Apple's photo manager and editor. This tag may refer to both the iOS app, present since iOS v1.0; or OS X, where it is the successor to iPhoto and Aperture and was introduced in 2015.

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Managed Photos Library - Can I use app to delete originals from hard drive?

I use Apple Photo to kickstart my workflow of reviewing and tagging photos. I do "manually manage" my pictures (i.e., what some call the "referenced option) vs. copying them to the Photos library ...
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Live Photos Metadata

I've been trying to transition from Apple Photos to a plain folder tree (and then use dropbox). For this to be useful, one needs a good naming scheme. I did a bit of googling and using Hazel seems ...
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How can I search for photos with no keywords in Photos.app

I would like to have a smart folder in Photos that contains only images that don't have any keywords yet. I can do a search for photos that have particular keywords, or don't have particular keywords, ...
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Geotagging with Photos or other app

I've got ~100GB of photos that I've imported into Photos. Photos stayed in place because they are in date related subfolders. I would stay with original sorting as it is more usable with other photo ...
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How do I convert my Photos library to actual files and folders with no quality loss?

I spent a lot of time organizing my iPhoto Library with Events. Now, my events have been converted to "Folders" in the new Apple Photos system. I moved them up a level (making them Albums), and I've ...
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Share menu options disabled in Photos

Using Photos 1.5 on OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, all options in the share contextual menu are disabled. However, other applications that use the Share Menu, for example, Safari, work fine. In the ...
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iOS and OS X Photos.app - duplicate photos

when adding new photos to my OS X Photos.app and afterwards sync my iPhone with my Mac I see every photo I just added twice on the iPhone: One synced via iTunes and the other one via Photostream. Once ...
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How do I restore an Album that Apple Photos deleted by itself?

I use Apple Photos, with iCloud Photo Library, and I created an album, but after a while I noticed that the album disappeared. I never deleted it. The album is called "Nexus vs iPhone", and it no ...
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Can Aperture open/view/edit a Photos library?

I'm currently using Aperture for all my photos, but I'm considering migrating to Photos to get better support for Burst photos and other such features. Once I've migrated, will I still be able to ...
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iPhone not deleting pictures that have been deleted at iCloud.com

My iCloud storage was getting full so I went to iCloud.com and deleted some pictures to bring it way under the storage limit. I restarted my iPhone but the pictures haven't been deleted and I'm ...
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With Automator from Android phone via Dropbox to Photos.app

For people who don’t have an iPhone, it seems useful to use cloud storage apps on their smartphone that automatically upload new photos taken with its camera, e.g. Dropbox. A Mac running the ...
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Photos.app not downloading image contents

Photos.app has been working fine for me since its release, but more recently, photos taken on my iPhone and added to my Photo Stream were not appearing. An empty rectangle would show up for each new ...
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Can I remove `Aperture Library.migratedaplibrary`?

I'm running into disk-space issues and decided to see if I could remove some files. The biggest directory I have is: 177G ~/Pictures/Aperture Library.migratedaplibrary I have migrated to the ...
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Move some images from managed into referenced library (opposite of colsolidate) wit Photos.app

I am using Photos.app under El Capitan and would like to move most of my images out of the photo library, i.e. convert them from managed to referenced. Under Aperture, I have the Relocate command to ...
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Moving photos from one Photos library into another

We have two Photo libraries (one for my wife and one for me, different user accounts on one Mac, El Capitan). Now I would like to move most photos and videos from her Photos library into my Photos ...
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Adding photos to iPhone programmatically without iTunes

I'd like to know how to add photos to an iOS device without iTunes nor any "iPhone explorer" programs. I have the image files, and I have the iPhone "mounted" on a Linux machine, which means I have ...
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Software to find duplicate videos that have been resized

I have duplicate videos in my Photos library, but the videos have been resized so they are not detected by normal duplicate file finding software. Does anyone know if any software for OSX that will ...
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None of my services show up in Apple Photos; fix?

I've got tons of services; none show up when I select an item in Photos. I created a service via Automater to Get Selected Photos Items, Export Media Items, Open Finder Items using the default ...
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How do I copy (or move) and then delete my photos from Photo app?

I am trying to copy (or permanently move) and then permanently delete the original photos of mine from Photos app in OSX EL Captain. But I cannot copy them at all. It keep showing me the following ...
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Photos.app won't recognize my camera nor my SD card anymore

I have a Sony Handycam (HDR-Pj240) I have always used in pair with my iMac and the Photos app. Starting from 2 days ago, when I plug the camera in my iMac using the USB cable, OS X recognizes the ...
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OS X Photos app won't show videos on iPhone 5s

I want to transfer videos from my iPhone 5s to my Macbook Pro but for some reason only photos are showed in the Photos app on my MacBook. Note: my Macbook is running El Capitan 10.11.1.
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How can I create a Live Photo on my Mac and put it on my iPhone via iCloud Library?

