Switch from iPhoto

It’s been several years since Apple officially declared iPhoto a dead app and replaced it with Photos—macOS Catalina can’t even run it. Still, you might be one of the last holdouts or you might have old iPhoto libraries sitting around with no way to access them anymore. I understand—photo libraries may be the most precious troves of data on our computers, and the prospect of moving them to a new app can be daunting.

The truth is, Photos is really just an expanded and updated version of iPhoto with a new name. A few organizational features have been lost, the interface is more refined, deep connections to iCloud and Apple’s machine-learning technology have been added, and the app feels faster. Photos can import your iPhoto ...

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