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What is Photos Library.photoslibrary_prepare?

I noticed earlier today that I was using a lot more hard drive space than I expected, so I went looking for large folders. Under the Pictures library in my home folder, I see a file called Photos ...
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Can I delete images from Pictures folder? Are they redundant?

I have several gigabyte of images/photos in my Pictures folder on my Mac. I also have the Photos Library and iPhotos Library bundles. I believe all my images/photos would have been imported into the ...
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Iphoto uploaded my pics by itself?

I plugged my iPhone into my uncles MacBook and pressed trust on my phone. When I looked at iphotos, all of my pictures were on there even though I never synced them?! I have some private things on ...
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How do I migrate my photographs FROM Photos back to iPhoto?

I only recently figured out how to open iPhoto again (I hate Photos!) However, is there any way to migrate my newer photos uploaded to Photos (when I thought I had no other choice) to iPhoto? (When I ...
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Importing from iPhoto to Photos - Missing Metadata

I'm importing some photos from iPhoto into Photos, but it appears that most of the metadata isn't transferring. The process is to select File -> Import in Photos, select Photos at the bottom of the ...
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Make Time Machine-like backups of Photos onto external drive

I don't need to backup my whole disk but I want to backup my Photos once a month. From what I've read, Time Machine seems to work amazingly well so I was hoping for a similar solution for Photos. I ...
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How to quit iPhoto in the middle of importing photos

I plugged my iPhone into my Mac and it started importing photos from iPhone. It's been two days and I need to shut down my Mac. How do I stop importing the photos?
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Recreate iPhoto library package from contents

Yesterday I needed to copy an iPhoto library through the CLI. I forgot a slash and accidentally copied the contents of the library package instead of the whole package. Is there anyway to recreate ...
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Photos Having Trouble Accessing Files

I have a fairly large Photos library (35,000+ photos, 75+ GB), which was originally converted from an iPhoto library that I've been maintaining for many years. Many of the older photos are ...
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Is it safe to backup only the Photos.app library, and not the older iPhotos?

Question: Is it safe to take a backup of just the newer Photos.app library, or may it have some crazy dependencies into the older iPhotos library? Background: On my 479 GB HDD, 348 GB is used by ...
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How do I remove or delete a photo from an album, but not from the library?

How do I remove or delete a photo from an album on iPhoto, but not from the library? When I hit "delete", it asks "do you want to remove this photo from your album?", I answer "yes" but the photo ...
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How do I backup and external hard drive (iPhoto Library) to another external hard drive?

My iPhoto Library is on an external hard drive. I want to copy it to another hard drive as a back up. It looks like Time Machine only backups the internal hard drive and selected externals. I don't ...
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Delete picture from photos view, keep in albums

I don't have any Apple products, so sorry if this is an stupid question - I'm an assistant and have been tasked with solving this for my boss. When you open the photos app, you have two options at the ...
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How can I safely backup and remove Photos from MacBook (El Capitan)?

Sub question: Can this be done without a great deal of manual nonsense? I have over 100GB of Photos / Videos in my library after a couple years of imports from my iPhone. While I know that most of ...
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How to extract all the photos used in my calendar projects in Photos app

Each year, I created a calendar project (in iPhoto, then Photos). I would like to be able to create an album of all the photos used in those calendars. I guess they must be stored in one way or ...
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Where does Photos.app store the iPhone videos I've imported?

I use my iPhone to take photos and video, then import them onto my Macbook using the new Photos app. Now I'm trying to find the original videos so I can put them on an external hard drive for a ...
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How do I copy my Mac library / iTunes / iPhoto to my Transcend Jet Drive

I just got myself the Transcend Jet Drive to upgrade my MBP 13" retina with another 128 GB. Read a lot of reviews on that, still can't seem to understand how it actually works. I am not a tech geek ...
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photo storage on iCloud?

OSX El Capitan -- I need to clean out my startup disk. I tried uploading all 11,000 items in my iPhoto to iCloud but I can't because I need more storage there. Which makes more sense, paying for ...
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Why can't I download photos from iCloud onto my computer?

My iPhone has 4,000 photos on it. iCloud is only backing up some of those even though i have plenty of space. I would like to put all of those photos on my computer so that I can print and use them ...
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Sync iMac deleted from “Photos” app with iPhone - Sync Delete

I'm trying to have the images I took on my iPhone be deleted from when I delete them in the "Photos" app or the "iPhotos" app, which still handles some files. How do I Auto Download all ...
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How to find third-party photo extensions

I want to find if there is any iphoto extension can share photos on google photos. Therefore I check https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT205245 it says Use the Mac App Store to find and install ...
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How to increase speed between changing photos in Photos/iPhoto?

I am trying to view through the photos, but the process is painfully slow. How do you increase the speed of transition or remove the transition altogether so that when you press arrow keys or do ...
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Macbook Pro using all the bandwidth

My Macbook Pro is using all my bandwidth and making my entire network unstable. I thought this could be the iCloud Photo Library, so I paused for a day, didn't change anything, turned off iPhoto ...
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How can i place photo albums into my family folder so i can see them on apple tv 4gen?

I want to see all my photos on the apple tv photos app. I have 30,000 saved in iCloud and they are in about 1000 different folders. As far as I can see, you can't save folders within a folder in the ...
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Need help converting back to iPhoto from Photo in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

Need help converting back to iPhoto from Photo in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 - has anyone accomplished this? I have seen videos of people doing with with earlier versions, but my iPhoto in Applications has ...
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Migrating multiple iPhoto libraries to Photos

I've put off upgrading to El-Capitan because doing so will kill off iPhoto; I've been using it since it came out more than 10 years ago. I'd like to migrate to the new Photos app but am not sure how ...
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Reversing Photos consolidate

You can import photos into Photos without copying them into the Photos library. You can then use Consolidate to copy them into the library at a later date. Is there any way to do the opposite? Move ...
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How can I find the pictures I uploaded from an iphone on Mac?

