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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


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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 9.6.1

• Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring)
• Fixes an issue that caused iPhoto to display only the first 25 images in a Facebook album
• Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to become unresponsive when printing an image


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Customer Reviews

iPhoto: iOS to OSX Project Migration Never Worked

When iOS 8 was released iPhoto was removed and replaced by “Photos” the project section from the previous version (iPhoto) was removed. I had projects in que to print books,calendars and so on, I have yet to see my projects show up in the iPhoto on my Mac which means effectively my projects are gone. All the time I spent Configuring a book for nothing. It has been about a year and still no show on my projects in iPhoto, I had to recreate those projects all over again. With no way to leave a review for a product that has been pulled from market I will make my review here. With that said I like iPhoto and its my main photo manager but will go from 5 to 4 stars because of the above mentioned.


iPhoto is by far the slowest app on my brand new MacBook Pro. It takes the longest to open, and it extremely slow while I use it. I don’t have this problem with any other app on this computer. After clicking on a picture, or ANYTHING, I get the rainbow wheel of death. And God forbid I plug my iPhone in while iPhoto is open. The app takes about 3 minutes to acknowledge the fact I plugged my phone in, and little by little every photo appears on my MacBook screen. I don’t know why this app is so crappy.

One star is still too high of a rating

How do I revert to OS X Mountain Lion and iPhoto???? Since updating to Yosemite and all of the required updates my entire system is not working and all of my information has been lost. This is very disappointing for a brand that just joined the DOW and boasts superior products and service. Selling my stock in the morning and will spend all my free time trying to get my system working as well as recovering my lost data, especially my photos.

View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: Mar 19, 2015
  • Version: 9.6.1
  • 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 Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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