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iPhoto for Mac Yosemite: How to Get It Back and Use It


How to Use iPhoto on Mac Yosemite




iPhoto is a photo management and editing software that was developed by Apple and discontinued in 2015. It was replaced by Photos, a new app that integrates with iCloud and offers more features and capabilities. However, some users still prefer iPhoto and want to use it on their Macs running Yosemite (OS X 10.10) or El Capitan (OS X 10.11).




Iphoto For Mac Yosemite Download



In this article, I will show you how to download, install, and use iPhoto on your Mac Yosemite, as well as some common iPhoto problems and solutions.


How to download iPhoto for Mac Yosemite




If you have previously purchased or downloaded iPhoto from the App Store, you can still find it in your Purchases list. Here's how:


  • Click the Apple icon in your menu bar and select App Store.



  • Click Purchases. If you aren't signed in, you'll be prompted to do so.



  • Scroll through your list of Purchases and locate iPhoto.



  • Click the Update button. If all goes well, your Mac will start downloading and installing a functional version of iPhoto.



If you don't see iPhoto in your Purchases list, or if the update doesn't work, you'll need to try another method.


How to install iPhoto on Mac Yosemite




The trick to install iPhoto on Mac Yosemite is to create a new user account and install iPhoto on it. Then, you can switch back to your original account and use iPhoto normally. Here's how:


  • Exit out of the App Store and close down all open apps.



  • Open your System Preferences and click Users & Groups.



  • Click the lock icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and enter your password.



  • Click the plus sign (+) below the Login Options text.



  • Create a new user account with administrator privileges. The full name and account name can be anything you like. Make sure you select Use separate password and enter it twice.



  • Click Create User.



  • Exit out of the System Preferences and log out of your account by selecting the Apple icon and then Log Out.



  • Sign in to the new account you just created.



  • Open the App Store, sign in, go to your Purchases and locate iPhoto.



  • Click the Install button. Wait for the installation to finish.



  • Log out of the new account and log back into your original account.



  • Delete the new account by going to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Selecting the new account > Clicking the minus sign (-) > Confirming Delete User.



You should now have a working version of iPhoto on your Mac Yosemite.


How to use iPhoto on Mac Yosemite




To use iPhoto on your Mac Yosemite, you need to launch it, import and manage your photos, edit them if you want, and share them with others. Here's how:


How to launch iPhoto




To launch iPhoto, you can either click on its icon in your Dock or go to Finder > Applications and double-click on iPhoto. You may see a message asking you to update your photo library. If so, click Update and wait for the process to finish.


How to import and manage photos




Once you launch iPhoto, you can import photos from your Mac, your camera, or other devices. To import photos from your Mac, go to File > Import to Library and select the folder or files you want to import. To import photos from your camera or other devices, connect them to your Mac and follow the instructions on the screen.


After you import photos, you can organize them into albums, events, faces, and places. Albums are collections of photos that you create manually. Events are groups of photos that were taken on the same day or occasion. Faces are photos that iPhoto recognizes as having people in them. Places are photos that have location information embedded in them or that you assign a location to manually.


To create an album, go to File > New Album and give it a name. Then drag and drop photos from your library into the album. To create an event, select one or more photos and go to Events > Create Event. To add or remove photos from an event, drag and drop them into or out of the event. To view faces, go to View > Faces. To add or remove faces from a photo, double-click on it and click the Info button. Then click Add Missing Face or Remove Face. To view places, go to View > Places. To add or remove places from a photo, double-click on it and click the Info button. Then click Assign a Place or Remove Place.


How to edit photos




iPhoto offers a variety of tools and effects to edit your photos. To edit a photo, double-click on it and click the Edit button. You will see three tabs: Quick Fixes, Effects, and Adjust.


Quick Fixes are simple adjustments that you can apply with one click, such as Rotate, Enhance, Red-Eye, Retouch, Straighten, Crop, and Auto-Sizing. Effects are filters that you can apply to change the look and feel of your photo, such as Black & White, Sepia, Antique, Edge Blur, Matte, Vignette, Boost Color, Fade Color, Warmth, and Coolness. Adjust are advanced controls that let you fine-tune the exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness, temperature, tint, highlights, shadows, definition, noise reduction, and levels of your photo.


To apply a quick fix or an effect, simply click on it and see the result. To undo a quick fix or an effect, click on it again or press Command-Z. To apply an adjustment, drag the slider or enter a value in the box. To reset an adjustment to its original value, double-click on the slider or press Option-Click.


