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Updating from iPhoto to Photos for OS X
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-us/HT204655
Photos for Mac - Support
OS 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
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?locale=en_US
iPhoto 6 and later: Rebuilding the iPhoto library
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.
Open iPhoto .
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-us/HT201769
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?locale=en_US
iPhoto: Back up your iPhoto library
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?locale=en_US
iPhoto: Create a new iPhoto library or switch between libraries
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?locale=en_US
iPhoto: Use iPhoto with Aperture
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?locale=en_US
iPhoto: Move your iPhoto library to a new location
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?locale=en_US
Keep your photos safely stored and up to date on all your devices
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-us/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
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 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: Add photos to My Photo Stream in iPhoto
When My Photo Stream is turned on, iCloud stores your new photos for 30 days so that your computer and iOS devices have plenty of time to connect and download the photos. iCloud keeps a rolling collection of your 1000 most recent photos that were automatically uploaded by My Photo Stream. If you prefer to choose which photos from your iPhoto library are added to My Photo Stream, you can turn off automatic uploading and add photos to My Photo Stream manually. Photos taken with an iOS device with My Photo Stream turned on, photos saved to the device’s Camera Roll, and photos imported to your iPad using the Apple Camera Connection Kit are uploaded automatically. You can’t manually add photos from your device’s Camera Roll to My Photo Stream. Note: Only image files in JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or RAW format can be uploaded to My Photo Stream. Turn off automatic uploading to My Photo Stream Choose iPhoto > Preferences, and then click iCloud. Deselect the Automatic Upload checkbox. Add photos to My Photo Stream manually You can manually add photos from your iPhoto library to My Photo Stream whether automatic uploading is on or off. Select one or more photos. Do one of the following: Click the Share button in the toolbar, click iCloud, and click My Photo Stream. Click the Add To button in the toolbar, click iCloud, and click My Photo Stream Drag the photos to iCloud in the Source list, and click My Photo Stream. Choose Share > iCloud, and click My Photo Stream. The photos are uploaded to My Photo Stream and can be viewed on all the devices in your photo stream. iCloud can store up to 1000 photos from My Photo Stream. When you add a new photo to My Photo Stream after you reach the 1000-item limit, the oldest photo is removed. Photos remain in iCloud for 30 days, and are then removed automatically. You can delete individual photos from My Photo Stream.https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19788?locale=en_US
iPhoto: Turn on My Photo Stream in iPhoto
You need to turn on My Photo Stream in iPhoto and on each iOS device that you want to include in your photo stream. Before you can turn on My Photo Stream, you need to set up your iCloud account on your computer and devices. Note: To use iCloud, you need an Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one during setup. Set up iCloud on your computer Open System Preferences and click iCloud. Type your Apple ID and password, and then click Sign In. If you don’t have an Apple ID, click “Create an Apple ID” and follow the onscreen instructions. Select your options and click Next. Click Done. Select the Photos checkbox. To turn on My Photo Stream, click Options next to the Photos checkbox, select the My Photo Stream checkbox, and click OK. If you choose not to turn on My Photo Stream now, you can turn it on later in iPhoto preferences. Turn on My Photo Stream in iPhoto Open iPhoto and select iCloud in the Source list. Click Use iCloud. Any new photos that you import into iPhoto are uploaded to iCloud and added to My Photo Stream. By default, photos already in your photo stream (for example, photos added to My Photo Stream by an iOS device) are also automatically imported into your iPhoto library. To change your settings for adding photos to My Photo Stream or for importing photos into your iPhoto library, choose iPhoto > Preferences and click iCloud. You can also turn My Photo Stream on and off in iPhoto preferences. Important: My Photo Stream can be associated with only one library at a time. When you switch libraries, iPhoto prompts you to set My Photo Stream to share photos with the new library exclusively. Photos from My Photo Stream and shared photo streams are pushed to the new library from that point on.https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19787?locale=en_US
iPhoto: If you see a message that iPhoto can’t access one or more photo files
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?locale=en_US
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