3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 2:12 PM by mende1
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

I finally managed to reinstall iMovie and iPhoto into the Snow Leopard side of my hard drive (I have partitioned it into Snow Leopard and

Mountain Lion). I want to use the last versions of both that are still compatible with Snow Leopard, but I don't want to download any updates that will take me into Mountain Lion territory.The iMovie version that I have downloaded is 8.0.4 (807), and the iPhoto version is 81 (415).  What versions are only compatible with Mountain Lion?

iDVD 7.1.1 (1150)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (90,805 points)

    You have iLife '09. iLife '11 also works with Snow Leopard, but if you install it and use Software Update to update iMovie and iPhoto, you will see that they won't be updated to iPhoto 9.4.2 and iMovie 9.0.8.


    These versions require OS X Lion or Mountain Lion, so they won't work under Snow Leopard. However, your Mac won't allow you to install those updates

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)



    If I understand you correctly, I can get the most advanced versions of iMovie and iPhoto in iLife 11. Furthermore, there is no danger of updating to the point that they will no longer be compatible with Snow Leopard. If I had known that before,I could have saved myself a great deal of trouble, and I could have done it long ago.  Well, live and learn.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (90,805 points)

    You can install iLife '11 without any problem, and Snow Leopard won't allow you to install a non-supported version. However, you can continue using iLife '09