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DT, could you please provide links to the services named?
I'm in the UK and the links I use are
  • bobbooks.co.uk
  • blurb.co.uk
  • cewe-photoworld.com
All three now offer a desktop app, so you can work 'off-web'.

Whitewall and SAAL also produce books, but I havn't used them for that yet - just wall art.

From what I remember, Cewe, Whitewall & SAAL are all based in Germany. Bob has an office in the Portobelo Road in Notting Hill, but I don't know where the books are made.
 


Photos app slowing to a crawl and multiple crashes:

Mac Pro 2009 (4,1) flashed to 2010 (5,1), macOS 10.13.6, 24GB RAM, MSI Nvidia 960 GPU 2GB, Crucial 512GB SSD, Photos library on Hitachi spinner in one of the drive bays.

I am attempting to use the Photos app for the first time in a month or so and am having extreme difficulties in using basic editing features, such as cropping. Double-clicking a photo to view it large and then clicking the "edit" button can take two or three minutes for the photo to actually become editable. Clicking the "crop" button, it can take another two or three minutes for the crop feature to become fully engaged. After performing the crop, clicking the "done" button, it will either take an additional two or three minutes to exit the Edit state or Photos will simply crash.

If Photos doesn't crash, it invariably will upon attempting to edit a second photo.

Perusing the Console logs, keyword "photos", I see messages like:
Code:
default    12:15:58.182189 -0400    Photos    Unable to create basic Accelerated OpenGL renderer.
default    12:15:58.182221 -0400    Photos    Core Image is now using the software OpenGL renderer.                                                                                      This will be slow.

error    12:24:38.067618 -0400    Photos    Couldn't find device for displayID: 0x2b2807ce mask: 0x4
devices: <private>

default    12:24:38.183779 -0400    Photos    Allocating new storage of size: 192x256
I have restarted the computer, run no other apps other than Photos, run Disk Utility First Aid on the spinner that has the Photos library, and reinstalled the 10.13.6 Combo Update.

Any clues as to what might be going on or tips as to how I can alleviate this problem would be most appreciated!
 


Update: I removed the MSI Nvidia 960 card and put in the older Apple OEM ATI Radeon 5870 card, and the Photos problem disappeared.

I should have said in my request above that the MSI Nvidia card is a PC version of the card; i.e. is is unflashed for Mac. Are there Mac OpenGL drivers I can install?

If I pay to have the card flashed for Mac, will it then have access to OpenGL built in to macOS 10.13.6?
 


Update: I removed the MSI Nvidia 960 card and put in the older Apple OEM ATI Radeon 5870 card, and the Photos problem disappeared.
I should have said in my request above that the MSI Nvidia card is a PC version of the card; i.e. is is unflashed for Mac. Are there Mac OpenGL drivers I can install?
If I pay to have the card flashed for Mac, will it then have access to OpenGL built in to macOS 10.13.6?
Nvidia graphics cards are generally not natively supported in macOS with the rare exception of cards built for the Mac market, such as the GTX680. There is more native support in the AMD Radeon family. You would need to download a set of drivers most frequently used by those working with a Hackintosh to support the card you are using, and there are no guarantees that this will work either. The following is not the latest version of the drivers, but should be a good place for you to start.

Nvidia Cuda 396.148 for macOS Release

After installing the drivers, you can reinstall your MSI card to see if it is recognized. Please note that since your card has not been flashed, it will not see any of the boot process until after the drivers have loaded. The login screen will probably be the first thing you see.
 


Nvidia graphics cards are generally not natively supported in macOS...
Thanks for taking the time to answer. I was aware that Nvidia cards were not natively supported, but there are Mac drivers for them, and I am running the latest one. While I've gotten used to the lack of info pre-login, not being able to run Apple Photos completely changes the cost/value equation for the $90 charge to Mac-flash the card: if it will then work with Apple Photos.

I am also running the latest Cuda driver that you have noted.

