoto.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204655
Using iPhoto and Aperture after you migrate to Photos
iPhoto — and Aperture, if you downloaded it — remains on your system in the Applications folder, and you can continue to use it. If you open iPhoto or Aperture after you upgrade to Photos, you’ll be asked if you want to open your library there or in Photos.
Any changes or edits you make in iPhoto or Aperture aren't reflected in Photos. And any changes or edits you make in Photos will not be reflected in iPhoto or Aperture.
 

Fishrrman

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I encountered a similar problem to that of the OP, while using the 10.10.3 public beta releases.

That is -- once I installed the 10.10.3 beta (with Photos), the existing version of iPhoto that I was using would no longer open.

How I solved it (may not be compatible with the user standards at forums.macrumors.com, so moderators remove this if it is your duty to do so):

Build yourself a url:
Start with the usual "http://"
then add behind it "swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/36/61/031-20637/"
then add behind that "jpzsx8fqudqkj8yw7l7bktn8s5h0p4kzom/OSXUpd10.10.3.pkg"

Combine all three elements of the above into a single URL (no space characters), and paste that into your browser.

You will receive "a package", that -- when you run it -- may update your existing older version of iPhoto into one that co-exists with Photos.

No promises.
But it seemed to work for me...
 

ApfelKuchen

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I know it sounds basic, but make sure you don't have more than one version of iPhoto installed, and that you're opening the right one. Also, did you try opening the iPhoto library from the Pictures folder, rather than by opening the app from the Applications folder or a Dock icon?

Also, go to your Pictures folder, right-click/control-click on the library's icon, and select Open With. That'll show you if there are multiple versions of iPhoto, and which one is the current default.

I currently have Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture open - no problems. Photos and iPhoto are on the "same" library (Photos the converted library, iPhoto the original). I did get a permissions warning when I first tried to open/convert the iPhoto library I've been using for test, but I was offered (and accepted) the option to fix it. No other issues.
 

todd2000

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I know it sounds basic, but make sure you don't have more than one version of iPhoto installed, and that you're opening the right one. Also, did you try opening the iPhoto library from the Pictures folder, rather than by opening the app from the Applications folder or a Dock icon?

Also, go to your Pictures folder, right-click/control-click on the library's icon, and select Open With. That'll show you if there are multiple versions of iPhoto, and which one is the current default.

I currently have Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture open - no problems. Photos and iPhoto are on the "same" library (Photos the converted library, iPhoto the original). I did get a permissions warning when I first tried to open/convert the iPhoto library I've been using for test, but I was offered (and accepted) the option to fix it. No other issues.

When I right click on the iPhoto Library and click "Open With" the only option that comes up is "Photos" no iPhoto. If I click other and choose iPhoto I get the same error.

What do you mean they are using the "same" library? I have a separate Library in my pictures folder for iPhoto and for Photos.
 

ApfelKuchen

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When I right click on the iPhoto Library and click "Open With" the only option that comes up is "Photos" no iPhoto. If I click other and choose iPhoto I get the same error.

What do you mean they are using the "same" library? I have a separate Library in my pictures folder for iPhoto and for Photos.

Sorry for confusing you. All I meant by that is that I could still open the "old" iPhoto library in iPhoto at the same time that I can open the converted version (Photos Library) of that same library in Photos.

And yes, the .1 would show up. It'll say "9.6.1." Go to App Store > Updates. The update "Improves compatibility when Migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring)."

As to re-downloading iPhoto from the Mac App Store? Since you already have installed it, it appears in Purchases. If you need to reinstall, that's where you'll find it. It does not show up if you search the Store, because it's not available for new users.
 

todd2000

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Sorry for confusing you. All I meant by that is that I could still open the "old" iPhoto library in iPhoto at the same time that I can open the converted version (Photos Library) of that same library in Photos.

And yes, the .1 would show up. It'll say "9.6.1." Go to App Store > Updates. The update "Improves compatibility when Migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring)."

As to re-downloading iPhoto from the Mac App Store? Since you already have installed it, it appears in Purchases. If you need to reinstall, that's where you'll find it. It does not show up if you search the Store, because it's not available for new users.

So would 9.6 still work with 10.3.3? It says it just "improves compatibility when migrating photos." Doesn't seem like that would prevent 9.6 from running?

Anyway, when I go to the app store under purchases, iPhoto has an update button, but when I click it, the button turns grey and nothing happens.
 

dyt1983

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edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread. And remove dead picture link.
 
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todd2000

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So I guess the question is, where can you download a stand alone iPhoto 9.6.1 update without the ap store? If anywhere.
 

pcgeek12345

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iPhoto is gone. Dead.

Move on.

And quite frankly, it's replacement is so much of a step back that even after trying it several times, I still go back to iPhoto. No external editing support, no maps view for ALL photos, and the horrible UI are just a few of the reasons why I havent switched. If Apple improves it, maybe I will switch. But for now, I will stick with iPhoto. Photos is garbage, IMO.
 

Fishrrman

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OP wrote:
[[ I haven't yet, I downloaded it, but that is the 10.3.3 update, not iPhoto ]]

I suggest you try running combo updater I provided in post #7 above, and then get back to us...
 

typ993

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I have one machine that didn't get this update before updating to 10.10.3... now on that machine, iPhoto won't open (same error as you) and it can't be updated. All my other machines have 9.6.1 update and iPhoto opens fine in 10.10.3.

I've got a related problem. I've held off on updating to Yosemite until some of the bugs were addressed. Today I updated my Mavericks MBA to Yosemite (10.10.3). iPhoto had been on this machine, even if I hadn't used it on there. Now, it was my understanding that if you previously had iPhoto or Aperture in your purchase list, you could still download/update it, even if you couldn't purchase it in the App Store any more.

However, when I go to Purchases in the App Store on the MBA, I see iPhoto listed, with the Update button next to it. When I click the Update button, though, the Update button just turns lighter gray and the spinner in the upper left window corner spins for a few seconds and goes away. Nothing else happens, no update, and iPhoto is still at 9.5.1 on the machine. Can anyone else confirm this behavior?
 

b.c.

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I have the same problem.

I updated a secondary iMac today to 10.10.3 using the app store Update pane (an iMac on which my main iPhoto library does NOT live, just to be safe...)

after updating, I see the new Photos app, but cannot launch the old iPhoto app (v9.6) - I see the same error message as the OP when I try to launch it.

also, I notice that the old iPhoto application icon now has a white circle with diagonal slash - the kind of icon we saw back when PowerPC apps stopped being supported by the OS

so, contrary to previous articles that we'd be able to continue using the old iPhoto app after the new Photos app came out, this doesn't seem to hold true if updated to 10.10.3

p.s. while iPhoto no longer works, I have Aperture 3.6 and that still launches ok under 10.10.3
 

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