iPhoto for Mac | Apple Support Communities
15-Aug-2014 iPhoto Apple Support Communitieshttps://discussions.apple.com/community/ilife/iphoto
Updating from iPhoto to Photos for OS X
21-Apr-2016 When you install OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 or later, Photos for OS X is part of the update. In many cases, if you had a single iPhoto library in your Pictures folder, your entire library — including your photos, videos, projects, albums, and so on — automatically appears in Photos the first time you open it.https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204655
Photos for Mac - Support
09-Apr-2015OS X Yosemite (v10.10.3) now includes the Photos app. If you were using iPhoto or Aperture, here’s more information about upgrading to Photos on your Mac. Learn how Photos stores images when you migrate your iPhoto or Aperture library and saves disk space by sharing images. If you have multiple photo libraries on your Mac, you can choose one to be the System Photo Library. Apps like iMovie, Pages, and Keynote can use the images in the System Photo Library.http://www.apple.com/support/mac-apps/photos/
Download iPhoto 9.4.3
04-Dec-2015 What's New in Version 9.4.3 Photos can now be deleted from My Photo Stream by dragging to the Trash Photos can now be exported from Photo Stream using the Export command in the File menu RAW images manually imported from My Photo Stream are now editable Fixes a bug that could cause manually-rotated photos to appear unrotated when shared to Photo Stream Addresses an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly while syncing to Facebook Resolves an issue that could cause calendar text to appear at the wrong font size, resulting in order cancellation Fixes an issue that could cause books to have an incorrect number of pages after rearranging two-page spreads Includes stability improvementshttps://support.apple.com/kb/DL1650?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
iPhoto 6 and later: Rebuilding the iPhoto library
01-Jun-2015 iPhoto includes a feature that allows you to rebuild the currently selected iPhoto library. Sometimes rebuilding the library may resolve issues such as the library appearing to be unreadable, missing photos, or other issues related to reading the iPhoto library structure. Important: You should back up your existing iPhoto Library before using the rebuild feature. A backup allows you to restore the iPhoto Library if anything unexpected happens during the rebuild that prevents the library from rebuilding correctly. Before performing a rebuild, you should install any iPhoto updates by using Software Update. If a software update resolves your issue, then you don't need to rebuild. It's also a good idea to search Apple's Support Page for your specific iPhoto symptom before doing a rebuild, just in case there is a more specific article or relevant solution. To rebuild the iPhoto library:
Quit iPhoto if it is open.
Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard.
Keep the keys held down until you are prompted to rebuild the library.
A dialog will appear with rebuild options. Select the options you want to use.
Click Rebuild to begin the rebuild process. This may take a few minutes to complete.
Use these guidelines to determine which options to choose in the rebuild dialog:
Select the option(s) to rebuild thumbnails only if the thumbnails appear to be an issue (gray, blank, missing or mismatched).
Select the option to recover orphaned photos if photos appear to be missing from the iPhoto library. iPhoto will examine the library folder for any photos that are not currently being displayed in Albums or Events in the iPhoto source list.
In iPhoto '08 and later, select the option to examine and repair iPhoto Library file permissions if it appears that you cannot edit certain photos or if the iPhoto library will not open. See "iPhoto 6 can't open due to permissions alert" for more information.
In iPhoto '08, select the option to "Rebuild the iPhoto Library database" if iPhoto unexpectedly quits when opened or does not get past loading photos.
In iPhoto '09, select the option to "Rebuild the iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup" if iPhoto unexpectedly quits when opened or does not get past loading photos. This option is similar to the option to "Rebuild the iPhoto Library database" in iPhoto '08, except that it has the added ability to regenerate a database from an automatically backed up library database. Also, after rebuilding your library database using this option, your original database files can be found in the "Before Restore" folder inside the library package.
In iPhoto '11, select the option to "Repair the iPhoto Library Database" to check the iPhoto Library database for inconsistencies and repair them, if necessary. iPhoto '11 also includes the option to "Rebuild the iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup," which performs the same functions as it does in iPhoto '09, but should only be attempted if the "Repair the iPhoto Library Database" option does not help.