I realize that OpenGL will be left behind with the introduction of Mojave in the near future as macOS shifts to Metal; but I figured that means that OpenGL is still supported before that. There is Nvidia OpenGL info available for developers, but it's all Greek to me.

So, my question is, is there any way to get OpenGL running on my unflashed card?

Will flashing the PC card to Mac release or install OpenGL on the card?

And crystal ball, when Mojave is released shortly, will Apple Photos be updated to run on Metal, which the Nvidia GTX 960 card has?
 


So, my question is, is there any way to get OpenGL running on my unflashed card?

Will flashing the PC card to Mac release or install OpenGL on the card?
If you can install drivers into macOS, then you should get support for whatever capabilities (including OpenGL) the card's driver supports.

Flashing the card will let you see an image during the pre-boot sequence, and will allow basic functionality when there are no drivers installed, but it is unlikely to affect any of the card's actual capabilities.
 


Update: I removed the MSI Nvidia 960 card and put in the older Apple OEM ATI Radeon 5870 card, and the Photos problem disappeared. I should have said in my request above that the MSI Nvidia card is a PC version of the card; i.e. is is unflashed for Mac. Are there Mac OpenGL drivers I can install? If I pay to have the card flashed for Mac, will it then have access to OpenGL built in to macOS 10.13.6?
I have a Mac Pro 5,1 (2012) with a couple of Nvidia cards (Titan X and 1080Ti), both of which were flashed for macOS. As David C. mentioned, the flashing affects UI visibility during machine booting and shouldn't affect UI graphics performance.

I recently ran into a problem with the latest Nvidia driver update. There is a new (?) security mechanism in macOS 10.13.x (.6 only?) that prevents third-party kernel extensions from loading at machine startup. I installed the latest "x.x.x.x.x.108" web driver update, and my Mac was dog-slow in redrawing UI elements, etc. The installer also rebooted my machine suddenly, so it was hard to figure out what had happened (this may or may not happen for you).

After rebooting my machine, I opened the Security & Privacy system preferences. Under the General tab in the area below "Allow apps downloaded from:" section, a new item appeared, asking if I wanted to allow the Nvidia software to load. I clicked the appropriate button, restarted, and everything started working again (graphics acceleration and processing went back to "normal"). I'm not sure, but I think macOS is supposed to let you know about this situation after you install third-party drivers (but it may not always do so).

MacVidCards.com has a "Drivers" page on their website where you can find a link to download the latest version of the Nvidia driver. They also do "flashing" of GPU cards for macOS support.

I'd also check your Nvidia "Cuda" System Preference pane for any updates after you get the web driver installed. Hope this helps....

Note: I was reminded of this macOS feature yesterday when I installed updated drivers for my Areca SAS RAID PCIe card.
 


Has anyone figured out a way to change the Photos app's "quick viewer" functionality back so it's done via the space bar instead of the Return key? This is Yet Another Stupid Usability Decision on Apple's part that makes it that much more frustrating to use their products. Being right-handed, it was quite natural to hit the space bar with my left thumb without moving my hand. Now I have to pick my hand up and move it to the right side of the keyboard to quick view a photo. Not to mention, quick view is still activated with the space bar in the Finder...

I was able to set a keyboard shortcut for Command-Space in the Keyboard Control Panel, but it won't let me set it to just the space bar by itself.
 


Has anyone figured out a way to change the Photos app's "quick viewer" functionality back so it's done via the space bar instead of the Return key? This is Yet Another Stupid Usability Decision on Apple's part that makes it that much more frustrating to use their products. Being right-handed, it was quite natural to hit the space bar with my left thumb without moving my hand. Now I have to pick my hand up and move it to the right side of the keyboard to quick view a photo. Not to mention, quick view is still activated with the space bar in the Finder...
I was able to set a keyboard shortcut for Command-Space in the Keyboard Control Panel, but it won't let me set it to just the space bar by itself.
I also previously wrote about this. I tried to make High Sierra Photos.app work more like the Mojave version (because I have another Mac that can't be updated beyond High Sierra) but without success.

