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  • 15. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
    Also, open the App Store application and scroll to the bottom of the screen. Then read the FAQs, the first one is all you need to read:

    *Can I use app from the Mac App Store on more than one computer?*
    Apps from the Mac App Store may be used on any Macs that you own or control for your personal use.

    That all sounds very clear to me, no indication of limited use to one individual, or any limits at all.
  • 16. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,670 points)
    Can I use app from the Mac App Store on more than one computer?
    Apps from the Mac App Store may be used on any Macs that you own or control for *your personal use*.


    Seems clear to me - for your (singular) personal (not community or family or anything else) use - you can use it on any computer - no one can legally

    LN

    Message was edited by: LarryHN
  • 17. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
    It is the computers that are "for personal use" not the software.

    i.e. "any Macs that you own or control for your personal use".
  • 18. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
    And what about all the other items I posted?
    Including the Apple Terms of Use:

    You may download and use an application from the Mac App Store (“Mac App Store Product”) for personal, noncommercial use on any Apple-branded products running Mac OS X that you own or control (“Mac Product”).

    I'm not entering into the discussion any more, it has been made very clear that there are not limits to the use of Apps bought from the App Store. No where does it state anywhere in the Terms of Use that you can use one copy at a time.
  • 19. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)
    It certainly looks like Apple has changed their policy for applications from the App store. Good to know.
  • 20. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Crazy Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Well thanks for entering into the debate. It's now perfectly, 100% clear that other members of my family might be able to, probably but perhaps not, use the apps we buy on all of our computers.
  • 21. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)
    FWIW this morning I came across this online article by Ted Landau, Understanding Mac App Store App Restrictions.

    This is an excerpt form the article:


    +*Receipt-checking: non-MAS vs. MAS versions of apps*+

    +Assuming you have a choice, there are reasons to prefer the non-MAS version of an app as compared to its MAS twin. The main one is that you can freely copy non-MAS apps to any other computer with no restrictions — especially so for freeware. For the most part, they will immediately and successfully launch, just as they do on the originating computer.+

    +With MAS apps, you will likely run into various copy-protection problems — even with freeware. Most notably, after copying an MAS app to a different computer via the Finder, it likely won’t launch. It will typically either trigger a message asking for your Apple ID/password or simply refuse to launch with no alert given.Receipt-checking: non-MAS vs. MAS versions of apps+

    +Assuming you have a choice, there are reasons to prefer the non-MAS version of an app as compared to its MAS twin. The main one is that you can freely copy non-MAS apps to any other computer with no restrictions — especially so for freeware. For the most part, they will immediately and successfully launch, just as they do on the originating computer.+

    +With MAS apps, you will likely run into various copy-protection problems — even with freeware. Most notably, after copying an MAS app to a different computer via the Finder, it likely won’t launch. It will typically either trigger a message asking for your Apple ID/password or simply refuse to launch with no alert given.+




    It doesn't change what we think the new rules are just clarifies them a bit.
  • 22. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Kristen2125 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi TD,
    wondering if you can help me with a specific issue I had with the iphoto '11 app. I went to mac app from my app icon on my desktop. Clicked on iphoto'11 and it says it's already installed. INSTALLED is the option next to the app. I don't have it on my laptop. And I can't seem to re-install. So I'm stuck with the old version of iphoto and can't figure out a way to install the iphoto 2011. Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    Kristen
  • 23. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 points)
    Plenty of threads on this issue on the forum right now. Try rename iPhoto.app in the Applications folder. Change it to something like iPhotoold or somesuch. Then try again.

    As always, before updating anything, *back up first*

    Regards

    TD
  • 24. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    bediddleby Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    iPhoto is 716mb and I have a wee-tiny internet connection (yes, I suffer from bandwidth-envy). Once I have it downloaded on one Mac, does anyone know if I can copy / install it on my other household Mac(s) without re-downloading that big honkin' beast again? Can I just copy the app from Mac 1 to Mac 2?
  • 25. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 points)
    Not with iPhoto 11 to the best of my knowledge. But you could try it...

    Regards

    TD
  • 26. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    bediddleby Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    It appears to have worked. I renamed the old iPhoto.app and copied the new one (1gb installed) via a flash drive. It ran fine on the new computer.
  • 27. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    jcxroads Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have iPhoto installed on my home mac, but I want to install it on my recently formated mobile mac & it's not showing up on my "purchased" area. Where the "buy" (price) normally sits, it says "accept", but when I do it tells me to go to my "purchased" area.

     

    Now what? Any ideas?

  • 28. Re: iPhoto '11 on multiple Macs
    Miky60 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What about those who ordered a Mac online from the Apple Store and paid extra to have iLife preinstalled before delivery?  After I recently transferred all files to a new Mac, iPhoto and iMovie didn't work, although a red badge over the App Store icon in the dock indicated I had updates available.  And in the App Store, after logging in to my account, nothing about iPhoto or iMovie shows under "purchases".

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