I got Mac OS X 10.10.3 and the new Photos app and none of my pictures from iPhoto appear in Reunion 9?

Mac OS X version 10.10.3 (released April 8 2015) includes Apple's new Photos app, which is a spiffier version of iPhoto.

Unfortunately, the Photos app breaks the link between Reunion and iPhoto. Put another way, Reunion can't find your pictures because the Photos app has renamed your iPhoto library and thus broken the links to the pictures.

The new Photos app creates a new "Photos Library" (inside your user/Pictures folder). It does not delete your existing iPhoto Library (which is good). However, it renames the extension of your iPhoto library and thus, essentially, it has changed the library and Reunion can't find it.

To fix the problem, here's what you need to do...

  1. First and foremost: It's important to keep your iPhoto Library! I.e., do not trash your iPhoto Library after the Photos app gets installed with Mac OS X 10.10.3.
  2. Quit Reunion 9 and Quit iPhoto if it is running.
  3. In the Finder, locate your iPhoto Library file. It's probably in the User/Pictures folder.
  4. Single-click the iPhoto Library file and choose File > Get Info. Reveal the "Name & Extension" box if necessary and you'll notice that the "Name & Extension" box will say...
    iPhoto Library.migratedphotolibrary
    That name means that the new Photos app has renamed your old iPhoto library, and that's why Reunion 9 can't find your pictures in iPhoto.
  5. Depending on the age of your iPhoto library, you'll need to do one of two things...

    1. Change the extension to photolibrary, so that the "Name & Extension" box would say...
      iPhoto Library.photolibrary


    2. Remove the extension, so that the iPhoto Library is simply named iPhoto Library.

    We can't say for sure which one of these two approaches will work, because it depends on the version of iPhoto you were using and the date your iPhoto Library was created. So try one approach, and close the Get Info window. Then open Reunion 9 and see if your pictures return. If they don't, then try the other approach.

Note: If you had upgraded to Reunion 11 (or Reunion 10) prior to getting the Mac OS X 10.10.3 update, then this problem wouldn't have happened. However, once you have upgraded to Mac OS X 10.10.3, then subsequently upgrading to the latest version of Reunion will not solve the problem. Put another way, do not buy the Reunion 11 upgrade hoping to solve the problem of missing pictures after you experience the problem.