In your case the Spacebar shortcut is being used by the start-stop video function, which is the long-standing tradition in Quicktime/iMovie/Final Cut/YouTube/etc., and which I like. If you are going to try to use Spacebar to "Open Viewer", you will need to change "Start Playback" in Photos.app to something else first.

That being said, I do like your Command-Spacebar as a substitute for "Open Viewer" in Mojave. I could then change "Show Edit tools" from Command-Return to just Return, like in High Sierra. However, I see Command-Spacebar opens Spotlight, so I'll have to turn that off first.

At least on my MacBook, I can reliably hit Command-Spacebar with one thumb.
 


Not sure if this is a Photos issue, or Mojave, or hardware, but anyway... I have an iMac 27" Late 2012 running Mojave. I use iCloud Photos. If I drag an image taken on my iPhone 8 (iOS 12.0.1) from Photos on the Mac onto the Desktop (which converts the image from HEIC to JPG), it displays with weird colour artefacts down the left-hand side of the photo. If I export the image as a JPG, the same happens: if I export it unmodified (i.e. as an HEIC file), those colour artefacts appear as staggered rows of green blocks in the same area. (And as an aside, viewing the HEIC photo in QuickLook shows the artefacts, but if I go back and look at it later, it displays correctly...) But if I open that file in Preview and export it as a JPG, the artefacts are gone. Curiously, this does not happen with the same images on my MacBook Pro Retina 13" (Early 2015) running the same system and software. Any thoughts?
 


Not sure if this is a Photos issue, or Mojave, or hardware, but anyway... I have an iMac 27" Late 2012 running Mojave. I use iCloud Photos. If I drag an image taken on my iPhone 8 (iOS 12.0.1) from Photos on the Mac onto the Desktop (which converts the image from HEIC to JPG), it displays with weird colour artefacts down the left-hand side of the photo. If I export the image as a JPG, the same happens: if I export it unmodified (i.e. as an HEIC file), those colour artefacts appear as staggered rows of green blocks in the same area. (And as an aside, viewing the HEIC photo in QuickLook shows the artefacts, but if I go back and look at it later, it displays correctly...) But if I open that file in Preview and export it as a JPG, the artefacts are gone. Curiously, this does not happen with the same images on my MacBook Pro Retina 13" (Early 2015) running the same system and software. Any thoughts?
What do the photos in question look like on iCloud.com? Try turning off HEIC on the phone to see what happens with photos on your two Macs. Can you use your MacBook Pro as an external monitor for your iMac, or the reverse, to see if the problem somehow lies in the video card of the iMac?
 


What do the photos in question look like on iCloud.com? Try turning off HEIC on the phone to see what happens with photos on your two Macs. Can you use your MacBook Pro as an external monitor for your iMac, or the reverse, to see if the problem somehow lies in the video card of the iMac?
Thank you for your suggestions! If HEIC is turned off on the phone (and images are therefore taken as JPGs), they display fine when exported from Photos on the iMac. Similarly, the images taken as HEIC are okay when viewed on iCloud.com, and again when downloaded from there (as JPGs).

Using the iMac in Target Display mode for the MacBook Pro, the results are the same as when viewing on the MacBook Pro's screen (i.e., fine).

I should add, I also tried importing the photos from the iPhone via Image Capture: this automatically converts them to JPG, and again, the artefacts are not to be seen.

Something else I hadn't tried before was exporting the images on the MacBook Pro, then copying them to the iMac: in this case, although the images display properly on the MacBook Pro, on the iMac the artefacts show up again. This tends to make me believe that the problem lies in the graphics card on the iMac (an Nvidia GeForce GTX 680MX 2048 MB).

I will at some point install High Sierra in a virtual machine to see if the problems still show up there, which will remove Mojave as a possible culprit and confirm hardware as the issue.
 


