We all know that iPhoto and Aperture for Mac are on borrowed time: Apple has already announced that the Mac app is going away in favor of a new iCloud-infused Photos app next year and iOS 8 doesn’t even allow users to launch the old iPhoto app. However, that’s not stopping Apple from giving iPhoto for Mac and Aperture for Mac final farewells. The Mac App Store was updated this evening with updates for iPhoto and Aperture that “addresses compatibility with OS X Yosemite and stability improvements.” It’s likely that this will be the last iPhoto update, if not one of the very last ones.
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Ugh. One of the main reasons I was excited about Yosemite was ditching iPhoto. Then, I go to sync my iPhone and it it pops up again like Freddy and Jason after you think you’ve killed them. Just let it die already, man.
Why don’t you, oh I don’t know… stop using it?
So when will new photo app be available? What will happen to my iPhone library? I have 15,000 photos on my external hard drive
iPhoto libraries will migrate to the new Photos app.
Even on external hard drive? Is there anyway to transfer my iphoto library to windows? I probably should just buy a hard drive for my mac and upgrade it. I was going to get ssd, but it is $200+ for 512gb
@patstar5 Photos stored in folders won’t automatically migrate, but photos stored in your ‘iPhoto Library’ regardless where they are physically stored will migrate.
As for moving them to Windows, no idea. I’m sure there’s a better way then simply dragging all the photos out of iPhoto and into one folder.
Sounds good. But where does this info come from? How will they migrate? Well there be some kind of migration tool?
More anxious for that iCloud.com Photos web app that should be holding us over until Photos.app in 2015.
There is no option to view photos on iCloud.com so I presume that feature will come when they release Photos early next year.
edit: supposedly coming next WEEK:
I’m iPhoto huge fan, but I want Photos.app, because it’s allows me to control iCloud photos in an easier way. iPhoto can do that, but Photos.app looks really faster and similar to iOS.
My Aperture is taking ages to load whereas before Yosemite, it launched in seconds……
My iPhoto does not load at all after upgrade to OS X Yosemite, plz help!