Part 1: What is iPhoto

First of all, for some people who never approach iPhoto, they may lack certain background of iPhoto application. Never mind. We will fill the gap with a brief introduction to iPhoto. What is iPhoto? iPhoto is developed by Apple company. Its development has been eased since 2014. It hasn't launched a new version for a long time. The multiple tools of importing, organizing, editing, printing and sharing the digital images are available for iPhoto. Though iPhoto is thought as a great way of organizing and editing the digital photos, you will find a lot of photo management tools that are able to work much better than iPhoto to make your photo look more vivid and beautiful. That is alternative to iPhoto and we will talk about it later.


Speaking from the history of iPhoto, we will learn that iPhoto is a discontinued 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.

Part 2: Difference between iPhoto and Photos

What is the difference between iPhoto and Photos? The difference will be analyzed from the following aspects.

1. If you want to browse photos, it is sure that the iPhoto runs more slowly the photos app and it does not work smoothly as the photo app does. The difference becomes more obvious in the case that you have plenty of images to browse.
2. Photo apps have made up the deficiency for iPhoto system in organization. The images can be managed by Mac users as it can be organized on the Apple devices like iPhone or iPad.
3. When the images are browsed on Mac, you can view the date and the location of the images by zooming out. This is similar to Apple devices photos.
4. Photos can be synced between Apple devices and photos app in a direct way. But for iPhoto, you must operate it manually.

Part 3: Best iPhoto Alternative for Windows 10

Since there are so many drawbacks for iPhoto, why not find iPhoto alternative to manage the photos? Here we will list five iPhoto replacemens for your reference.

1. XnView

You can go through the photos by viewing, organizing and converting freely. HTML pages, Powerpoint and contact sheet can be created by users with XnView. Above 500 formats are supported by this iPhoto alternative. It is deserved to have a try. Good operating interface, multiple functions and easy operation are its main features, but it is easy to be prevented by kinds of virus killers.


2. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

This is a professional iPhoto windows alternative. Photo lovers can view the image in original format via this software. Photos can be managed by printing or in the slideshow or in the web galleries. It works great for the original photo and can enhance the photos very well. It can be used more simply compared to Photoshop.


3. Picasa

This is software for photo editing. It has the multiple functions of transferring images, and searching, organizing, editing and sharing images. It works in a rapid way and features automatic sync. Google Photos are available for it. But it does not support GIF format.


4. PhotoScape

This is powerful software for editing photos with multiple functions. Photos can be viewed and edited by users with it. Your images will become very lively as there are a variety of tools available in it. It suits well for the users who are not very professional, it can be operated in a simple way. You can add more tools to it and its interface is appealing to users.


5. FastStone Image Viewer

This is an excellent image viewer with the function of converting and editing. It has a series of features like photo managing and viewing, red eye removing, comparing, adjusting, cutting and emailing. It works fast and is easy-to-use. It offers convenience and nice interface. But the metadata in color management is not supported by this software.


Extension: How to transfer photo from iPhone to Windows 10 via iTransfer

If you are a photo lover and lots of photos are kept in your iPhone. Do you know how to transfer photo from iPhone to Windows 10 for a view? Here we introduce a simple way to complete this task. That is to use Leawo iTransfer.

Leawo iTransfer is a useful tool to transfer multiple files between iOS devices and computer. 12 kinds of files are supported by it, such as photos, music, videos and apps. Thanks to its innovative technology in scanning and transferring, rapid speed and safety can be assured by Leawo iTransfer. You will find it easy to use this reliable software for transferring any file with no data loss. We will teach you the details of transferring the photos from iPhone to computer as below:


Leawo iTransfer 

☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone X, iPhone XR, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

1. Run Leawo iTransfer on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. Your iPhone can be detected automatically and the details of it are shown below the library in the left sidebar.


2. Select "Photos" in the library by clicking it, then check the detailed files in Photos which are shown on the right part of the software window, select the photos you need to transfer by right clicking and choose the option Transfer to > My computer.


3. A pane will pop up once you select the files for transferring, you must make sure " Save to Folder" to be checked and choose the output directory for saving the transferred photos by clicking the button "Change". Finally, click the button "Transfer Now" to begin to transfer the photos you need from iPhone to computer. The transferred photos will be found in the output directory when the transfer is completed.