Remember the discussion about Photos vs iPhoto, and Aperture? I was at the time fairly unimpressed with Photos, but I persisted, and I’ve spent vast sums on extensions and apps to make the Photos experience more appealing for me, and in some ways that was successful.
I tried to reinstall iPhoto from the App store at one point and it told me that iPhoto was not compatible with the OS I was running (it may have been El Cap, I can’t remember). So I gave up for a bit. Then, for whatever reason, I dragged out my old iLife DVD and installed it from there. I was surprised, given that the version is older than the one in the app store. Anyway, the install was quick and painless. Imagine my amazement when I was then able to update it to the latest version via the app store (this is in the purchased tab, I’m aware its no longer available for new users)
I’m not planning to update the OS beyond Sierra at this stage and I am currently importing photos from my external drive where they are all backed up to, outside the Photos Library. I’ve found that I am really appreciating the old way of creating events (and being able to do so from a mass batch of photos from several years) and I remember this was one of the beefs that @Oldmacs had at the time of the introduction of Photos. I confess to feeling a degree of relief, now that I have it back.
I’ve not yet made the leap to deleting my Photos library but I think I probably will, once I’ve completed my imports.
Curious about anyone else making this decision also? Or is everyone plugging on with the latest and maybe not so greatest?