Note: Any "recovered" photos may not appear in their original album in the source list. However, they should appear in the newly created "Recovered Photos" album in the source list.https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201769
28-Jan-2015 This update addresses minor issues in the area of import and syncing to iPhone, iPod or Apple TV. The update is recommended for all users of iPhoto ’09. For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4052https://support.apple.com/kb/DL970?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
iPhoto: Back up your iPhoto library
02-Feb-2015 It’s a good idea to routinely back up, or archive, your iPhoto library in case image files become corrupted or are unintentionally erased from your hard disk. There are two ways to back up all or part of your photo library: Save photos to an external hard drive: If you have an external hard drive set up, you can use Time Machine or the Backup utility to make a backup copy of your photos. Using Time Machine, an application included with OS X, is the easiest and most efficient way to back up your computer, including your entire photo library. After you set it up, Time Machine automatically backs up your computer regularly, without any more effort on your part. Important: Time Machine can’t do a full backup of your iPhoto library when iPhoto is open. To ensure that Time Machine does a complete backup of your library, quit iPhoto periodically before backing up. To restore photos, quit iPhoto, open the folder containing your iPhoto library, and then open Time Machine. To open Time Machine, click its icon in the Dock, or click the Time Machine icon in the menu bar and choose Enter Time Machine. For more information on Time Machine or Backup, see the topics in Help Center. Burn photos to CD or DVD: For instructions, see Create your own photo CDs and DVDs.https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19865?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
iPhoto: Create a new iPhoto library or switch between libraries
02-Feb-2015 You can create multiple photo libraries to organize your photos, albums, slideshows, projects (such as books, cards, and calendars), and then switch between the libraries. For example, you could keep separate libraries for your personal photos and your work photos. Or, if you have a child who takes photos, you can keep his or her photos in a separate library. You can modify items (such as albums) or edit photos in only one library at a time. Create a new photo library Quit iPhoto. Hold down the Option key as you open iPhoto. In the window that appears, click Create New. Type a name and choose a location to store the new photo library. Click Save. The iPhoto Source list shows your new, empty photo library. Any photos you import are added to this library. You can switch to another library you’ve created at any time. Switch between photo libraries Quit iPhoto. Hold down the Option key as you open iPhoto. Select the library you want to switch to. Click Choose. Move photos from one library to another Export the photos from one library. This doesn’t delete the photos from the library. Switch to the library you want to add them to. (See task above.) Import the photos into the new library.https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19866?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
iPhoto: Use iPhoto with Aperture
30-Jan-2015 If you have iPhoto 9.4 (or later) and Aperture 3.4 (or later) installed on your computer, you can use your photo libraries in either application. This is useful if, for example, you want to edit photos from your iPhoto library using the professional tools in Aperture, or if you want to create print projects in iPhoto from your Aperture photos. You can also merge your iPhoto and Aperture libraries into a single library by importing your iPhoto library into Aperture. The merged library can then be used in either application. Open your iPhoto library in Aperture In iPhoto, choose File > Open Library in Aperture. If you’re in full-screen view, move the pointer to the top of the screen to make the menu bar appear. iPhoto closes and Aperture opens. To switch back to iPhoto from Aperture, choose File > Open Library in iPhoto. Switch to a different iPhoto or Aperture library In iPhoto, choose File > Switch to Library. If you’re in full-screen view, move the pointer to the top of the screen to make the menu bar appear. A list of your photo libraries appears. Click a library to select it, and then click Choose. iPhoto quits and then reopens with the library you selected. If you selected an Aperture library, a new item called Events appears in the Source list. To view a complete list of your events, move the pointer over the item and then click Show. To switch back to the previous library, choose File > Switch to Library, select the library, and then click Choose. Merge your iPhoto and Aperture libraries Quit iPhoto if it’s open, and then open Aperture. If your Aperture library isn’t open, choose File > Switch to Library, and choose your Aperture library from the submenu. Choose File > Import > Library/Project. Navigate to your iPhoto library and select it (by default, photo libraries are located in the Pictures folder). Click Import. Aperture imports your iPhoto library and merges it with your Aperture library. Tip: When you merge your iPhoto and Aperture libraries, photos that exist in both libraries are retained, resulting in duplicates. To save disk space, remove potential duplicate photos from one of the libraries before merging. When working with your iPhoto and Aperture libraries, keep in mind the following: All photos, albums, events, and Faces and Places data can be viewed and edited in either application. Smart Albums and slideshows can be viewed in either application but can be edited only in the application in which they were created. Print products (books, calendars, and cards) can be viewed and edited only in the application in which they were created. Note: Your iPhoto or Aperture library can be opened in only one application at a time. For more information about using your iPhoto library in Aperture, see Aperture Help.https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19770?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
