How do I install iPhoto on my Mac?
If your machine originally came with OS X Lion 10.7 or Mountain Lion 10.8, or you purchased it after October 22, 2013 then follow this :
- Open the Mac App Store.
- Hold option and click on purchases.
- Enter your Apple ID and password.
- Click Purchases.
- Click on install button for iPhoto to reinstall it.
As Apple says " You can still use iPhoto, but any changes or edits you make there will not be reflected in Photos. This library can be opened in iPhoto, but any changes, including importing new photos, will not appear in the Photos library".
- Click on the Albums tab in the top navigation. Select the photos you'd like to be in your album, new or old. You can hold down the command key on your Mac's keyboard to select multiple photos at once. Click on the add button in the top navigation, it looks like a plus sign.
- To format the memory card:
- Connect the memory card reader to the computer.
- Double-click Macintosh HD.
- Select Applications.
- Double-click Utilities.
- Double-click Disk Utilities.
- Select the memory card reader from the list located at the left side of the screen.
- Select Erase.
- Follow the steps outlined below for locating and opening Disk Utility from Finder.
- Click on the Finder Icon from the dock.
- Locate and click to open Applications within the left pane of the Finder window.
- Scroll to the bottom of the Applications window to locate and click to and open Utilities.
iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand come for free with every new Mac. First, if your computer didn't come with iPhoto, open the App Store (you can find it in the Dock or in ? > App Store), go to Purchases tab and download iPhoto for free.
- Accessing the iPhoto Picture Files and Originals. You can either access the directory from Go To Folder command within the Mac OS X Desktop by hitting Command+Shift+G or by opening the directory manually: Open /Pictures/ and locate the “iPhoto Library” file. Right-Click and select “Show Package Contents”
- iPhoto is a photography tool for the home user that can help you organize, edit, and even publish your photographs. After you shoot your photos with a digital camera (or even scan images from original film prints or negatives), you can import them into iPhoto, edit them, and publish them.
- Photos is the new iPhoto, basically, so your library is transferred over. Aperture users, however, can continue to use Aperture if they want to make more advanced edits. But those edits made in Aperture won't sync over to Photos and vice versa.
Accessing the iPhoto Picture Files and Originals. You can either access the directory from Go To Folder command within the Mac OS X Desktop by hitting Command+Shift+G or by opening the directory manually: Open /Pictures/ and locate the “iPhoto Library” file. Right-Click and select “Show Package Contents”
- Connect your external hard drive to your Mac and open it. A Finder window will open, showing its contents. Then, open a new Finder window and open your Pictures folder, which contains a file called iPhoto library. Then, drag the iPhoto library file to your external hard drive's folder.
- An iPhoto library is a self-contained unit, so all the photos and related data are all stored within that one library package. This means that you can backup, move, or copy the library by simply copying or moving the library package using the Finder, just like you would copy any other file or folder.
- Not the most direct method, but try this:
- Go to Photos Menu -> Preferences -> General.
- Click the "Show in Finder" button in the dialog box.
- Right-click and select "Show Package Contents", this will show a directory listing.
- Select and open the folder named "Masters"
Updated: 12th November 2019