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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 9.6

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


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Customer Reviews

Quirky Install . . . but went okay.

I did my install of iPhoto on a MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008) running Yosemite. I was very worried after reading all the bad reviews and tales of install problems, but things seemed to go okay for me (lucky?). iPhoto app seems to run fine, no photos seem to be lost, the download, install, and photo library update all seemed to proceed in a reasonable manner – i.e., I was done within an hour (small photo library).

STILL, initiating the install was quirky. First the needed update did not show up automatically under the App Store: Updates menu. It came up only after I tried to fire up the old version of iPhoto . . . where I was then told I needed an update and it took me to the App Store. Once I started the download, it still did not show under the Updates menu (didn’t show downlaod progress, or anything at all); I had to verify and monitor the progress of the download through LaunchPad (which I RARELY use!). Other than that, everything seemed to go fine.

I am now gong to attempt the same update for my gf’s early 2014 MacBook Air . . . she will absolutely murder me if I lose ANY of here photos from her large library. I think I will do an export of the library beforehand (already backed up) just to make sure. Wish me luck.

iPhoto 9.6 works great ….but why can’t I see it in my Application Folder or Dock?

Running on a 2 year old Macbook Air. The last couple of versions of iPhoto have crashed more than older versions, but nothing that made me crazy. It’s a good, easy to use product that meets my needs ….Photoshop is too expensive and requires too much training to use to its full capabilities. Upgrade to 9.6 was easy, quick, and painless. The problem is, it doesn’t show up where it should in the Finder! iPhoto does not appear in my Applications folder, it does not appear in my Dock. If I am looking at a photo in Preview or another image viewer and I want to share it with another viewer application (oh, say, for instance, iPhoto!) the application doesn’t appear on any drop down pick list of available applications. The only ways I’ve discovered to access the application are to 1.) enter “iphoto" in to Spotlight search box and, Voila, there it is, or 2.) search for iPhoto in the App store and press Open (where I had hoped it would say Download so I could reinstall)! The App store won’t let me download it (cuz it knows I already have it). Can anyone tell me where the Application is hiding?

I agree with many reviewers—functionality doesn’t seem different

I too was frustrated at the “Installing” notification in the App store, but nothing else on the desktop to notify me that it was doing anything. Just waiting it out. And now when I try to clean up my albums, it will not let me drag photos OR cut and paste them. This is extremely annoying. Photostream automaticaly saves each picture taken on my phone in a folder designated by month, which is definitely handy! There is no handy fast way to delete pictures that are junk, like it won’t let you just drag a picture to the trash. And it won’t let me drag a picture to a different album :-((((((((((((

And I too still have the white circle through my icons saying I HAVEN’T upgraded the app. So frustrating. At one point, the Events option disappeared from the left hand bar. I couldn’t for the life of me find how to access the library in the usual way of looking at albums that have been named. Somehow clicking around for a long time it magically went back to that view. The albums view is the most handy way and honestly this program worked the best in 2009 before some other iPhoto upgrade that caused more clicks necessary to navigate between events/albums.


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  • Free
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: Oct 16, 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 Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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