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


By Apple

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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 9.5.1

• Fixes an issue that could cause print previews to render incorrectly
• Includes stability and performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

iphoto Maverick fails to integrate into Older OS

With my MacBook Pro in repairs loaded unfortunately with Maverick, I was forced upon my antiquated backup desktop, a macmini, that only allows Snow Leopard. What I learned is that my Maverick iphoto backups WILL NOT INTEGRATE into Snow Leopard. A distressing message reads on Snow Leopard that my iphoto library is of a newer program and cannot be loaded. It then asks a rhetorical question that also does not allow a click to respond, do I want to quit or do I want to set up a new iphoto library. I just wrote that the only click that is allowed despite the question is QUIT. I in fact cannot set up a new iphoto library at all. Iphoto has been rendered useless and I am forced to use a less preferably program picasa. As an amateur graphic artist, I do not have access to a huge iphoto carefully categorized album

No longer work … if you are dependent as I am on FlickrExport (Flickr) and Photobucket group iPhoto integrated uploaders, don’t UPGRADE. None of these 3rd party up loaders install and therefore none of them work. I am having to revert to an old version of Aperture where the third party uploaders still function. I don’t see much difference in the new iphoto and wish I had NEVER upgraded. It was a mistake. Also, having read the comment below (thank you Dag999), I will keep Aperture separate from the ugraded iphoto in order to have FlickrExport etc. functional.

IPhoto Library

You went the long way around to get your photos. Always back up. Then you download newest iPhoto. Go into Time Machine get into Pictures tab restore Itunes Library not the old IPhoto App!! Leave Time Machine, Open Finder click and drag the restored library into application tab and drop on to new Iphoto. It will automatically open the new version. It will ask if you want change out the new library, which has nothing in it, for the old one. When you say yes it will upgrade the old photo library to run on new IPhoto. For some years I put my photos into Finder Files first to put on external drive. Then make a duplicate to go into IPhoto. I also recommend an alternative Photo Browser to use before IPhoto. IPhoto can feel limiting. If you want acsess to IPhoto Original files go to Pictures right click iPhoto Library and click show contents. Apple kind of hid that function, but beware they hid it for a reason. Playing around with those files may get you into trouble. Removing files from that area should be a last resort to get you photos. It can make IPhoto inoperable. Hope that helps some of you.


its very frustrating when apple handcuffs you into using something that doesn’t do what its supposed to (in this case, safely store photos). you’ll see many reviews that talk about upgrading and the fact that you can upgrade iPhoto, but if you have an older OS on your machine, you then can’t open your library. This happened to me and after jumping through tons of hoops (including pulling my old machine with an old version of my library to try and save what I could) I had to just pull my photos out (thank goodness I didn’t lose them) and wipe out the old library that I have been building since 2004. Now I have a decade of photos that at some point I have to sort through and re-organize just because apple didn’t think about what they were doing with this upgrade. I immediately deleted iphoto and started using image capture to pull all of my photos in, but the bottom line is you can’t organize photos nearly as easily this way… so while iPhoto is good for organizing, i’m just going to have to continually export my library - waiting for the next time apple pulls this upgrade trick and renders this library useless...

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: Dec 11, 2013
  • Version: 9.5.1
  • Size: 1.15 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 Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later

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