Ric Ford

MacInTouch
... I will at some point install High Sierra in a virtual machine to see if the problems still show up there, which will remove Mojave as a possible culprit and confirm hardware as the issue. ...
This does appear to be a problem with the iMac's graphics system, but it may be a bug in any of the system software (and firmware) involved. In other words, one macOS version may work differently from another, and it may not be hardware at all, even though it's specific to the iMac (vs. the MacBook Pro) and may behave the same on another iMac that's the same model.

I'm guessing that this is a graphics software bug, perhaps in the new Metal 2 software of Mojave, so it would definitely be interesting to know if an older macOS/OS X had the same problem.
 


Thank you for your suggestions! If HEIC is turned off on the phone (and images are therefore taken as JPGs), they display fine when exported from Photos on the iMac. Similarly, the images taken as HEIC are okay when viewed on iCloud.com, and again when downloaded from there (as JPGs). .... I will at some point install High Sierra in a virtual machine to see if the problems still show up there, which will remove Mojave as a possible culprit and confirm hardware as the issue.
I forgot to suggest opening up a case at Apple's Bug Report website [Apple ID sign-in required]. You may not be the only person with this issue.
 


This does appear to be a problem with the iMac's graphics system, but it may be a bug in any of the system software (and firmware) involved. In other words, one macOS version may work differently from another, and it may not be hardware at all, even though it's specific to the iMac (vs. the MacBook Pro) and may behave the same on another iMac that's the same model.

I'm guessing that this is a graphics software bug, perhaps in the new Metal 2 software of Mojave, so it would definitely be interesting to know if an older macOS/OS X had the same problem.
Well, I didn't use a virtual machine for testing in the end, as I reasoned that this would still be running within Mojave, which could confuse the results, so instead I used a clean install of macOS 10.12.6 on an external drive, and booted from that. Exporting the HEIC photos from Photos to JPG resulted in normal images with no artefacts. Exporting as original format (i.e. HEIC) just produces a file with a generic Unix icon which was unreadable - unsurprisingly so, as macOS 10.12.6 did not include HEIC support.

I then upgraded that drive to macOS 10.13.6, which does have HEIC support. All images exported resulted in perfect images with no artefacts regardless of format (and the HEIC images I had exported in macOS 10.12.6 displayed perfectly as well). This would rather support your theory, Ric. Going back to macOS 10.14, the HEIC files exported in macOS 10.12.6 and 10.13.6 display the artefacts again.

(As a side note, photos exported in macOS 10.12 and 10.13 as jpegs have the "jpg" suffix, whereas in macOS 10.14, it's "jpeg". I wonder why that's changed?)
 


Chalk up Image Capture as yet another Mojave app that Apple has ruined by forcing mobile UI limitations on the desktop app. No longer can you select a range of images by a shift-click - you must manually select them one at a time. And no longer can you drag & drop them out of the Image Capture window into a folder - an import folder must be selected first and then the Import button must be clicked. Stupid, stupid, stupid UI/UX decisions that only add (yet more) parasitic drag to using what once was the most productive UI on the planet.
 


Chalk up Image Capture as yet another Mojave app that Apple has ruined by forcing mobile UI limitations on the desktop app. No longer can you select a range of images by a shift-click - you must manually select them one at a time. And no longer can you drag & drop them out of the Image Capture window into a folder - an import folder must be selected first and then the Import button must be clicked. Stupid, stupid, stupid UI/UX decisions that only add (yet more) parasitic drag to using what once was the most productive UI on the planet.
[But] using Image Capture on my 2013 MacBook Air (Mojave) I can shift-click select and then drag images to a folder just as I have always done.
 



Okay, that’s odd... I’m on a 2018 MacBook Pro i9, and the behavior I described started with my Mojave update. Just replicated on my 2015 MacBook Pro running Mojave. Shift-click only adds the single image clicked, not everything in-between as it used to do. No drag and drop, either.
 


