Photos or iPhoto ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chrisman9, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. chrisman9 macrumors member


    Nov 13, 2016
    Dear Techsters, Have any of you preference for one or the other of these 2-avaliable (on my iMac) Photo programs? and why you like. Thanks. Im more interested in 'cataloguing' or making ;albums' than in editing. thanks again. Chrisman9
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Photos is the future, so just go with that. iPhoto has been abandoned by Apple and will not get further updates. I suspect it is only a matter of time before a macOS update breaks iPhoto compatibility.

    It sounds like your needs are not great and Photo would work fine for you.
  3. Woyzeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    Be aware that converting an iPhotos library to Photos is not without troubles. When I did it the video timestamps were dropped and all tagged faces are unconverted.
  4. chrisman9 thread starter macrumors member


    Nov 13, 2016
    Hey 'Guys'---Both of your suggestions are invaluable. Thanks Much ! Chrisman9

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