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Unnamed faces in my oven

Iphoto is putting a high number of unnamed faces in pictures of food in my oven. It's not happening in other pictures, at least I can't see another pattern. Why is this happening and how can I ...
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Disable iPhoto auto launch when connecting an iPhone or iPad [duplicate]

iPhoto starts launching when iPhone is connected even though it never used to before Yosemite. Steps described in: On connecting device - iTunes or iPhotos must not open does not work in Yosemite. ...
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How can I prevent iPhoto from opening everytime I plug my iPad/iPhone?

How can I prevent iPhoto/Photos/Image Capture from launching everytime I plug in my iPad/iPhone?
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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 ...
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How do I view my iCloud Photo Stream online?

I set up iCloud when I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone and was excited about Photo Stream. I logged into icloud.com and found there are no photos. What gives? I was hoping that this would end the need to ...
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Why am I having this problem importing photos from iPhone to iPhoto?

I'm getting the error Error downloading image. iPhoto cannot import your photos because there was a problem downloading an image. when I "Import All..." from my iPhone. Trying to import individual ...
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OS X - How do I remove photos from my iPhone using the Photos app after import?

OS: OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) Machine: Macbook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) iPhone: 5s on 8.2 (12D508) So I import all photos/videos off of my iPhone to Photos on a daily basis after upgrading from iPhoto ...
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What is the best way to consolidate two iPhoto libraries into one library?

On the family's iMac my wife and daughter have separate user accounts, each with their own iPhoto library. My wife has asked me to consolidate both libraries into a single library for convenience. ...
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Dimensions as criteria for iPhoto smart album?

In iPhoto '11 (latest version, on Mac OS Lion), can I make a smart album for all photos of a certain size (e.g. 960x640)? Can I make a smart album containing photos of multiple sizes? EDIT I ...
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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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What is the maximum/optimized size of the OSX photos.app library?

I was using aperture with referenced images. The aperture library is about 20gig, the folder containing the referenced images is 200gig. I exported versions of a selection of my pictures (6000) and ...
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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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How can I remove my old iPhoto library after migrating to Photos?

I upgraded to Yosemite and migrated my iPhoto library to the new Photos app. I'm happy with Photos and don't plan to go back to iPhoto. This Apple support article makes it clear that the photos don't ...
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Does migrating to Apple's new Photos app actually double my storage requirements?

I was using Disk Inventory X to visualize my hard drive storage and help me find some extra space. It appears that iPhoto Library takes 52.0 GB and Photos Library takes 49.4 GB. Is this a known ...
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Fastest way to get a photo from iPhone to Mac?

I just want to snap a photo on my phone and work with it on my Mac. Currently I text it to myself (so it comes up in Messages on the desktop)-- quick but hacky. Email is 2nd option (slower). Airdrop ...
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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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What is the best way to deal with a large iPhoto library?

I just migrated from Wndows and imported all my pictures from my external hard drive into iPhoto. I have around 100GB of photos. I wanted to see if this is going to scale or if there is a way I should ...
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Photo Streams from two or more iCloud accounts into same iPhoto library?

I'd like to connect iPhoto on my MBP to my photo stream and my wife's photo stream. We each have our own Apple ID and iCloud account. Can iPhoto connect to multiple iCloud photo streams? Thanks.
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How do I password protect iPhoto '11?

I have some albums in my iPhoto 11, that contain personal photos. I want to password protect particular albums or the iPhoto application itself. Is there any way to password protect iPhoto 11?
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What is the correct way to use an iPhone and iPhoto and PhotoStream?

I'm rather confused about the 'proper' way to use Photo Stream and an iPhone and iPhoto. Here's how I use iPhoto and my iPhone: (This workflow was as far as I can tell the correct way to operate ...
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How to move all iPhoto video files to an external disk or a NAS?

The main harddrive of my MacBook Pro is filling up. So I need to move some files to an external medium. I use iPhoto to import my photos and (HD) videos from my digital camera. I want to keep all my ...
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Is using a Mac mini as an iPhoto server for 2 client laptops a good idea?

We have 200+ gigs of pictures and home videos on both me and my wife's laptops. This is getting unmanageable as well as taking up too much hard drive space on both of our laptops. I am thinking about ...
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How can I upload my whole iPhoto-Library to flickr?

Is there any plugin or other tool that I can use to upload my whole iPhoto Library to flickr? What do I need to do with that tool?
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Just upgraded to Mountain Lion and I have to buy iPhoto again?

I originally was on Leopard. Then I got the free upgrade to Snow Leopard. I bought Lion when it was released and removed it after a few months because it made my machine too slow. I upgraded the ...
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How can I upload high-res photos to Facebook from my iPad

I've bought the New iPad and have been using iPhoto to upload my pictures to Facebook. However, when I view them the quality doesn't look good. When browsed from the desktop Facebook site, the site ...
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How to delete duplicate photos from an iPhoto event?

