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iPhoto was a digital photograph manipulation software application developed by Apple Inc. It was included with every Macintosh personal computer from 2002 to 2015, when it was replaced with Apple's Photos application. Originally sold as part of the iLife suite of digital media management applications, iPhoto can import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos.

iPhoto aimed to replace the photo shoebox, allowing users to organise, view and share their digital photos with friends and family at home and over the web. Photos could be organised into "albums" by the user, for easy referencing. The program had some basic editing capabilities including red eye reduction, brightness and contrast adjustments, cropping, resizing, and conversion to black and white. It could also present an "album" of pictures as a slideshow, adding selected music and transitional effects.

iPhoto provided the following services:

  • Professional prints of photos by Kodak
  • Hardcover books; 29.95 USD for ten pages
  • Integration with .Mac (later iCloud: web publishing

The services were available in the United States, Japan, and a few European countries.

iPhoto 4.0 had the following capabilities:

  • Support for up to 25,000 photos
  • Rendezvous photo sharing; allows Macintosh users to view photos on other computers on their LAN with no set up
  • Photo rating by stars
  • Smart Albums; similar to iTunes smart playlists, creates an album based on criteria such as date taken, rating, etc.
  • Supports most digital cameras with no drivers required
  • Editing capabilities (listed above)
  • Slideshows; music from iTunes can be played in slideshows; four transitions including the famous "cube" transition
  • Screensaver maker for .Mac members; can be published to iDisk for other Mac OS X users to set as screensaver
  • Back up photo libraries to CD or DVD

iPhoto came installed on all new Apple computers and could also be purchased with the iLife suite from Apple's online store.


On June 27, 2014, Apple announced that they would cease development of iPhoto and work on a transition to their new Photos app. On February 5, 2015 Apple included a preview of Photos with a 10.10.3 beta.

On April 8, 2015, Apple released OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite), which included the new Photos app. iPhoto and its professional counterpart Aperture were discontinued and removed from the Mac App Store .


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