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iPhoto and Aperture for Mac briefly revived to receive OS X Yosemite compatibility update

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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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  1. AirDJ31 - 8 years ago

    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.

  2. patstar5 - 8 years ago

    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

    • Steve Grenier - 8 years ago

      iPhoto libraries will migrate to the new Photos app.

      • patstar5 - 8 years ago

        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

      • Steve Grenier - 8 years ago

        @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.

      • icoco_de - 8 years ago

        Sounds good. But where does this info come from? How will they migrate? Well there be some kind of migration tool?

  3. PMZanetti - 8 years ago

    More anxious for that Photos web app that should be holding us over until in 2015.

  4. puri517 - 8 years ago

    I’m iPhoto huge fan, but I want, because it’s allows me to control iCloud photos in an easier way. iPhoto can do that, but looks really faster and similar to iOS.

  5. Darren Robinson - 8 years ago

    My Aperture is taking ages to load whereas before Yosemite, it launched in seconds……
    Any ideas?

  6. Noman Chaudhry - 8 years ago

    My iPhoto does not load at all after upgrade to OS X Yosemite, plz help!