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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iPhone: Choose which files from iCloud are stored on device

I've got the following problem: I've got 50GB of storage on iCloud, almost 18GB of which are taken up by photos. On the other hand I've only got 16GB of space on my iPhone 5S. I would be happy with ...
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Move videos from photo seems downsizing it or compressing

When I watch video using Photos it looks good. But when I simple move video file from Photos to Desktop and watch it then it looks like it was downsized or kind of. How to export/move to desktop ...
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Photos don't show up in Pages media browser

I'm trying to replace an image in a Pages document with another image. When I right-click the image and select Replace Image… there are no photos listed in any of the categories of the Pages photos ...
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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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OS X Photos app unable to export video

I recently uploaded some videos into Photos after compressing them in Handbrake. Now, when I try to export the video back out of the Photos app, it gives me an error: Does anyone know 1) why I ...
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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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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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iPhone 5 corrupt photos

I have this issue with recently purchased iPhone 5, 16 GB, iOS 7.0.4. The original issue was with the battery dying a way too fast (would go down from a little over 90% to just under 70% while using ...
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Cannot download picture from iCloud Photo Library

Cannot Download Photo. There was an error downloading this photo from your iCloud Photo Library. Please try again later. What does this mean? It happens all the time.
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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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New Photos.app & iCloud photo library: how to save space on mac

I am migrating from aperture to the new photos. In aperture, I had my originals on an external hard drive (i.e. the library was local, but the originals were on the external drive). Now in iPhoto, I ...
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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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Syncing photos to iCloud and managing them with Lightroom

I am a brand new Mac user, having recently purchased an iMac updated to OSX 10.10.3. I also have installed Adobe Lightroom 5, and I have a bunch of photos synced to iCloud and available through the ...
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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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How to change the cover photo of an album?

Looking at the album index in the Photo app, it seems that the photo used as the album cover is picked randomly. Is it possible to change the picture that is used as the album cover?
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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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Can't invite others to iCloud shared photo albums… “Invite People” button missing

Title says it. There is no "Invite People" link/button... What setting do I need to change? Yes, I've got iCloud setup. Do I have to upgrade to the new iCloud storage? Edit: more details: iPhone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to wipe an entire iCloud Photo Library?

I've been using the beta iCloud Photo Library for a week and a bunch of photos got duplicated and I'd like to wipe all the photos out and start over. I have backups of all the photos and have turned ...
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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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Prevent photos app on OSX Yosemite from starting when plugging in device

There seems to be a new app called Photos on OSX Yosemite (not iPhoto). This app opens whenever I plug in my phone. How can this be prevented? I have seen many solutions for the old iPhoto app that ...
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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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How to share photos from Photos.app to Flickr retaining title, description and tags?

In the new Photos.app application, the export of photographs to other services is via the OS X extensibility feature. Sharing one picture to Flickr shows the picture's filename as the title and empty ...
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How to rotate pictures in iOS 8?

Updated to iOS 8 some time ago, now I have to rotate a picture and the "rotate" option is gone. Where is the functionality located?
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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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How to add a location to photos in the new photos app?

I have tried anything I could think of and also consulted the "photos" help as well as google but I could not find a way to geotag photos in "photos". Is there a way to do this or is it really only ...
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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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Where are photos stored in the new Photos app after importing from Aperture?

I have just upgraded OS X and opened the new Photos app to import my Aperture library. Everything went well (Photos work fine) but I am surprised to see that I didn't loose 100Gb free space on my HDD. ...
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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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How do Aperture stacks work in the Photos app?

What happens when an Aperture stack is imported into photos? It seems that all of the images in the stack get imported as individual images with no relation to one another. Can that possibly be right? ...
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How do your rearrange the photo album icons in Photos for iPad?

How do you rearrange the photo album icons in Photos for iPad? I don't want to rearrange the pictures in the albums, just the icons of the various photo albums.
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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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how to delete already imported pictures from iPhone in MacOS X Photos app?

I can't find a way to delete previously imported photos from the iphone in the Photos app (Version 1.0 (209.52.0)). Note that there is a check box to delete picture right after import, but I am ...
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How to put Photos.app main library on an external disk?

I am using the new Apple Photos app on Yosemite, but I don't want to use iCloud for my photos, and I don't want to keep all of them on my computer. So I as wondering if it is possible to have my main ...
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How to backup/export photos/videos from the new Photos app to an external hard disk?

I have a huge library in the new Photos app on my Mac OS X Yosemite machine, I want to know the easiest way to export or backup all these photos and videos on an external hard disk (formatted for ...
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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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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 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?