How to share photos




iPhoto lets you share your photos with others via email, messages, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter , or online services such as iCloud, Flickr, and Shutterfly. To share a photo or an album, select it and click the Share button. You will see a list of options to choose from. Depending on the option you choose, you may need to sign in to your account, enter a recipient's email address or phone number, add a message or a caption, or adjust some settings. To share multiple photos or albums, hold down the Command key and click on them before clicking the Share button.


Common iPhoto problems and solutions




Although iPhoto is a great software for managing and editing your photos, it may sometimes encounter some problems that prevent it from working properly. Here are some common iPhoto problems and solutions:


iPhoto not opening or crashing




If iPhoto fails to open or crashes frequently, it may be due to a corrupted photo library, a software conflict, or insufficient disk space. To fix this problem, you can try the following solutions:


  • Repair your photo library by holding down the Command and Option keys while launching iPhoto. You will see a dialog box with several options. Select Repair Permissions and Repair Database and click Rebuild.



  • Update your iPhoto and Mac OS X software by going to the App Store and checking for updates. Install any available updates and restart your Mac.



  • Free up some disk space by deleting unnecessary files, emptying the trash, or using a cleaning tool such as CleanMyMac.



  • Disable any third-party plugins or extensions that may interfere with iPhoto by going to System Preferences > Extensions and unchecking them.



iPhoto not importing photos




If iPhoto fails to import photos from your Mac, your camera, or other devices, it may be due to a damaged cable, an incompatible format, or a permission issue. To fix this problem, you can try the following solutions:


  • Check your cable and make sure it is securely connected to both your Mac and your device. Try using a different cable or port if possible.



  • Check the format of your photos and make sure they are supported by iPhoto. iPhoto supports JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, PSD, RAW, and some other formats. If your photos are in an unsupported format, you can use a converter tool such as Image Converter to change them.



  • Check the permissions of your photos and make sure they are not locked or protected. You can do this by right-clicking on them and selecting Get Info. If they are locked or protected, you can unlock them by clicking on the lock icon and entering your password.



iPhoto not syncing with iCloud




If iPhoto fails to sync with iCloud, it may be due to a network issue, an iCloud issue, or a settings issue. To fix this problem, you can try the following solutions:


  • Check your network connection and make sure it is stable and fast. Try restarting your router or modem if necessary.



  • Check your iCloud account and make sure it is active and has enough storage space. You can do this by going to System Preferences > iCloud and signing in with your Apple ID. You can also manage your storage space by clicking on Manage Storage.



  • Check your iPhoto settings and make sure they are configured correctly. You can do this by going to iPhoto > Preferences > iCloud and enabling Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing. You can also adjust some options such as Automatic Import and Automatic Upload.



Conclusion




iPhoto is a photo management and editing software that was discontinued by Apple in 2015. However, some users still want to use it on their Macs running Yosemite (OS X 10.10) or El Capitan (OS X 10.11). In this article, I showed you how to download, install, and use iPhoto on your Mac Yosemite, as well as some common iPhoto problems and solutions.


I hope you found this article helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments about iPhoto for Mac Yosemite, feel free to leave them below. You can also check out some of these resources for more tips and tricks:


  • iPhoto Support - Apple



  • iPhoto User Guide - Apple



  • iPhoto FAQ - Apple



  • iMore - How to use iPhoto for Mac



  • Macworld - How to get old versions of iPhoto



<h2 FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about iPhoto for Mac Yosemite:


  • Can I use iPhoto and Photos on the same Mac?



Yes, you can use both iPhoto and Photos on the same Mac, but not at the same time. You need to quit one app before launching the other. You also need to be careful not to edit the same photo in both apps, as this may cause conflicts and errors.


  • Can I migrate my iPhoto library to Photos?



Yes, you can migrate your iPhoto library to Photos by opening Photos and selecting your iPhoto library as the source. Photos will copy your photos and albums to a new library and leave your original iPhoto library intact. You can also choose to delete your iPhoto library after the migration to save space.


  • Can I use iPhoto on macOS Sierra or later?



No, you can't use iPhoto on macOS Sierra (10.12) or later, as Apple has removed support for it. You can only use Photos or other third-party photo apps on these versions of macOS.


  • Can I download iPhoto from somewhere else?



No, you can't download iPhoto from anywhere else other than the App Store. Any other sources may be unsafe or illegal. You should only download iPhoto from the App Store if you have previously purchased or downloaded it.


  • Can I get help from Apple for iPhoto?



No, you can't get help from Apple for iPhoto, as it is no longer supported by them. You can only get help from online forums, blogs, or other users who still use iPhoto.


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