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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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 ...
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Saving photo in Messages to camera roll

I am trying to save a picture onto my camera roll, but when I message or email the picture to myself and try to save (click on the box with an arrow) the only options I get are to copy, print, or save ...
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How to make a Mac forget it ever saw an iOS device?

I need this just to be able to test how the machine responds to the first time a device is plugged in - without needing an unlimited supply of 'new' devices. I connected a 'foreign' iPad [my ...
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I want to delete Photos for OS X and just use lightroom. HOW do I do this?

I get this error every time I insert an sd card from my DSLR. It opened my sons external library, and when unplugged, I guess it is trying to connect to it. I know I could create a new library; but ...
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What are “Items” in OS X Photos?

In my Photos library, there are some mysterious "items" that are not Photos/Videos. What are they? My hunch is that they may be corrupted/unsupported video files, but I couldn't find a way to locate ...
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How do I preview a Live Photo using the keyboard in Photos.app?

The ability to playback Live Photos in Photos.app is a nuisance at best. So far I've only been able to play them by hovering over them with my mouse, either over the 'Live' tag in the bottom left hand ...
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How to import titles and descriptions into Photos.app Mac from Excel list?

I'm using Photos version 1.2 on OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan). The Situation: My uncle scanned hundreds of old family photos and prepared a stunning Excel list with title, year and description of each ...
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How can I see what photo the photos app is currently downloading from iCloud?

I am trying to create a photo book in the new photos app, but it keeps hanging 'downloading photos from iCloud'. I see under preferences, it is downloading '1 item from iCloud', which appears to be ...
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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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How do I remove or disable the Photos app in El Capitan?

When I try to drag Photos.app or certain other bundled system apps to the trash in El Capitan, I get the error “Photos.app” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by OS X. The ...
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How do i import photos from a Lumia phone to El Capitan's Photos app?

I plug my phone into my mac as I would with an iPhone, and indeed Photos says that it can find the device, however it doesn't show any photo thumbnails or give you any options to import the photos. ...
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Why do I still see my manually-deleted photos in Photos in OS X El Capitan

So the question is really simple. I am using Photos app on my mac, without the knickknacks like Photo Stream, iCloud etc. The exact location of photos is the default one: /users/xxx/Pictures/Photos ...
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Would it work using Time Capsule both as Time Machine AND media container?

I currently have a Macbook Pro and Time Capsule 3TB (ac-wifi). The easiest solution for me would be to use the TC for both media storage AND backups via Time Machine. Would this be possible? I am ...
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Photos on Mac OS X - avoid importing photos that were previously imported and subsequently deleted

I want to avoid importing photos that were previously imported and subsequently deleted from my Photos library. My workflow: Import e.g. 10 photos from my camera into Photos in Mac OS X via the ...
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Disable editing of book project in Photos app?

When I have finished editing a book project in the Photos app, I would like to disable further editing. Is there a way to set a read-only flag on books and other projects in the Photos app?
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El Capitan - no photos?

Just tried to access my photos after upgrading to El Capitan - no luck there. Looks like Photos won't load any photos - it starts with an empty window, when trying by clicking library I have the same ...
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Photo App won't open after I downloaded OS X El Capitan V.10.11

Photo App won't open after I downloaded OS X El Capitan V.10.11. Response: "Photos must quit because the photo library has become unavailable or its data is corrupt."
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How do I change geolocation of photos in the Photo app?

The thing is, there is a bunch of photos I've taken that are referred at the wrong location. For example: there is a picture of my dad that was taken at my home in Barueri, Brazil and the Photo app ...
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How to trigger download of thumbnails of icloud photo library to iOS?

After uploading a large number of photos through the web upload of iCloud Photos my iOS does not show thumbnails of those new pictures but a grid of icons with small clouds in it. It has been like ...
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How to sync Faces between devices in iCloud Photo Library?

I just synced my library from iCloud, and I realised that there is no faces.What I did wrong? How to sync faces between devices? I really need them in iCloud also. NOTE I know that I can create ...
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Photos app wants to upload my library to iCloud once again

After I upgraded to OS X EL Capitan, I need to turn iCloud Photo Library once again on my Macbook Pro, but once I tap on iCloud Photo library checkbox the Photos a[[ wants to upload my images once ...