iPhoto for Mac to Require Unreleased OS X 10.7.4?


Earlier today, Apple announced iPhoto for iPad.

On its iPhoto for iPad webpage, Apple includes an ad for iPhoto for the Mac. Oddly, as seen in the picture above, the system requirements listed for iPhoto for Mac includes the as-yet unreleased OS X 10.7.4. It could be a simple typo, or it could be a hint that a new version of OS X is forthcoming.

Thanks Arnold!



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97 months ago
iPhoto iOS is really different from iPhoto OS X, maybe there will be a new version that is released after 10.7.4?
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97 months ago

The system requirements are probably for a new version of iPhoto that has not been released. iLife 2012?


I think we'll see a new iPhoto around the 10.8 release that includes a lot of the features from iPhoto iOS.
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97 months ago
Well they just released an update to iPhoto through Software Update that seems to work fine on 10.7.3. Adds the ability to remove photos from your Photostream FYI.
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97 months ago
They changed it:

iPhoto for Mac works with any Mac running OS X v10.6.8 or later.
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97 months ago
The system requirements are probably for a new version of iPhoto that has not been released. iLife 2012?
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97 months ago

Remember that Apple released 10.6.4 without releasing any seeds. It only differed from 10.6.3 by App Store if I remember correctly.

Wrong. 10.6.4 fixed (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4150) a long list of bugs. 10.6.6 came with the MAS (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4459).
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97 months ago

They changed it:

iPhoto for Mac works with any Mac running OS X v10.6.8 or later.


Actually, iPhoto for Mac, or iPhoto '11, is part of iLife '11, and the Apple specs for iLife '11 specify OS X v10.6.3 or later. Of course, it definitely will run on v10.6.8 or later.


The new iPhoto 11' includes Journals.

From Apple's website :

http://www.apple.com/apps/iphoto/




Show off your photo journals right on your iPad or iPhone. Or publish them as beautiful web pages that you can share with family and friends using iCloud.

I don't think iPhoto 11 ( the real version ) has been released yet. I think there's going to be a desktop version that replaces iWeb.

I did a test one here (https://www.icloud.com/journal/#p=03&t=CAEQARoQIqxP778dx6HS5h65m4Oczg==&f=/82J93X7T25~com~apple~mobileiphoto/Public/F52B55F5-4416-44F1-BDD3-09BD8BAC737C.jb/index.json)
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97 months ago

I think we'll see a new iPhoto around the 10.8 release that includes a lot of the features from iPhoto iOS.


I think around ML release we'll see a new version of iPhoto that will:

- support creating and editing journals on the Mac
- Have the look and feel of iOS iPhoto
- Have the brushes and colors from iOS iPhoto
- Have Apple's map data instead of Google Maps (may be another reason for the delay if it's not ready yet)
- Have the 'show multiple similar photos' feature.
- Hopefully sync directly with iOS iPhoto
- Be built for 10.8 but support 10.7.4 minimum.


It might be optimistic to expect it to arrive with 10.8, but sometime in the latter half of this year, and definitely not before 10.8 is released.

At the very least, they need to update iPhoto for Mac to support the new "beam" feature for transferring photos (+ their lossless edits) to/from iPhoto iOS, and doing that requires that iPhoto for Mac support in its core editing stack all of the manipulations now in the iOS version. And if they need to support those features under the covers, they might as well also design interface elements to let you use them. So, a new iPhoto for Mac that offers something closer to feature parity with the new iOS version seems inevitable.

It's basically the same situation as exists with the iWork suite on iOS versus OS X: you can see where they're headed, especially now with the Mountain Lion demos of seamless sharing between the two through iCloud document storage, but they're not there yet. Mountain Lion is clearly the target point for bringing support for iCloud on OS X and iWorks for Mac into sync with the iOS counterparts.
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97 months ago

Yeah, it'll be helpful to edit these on a Mac.



Hot girl is hot.


The Journal feature is 80% what we had with MobileMe gallery. I was disappointed they canned that feature so I'm glad to see something that resembles it.


I agree that is one thing that I was worried about recreating all my mobileMe galleries. The things that are not good so far are no easy way to share page. Yes you can send the link, but it was much easier to say just go to gallery.me.com/"userid" and then your publicly shared galleries would be. It also allowed you to let users upload photos. Great for event sharing were there are multiple photographers. Also there does not seem to be a way to block downloading of the photos. This also brings up another point. Gallery allowed downloading a whole group of photos as a zip file.
It will be much better when the transition is complete and all this stuff works better. They could have easily used galleries for sync, and this new album feature of iphoto. One of the things I am going to miss the most is being able to subscribe to others public galleries and have their photos show up in my iPhoto. Very useful for family picture sharing.
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97 months ago

My bad. I should have said it will.


Yeah, it'll be helpful to edit these on a Mac.

I hope they'll add Journals to iPhoto on the Mac soon. So easy to use, and really professionally looking!

A Quick Test (https://www.icloud.com/journal/#p=04&t=CAEQARoQE3EJlYdd2KWXBEJg0yZuPg==&f=/82J93X7T25~com~apple~mobileiphoto/Public/16BD473F-31EE-4E4C-8F72-32804233482C.jb/index.json)


Hot girl is hot.


The Journal feature is 80% what we had with MobileMe gallery. I was disappointed they canned that feature so I'm glad to see something that resembles it.
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