I uploaded all my photos on my photo album to my Mac. My Mac is OS X 10.9.5, I've searched under images, folders, photos, and I cannot find the entire album yet when I type image onto the spotlight ...
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iPhoto to Photos issue

I just took my computer into the Mac store and had it upgraded to El Capitan. I had iPhoto on my old version, I believe it was Lion. Before I took my computer in, I backed my computer up to a Seagate ...
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Combine photos from multiple people's iPhones into a single location?

My wife and I have different iCloud accounts. We would like to have the photos from all our iPhones (I have 2) to be combined in a single location. Is there any way to do this? I had thought we could ...
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Photos - Preview works, but corrupt on import

I'm trying to import photos from a canon 7d camera. One the camera, the photos are fine, in photos in the import preview the photos are fine, but when I import they get corrupted. I've tried multiple ...
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iPhoto update not available

iPhoto won't open on my computer, insisting I need to update before using it, but when I click "check for updates" it informs me that there are no updates in the Australian store!! Very frustrating, ...
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Update unavailable with this Apple ID?

I recently updated to OS X 10.11, El Capitan. After the update one iPhoto (Version 9.6.1, Released Mar 20, 2015) update from the App Store is not getting installed. It shows: Update unavailable ...
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How do I confirm storage usage in Photo/iPhoto and iCloud backup?

When I view more info on my Photos library it us using 229GB. The iPhoto Library is 207GB. When I check iCloud photos & videos usage there is 188GB. I have completed a full iCloud photos ...
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Iphoto quit unexpectedly and now won't open

I have Iphoto '11 9.4.2 and OS X 10.8.5 Twice iPhoto opened then quit unexpectedly. I clicked reopen to rebuild which it did twice but now all I get is the menu bar and iPhoto doesn't open. I ...
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How do I copy all photos from Photos App to an external drive?

After searching here, I'm still confused about how the Photos App library works. I'd like to copy (or simply move) all of my photos (10k+) from the Photos app to an external drive, so that I can then ...
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Why is it that iPhoto nor image capture recognize that I have images or videos in my iphone?

I have an iPhone 6s which I am trying to get the images and videos from to my computer. Usually I used to get them through iPhoto or Image Capture. However, now neither of the apps recognize that my ...
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iphoto and iphone

I transferred my photos from the iphone to my mac. questions: 1. How do I copy, transfer or delete more than 1 at the same time?to a new carpet, album or usb? 2. Once in my mac computer i need to ...
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How much overhead (%) space requires migrating a iPhoto library to a Photo library?

After migrating an iPhoto Library to a Photos App Library, they see actually share space by using hardlinks. So even the Finder says each folder use some amount of space, they are actually sharing it. ...
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Stopped sync of photo's with iTunes, iPhone still claims little storage is used due to sync

I recently stopped the synchronisation of photo's with iTunes on my iPhone. My iPhone removed all photo's it was still showing thanks to this synchronisation, but it still claims some storage is used ...
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El Capitan and old iPhoto backup

Migration from time machine back up. OS of old and new El Capitan) What will happen with all my photos in iPhoto of the back up? Will they be transferred with migration, or should I first install ...
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Migration from Time Machine backup to new MacBook

My MacBook that backed up to Time Machine was stolen. El Capitan was installed. On the new MacBook I first had to upgrade from Yosemite to El Capitan. Then I started migration. It was nearly ...
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Uploading photos from Macbook Pro to Facebook after El Capitan upgrade

I updated to El Capitan after hearing warnings to back up my photo files first. I did back them up, and the file is right where it was before, with all the photos in it. The problem is that I can't ...
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iPhoto Migrated library [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air 128 Gb and its always short on hard disk! Since Photos app came out, I started using it. I did the initial migration of iPhoto to Photos app (don't know which settings i chose). ...
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Notification when like own photo shared album

When i post a photo in my shared album and i like that photo nothing happens. Nobody in that group gets an notification or someting.. But someone else can like the photo and than works the ...
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Reconnecting System Photos Library to iCloud Photo Library

I need assistance reconnecting my Photo Library back to iCloud Photo Library. My Photos Library is currently set to be my System Photo Library and it lives on an external HD. It had been connected to ...
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Limit iCloud Photo Library space usage on iPhone

Is there anyway limiting the amount of space iCloud Photo Library uses? It seems to use as much space as is available on my iPhone l I really like having the HQ pics on my Mac and I like how it's ...
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Canon SLR photos not uploading from iPhoto to Photo Stream

I uploaded photos from my Canon SLR camera to my iPhoto library last night at 7pm and it is the next day (3pm) and my photos have yet to show up in my Photo Stream album. I have taken pictures with ...
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Does iPhoto hang on to images when Optimise Mac Storage setting is used in Photos.app?

Situation: I've migrated from using iPhoto to Photos.app on the Mac. I am using iCloud Photo Library I have both a MacBook and an iPhone connected to the iCloud Photo Library Both devices have the ...
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If I turn off Photo stream will I lose photos?

I have an Apple laptop, iPhone 7 and older iPad. I synced their photos via iCloud but I don't like photo stream because if you delete a photo on one device you delete from all. And I've already lost ...