Okay, that’s odd... I’m on a 2018 MacBook Pro i9, and the behavior I described started with my Mojave update. Just replicated on my 2015 MacBook Pro running Mojave. Shift-click only adds the single image clicked, not everything in-between as it used to do. No drag and drop, either.
Are you in Icon View or List View? The shift-click behavior is different in the two views and consistent with Finder windows (on my Mac, at least).

However, drag-and-drop works in List View, but not in Icon View. I think that qualifies as a bug.
 


Are you in Icon View or List View? The shift-click behavior is different in the two views and consistent with Finder windows (on my Mac, at least). However, drag-and-drop works in List View, but not in Icon View. I think that qualifies as a bug.
I only have thumbnail view in Image Capture. That's what I'm replying about.

However, I just tested in the Finder, and I'm able to select non-consecutive items in all four view options.
 


Are you in Icon View or List View? The shift-click behavior is different in the two views and consistent with Finder windows (on my Mac, at least). However, drag-and-drop works in List View, but not in Icon View. I think that qualifies as a bug.
Aha! List view works. It’s definitely a change in Mojave, as I’ve always used icon view in the past. I agree that this is a bug, although I bet when I file it, Apple will respond with “behaves as intended.”
 


Aha! List view works. It’s definitely a change in Mojave, as I’ve always used icon view in the past. I agree that this is a bug, although I bet when I file it, Apple will respond with “behaves as intended.”
Please file a bug anyway. The more bug reports Apple gets, the better. They may still insist in things working as intended, but at least they know that people out there are not happy. Sometimes Apple did react and fixed things.
 



I have an album of photographs on the iPhone. All the images can be viewed. They all seem to be able to be edited and duplicated. However, there appears no way that they can be deleted. I have been thinking about just erasing everything on the phone and starting over.
 


I forgot to suggest opening up a case at Apple's Bug Report website [Apple ID sign-in required]. You may not be the only person with this issue.
Just an update on this issue: I did log the problem with exporting HEIC images from Photos.app, and I have today been informed that my bug report was a duplicate, so obviously I'm not the the only person experiencing this. Maybe 10.14.2 will resolve it...
 


Reporting in again as I explore ways to "process" RAW images from my new Sony camera. In 2014 I tried "shooting RAW" on a new Olympus. Gave up when I realized it was time-consuming work, and the camera did a better job turning out JPGs.

Still, there's benefits from RAW, and good free solutions for both Linux and Mac. It's finding novice friendly, easy solutions that's difficult.

Easy editing? Try Pinta. Its one-click "Enhance" sometimes does the job, or just does a job on the image. Other friendly, slider-controlled image adjustments. Mac version available.

I was able to install and run the powerful Darktable on Mac.

RawTherapee is in the same league as Darktable but may be somewhat more novice-friendly. There's a Mac version I haven't tried.

Photivo seems easier than the two above, and has a Mac version.

Fotoxx is Linux-only. Just found it on my Lubuntu 18.10 test install, and haven't had much time to try.
 



Just an update on this issue: I did log the problem with exporting HEIC images from Photos.app, and I have today been informed that my bug report was a duplicate, so obviously I'm not the the only person experiencing this. Maybe 10.14.2 will resolve it...
I'm pleased to report that this issue (exporting HEIC images from Photos.app) does indeed appear to be fixed in macOS 10.14.2.
 


I know I am way behind on my updates, but I have long been of the opinion that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Well, I am now updating to El Capitan (out of necessity) and wish to continue using iPhoto. I have 9.5.1 installed and am looking for the updater to get to iPhoto 9.6.1. Apple, in their apparent 'wisdom' has seemingly removed it from the App Store. I tried the Support:Downloads site as well, but it wasn't found there either. Does anyone have a link to where I could find the updater? I thought I had it but in checking, it was an older updater.

