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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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Importing Finder Folders to Albums in Photos app

I organize all of my photos into folders. I have years of photos organized properly by year_date_event_name. I would like to import the folders directly into the Photos app as Albums named as the ...
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Unable to join Photo Stream on OS X 10.8.5

I received an email invitation to join a Photo Stream. When I clicked on the "Join this Photo Stream" link on my MacBook Pro, I was taken to a page with the following message: Photo Stream ...
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Photos app - moving pictures and re-associating

I have been organizing years of photos and photo albums into Apple's new Photos app. I recently picked up a new SSD to just handle my photo collection. I moved all of the photos to that drive. Now the ...
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How to duplicate-check between iPhoto Library and Photos Library *and* move non-duplicates from iPhoto -> Photos?

I'm working on merging a 11000+ image iPhoto Library with a Photos Library - with the purpose of pushing it to iCloud Photos. I'm not exactly sure how to proceed. I know that my friend has new images ...
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OS X Mavericks: Update from iPhoto 9.4.3 to iPhoto 9.5.1 when unable to do so via Mac App Store

am using an OS X Mavericks iPhoto 9.4.3 and trying to install iPhoto 9.5.1 - but when I load up iPhoto 9.4.3, it states that I should update to iPhoto 9.5.1 - I click "Go to Software Update", am ...
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Looking for a grandma-safe way to create two-fold greeting cards

My Mom (+ 70) longs for the day when her Windows Paint Shop program would walk her through creating a 2-fold 8 1/2 x 11 card. She could assemble the card one page at a time and not think about what ...
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Importing a shared photo stream into iPhoto creates duplicate photos

I have a shared photo stream in iCloud with a couple thousand pictures. (This is not My Photo Stream, but a stream I created separately.) About half the pictures were shared by me and the other half ...
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Photos are suddenly duplicated between iPhoto and Aperture; any methods to de-dupe?

I have a library for iPhoto and a separate library for Aperture. A random sampling of hundreds of events (ex: "Jun 22, 2014") which consists of thousands of photos are suddenly appearing in ...
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in iPhoto, how to locate photos NOT in a particular photo stream?

I've noticed that if I add the same photo to a photo stream more than once, iPhoto is apparently not smart enough to recognize that it's a duplicate, and instead goes ahead and adds the photo a second ...
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Why is iPhoto for iOS is “updating photo library” so slowly every time I open it?

Every time I open iPhoto on the iPad, I get an "updating photo library" dialog that sometimes takes minutes to process. I often get it again after editing and sharing a photo within the app. I ...
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Transferring iPhoto movies into iMovie

I have transferred iPhoto movies into iMovie by first copying them to a folder on desktop, trimming them and then importing into iMovie. Now, however, if I move that newly created folder of movies on ...
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Remove photo from iPhoto slideshow

I have created an iPhoto slideshow and posted it to iCloud with public access. I now want to remove a photo. I went back to the slideshow source list in iPhoto and when I click on the slideshow ...
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transferring photo modifications to iPhoto

When I transfer photos taken and edited on the iphone (iPhone 6, iOS 8.1.1) to iPhoto (9.6) on my mac (OS X 10.10.1), only the original picute is transferred but not the modifications. Is there a ...
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Transferring iPhoto to iCloud drive

I have been running out of hard drive space on my older MacBook Air. I decided to free up the 91gb of space that is my iPhoto. (I believe) I moved iPhoto in relatively easy fashion. I drug it from ...
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iPhoto pics can't be accessed

I have iPhoto 2011 on Mac Book pro. I have an iPhone 4. at some point my photos got synched from my MacBook pro to my phone. When I saw this, I deleted my phone pics. Now I cannot access any ...
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My iPhoto Library has lost its index. Files are invisible, but still taking up space. Is there any way to retrieve them?

Okay--I've seen questions similar to this one, but not identical. So please hang in there while I try to explain this problem: Yesterday, I upgraded iPhoto to version 9.6. It seemed to be doing ...
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How do disable light-speed slideshow of photos when importing into iPhoto from iOS device?

When importing photos from an iOS device into iPhoto (v9.6 if it matters), iPhoto displays each picture in its window one picture at a time (each for a fraction of a second), like a nervous ...
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iPhoto create an album for every event

I recently purchased a new iMac and imported my entire photo collection into iPhoto (about 40000 photos). These were organized as folder YYMMDD - Event Name, about 1000 folders in total. iPhoto ...
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Application bundle installation problem on Mavericks!

I own a Macbook Pro in May, 2011 and got two DVD with it. One for installing OS X and another for Application Install. I'm currently running OS X Mavericks and now I want to install applications that ...
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How can I change the default behaviour when selecting images from iPhoto form another application?

I use iPhoto to store all my photos. If I'm in another application or using a browser based app and want to upload or select an image, I select Media > Photos from the sidebar in the Open/Select ...
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Iphone 5S camera roll keeps 'restoring'

My iphone 5S camera roll keeps saying 'restoring' at the bottom. I've tried reboots, hard reset, removing photos, removing icloud, and restoring the phone from a backup. I've checked all my icloud ...
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There was a problem connecting to the Server

Whenever iPhoto or iMovie are running I get this message I did recently add some photos directly from my NAS to iPhoto, does this mean I can now only use iPhoto when I'm on my home network? Surely ...
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Is there a way to export images with Faces you have tagged in iPhoto?

