I have a Mac that cannot be upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave because of the graphics card. While I am happy to exist on High Sierra for now, I would like to upgrade to the latest version of the Photos.app to take advantage of any improvements there might be.

Would this work or did they lock it into requiring Mojave?

In the past, you could run mixed versions of iPhoto and other OSX/macOS applications on various macOS builds. Unfortunately, once a new version of macOS is released nowadays I gather you can't even run Chess.app or Calculator.app without matching the OS version!


  • did you try it ? – Ruskes Nov 29 '18 at 20:53
  • No, I don't have a Mojave-capable machine that I'm ready to upgrade to get the executable ... so was curious if anyone had the experience before I go through the hassle :-) – bjb Nov 29 '18 at 23:46
  • Certainly not out of the box. Apart from the prohibitory symbol overlaying the application icon, there are frameworks missing (and most likely different). First one mentioned, when trying to launch the binary: "PhotosImagingFoundation.framework" – Redarm Nov 30 '18 at 0:16

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