Thanks
 


I know I am way behind on my updates, but I have long been of the opinion that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Well, I am now updating to El Capitan (out of necessity) and wish to continue using iPhoto. I have 9.5.1 installed and am looking for the updater to get to iPhoto 9.6.1. Apple, in their apparent 'wisdom' has seemingly removed it from the App Store. I tried the Support:Downloads site as well, but it wasn't found there either. Does anyone have a link to where I could find the updater? I thought I had it but in checking, it was an older updater.
Thanks
Bruce, I believe you will be offered an internal updater upon launching iPhoto for the first time after your El Capitan update. That's my recollection.
 


Bruce, I believe you will be offered an internal updater upon launching iPhoto for the first time after your El Capitan update. That's my recollection.
iPhoto was grayed out and couldn't launch. But other sources put me on to the answer. It was not in my "upgrades" area in the Mac App Store, but was in the "purchased". I had missed seeing it earlier. And it wasn't just an upgrade, but the full application. I now have iPhoto 9.6.1 running just fine. I believe it continues to be viable in later versions. If not, I will have a lot of reorganization to do.
 


iPhoto was grayed out and couldn't launch. But other sources put me on to the answer. It was not in my "upgrades" area in the Mac App Store, but was in the "purchased". I had missed seeing it earlier. And it wasn't just an upgrade, but the full application. I now have iPhoto 9.6.1 running just fine. I believe it continues to be viable in later versions. If not, I will have a lot of reorganization to do.
You've done the right thing. Here's an explanation of the possibilities of how to get iPhoto from my Apple Photos for Mac Frequently Asked Questions article on MacStrategy:

Q. After upgrading macOS / OS X, iPhoto won't open and it says I need an update from the App Store for compatibility with Yosemite/El Capitan/Sierra but when I go to the App Store it says the app is not available. What can I do?
Q. Where has iPhoto gone/Can I use iPhoto with Yosemite/El Capitan/Sierra?

A. As of OS X 10.10.3 or later iPhoto has been discontinued and replaced with a new "Photos" application. If you have:
  • no version of iPhoto, iPhoto is no longer available and you must use Photos or a third party alternative to Photos
  • iPhoto 9.4.3 or earlier and you have not previously updated/purchased iPhoto 9.4.4-9.6.1 from the Mac App Store - iPhoto is no longer available and you must use Photos or a third party alternative to Photos
  • iPhoto 9.4.3 or earlier and you have previously updated/purchased iPhoto 9.4.4-9.6.1 from the Mac App Store - delete iPhoto from your Applications folder, go to Apple menu > App Store… > Purchased tab (login if necessary) > locate iPhoto 9.6.1 in your purchased list and click the Download/Update/Install button to the right
  • iPhoto 9.4.4-9.6.0 go to Apple menu > App Store… > Purchased tab (login if necessary) > locate iPhoto 9.6.1 in your purchased list and click the Update button to the right - if this does not work delete iPhoto first from your Applications folder, then go to Apple menu > App Store… > Purchased tab (login if necessary) > locate iPhoto 9.6.1 in your purchased list and click the Download/Install button to the right
 


iPhoto was grayed out and couldn't launch. But other sources put me on to the answer. It was not in my "upgrades" area in the Mac App Store, but was in the "purchased". I had missed seeing it earlier. And it wasn't just an upgrade, but the full application. I now have iPhoto 9.6.1 running just fine. I believe it continues to be viable in later versions. If not, I will have a lot of reorganization to do.
OK, I now have iPhoto running just fine under OS X 10.10.6. Except for one problem. I have been using iCloud Photo Sharing to share with relatives. But now the new shares are not showing up in iPhoto. They do show in Photos. I would rather continue to use iPhoto, because, as I have said, I have a large number of photo libraries and don't want to have to convert all of them. Also, I am not convinced that the tools in Photos are as robust as those in iPhoto. I do use Photoshop Elements for more extensive photo editing, but find the basic tools in iPhoto to be acceptable for many actions. So my question is, how do I get iPhoto to now recognize new shares from others?
 


