Tidy up all your photos
With iPhoto soon to be retired, it’s time to get your photos organised
You might have had a bit of a shock on attempting to launch iPhoto on an iPhone or iPad after upgrading to iOS 8. The app was abruptly dead and inaccessible, superseded by Photos, which gained filters and more editing capabilities. In 2015, Apple will bring similar thinking to the Mac, replacing iPhoto with an OS X version of Photos.
Generally, when a desktop app is retired, it doesn’t suddenly stop working and force you to migrate to an alternative product. Chances are, you’ll still be able to continue using iPhoto for a while – although that’s not guaranteed. However, it’s clear that if you’re an iPhoto user on OS X Yosemite, you should start planning for the future, because Apple’s made it clear iPhoto has no future.
Although we wouldn’t recommend switching to Photos the instant it’s released (hold back a bit to discover whether it’s relatively bug-free), it makes sense to use it as an excuse to tidy things up in iPhoto, in preparation. We don’t know precisely how iPhoto content will map to Photos, but we can make educated guesses that your albums will move across intact; additionally, now’s the time to eradicate clutter, such as those blurred shots. Even if you decide to stick with iPhoto (for now) as long as possible, our tips will improve your experience in the app! Craig Grannell
If you’re an iPhoto user on Yosemite, you should start planning for the future – since iPhoto has no future!
iPhoto’s been around on the Mac for years, but it’s on borrowed time. Soon it’ll be replaced by Photos.