Hanging on to iPhoto
Q I intend to upgrade my iMac to a newer Retina screen model. I currently still use the iPhoto app rather than the new Photos app and will want to do so on the new iMac, at least for the time being. Is there a way I can copy or transfer my current iPhoto app to the new iMac? I know that I could use Migration Assistant to transfer all my files and apps to the new iMac, but would rather not use that option. Barry Cardy
A That won’t work anyway. Migration Assistant won’t copy over the iPhoto app, just the iPhoto library, which will then get imported to Photos the first time you start the app. You should still be able to copy the iPhoto app over, if you have a Time Machine backup, or by putting the old iMac in target disk mode. Although iPhoto has been replaced, it should continue to work for the duration of Yosemite’s life at least.
The new Photos app improves on iPhoto but you can keep using the old app for now if you like.