I suppose this is a two-part question, really. How do I create a Live Photo on my Mac, given I already have jpg and mov files (both in 9:16 aspect ratio)? How can I transfer that Live Photo to my ...
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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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Export frame to Pictures…where?

In Photos app, while playing a movie, if you select the gear in player controller appear a menu list. Selecting "Export frame to Pictures" (or something like that) Photos should save the frame... ...
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How to organize Photos by shooting, not importing, dates?

Photos seems to store photos in a location such as: ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/2016/01/21/20160122-185709/ The dates in these paths are the dates of importing, not the date a ...
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Network, moving large folder : Photo Library

I want to move my Photo Library through my Synology NAS, I know I'm gonna lose the iCloud Syncing (which is very annoying...) but anyway. Every time I trying to move the Photo Library (quite heavy, ...
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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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Show Picture in Photos App

I have a referenced Photos Library (pictures are not copied to the Library File) and sometimes I am browsing my Finder structure and want to view a file (that has already been imported to Photos) in ...
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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 can I prevent Photos.app from being launched on OS X?

I am trying to find a way to either delete Photos.app (or any other built-in for that matter) or stop it from ever launching (until I decide otherwise). By the way, I have disabled the auto-launch ...
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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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Can the Photos app automatically import new photos from iPhone when connected through USB?

Is it possible to have new photos from my iPhone automatically get imported into Photos in El Capitan when the iPhone is connected through the USB cable? Without having to push the "Import all new" ...
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How can I remove Photos.app from Mac OSX El Capitan? [duplicate]

Appzapper doesn't work Appcleaner doesn't work The typical Terminal Command i use doesn't work Is the only way to doe this by disable SIP (System Integrity Protection)?
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How do I sort by newest photos in Photo?

How to sort photos by newest and not by oldest. I have looked for help and can't find it. The sort pull down is greyed out.
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Photos.app doesn't play audio from videos recorded by Olympus camera

Apple's Photo.app has no problem playing the audio from some videos (for example, videos recorded by an iPhone). But it does not play the audio from videos created by an Olympus SZ-31MR digital ...
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How to Transfer slo-mo video from one mac to other in photos.app with slow motion edits options?

I have a slo-mo video imported from iPhone to my photos app. Now I need to transfer this from photos of my mac to other mac's photo. I tried by exporting my video as a file in finder and later ...
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Can I speed up iCloud photo sync between iPhone and Macbook?

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 9.1 and a Macbook Pro running Yosemite. Both devices are set up to sync photos to and from iCloud. When I take a photo on the iPhone (for further processing on the ...
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How to move my Photos library to internal drive to use iCloud Optimize space feature

I recently finally imported my photo library into Photos from iPhoto. I have my library stored on an external drive since my internal 256gb has been full for awhile. Now that it's in Photos, I went ...
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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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Sharing photos.app library across multiple machines

I have three machines: A Mac Pro, a Macbook Pro and a Macbook Air. I created the library on my MBP and all photos are stored on the file server on my network which all machines can access. Copying ...
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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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Can I assign my named faces in **Photos** to contacts?

I want use faces which determined in Photos app and I named them. Specially I have contacts with the same names. I want link these and prefer do it automatically. Is there any way do this? EDIT : I ...
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Album Names in Photos app

I moved from iPhoto to Photos, and now I can't see the albums arranged by name in the sidebar. All that organizing is gone! Is there a view where I can still see my list of albums?
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I got purple border on my Photos app window

I got a purple warning border of some sort on my OS X Photos app. It was described in this Apple Support community thread and got a solution. The problem was caused by ...
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Move album from a library to another

I've put all my pictures into one Photos Library, then made albums with photos by year. For example, album 2010 contains all my pictures related to year 2010, it could be photos taken in 2010 or ...
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How do I remove people suggestions from Photos?

When I tag a face in Photos I see two suggestions for the same person (one with just firstname lastname and the other with firstname middlename lastname, the preferred name of the person). I would ...
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Problem sharing via email in Photos app on Mac

As of yesterday, I can't send a photo from Photos app on my Mac via email (through the 'share' feature). I've been sharing this way all week and now, nothing. No message, it just doesn't do anything. ...
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How does one change the KEEP SORTED BY in Yosemite's Photos?

I just migrated to Yosemite and everything changed - most of it for the worse. Suddenly Photos sorts by Date Added. Under View there is Keep Sorted By Date Added, but it's grayed out and I can find no ...
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Connected iPhone no longer showing in Mac Photos app

When I connect my iPhone to a MacBook Pro it does no longer show up in the sidebar of the Mac Photos app. This e.g. prevents me from importing photos from the iPhone. Can this be due to some changed ...
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Duplicate photo libraries

I have a question about duplicate photo libraries that seems the opposite of a previously asked question. In my case, after converting iPhoto library to Photos library, the computer at one point asked ...