what's happened to my IPhoto Events

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Westhammike, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. Westhammike macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2015
    I have updated to Photos on my Mac and lost my iPhoto Events. All my photos are still there but sorted in date order. That is meaningless as I am going through a big exercise to scan my photos and had them beautifully organised in Events order.
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    They should be there, under "Albums" in the menu bar.
  3. ct1211 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2012
    Well you need to start over. Apple had to sort of reinvent things as they want you buying cloud storage that you pay for on a monthly basis for your photos. iPhoto would not play well with the cloud plus they wanted to dumb down the app, which they accomplished. Tim says start over.
  4. macomar macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2012
    As noted above, there should be a new folder named "iPhoto Events" in the Albums view. You can also tell Photos to show the sidebar, and the "iPhoto Events" folder can be opened there.
  5. Big Stevie, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015

    Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

    Jun 20, 2012
    To reveal your old iPhoto Events..

    View > Display Sidebar

    Hating Photos app. Ive just dragged iPhoto back into my dock (from apps).

    Long live iPhoto.
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - Same thing here. I can't find a single thing it does better than iPhoto.
    The software itself is perhaps a tiny bit faster, but other than that... What a joke.
  7. dcaccount macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    I have found iPhoto events in the album view. But how shall I handle them in order to work in a new Photo native way?

    With iPhoto I used to work with events and I have plenty of them. What shall I do now?

    Thanks for helping, daniele
  8. macomar macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2012
    My personal advice is to stick with iPhoto for the time being. I'll re-evaluate when the next version of Photos comes out, though I'm not optimistic about Apple adding back enough digital asset management features to make it useful to me.
  9. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    If you want to continue arranging your pictures in 'events', you have to use albums now. The moments view won't give you any flexibility beyond changing dates. My suggestion is: whenever you import a bunch of pictures, put them into albums immediately. In addition, I suggest creating a smart album with parameters [Album] [is not] [Any] to see all pictures that are currently not within an album, so that you don't miss any.

    If you want to do it 'natively' then you have to make sure that all your new pictures are properly timestamped and, if possible, tagged with location data. Photos will arrange your pictures based on date and label them based on location data. Photos recognises events that have taken place over several days, but only if it can make sense of the location data.
  10. jk73 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2012
    This sounds like good advice. Thanks.

    I waited for a year to perform a clean-up of iPhoto, thinking it would be easier in Photos. Instead, it sounds like I need iPhoto more than ever — i.e., I need to organize, tag, add locations, etc., in iPhoto before even thinking about "upgrading" to Photos.

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