Use iphoto in 10.10.3

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by lke, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. lke macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    How can I use iphoto in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

    When I try to use it I got this error:

    In order to open “iPhoto”, you need to update to the latest version.

    When I try to search for an updated version I can't find any update.

    Iphoto was a lot better than photos, and Events was great way to organize your photos automatically.
  2. pcgeek12345 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    Do you have a time machine backup? If so, restore the app from there. Other than that, I'm not sure. Maybe others will have more suggestions.
  3. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Maybe creating a new partition on your hard drive and installing 10.10.2 on the new partition, boot to the 10.10.2 install. Copy over iPhoto from the 10.10.3 install to the 10.10.2 install. I am thinking that maybe in 10.10.2 a software update would force iPhoto to get updated. I have not tried this so I am unsure if it will really work given that 10.10.3 has been released but it may be worth a shot. If it works, boot back to 10.10.3, copy over iPhoto from 10.10.2 and delete the new partition.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Take a look under the "Purchases" tab in the App Store Application to see if you have iPhoto listed there. iPhoto (and Aperture) are now unavailable for normal purchase on the App Store so the update functions may be broken now.
  5. jbarley, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015

    jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    I'm running iPhoto 9.6.1 on Yosemite 10.10.3 which should be available in the Apple Store.
  6. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Interesting that the link is only available in the Canadian store. Apple has removed iPhoto from the App Store in the US.
  7. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Delete or rename your Photo's library... Use TM to restore the most recent (nonmigtrated) iPhoto Library. Do not open Photos.

    That should then enable you to at least access iPhoto.

    Try to update via the App Store, if your iPhoto version is less than 9.6.1.

    Once it is 9.6.1, it should work alongside Photos without any issues.

    At least mine does, when trying it just now.

    Good luck.
  8. Wando64, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2015

    Wando64 macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2013
    Personally I think that Photos is a much better app than iPhoto ever was.
    By the way, the iPhoto events are automatically transferred to the Photo app.
    Select VIEW/SHOW SIDEBAR and you will find it there.

    EDIT: I now had time to play with Photos for a while longer and while the concept and design is nicer the reality is that the software is just not ready for primetime.
    The list of problems and issues I am experiencing is just growing by the minute.
    I apologise for commenting too quickly, especially to @Ike
  9. dyt1983, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.

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