9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 7:31 PM by Blackbelly
Blackbelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Anyone know how to get into iPhoto itself after it has become just another one of the Aperture Libraries. I need to get there to make a calendar, but when I click on my iPhoto program it will not let me in. It says I have to use the Aperture Library, and no calendars are available via Aperture.

  • 1. Re: Anyone know how
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    Do you have the most recent version of iPhoto?  The most recent versions of iPhoto and Aperture share an identical Library file format.  Any Library created in either -- or updated to run in either -- should open in either.

  • 2. Re: Anyone know how
    Blackbelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Kirby, I have the most recent versions of both and the Library formats are the same. That is why there no longer is any option at the bottom of the iPhoto library (inside Aperture) for making calendars. Do you know how I can get to it to make an iPhoto calendar? I have all my iPhoto pictures but they are inside the Aperture format, thus no calendar option in Aperture.

  • 3. Re: Anyone know how
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    Close Aperture and open your Library in iPhoto.

  • 4. Re: Anyone know how
    Blackbelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No luck, Kirby. Even after closing Apt. I still get the message:  "IPhoto is unable to open this library. You have opened this photo library with a newer version of iPhoto. Please quit and use the latest version of iPhoto."

  • 5. Re: Anyone know how
    Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4 (3,485 points)

    I know you said you have the latest version of iPhoto, but could you please tell us the exact version of iPhoto you are using? It should be 9.4.2 as of the date of this post. (You can find the version while running iPhoto by selecting the menu item iPhoto->About iPhoto. Or in the Applications folder in the Finder, right click on iPhoto and choose Get Info. The version number should be listed there.)

  • 6. Re: Anyone know how
    Blackbelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thomas, I cannot "run" iPhoto to look at the version so I looked in the Finder and see that it is 9.3.2 even though I downloaded just today version 9.4.2.  I cannot open that because I have an "Alert" saying "the version of iPhoto installed on this Mac must be updated through the Mac App Store. Check the Mac App Store to see if an update is available"  How do I do that? Where is the Mac App Store?

  • 7. Re: Anyone know how
    Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4 (3,485 points)

    If you are running MacOS X Mountain Lion (10.8.x), you can click the Apple Menu and select "Software Update". The Mac App Store app will open to the updates page and you should see the latest iPhoto listed with an Update button to its right.

     

    If you have MacOS X 10.7.x you need to find the application called "App Store" in your Applications folder and run it. (It should also be in your dock unless you removed it.) Click the Updates icon at the top of its window.

  • 8. Re: Anyone know how
    Blackbelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thomas, I went to the App Store and clicked the "install" icon for iPhoto 9.4.2. It's been installing for half an hour without finishing, but I have not been asked for $14.99.  Is this update not free?

    I really doubt that it will do any good because the calendar is available in all the versions if I could only get to it.

    Any more ideas?

  • 9. Re: Anyone know how
    Blackbelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Success! After upgrading to 9.4.2 I am able to get into the iPhoto library and create my calendars. Really strange that 9.3.2 wouldn't allow it.