Following the release of OS X 10.10.3 earlier this week, which included the new Photos app for OS X, Apple has removed iPhoto and Aperture from the Mac App Store. Both apps are now unavailable for purchase, though they can still be downloaded from the Purchases tab in the store by those who already own the applications.
While Photos will serve as the primary way to manage and edit your photos on OS X going forward, dedicated users of iPhoto and Aperture might want to hold on to those apps for right now. If you're feeling ready to make the jump, however, check out the links below for instructions on moving your iPhoto and Aperture libraries over to Photos.
- How to import your iPhoto Library into Photos for OS X
- How to import your Aperture Library into Photos for OS X
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After upgrading, my iPhoto is saying it's no longer compatible with Yosemite and has a slash mark over the icon (like a PowerPC app does). My problem is that Photos did not import everything from iPhoto, messed quite a bit and is so slow it's unusable. I can't redownload iPhoto now or anything, I can't even find an Apple support forum for it anymore. Is there anyway I can get back into it now?
What you're seeing is certainly atypical. iPhoto isn't having any trouble on my Mac whatsoever. What version of iPhoto did you have installed? As the article notes, you can redownload iPhoto from your list of "Purchased" apps.
Peter, get info says version 9.6. Yesterday when this happened I went to the purchases tab to try to download it again and it's button says UPDATE. Yet when I tap on it it does absolutely nothing.
Installed Yosemite and converted by 36000 picture iPhoto library to a Photos library. 2 disappointments:
1) can't I sort my Albums (e.g. the Albums in the 'iPhoto Events' folder) by date? Having 1300 iPhoto Events not sorted by date is quite useless.
2) I assume that the ability that iPhoto had to export photos as a simple website (that I could adapt to share with colleagues on our company's intranet) is now gone? That's a disappointment and has broken my workflow Overall, Photos for OS X seems nice, but I doesn't do for me what iPhotos used to do. I am disappointed :-(
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