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How do I force iPhoto to download new photos in my Photo Stream?

I'm listing some items for sale online, and have taken a bunch of pictures with my iPhone. About half-way through the process, iPhoto '11 stopped downloading new photos into its local Photo Stream. ...
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problem emtying iphoto trash after photo installed

I have upgraded to photo, but kept my old iPhoto images. There are plenty of them and now space is an issue so I want to delete some. I have successfully moved them to the external hard drive and have ...
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Photos: Search all photos captured by a particular device (iPhone 5s)

Is there any way in the new Photos app to search for all images taken from a particular device? I want to export all my iPhone images out of Photos app. Currently my library has images imported from ...
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Retrieving files from a Time Machine backup on another computer

My MacBook Air was stolen recently and I need to retrieve the iMovie and iPhoto libraries from a previous backup of the MacBook (done a few months ago) which sit on the external hard drive connected ...
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What are my options for storing iPhoto libraries on an external wireless drive?

My wife and I both have Macbook Airs with relatively small internal HDs. The biggest space hog for both of us is our iPhoto libraries. What are my options for storing our libraries on an external, ...
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A problem with using the iphoto library upgrader tool

I'm running OSX 10.9.4, and IPhoto 9.5.1. I have an old iphoto library (pre 7.0) on a time-machined backup external drive and wanted to access the photos on it. I tried to 'Switch' to it in IPhoto, ...
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iPhoto - find all photos that look like this photo?

All, is there a way in iPhoto to find all the photos that look like a given photo? I suppose I could use Face, but it's actually not for a face, so that's a bit strange. For example, I'd like to tag ...
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iCloud made my photo low-quality!

I want you guys to help me about this.. I was turn on my iCloud Photo Library for a while. I chose " Download and keep original " and they uploaded all of my photo and this is the problem... They ...
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iPhotos disaster

I apparently had too many (3600) photos on my SD card to upload them via Image Capture so I used iPhoto. Upload went well but iPhoto erased my SD card. I want to use to those photos outside of iPhoto ...
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Deleting photos off an iPhone after import

I imported around 4000 pictures to my iPhoto around a year ago but I kept them on my iPhone and now I want to delete them. Is there a way to delete them besides doing it by hand?
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How to delete all photos from the iOS 7 camera roll WITHOUT importing them?

I have 4000 photos in the camera roll I don't want import them into my MacBook's iPhoto or nowhere, so simple want delete them directly in the iPhone (iOS 7). selecting them one-by-one (you sure agree)...
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How can I reliably move photos from an iPhone and iPad to a Mac without losses or duplicates?

I have a MacBook, an iPhone, and an iPad all using the same iCloud account to sync photos, among other things. There are photos on the iPhone in its Camera Roll, Photo Stream, the iPhoto app, and ...
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Why does iphoto say “Image Cannot Be Edited. This photo or container may be read only”?

Not sure what's going on here. I just imported some photos from my iphone that I took about an hour ago. I have it set to automatically import via iCloud so they were of course already on my Mac ...
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How to access photos on disk image from “Photos”

With the iPhotos app on my Mac Mini I was able to access a specially created disk image for all my photos. I have upgraded to Yosemite and now iPhotos reports it is no longer valid and I must use ...
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OSX Photos never created a .migratedphotolibrary from my iPhoto-library

First time I launched Photos in Yosemite it imported everything from my iphoto.photolibrary and made a new Photos-library (photos1.photoslibrary). Now, much later, I opened the same old iPhoto library ...
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synchronize Photo with iPhone

I recently reset my iPhone and I'm trying to synchronize my photo gallery to the iphone. Everything works fine when I try to import the photo from iphone but, it seems only the photo taken until last ...
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Photos stopped uploading to iCloud. What can I do?

