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Mac App Store is the simplest way to find and download apps for your Mac.

To download iPhoto from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.


By Apple


Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.


iPhoto lets you do more than you ever thought possible with your photos, with easy ways to find, sort, and rediscover your favorite shots. Simple but powerful editing tools let you turn good photos into magnificent ones. Share directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Messages. iPhoto also works with iCloud, so the photos you take on your iOS devices automatically appear in iPhoto, and you can share selected photos and videos with family and friends using iCloud Photo Sharing. You can even create professional-quality photo books, calendars and letterpress cards quickly and easily.

iCloud Photo Sharing
• Post photos and videos to other people’s shared photo streams, or create your own streams to share with friends and family
• View and add comments and likes to photos and videos in any shared stream
• My Photo Stream lets you view and automatically import recent photos taken on your iOS devices
• Automatically send newly-imported photos to all your iOS devices using My Photo Stream

Facebook integration
• Post to your Timeline or a Facebook photo album and add a comment
• View friends’ photo comments right in iPhoto and post a comment back
• Support for multiple Facebook accounts

Custom Photo Email
• Ten Apple-designed themes
• Support for all popular email services
• Attach photos with one click
• Email sharing history

• Twelve themes including Holiday Mobile, Reflections, and Places
• Places slideshow theme uses location data in your photos
• Themes include instantly recognizable music
• Export directly to iTunes for syncing

Beautiful photo books
• Dynamic, carousel-based theme browser
• Theme preview with your photos
• Change book type, size and color with a click
• Page layouts include two-page, full-bleed spreads, perfect for panoramas

Letterpress cards
• Beautiful debossed designs imprinted on premium paper
• 31 themes complete with matching envelopes
• Personalize with your photos and text
• Available for a variety of occasions including births, weddings, and the holidays

Aperture compatibility
• Unified photo library for both iPhoto and Aperture (v. 3.3 or later) allows you to easily switch between apps
• Events, Faces, Places, albums and web sharing work across both applications

iPhoto print products are available in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and select countries in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Some features and third-party services require Internet access and iCloud; additional fees and terms may apply. iCloud is available to persons age 13 or older. 

Third-party services may not be available in all languages or in all countries. Use of these services requires Internet access and may require you to accept additional terms.

What's New in Version 9.6

• This update addresses compatibility with OS X Yosemite and stability improvements


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Customer Reviews

Upgrade from snow leopard to yosemite and to iphoto 9.6 worked for me

I found the whole upgrade from 10.6.8 to OS X YOSEMITE and also the latest version of iPhoto fairly straightforward. I felt I was taking a risk reading the ratings and reviews above but it looked like a 50/50 chance it would all be smooth and it all worked for me, even though I was skipping a few upgrades since snow leopard - well worth it though - just to become aligned with my iPhone, iPad etc and iCloud!

Therefore I thought it was worth posting this, otherwise you tend to get only the reviews from those with a negative experience and could be put off upgrading.

I thought the iPhoto upgrade was not working but it just took a lot longer than expected and as long as you can go into the app store, find purchased apps and see there is progress on the download, install then you know it is actually doing something. it wasn’t obvious unless you go and find this screen to check what is happening.

Worked great for me

I have to admit I was a bit worried when I read some of the reviews posted and I am no tech person I have to follow my nose and I found this upgrade really easy to do. When I clicked on install it said that it was installing but there was no indication as to what stage of the installation it was up to which was a bit frustrating but I looked around and found it under purchases (even though the installation was free). I could then track what was happening. I do not have a very fast internet connection and it took close to an hour to download. After that there was for me another 20 mins upgrading my library of photos and presto everything was there to use as before. I was confident to give it a go because I always back up my photos so I knew they were safe if anything went wrong. But to my delight the whole procedure went smoothly. I have always been a big fan of Apple and they didn’t let me down.

Successful upgrade from Snow Leopard on a six year old iMac

Just like Fleeebeee I found the upgrade to Yosemite (and iPhoto) pretty effortless. I too was upgrading from Snow Leopard on a 2009 iMac and was a bit nervous having read the doom and gloom reviews.

Just remember there is a lot to download and install - it took about an hour at creaky Australian internet speeds - and the progress displays are not really that helpful. However, thanks to Fleeebeee’s heads-up, I retained a zen-like calm when it looked like iPhoto had stuck on ‘Installing’.

Good work Apple - the overall upgrade adds great value.

View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: 16 October 2014
  • Version: 9.6
  • Size: 1.14 GB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
  • Seller: Apple Pty Limited

Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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