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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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 ...
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How can I prevent the Photos app from launching when I connect a device? [duplicate]

The title says it all, whenever I plug a memory card on my computer or a cable to a device with photos, the Photos app launches. I don't like using this app, not because I don't think it's a good app ...
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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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How do I sort albums alphabetically in Photos.app?

I would like to know if I can alphabetically sort albums in Photos.app. The iPhoto method for doing this did not work.
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Apple Photos Shared Albums on OS X are not updating

I created a new shared album on one computer. I can see that album on my iOS devices, but not on my other computer (all of them are on the same iCloud account). Quitting and restarting Apple Photos ...
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How to quickly delete multiple albums in Photos app (OS X)

My Photos app (on OS X) has very many (well over a hundred) albums sitting inside an iPhoto Events folder. Most of the albums have are named by a day, e.g. '16 May 2014'. In order to delete an album I ...
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How to copy photos from Photo app to Win7 - iPhone5

I have been strugling with this for a few hours yesterday and still can't figure it out. Here's what happened: 1. I cut/paste photos from iPhone's Internal Storage (Camera Roll) to PC at work (using ...
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Backing up full resolution photos from iPhone while using 'Optimize iPhone Storage' with iCloud Photo Library

I want to help a friend get setup with iCloud Photo Library. They have an iOS device without a lot of free space and they have a PC and an old Mac that can't run Photos.app. In addition to using ...
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How to hide Photos from iOS

The new OS X Photos App allows to hide photos. Hidden photos will only appear in the Hidden album (or in any album which you explicitly added them to). However, the Hidden photos keep showing on the ...
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How do I keep the photos library from Finder synced with Photos app?

When I upload photos to a website I'm presented with the Finder file picker. I browse to my photo library then to my favorites. I then realize I need to add a few more photos to my favorites so I ...
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How to properly export videos recorded on an iPod from Photos.app to iMovie?

I recorded a 22 minute video on my iPod then imported it into Photos. I tried to export it onto the desktop but the process of exporting didn't go anywhere and I left it overnight. I tried trimming ...
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Separate download of Photos App for Yosemite

I accidentally deleted the Yosemite's Photos App from my Applications folder but I can't seem to find a separate download link anywhere. It can't possibly be that I have to re-install Yosemite just ...
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How can I force Photo app on the Mac to scan for faces in a given picture?

I have a few pictures where the photo app has detected no faces at all. Is there a way to force the app to rescan those picture for faces?
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Missing “Recently Deleted Photos” Album on iPhone 5S running iOS 8.4.1

I accidentally deleted a number of photos on one of my iPhones (S5) which is running iOS 8.4.1. Unfortunately, it looks like the Photos app on that phone is missing the "Recently Deleted Photos" ...
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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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Photos.app creates blank images after importing iPhoto library

I imported a not very large (40 GB) iPhoto library into the new Photos app. Photos created a bunch of white images when importing some photos in that library: The metadata on these blank photos ...
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Backing up and compressing Photos Library.photoslibrary

I am backing up Photos Library.photoslibrary using rsync. In general my backup philosophy is to keep things only if they cannot be automatically regenerated. Can anyone recommend items inside this ...
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How to share geolocation tags in photo streams?

I have made over 3000 pictures during my last trip, mostly with the iPhone. I then shared them as a photo album in iCloud with my family, but neither of us can figure out how to enable geolocation ...
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iTunes 12 doesn't show the correct number of photos to be synced and doesn't sync all photos

I have iTunes 12.2 on a mac book pro with Yosemite, I use Photos app now instead of iPhotos after importing all of its events into iPhoto, plus I recently added around a few thousand pics and videos ...
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Keep Sorted By Date in photos not shown

I don't have a "Keep Sorted By Date" option in the view menu of photos. I have only "Keep Sorted By Title". Where can I find the "Keep Sorted By Date" option? Thanks
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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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How do I backup photos *from* iCloud Photo Library

My Macbook is beginning to run out of space to "Keep originals" of the photos I have in the Photo Library, and I don't want the only copy of the photos to be in the cloud. How can I create a hard ...
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New photo library in Photos.app

How can I create a new, empty photo library in Photos, separated from my current library.
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Photos app only showing certain photos on iPhone

I imported several photos from an SD card to my Mac using the Photos app however these new photos only show up on my iPhone. They are not visible on my Mac. I don't understand what would cause these ...
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Syncing Photos.app with external HDD

I want to have my photo library to sync all the pictures on the HDD, which I can easily reference them by deselecting "copy items to the photo library" and import them. but I want that if I delete ...
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Fill an area selected using 'Instant Alpha' with a specific color in Photos

In the Photos.app I am using Markup Toolbar in conjunction with screenshot editor. How can I fill an area I selected using Instant Alpha with a specific color?
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quickest way to transfer iPhone photo to “/tmp”

The Photo app has so many features, I can't figure-out this basic task: take photos with iPhone. save photos to /tmp I've been copying/pasting pics into emails, then emailing myself, to get my ...