Apple's blurring of the lines between OS X and iOS continues with the release of Photos for Mac. Photos was part of the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update and is meant to replace Aperture and iPhoto.
- Click the iPhoto (or Aperture) item in the column on the left side of the Desktop & Screen Saver preference pane and choose from pictures stored in iPhoto or Aperture. Apple sounded the death knell for iPhoto and Aperture in early 2014. A new app called Photos will replace both sometime in 2015.
- Yes, according to Apple official announcement, starting with OS X Yosemite v10.10.3, every Mac now includes the Photos app. I had no problem upgrading iPhoto to Photos app, and all my pictures were 100% kept intact there (thank God, had I known it would cause photo loss, I would have hesitated).
You can upgrade to OS Yosemite on any of the following Mac models. Your Mac also needs at least 2GB of memory and 8GB of available storage space.
MacBook introduced in 2009 or later, plus MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
MacBook Air introduced in late 2008 or later
MacBook Pro introduced in mid 2007 or later
Mac mini introduced in early 2009 or later
iMac introduced in mid 2007 or later
Mac Pro introduced in early 2008 or later
Xserve models introduced in early 2009
To find your Mac model, memory, storage space, and macOS version, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu . If your Mac isn't compatible with OS X Yosemite, the installer will let you know.
Make a backup
Before installing any upgrade, it’s a good idea to back up your Mac. Time Machine makes it simple, and other backup methods are also available. Learn how to back up your Mac.
It takes time to download and install OS X, so make sure that you have a reliable Internet connection. If you're using a Mac notebook computer, plug it into AC power.
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For the strongest security and latest features, find out whether you can upgrade to macOS Catalina, the latest version of macOS.
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If you still need OS X Yosemite, use this link: Download OS X Yosemite. A file named InstallMacOSX.dmg will download to your Mac.
Install the macOS installer
Double-click the downloaded file to open a window showing its contents. Then double-click the file within, named InstallMacOSX.pkg.
Follow the onscreen instructions, which will guide you through the steps necessary to install.
After installation of the installer is complete, open the Applications folder on your Mac, then double-click the file named Install OS X Yosemite.
Click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions. You might find it easiest to begin installation in the evening so that it can complete overnight, if needed.
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Allow installation to complete
Please allow installation to complete without putting your Mac to sleep or closing its lid. Your Mac might restart, show a progress bar, or show a blank screen several times as it installs both OS X and related updates to your Mac firmware.
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- OS X Yosemite won't install on top of a later version of macOS, but you can erase your disk first or install on another disk.
- You can use macOS Recovery to reinstall macOS.
Don’t like the new Photos app in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3? Apple didn’t remove iPhoto from your computer; it was only removed from your dock. Before you go back, however, make sure that you’ve looked around the new Photos app to confirm that the feature you want isn’t there. The new Photos app is very sparse, but there are many menus and customizations that are hidden from view but you’ll find if you dig. Here are some of the things many people don’t realize are there:
- Your library converts. Your old iPhoto library should automatically convert to Photos, keeping your photos, albums, and printed books intact. If it doesn’t convert the first time you load Photos you can drag your iPhoto Library file onto the Photos app to start the conversion.
- Delete instantly. Instead of pressing delete on your keyboard and then having to click the delete button to confirm, which can be tedious, pressing Command-Delete will instantly remove the photo. Be careful though!
- Sidebar. Miss the old sidebar navigation rather than the tab navigation on the top? Click the “View” menu and “Show Sidebar”.
- Choose a different default email program. If you use another program such as Outlook for your mail, you can switch the default email program for emailing photos within Outlook’s preferences or within Apple Mail’s references (under the General tab).
- Navigate quickly through thumbnails within the same group or album. Turn on split view in the “View” menu, “Show Split View”.
- Customize Adjustments such as Color, Light, White Balance. After clicking the Adjustments button you can click the “Add” button at the top of the list. When you have built the tool palette you want to keep, that same menu has an option to “Save as Default”.
Getting back to iPhoto
Note: if you’ve already begun to use the Photos app, the changes you have made to the library will not be sent back to iPhoto. In other words, iPhoto and your iPhoto library are still in the state they were last time you used it.
iPhoto is still in your Applications folder. You can navigate there using Finder or Launch Pad (the silver rocket ship icon, unless you have removed that from your dock). But personally I find the easiest way to launch a program to be to use Spotlight. Simply click the magnifying glass in the top right corner of your screen near your clock (or press Command-Spacebar) and then begin typing the name of the program you want to run. When it shows up use your arrow keys to highlight it on the list of matches if it isn’t already and then press return to launch.
When you quit iPhoto it will disappear from your dock again unless you click and hold the icon on your dock until a menu pops up. Then choose “Option”, “Keep in Dock”.
Upgrading iPhoto to a compatible version
If iPhoto refuses to run because the version is not compatible it just needs to be upgraded to the final version of iPhoto.
Upgrade using Apple Store. If you are running at least iPhoto 9 (iPhoto ’11) then you should be able to upgrade yourself. Have your Apple account (Apple ID, iTunes, iCloud account; they are all interchangeable names for the same account). Go to the Apple menu and choose “App Store…”. Switch to the “Updates” tab. A few moments later it should show up on the updates list. If it does not show up, try switching to the Purchases tab. Sometimes it shows up there. If you click the button to update iPhoto and nothing happens, try switching over to the Purchases tab because sometimes that tab for some reason has a far more accurate progress bar. This could take a few hours (or even overnight) if you’re on DSL but it should only take a few minutes or seconds if you’re on cable or fiber.
If it doesn’t offer to upgrade iPhoto for you, you’ll need to follow the next section to contact customer service.
Upgrade with the help of customer service. If, however, iPhoto isn’t offered as an upgrade and it is not on your purchase list, it probably means you are running iPhoto 8 (or iPhoto ’09) or earlier and you will need to contact Apple for an iPhoto download code. Visit https://www.apple.com/support/contact/ and choose Get Started > Apps & Software > Mac Apps > Photos > Topic Not Listed. Tell them that you need a download code for iPhoto and then choose how you would like Apple to contact you. I know, this sounds like a convoluted process for customer service, but Apple’s way of doing this helps you avoid waiting on hold or having to navigate a complex system of touch tone prompts.