Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to FallenRed)
Because you're running a version of iPhoto that is 2 versions old and was superseded back in January, 2009. Everyone has to purchase upgrades from one version to another every since iLife 04. Updates within a version, i.e. 8.1 to 8.1.2 are free.
The History of iLife
Version Intro Cost OS IPhoto iWeb iMovie iDVD iTunes Gband iLife 01/03/03 $49 10.1 2 – 3 3 3 – iLife 04 01/06/04 $49 10.2.6 4 – 4 4 4.2 1 iLife 05 01/11/05 $49 10.3.4 5 – HD 5 5 4.71 2 iLife 06 01/10/06 $79 10.4.3 6 1 HD 6 6 6.0.2 3 iLife 08 08/07/07 $79 10.4.9 7.0 2.0 7.0 7.0 – 4.0 iLife 09 01/06/09 $79 10.5.6 8.0 3.0 8.0 7.0.3 – 5.0 iLife 11 10/20/10 $49 10.6.3 9.0 3.02 9.0 7.1 – 6.0
If you want to go the long route you can purchase the iLIfe 11 disc from a 3rd party retailer like Amazon.com: iLife 11 to get iPhoto 9 and then go thru the many updaters available from the Apple Downloads webpage to get to the current 9.4.1. This way you'll also get a copy of iDVD and iWeb which have been discontinued if you don't already have them.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Thank you for the long post, but that was not really my point.
Let me rephrase: why should you need ilife at all to get the photo stream on osx while you don't need it on windows, i just feel that this is not very fair.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to FallenRed)
It's a system requirement. That's how it's coded.
Life isn't fair.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 12:00 AM (in response to FallenRed)
PhotoStream is designed to work with iPhoto and Aperture. Those two applications do not exist for Windows, so Apple had to provide a bare-bones way for Windows users to access their photos.
Many Mac users got iPhoto free with their computer, or if not, it is available very cheaply from the AppStore and provides a much better way to manage photos than Windows users get.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 9:31 AM (in response to FallenRed)
AS Julian pionted out iPhoto is the gateway to iCloud Photo Stream for Macs while PCs use something else. That's the nature of the beast. What are you complaining about having to upgrade to iPhoto 9 and not doing the same for having to upgrade to either Lion or Mt. Lion to run iCloud. Both require purchases for machines running earlier systems.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to Old Toad)
I was merely pointing out an oddity... but i will stop complaining and start singing the glory of the all mighty apple ! I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive a poor blasphemer :)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to FallenRed)
This forum is for helping others who are having problems. If you want to rant then do it directly to Apple via http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphoto.html and not here.