iPhoto: Move your iPhoto library to a new location
02-Feb-2015 You can move your entire iPhoto library to a different computer, a hard disk, or another location on your computer. Important: Before you move your iPhoto library, it’s a good idea to back it up to a DVD or external hard disk. Move your iPhoto library If you’ve created multiple photo libraries, be sure to move only the library currently displayed when iPhoto is open. To move a different library, you first need to switch to it. Quit iPhoto. In the Finder, choose your home folder (it’s usually named after you). Open the Pictures folder (in the home folder) to locate the iPhoto Library file. Drag the iPhoto Library file to a new location on your computer. Open iPhoto. In the window that appears, select the library you want, and then click Choose.https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19867?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
Photos saves disk space by sharing images with your iPhoto or Aperture libraries
01-Jun-2015 When you migrate a photo library from iPhoto or Aperture, the Photos app creates a new library structure but doesn't duplicate your images. Instead, Photos saves disk space by creating links to the original and preview versions of your images. When Finder reports the file size of your Photos library, it includes all your originals and previews. It may look like your remaining iPhoto or Aperture library is taking up twice the space on your hard drive, but it isn't—your images exist only in one location, even though you may have more than one photo library. After you migrate your iPhoto or Aperture library to Photos, you might feel tempted to delete your original iPhoto or Aperture library. Because the migrated library takes little additional space, you don't need to delete the original library. You can still use your original photo library with iPhoto 9.6.1 and Aperture 3.6 after you've migrated it to Photos. Any changes you make in iPhoto or Aperture after you migrate to Photos, like image edits or album changes, will be visible only in iPhoto or Aperture.https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204476
Aperture 3.3: How to use Aperture to merge iPhoto libraries
01-Jun-2015 Aperture 3.3 (or later) and iPhoto 9.3 (or later) use a new library format that lets you open both iPhoto and Aperture libraries using either application. This "unified" library format also allows you to merge multiple Aperture and iPhoto libraries together to create a single library with all your photos. You can then continue to use the library in both iPhoto and Aperture. Merging libraries iPhoto libraries in Aperture Before you start, you must have opened each iPhoto library you intend to merge at least once in iPhoto 9.3 or later. To merge the libraries: Open Aperture 3.3 or later. Click the File menu and choose Switch to Library > Other/New. Use the library selector to choose one of the iPhoto libraries you'd like to merge. Choose File > Import > Library Select one of the remaining iPhoto libraries you wish to merge. Repeat steps 3-4 for each additional iPhoto library you wish to merge. The library you started with in step 2 above includes content from all the merged libraries. The other libraries are still present (and useable) on your computer. Once you have confirmed that the unified library is working correctly, you may wish to remove the other libraries from your hard drive. It is a good idea to back up all your libraries before doing so.https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201340
Keep your photos safely stored and up to date on all your devices
22-Apr-2016 iCloud Photo Library is the easiest way to keep your entire library safe—even if your device goes missing. If you prefer to sync your photos manually, you can use iTunes to send them from your computer to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201313
My iPhoto suddenly will not open. There is a 'struck out circle' over the icon. When I click on it it tells me "in order to open "iPhoto" you need to update to the latest version. The version of iPhoto installed on this M
07-Oct-2015My iPhoto suddenly will not open. There is a 'struck out circle' over the icon. When I click on it it tells me "in order to open "iPhoto" you need to update to the latest version. The version of iPhoto installed on this Mac is not compatible with OS X Yosemite. download the latest version for free from the Mac App Store. However, when I do this I get this message: Item not available. The item you've requested is not currently available in the Ireland Store.https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7092865?language=en
iPhoto: If you see a message that iPhoto can’t access one or more photo files
02-Feb-2015 If you see a message that iPhoto can’t access one or more photo files When you try to open or upgrade iPhoto, you might see a message like this: “There is a problem accessing one or more files in your iPhoto Library folder. Do you want iPhoto to repair permissions for this library for you?” This usually means that one or more of the iPhoto files or folders are locked or the settings don’t give permission for opening or editing them. Important: The Repair Permissions function of Disk Utility won’t correct this issue. Correct a permissions issue Quit iPhoto, if it’s open. Hold down the Command and Option keys as you click the iPhoto icon. The Photo Library First Aid window opens. Click Repair Permissions to repair permissions and unlock necessary files and folders. For information about the remaining checkboxes, visit the iPhoto Support website. Click Repair. It may take a few moments for iPhoto to finish checking your library for permissions errors and locked files or folders. When iPhoto opens, you should be able to use your iPhoto library.https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19873?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
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