After updating to OS X 10.10.3, I opened Photos.app and imported my iPhoto library. Around ~3,000 photos were uploaded to iCloud, but the upload process stopped before the remaining 7,200 photos were ...
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My macbook pro (2011) updated to OS X 10.10.5 and Photo was installed. Most of my older Photo events are missing

When Photo app opened, it did show up a "iPhoto events" tab, but most of my latest photos were missing. Tried the following: 1. I checked the Apple support communities and found that this was a ...
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Add video to camera roll without using iPhoto?

I have a bunch of video recorded and stored in Dropbox from another iOS device, I'd like to move this onto a new iOS device. So far, the only way I can see of adding these videos to my Camera Roll is ...
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How to convert all photos in iPhoto library to no bigger than 1920x1920 resolution?

My wife has a MASSIVE iPhoto library -- thousands of snapshots of her cat and food and flowers, vacation photos, and so on, all taken at the highest resolution on her digital camera (up to 12 ...
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How to backup photos app on Mac?

I used to use iPhoto but then Apple scrapped it and introduced Photos app. Earlier to backup my library I would copy the iphoto library to external hard disk, but after this new introduction I have ...
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Failed upgrade to iPhoto 10.10.3 and Photos

I have 2 iPhoto libraries. Only the small one converted OK to iPhoto 10.10.3 so is accessible in Yosemite. When trying to convert/upgrade my large iPhoto library to 10.10.3 it failed/froze at 99% on ...
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After Mountain Lion reinstall, iPhoto and other apps won't work [closed]

I had to reinstall Mountain Lion from the disk utility because my macbook pro would not boot. After the reinstall, iPhoto and several of my apps will not start. What can I do?
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How to get iMovie, iPhoto & garage band back after rebuilding system?

My hard drive malfunctioned and I had to have it replaced with a new one and reboot my Mac. Now iPhoto, iMovie and garage band have all disappeared and are no longer on my Mac. Is there any way to get ...
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How to automatically back up and archive my photo library?

I have a Macbook Air. I love it, but the hard drive is too small to fit my entire photo library. At this point the hard-drive is full and I need to find a way to move the files to a back-up location. ...
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How to retrieve deleted photos (duplicate) from iphone?

Recently i have imported my pics from iPhone in iPhoto and it asked me for deleting duplicate pics and i chose yes. But the problem is it has deleted some pics which i wanted but according to iPhoto ...
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Can I delete photo files from Mac desktop after import to Photo?

I'm using Yosemite's Photos app (switching from iPhoto). I had a bunch of image files (about 200) on my desktop which I imported with the new Photos app. I want to clean up my desktop, as all the ...
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Does turning off 'sync from iPhoto' remove my photos?

If I've downloaded my photos onto iPhoto and turn off 'sync from iPhoto' on iTunes, will I loose any photos on iPhoto?
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Unable to run/upgrade iPhoto after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I just downloaded OS X Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. When I try to open my IPhotos I get a message telling me the version on my computer is not compatible with OS X Yosemite and to download a new ...
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iPhoto library was deleted, had me create a new library. Went into Finder & don't have the “Masters” folder. Where are my original photos?

I did a little research, & I found numerous websites directing me to go to iPhoto on Finder, right click, & click on "Show Package Contents". When I click on it, I am directed to a folder that ...
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Prevent Photos, iTunes, etc. opening when new device is connected [duplicate]

Sometimes it is necessary to use my mac to install apps being developed on to other people's iOS devices, meaning that it frequently has new iOS devices plugged in. Whenever I plug in a new device 2 ...
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Where in the file system are iPhoto pictures located?

I have a friend who's hard drive died on their Mac Mini. I have removed the hard drive and placed it in external drive enclosure. I have a trick that may give me 5-10 good minutes with the drive ...
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How can I take photos off my iPhone automatically?

