14 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2013 4:43 PM by Dukone
chuckinator0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an old macbook running 10.6.8.  I want iPhoto version 9 ('11), but all I can find in the app store is version 9.3, which only runs on Lion.  I want iPhoto for Snow Leopard.  I can see no reason why Apple has forsaken Snow Leopard. There is no reason why the App store can't have version 9.0 so both Lion and Snow Leopard users can buy it and update it to suit individual needs.  Does anyone know how to get version 9.0 for Snow Leopard online?

  • 1. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)

    Assume you don't have the original OS X disks that came with the MacBook? Those would have iLife and specifically iPhoto. Otherwise, you could contact Apple support to see if they still stock the original OS X disks for your MacBook. If they have them they'll sell them  for a modest fee.  Or you can buy the appropriate iLife version on Amazon, hardoremac. com, maybe local Apple store, or other vendor. Since the App store doesn't work for you, I'm not aware of another online source. 

  • 2. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    The latest iPhoto version suitable for your imac (you really should update your 10.6 to 10.6.8; either that or update your profile) would then be iPhoto 9.2.3.   This can be purchased from app store (that's where I got mine from).   The other version on offer from app store is the Lion version which will not load on SL.

  • 3. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    chuckinator0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    BGreg,

     

    Thank you for your suggestion. I am looking for iPhoto version 9, which comes in iLife '11. The iLife '11 suite does. It come with snow leopard.

  • 4. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    chuckinator0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Seventy one,

     

    Did you buy iPhoto 9.2.3 in the app store before it was updated to 9.3? I am looking in the app store now, and there are not two separate listings of iPhoto. There is only iPhoto 9.3 for lion.

  • 5. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    Yes I did.   I guess Apple have removed 9.2.3 now that 9.3 is available (for Lion).   You have to remember that Snow Leopard is on the verge of not being supported any more with the imminent arrival of Mountain Lion.   You could try downloading the 10.6.8 combo updater, I suppose.   You can install that safely over the top of your existing OS X.   Then run software update.

  • 6. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    sosot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi chuckinator0, I have your same problem.

    Have you resolved the problem between snow leopard and iPhoto 11?

    If so, how did it?

    Thanks!

  • 7. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    artsfols Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here.  I've been quite happy with iLife 06 and Tiger until things that did work stopped working.  For example, Silverlight no longer works.  iPod Touch does not work either.  I use this miniMac as a multimedia center not a working computer so much.  Anyway, long story, but only now in 2012 am I upgrading to Snow Leopard, because I have to in order to keep things working.  Snow Leopard was very difficult to obtain, and then installation was no treat.  I'm working through a "clean install" and now find I cannot get iPhoto back.  I don't want to install iPhoto 06 on Snow Leopard. I suppose another trip back to the local Apple dealer is in store.  While quite pleased to get my mini-Mac back to full Internet browsing capability, and now my itunes library is also back in operation, this has been a massive chore undertaken mainly just to stand still.  I could understand all this if this was a 10 year old computer, but it's not even 5 years old.

    Apple needs to rethink the backwards compatibility for the new releases of their apps.  How many Snow Leopard users out there cannot purchase iphoto upgrades at this point? 

  • 8. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    Almost all of them, as Apple no longer stocks the DVDs of iLife '09 or '11.

    Amazon Market Place is your best bet.

  • 9. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    artsfols Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks,  After calls to my dealer, the local Apple store, and Apple support (the store switched me there), I was able to determine that none of them stocked iLife '11.  I've since ordered a copy from eBay.  The problem with that is I'm buying through an un-supported channel.  I would have no problem with Apple not stocking past versions of iphoto in the channel IF their current version of iphoto worked with Leopard and Snow Leopard (I won't mention Tiger) of which there are millions still in service.  At the moment I have a large iphoto library (created under Tiger) with no software that can access it since I upgraded to Snow Leopard.

  • 10. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    jackiesparrow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had all the same problems and I guess will have to go back to the Apple Store again... Does Apple review any of these problems and act on them or is it just about making money?

  • 11. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    hast0011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem here with a mac mini

     

    I bought snow leopard as upgrade to leopard and now I cant get iPhoto. Even more annoying my Iphoto version has pop ups telling me there is an update available.

     

    However it´s not possible to download since it's supposed to run on Lion.

     

     

    My computer is 4 years old now which I think is not too old. Even Google makes Chrome Browser running on it smoothly.

     

    Anyone from Apple reading this???

  • 12. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)

     

    Anyone from Apple reading this???

     

    These are user-to-user discussions that Apple doesn't participate in. If you want to leave Apple input on iPhoto, go here.

  • 13. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    artsfols Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just a follow-up.  I did purchase iLife '09 on eBay and it works smoothly. A few hiccups. I mistakenly did an "upgrade install" of OS X, twice.  "Upgrade installs" take a long, long time to do, and in the end, just don't work.  It turned out that the utilities menu that I needed to access in order to reformat and do a "clean install' was pushed right off the screen where I could not see it, due to a faulty video driver matchup on the install disk.  The result was that I wasn't sure what kind of install I was doing. 

    So, now I have a mini-Mac that works just like it used to, but really with no perceptible advantage to what I had before, just a few bucks lighter, and many hours of effort.  The good news is that my older mini-Mac (read the Apple fine print carefully on which Intel processors do and don't work) will run Snow Leopard, albeit a little slower than Tiger.  Hopefully, Apple technology and the various software upgrades required to browse the Internet will stay compatible with Snow Leopard for a while yet.  But the Apple mini-Mac takes the cake for the poorest backward compatibility I've run across since I began with computers in the late 1960s.

  • 14. Re: Need iPhoto 9.0 for Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    Dukone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to say that I am in the same boat. Stressful nightmare trying to upgrade to snow leopard only to get home and find out there is no iphoto.  Are you freaking kidding.  Apple has become the 'bully nerd' that liked whipping your *** back in D&D back in middle school.  The two trips to the 'Genius Bar' were a depressing joke, although I did manage the second time to restore partial functionality.  The fact that they sent me home the first time to do a 'clean' install on my mac book pro is ridiculous.  I had no business trying to do this and now after all that, I find out Apple wants more blood.  Come on, man.  The gluttony is obscene.