I would relax about not using Photos - think of it as iPhoto version 10.

I, too, had been a holdout, using Terminal commands to stop Photos taking over from iPhoto. However, since iPhoto would not understand my new iPhone, I eventually had to convert. It kept all my iPhoto albums and the changeover was relatively seamless for me.

The latest version 4.0 (as opposed to when first rush-released) has a complete set of powerful editing commands. My major problem with Photos is an inability to sort photos properly and lack of a grading system. It certainly is not a replacement for Aperture, which Apple claimed it would be, and seems just as bad as iPhoto always was - no batch edit selections, etc.
 


The latest version 4.0 (as opposed to when first rush-released) has a complete set of powerful editing commands. My major problem with Photos is an inability to sort photos properly and lack of a grading system. It certainly is not a replacement for Aperture, which Apple claimed it would be, and seems just as bad as iPhoto always was - no batch edit selections, etc.
If the later versions of Photos will do what I want, then I suppose it would be OK. But the lack of sorting and grading options makes me not want to use Photos, as those are important features of iPhoto. iPhoto does that and is easy to use as I want to use it, not as Apple wants me to use it.

I have found no upgrade to Photos. I presume that it is updated with later versions of macOS, but I really don't want to go there right now. Does anyone know how to update Photos without the full OS update?
 


Ric Ford

MacInTouch
I have found no upgrade to Photos. I presume that it is updated with later versions of macOS, but I really don't want to go there right now. Does anyone know how to update Photos without the full OS update?
I think Apple Photos is dependent on new code in updated macOS versions, making it unlikely that you could run it on older OS X versions it wasn't designed for.
 


I think Apple Photos is dependent on new code in updated macOS versions, making it unlikely that you could run it on older OS X versions it wasn't designed for.
That is pretty much what I expected.

This is one reason I am getting more perturbed with Apple. They introduce a product (iPhoto, in this case), you build a whole set of documents and procedures around the product, and then they not only stop supporting the product but they also prevent you from using it in subsequent releases of the OS. If Apple had just introduced Photos and left iPhoto to work as it had, fine. But to take away the 'ease of use' of sharing with others is just not acceptable.

Apple is not making itself easy to use (or love).
 


That is pretty much what I expected. This is one reason I am getting more perturbed with Apple. They introduce a product (iPhoto, in this case), you build a whole set of documents and procedures around the product, and then they not only stop supporting the product but they also prevent you from using it in subsequent releases of the OS. If Apple had just introduced Photos and left iPhoto to work as it had, fine. But to take away the 'ease of use' of sharing with others is just not acceptable.
Since Photos is now part of the system, one must upgrade the system to upgrade Photos.

If one had kept up with the iPhoto and systemupdates, they would have had the opportunity to upgrade to iPhoto 9.6.1, which still works with Mojave. It is 64-bit so might work with the 10.15 system that will follow Mojave.

I still use iPhoto 9.6.1 with Mojave but find Photos V 4.0 to have much more powerful image editing capabilities.
 
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Since Photos is now part of the system, one must upgrade the system to upgrade Photos. If one had kept up with the iPhoto and systemupdates, they would have had the opportunity to upgrade to iPhoto 9.6.1, which still works with Mojave. It is 64-bit so might work with the 10.15 system that will follow Mojave. I still use iPhoto 9.6.1 with Mojave but find Photos V 4.0 to have much more powerful image editing capabilities.
Glad to know that iPhoto works (sort of) with later versions of the OS. I do have iPhoto 9.6.1, as I (finally) found it under my purchased software, not under upgrades.

I say 'sort of' works, because, as I noted, it doesn't find shared photos in iCloud shared photos. I haven't tried sharing yet from iPhoto but hope that works as expected. As for shared photos, I can see them in Photos and, if I like, can pull them into iPhoto.
 


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