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    MacOS: seeking a successor to iPhoto

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    Hi folks!

    I'm on a Core i5 iMac running MacOS 10.12 Sierra. I want to upgrade to Mojave.

    I am still using iPhoto (v. 9.6.1), because I regard Photos (from Apple or Google) as iPhoto Lite. Apple abandoned iPhoto a few years ago and in the process they stopped serving my needs. I regard Photos as a smartphone/tablet photo appliance.

    I store metadata in my iPhoto library as both prose captions and abbreviated labels in Events titles (I was improvising hashtag-like strings as titles long before the term "hashtag" was in use in social media).

    I'm looking for something...
    *- with iPhoto 9's power and metadata capabilities that will run on MacOS Mojave
    *- with an iPhoto-like image cataloguing system that allows for easy search for items
    *- that can import iPhoto's database and metadata without loosing/mangling it
    *- that can store the photo database on an external hard drive if necessary
    *- can allow images to be posted to social media directly, especially Twitter and Instagram
    *- that can allow for a paragraph of two to be stored in "comments" metadata so I can write a prose caption for a photo or group of photos
    *- that can download photos from smartphones and tablets (both iOS and Android), D-SLRs and point-and-shoots, just like iPhoto
    *- that can do some light retouching within the app like iPhoto, or hand-off editing of a photo to an external editor like Photoshop

    I have about 60,000 photos in my iPhoto library. Everything from family photos, to photos of work projects, to community events, to civic volunteer work bees. I need to find a way to preserve all these photos and info and be able to do what I do with iPhoto on MacOS Mojave without having to worry about iPhoto breaking. I plan to clean install Mojave if/when I find something that will work.

    I've been looking at Photoshop Elements, but I'm not sure. I use Adobe Creative Cloud that is paid for by a business office I do part-time work for, but I regard Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC as a convoluted workflow with a lot of unnecessary features and procedures that are too distracting.

    Are there any Mojave-ready photo cataloguing and minor-retouching apps out there to succeed iPhoto?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I'll be following this thread with interest as I completely agree with you regarding iPhoto vs Photos. I wish I had never upgraded!


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    So far, I received a suggestion on another forum (non-Tom Bihn) to check out this article:

    https://www.lifewire.com/photo-manag...erture-2259813
    Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMan View Post
    So far, I received a suggestion on another forum (non-Tom Bihn) to check out this article:

    https://www.lifewire.com/photo-manag...erture-2259813
    Thank you! That's very helpful. I had to laugh at the last one, because my father has been a Graphic Converter fan since the 90s.

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