I did a stupid thing with one Event in iPhoto library. I thought of making a copy of this Event, and I did use the menu duplicate. Instead of creating another copy of event, it did copies of all the ...
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Is it safe to delete ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.iLifeSlideshow/Pictures?

I was just doing a quick audit of the files on my hard drive and noticed that ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.iLifeSlideshow/Pictures is taking up 1.57 GB on my machine! This leads to the following ...
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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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Can I clear my iPhone camera roll without losing any photo?

It seems to me that all photos taken with the iPhone go into: the iPhone Camera Roll the iCloud photo stream iPhoto/Aperture projects (e.g. "Photo stream for Decembre 2014") Can I clear completely ...
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In OS X Lion 10.7.5 can I turn faces off in iPhoto?

Is there a way to bypass the automatic updating of faces in iPhoto (OS X Lion 10.7.5.) My iPhoto is full of "faces" of people it has picked up from the backgrounds of my photos, making it so slow and ...
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Two Photo Streams, one iPhoto library

My wife and I share the same iPhoto library, which exists on a mounted disk image with each of our user accounts pointing to this same shared library. We each have iPhones and I wondered whether our ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for “Straighten” in iPhoto?

If you've used iPhoto for photo retouching, you probably know the Straighten functionality. My question is, are there any keyboard shortcuts for rotating the photo, or is mouse & the slider ...
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how to keep low-res photos handy, while archiving high-res versions?

I have a laptop with a 256Gb SSD that always seems to be full. A lot of my disk space is used by photos (in Aperture and iPhoto). What I really want is to have low-res versions of all my photos on ...
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How can I programatically fill a flash drive with my latest photos from iPhoto?

Suppose I want to fill up a flash drive with the most recent photos in my iPhoto Library. I want to end up with an external drive that has all my photos in a single directory (no nested folders) ...
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How to move from Aperture to iPhoto

What's the best way to import my Aperture library to iPhoto?
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Does iPhoto need to be open in order to download Photo Stream photos?

Apple's official documentation on Photo Stream states: My Photo Stream stores the last 30 days of photos taken with your iOS device or imported from a camera to your Mac or Windows computer, and ...
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What is the best way to automatically create a movie from my iPhoto videos?

When I first started using a Mac almost 6 years ago iMovie had a mode (automovie?) where I could just throw a folder at it and it would create a movie from all the photos and videos. This was a great ...
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Incremental Backup of iPhoto Library

I have an external hard drive, not always connected to my laptop. I don't use it for Time Machine, as it's not big enough, and most of my important documents are on DropBox... Plus I only connect it a ...
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How can an iPhoto Library be shared between users in a way that facilitates backing up to Time Machine?

I'm aware that there has been a similar question that points towards Apple's own guidance on sharing iPhoto Libraries. Apple's solutions aren't compatible with Time Machine - it can't be used to back ...
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What's the easiest way to free up disk space on my iMac with a huge photo library?

This is a hybrid hardware/software question with a few more factors than the typical "freeing disk space" question. I have an older iMac with (I think) about a 250 GB hard drive. It's been running ...
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What is wireless beaming and how do I use it?

In the new version of iPhoto for iOS it has a setting for "Wireless Beaming". I'm not quite sure what this even is. If I can share photos among devices, do they all have to have iPhoto installed? What ...
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Sharing a iPhoto Library between users on the same computer

I tried to share my iPhoto library with putting it into my sharing folder. I changed the permissions, so the other users can use it. Now they can use it, but if they add new photos, i cannot edit ...
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What to do with single-picture events in iPhoto?

I use iPhoto to manage my pictures. I have, therefore, over several years gained quite a set of Events as iPhoto calls them. I also have lots of one-off pictures that people send me that I want to ...
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How to sync iPhone photo albums to iPhoto

I'm using iPhone4 and the latest iOS. I've created albums and categorized my photos into the albums. Question is, how can I then sync the photos WITH the albums into iPhoto?
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How do I get iPhoto's facial recognition to stick?

I worked with iPhoto for a while, tagging photos with faces. Now when I view my own faces, I see "Steven Fisher may be in 8 additional photos." I click Confirm Additional Faces, then click to confirm ...
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How do I import photos from my iPhone when using iPhoto in full screen mode on Lion?

In non-full screen mode your iPhone shows up in the left side bar under the 'Devices' area. In full screen mode there is no left side bar. I tried File -> Import to Library... but there's no iPhone ...
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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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Can I delete my local photo library now that all my photos are on iCloud?

I updated to the new OS X last night and uploaded my 70gigs worth of photos to iCloud. I plan on doing a backup on my raid as well, just to be safe, but am I okay to delete all my photos that are ...
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Automatically delete photo from Photo Stream when deleted in iPhoto or Aperture

After importing photos I quickly delete all the duplicate photos & bad ones. However they all still make their way to my Photo Stream and stay there even after I've pruned the bad photos. Is ...
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Managing pictures and videos between my iPhone and iPad

I take a lot of photos and videos with my iPhone, and like to have most of them on my iPad. However, often, I take and combine videos with iMovie eliminating the need to have 10-20+ videos of whatever ...