My iPhoto library is getting insanely large and my iMac is getting quite slow. I would like to start a new library with only 5 star photos(about 2500) yet retain the Faces tags. Is this possible?
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Mysterious OpenCL error and black screen / garbage when editing a photo in iPhoto

Recently—I'm not sure exactly when—iPhoto 9.5.1 started behaving very strangely on my Mac. Browsing through events, albums and photos seems to work fine. However, when I click on the Edit icon to ...
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Smart Folder not picking up images in subfolders

Until recently I used this excellent tip, to create a (smart) folder on my mac showing all the screenshots that I have taken with my iPhone (via the iPhoto directory system and photostream). This was ...
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Remove some photos (or videos) from iPhoto without deleting from Flickr

I have a very large iPhoto library with photos and videos shared to Flickr using the built-in iPhoto/Flickr integration. I've run into problems with the size of my iPhoto library (>100GB) so I'm ...
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Open picture currently displayed in Screen Saver?

TL;DR In iTunes, you can press Command-L (Controls/Go to Current Song) to see what is playing. Is there a similar function to Go To Current Photo (in iPhoto) when I see a picture in the screen ...
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“Picture Calendar” themed iPhoto calendar six-photo layout orientation

I am trying to make a calendar in iPhoto '09 (8.1.2) in OS X 10.8.5, using the Picture Calendar theme, and it has decided to give December a vertical (sometimes called "portrait" by the unwashed) ...
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Sync problem between iPhoto and Dropbox?

Deleted Event or picture is not getting deleting from Dropbox . My iPhoto is Sync with dropbox and all my files are up o iPhoto are in dropbox . When I delete an Event or picture in my iPhoto library ...
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iPhoto hates uppsala. Can't change the name of a collection

I feel like I am taking crazy pills, but I have the following problem on iPhoto '09. I have a collection with pictures I took in Uppsala. I noticed that the collection was called Uppsal, so I tried to ...
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Mac App Store downloading apps again and again

I recently upgraded to Mavericks. I updated all the Apple Apps like Aperture, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Voice-Update, Xcode 5. And they updated gracefully. But whenever I am starting my Mac from a ...
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Delete all pictures in an album from library in Aperture

I have created smart albums, the content of which I have exported to new libraries. I now wish to delete the pictures in these albums from the Aperture library. Is there a way to delete all pictures ...
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Is there a way to see what activity iPhoto is doing with Flickr?

.Is there any way to see what activity is going on in iPhoto behind the scenes? Below is what I am seeing on OS X 10.8/iPhoto 11 (the arrows are spinning.) I'm guessing iPhoto is updating Flickr or ...
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Downloading Google+ photos into iPhoto

I have a bunch of photos uploaded to Google+ from an Android phone. I'd like to import them into iPhoto on my Mac, which is where I store my photos. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Scripting iphoto for face detection?

A coworker just asked me if I could help him script iPhoto, but I'm totally inexperienced with iPhoto and with scripting apps. He has thousands of photos and he needs to filter out those that do not ...
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iPhoto library gone - instead I see the AlbumData.xml file

My iPhoto library has gone. When I start iPhoto, it ask for a new library. I use iPhoto '11 (version 9.2) and my iPhoto Library folder was packaged. Instead of the package, I now have a folder called ...
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how to integrate social media (Facebook, Flickr, Instagram) in my photo workflow?

I currently use Picasa on OSX to sort and edit my photos. Then I upload to Facebook, Flickr, and Tumblr. I tag people on Facebook and Flickr separately; and I add locations separately; I add dates. ...
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Why is the time incorrect on my iPhone videos?

When I import my photos and videos into iPhoto, the videos usually have the wrong timestamp, possibly two hours after the actual time. I.e., if I take a video alongside a photo, the photo displays ...
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OSX changing backgrounds- iphoto folder doesn't update

I have the background image on my OSX desktop set to change every x minutes- it chooses a random image within a specific iPhoto album. However, when I remove photos from that iPhoto album, the ...
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Assign a keyboard shortcut to “Add a face…” action in iPhoto?

Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to the "Add a face..." action in iPhoto? Preferably one that can be used outside of the Info view, so you can move quickly from viewing a photo to editing ...
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Enabling “Copy items to the iPhoto Library” in iPhoto

I've been using iPhoto for some time but I had disabled Copy items to the iPhoto Library option at the beginning. Now I decided to let iPhoto manage all my pictures. I enabled Copy items to the ...
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Failure in Sharing iPhoto pictures

I couldn't share photo on facebook via iphoto (version1.0.1) using the new ipad. A non-stop loop between iphoto and facebook despite that I downloaded and installed many times the iphoto and the main ...
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Troubleshooting for flash or iLife related beachballs or system hangs?

My wife and I share her iMac, using two separate user accounts. My account is used almost exclusively for browsing the web. My wife's account hosts a large iTunes library, our iPhoto libraries ...
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Show photo dates when reviewing faces

Is it possible to see the date of a photo when I'm confirming additional faces in iPhoto? It's nearly impossible for me to tell my kids apart in some of their photos, but since they were born three ...
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Why did time machine not backup all my iPhoto pictures, how can I know when my backups are incomplete?

My iPhoto library recently became corrupted to the point iPhoto wouldn't load and none of the repair options would fix it (those that come up if you are pressing option+command when you launch ...
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Rotated Photos in iPhoto dont sync rotated to iOS

I imported some pictures from a Nikon camera and then rotated them in iPhoto. I then used iTunes to sync those photos to iOS. They did not sync with the new rotated position. Any ideas on why not?
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iPhoto '08 doesn't play video when double-clicked

When I import videos from my iPhone into iPhoto '08, I can't play the video inside of iPhoto. The iPhoto Help says to double-click a video to play it, but that doesn't work. As a workaround, I select ...
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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 ...
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All of my photos from iPhoto have disappeared!

I come back home and go to iPhotos to print out a picture and there is nothing there except a big blank screen and in the top corner it says "Which photo library do you want iPhoto to use? To open, ...