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IPhoto version 9.5.

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Sylfromnc Calculating status...
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Nov 7, 2013 8:27 AM

after upgrading to OSX I had to upgrade my IPhoto to version 9.5. Now a new message is showing when I try to open iPhoto.  iPhoto  wants to upgrade my library in order to work with new version.  Should I do this? any risks? Message tells me that my library won't be readable by previous version of Iphoto after upgrade.

thank you!

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to Sylfromnc)

    Yes you do it.


    Like always before any update of anything you make a back up.

  • bewildered01 Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to Sylfromnc)

    I as well am experiencing difficulty after the upgrade. My Iphoto icon is now "grayed out" and displays the error message - "the application is not supported on this type of MAC ".

    I upgrade to Maverick and then upgraded the iphoto to 9.5.

    Previous answers did not result in my accessing Iphoto. Suggestions??

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,090 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to bewildered01)

    Select the grayed out iPhoto application in your Applications folder and type Command + i to bring up it's Info window.  Check the version number there.  What is it?



  • bewildered01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 4:29 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Sorry for the delay - version is 9.5

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 11:23 PM (in response to bewildered01)

    Reinstall it.


    To re-install iPhoto


    1. Put the in the trash (Drag it from your Applications Folder to the trash)


    2. Download it from the App Store to reinstall It's on your Purchases List* there.


    For older versions that have been installed from Disk you'll need these additional steps:


    2a: On 10.5:  Go to HD/Library/Receipts and remove any pkg file there with iPhoto in the name.


    2b: On 10.6: Those receipts may be found as follows:  In the Finder use the Go menu and select Go To Folder. In the resulting window type




    2c: on 10.7 or later they're at




    A Finder Window will open at that location and you can remove the iPhoto pkg files.


    3. Re-install.


    If you purchased an iLife Disk, then iPhoto is on it.


    If iPhoto was installed on your Mac when you go it then it’s on the System Restore disks that came with your Mac. Insert the first one and opt to ‘Install Bundled Applications Only.


    *Sometimes iPhoto is not visible on the Purchases List. it may be hidden. See this article for details on how to unhide it.



    One question often asked: Will I lose my Photos if I reinstall?


    iPhoto the application and the iPhoto Library are two different parts of the iPhoto programme. So, reinstalling the app should not affect the Library. BUT you should always have a back up before doing this kind of work. Always.


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