I shoot a lot of photos and videos so my iPhone fills up often. The way I deal with it now is a time-wasting chore. I connect my phone to my computer. Dropbox automatically sucks my photos & ...
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Import photos from external disk into iCloud Photo Library via MacBook Air with not enough HD space

I have 60 GB of photos on an external hard disk. I also have a MacBook Air with an empty iPhoto app. The MacBook has 15 gigs left of HD space. Can I import these photos directly into the iCloud Photo ...
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Burst images will not upload when sharing to iCloud via iPhoto

I took burst photos with my iPhone 6. Plugged into iMac, iPhoto opens, I pull all the images off my phone and into a new iPhoto event, they are no longer on my phone. Now I want to share them using ...
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How to send existing photos to photo stream?

I just enabled iCloud on my iPad. I've also downloaded iPhoto on my Mac to sync my photos on the iPad. The problem is that I can only get pictures that I downloaded after I enabled iCloud on my iPad. ...
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Can someone help me quit iPhoto on my Mac?

So I opened iPhoto to upload some photos. Then mid-download it stopped working. Now I can't shut down my computer or quit the iPhoto app!! Can anyone help me?
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Error in importing videos

iPhoto in my Mac mini pops an error, upon trying to import video from the camera: /Users/Pat/Pictures/iPhotoLibrary.photolibrary/Import/Masters/Roll 1/EK000003.AVI Can’t import the videos ...
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With New Photos app on Mac, how do I manage photos on my iPhone?

I have 2 iMacs at office and at home; an iPhone, and an iPad. I recently installed the new Photos app on both iMacs. In both cases, I'm using iCloud Photo Library. So - any new photos I take on my ...
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Moving Files From iCloud to Windows 7

When I log in to iCloud, select 48 pictures, and press download, only 4 get downloaded. I also tried to sync the PC with my iPhone. Only the last 30 pictures are on the iPhone. I want to move the ...
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iPhoto app deleted but the photos are still showing in Media files

I have deleted the iPhoto app, because I no longer use it. However, the photos (all 2000 of them) are still accessible when I try to insert media on Pages or Evernote or Keynote. I want to permanently ...
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Photos preview thumbnails missing on import from android camera

When I connect my android camera to my MacBook and go to the Photos import screen all thumbnails from my photos are missing.. There's a placeholder displayed instead. Probably something to do with ...
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Duplicate Photo library for Photos & iPhoto

Just came across this, seems as Photos created a duplicate of the iPhoto database instead of just using that one. Now I'm stuck here with two 50+ GB libraries, eating up space on my HDD. I think ...
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Ordering prints from iPhoto and having them shipped to a different country?

As far as I can tell, it's not possible to order prints through iPhoto, and have the prints shipped to a different country than the one you chose when you setup your print account. In the account ...
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Finding photos on OS X 10.10.4

Ever since I updated my MacBook to OS X 10.10.4 a lot of my current uploaded photos from 2015 (iPhoto) can not be found? Am I able to get these back?
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How do I see the queue of untagged faces in the new Mac Photos App?

In the old iPhoto, I could go to a screen to see a queue of faces that hadn't been tagged, with tag suggestions. In the new Photos App, whilst I can tag photos, I can't find the bit where I get the ...
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GarageBand, iPhoto re-install?

I had to have my 2011 MacBook Pro wiped out and re-installed because of malware. I noticed that my previous package--iMovie, GarageBand, and iPhoto--is not longer installed. I checked online forums ...
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Restore Photos/Videos Back to iPhone Camera Roll

If you connect the iPhone to Windows, it comes up in the Computer as a digital camera and lets you Copy/Move photos/videos easily from there, you don’t need to use Photos on the Mac. If, after ...
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OS X Yosemite Photos App: Is there a way to collapse collections/moments under single cover photo?

In the old iPhoto, you could browse Events (now broken up into Collections and Moments) with each event represented by a single cover photo. You would then double-click on the Event to see its photos. ...
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How to share large size images from Photos app via Mail

It used to be possible to email photos from iPhoto in several meaningful sizes: full size, large, medium, small. Those sizes still exist ostensibly, but when selecting "large," the size is nearly ...