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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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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Open location of a photo in Finder from Photos.app

In Yosemite, I am trying to upload a photo to website. So I open Photos, select a photo and then try to locate the location of the photo. However I could not find it. Before Photos it was possible in ...
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Can Photos app on OSX sync faces?

I'm running the Photos app on several Macs and have iCloud Photo Library enabled. One of the Macs downloads the originals as well, the others use the Optimize Mac Storage feature. But I can't seem to ...
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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 ...
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OS X Photos on Yosemite Shared albums re-uploading

Creating a shared album on Photos 1.0.1 on Yosemite seems to re-upload all selected photos to iCloud, although they are all already there since I'm using iCloud Photo Library and my library is clearly ...
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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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Merging two Photos libraries?

I have two libraries from the Photos app. Is it possible to merge them? Or is it possible to move pictures from one library into another?
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How to not import duplicates from shared Photos album

When I import photos from a shared library, either from my own Family album or one shared with other iOS users, they are imported as expected. I cannot reimport them again. However, if you share a ...
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Burning Photos to CD from Mac Photos- but can't keep them in order

I'm trying to burn a folder of photos to a cd from the 'Photos' app on mac. However, each time I move them to an ordinary folder on the desktop from the 'Photos' app, they go out of order. How do I ...
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How to force photo thumbnail download on iOS 8.3

I have 30,000+ photos synced to iCloud and am trying to get their thumbnails to show on the Photos app on iOS 8.3. On the (first) Photos tab, viewing at Years or Collections levels shows lots of grey ...
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Yosemite Photos can't delete photos from iPhone

I just updated my mac to the new Photos and I imported some images from my iPhone 6. My question is rather simple. Why I can't delete the imported images in my iPhone from Photos??? I was able to do ...
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Date change not displaying on iPad after sync

I've changed the date of a few photos in Apple photos and synced with my iPad via iTunes ( I still don't use iCloud to sync) and while the photo is in the correct chronological order the photo still ...
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How can I delete photos from the photo library in iOS 8?

I'm using an iPhone with iOS 8.4, and a Mac with Yosemite using the Photos app and syncing with iTunes. iCloud Photo Library is turned off on both the Mac and the iPhone. After syncing with iTunes ...
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Find duplicate images in iCloud Photo Library in Yosemite

I moved to Photos and iCloud Photo Library, and I am happy so far. Because of previous imports, crashes and re-imports, several thousand duplicates (identical pictures - not of the same photo) in my ...
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How can I restore my faces after upgrading from iPhoto to Yosemite Photos?

After upgrading from iPhoto to the Photos app in Yosemite all of my tagged faces have disappeared and it wants me to start over. Is there any way to get them back? I still have a time machine backup ...
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Photos section of OSX Yosemite file picker dialog out of date — any way to force an update?

On my MacBook Pro running 10.10.4, just now, I wanted to upload an image to a website that I was browsing in Safari, so I clicked an upload field and got the usual dropdown Finder dialog. I choose ...
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Apple changing time on import

I can't understand what is happening to times and timezones on the import of photos into the new photos app. I geotag all my photos prior to loading into photos (I use PHOTOLINKER) from tracks ...
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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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Is there any way to sort “Faces” alphabetically in the new Photos App for OSX?

In the new Photos app, you can still use face detection (or manual face tagging) to label faces, so you can easily pull up all pictures with a certain person in them, etc. Faces now lives in the ...
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How do you display time zone in Apple photos

I've seen the following screenshot showing the time zone in the info display in the new photos app. I can see how to see the time zone if I use the adjust time and date, but it doesn't display in the ...
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Last Import stuck in iPhoto Events folder after migrating to Photos app

I've just updated to the new Photos app on OS X and migrated my iPhoto library to the new app. While getting used to all the changes, I've noticed a problem: it seems that the Last Import album is ...
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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 to add to the project in iMovie photos from Photos App?

Within iMovie project I tap on Import Media button: then I want to select sth from my Photos Library, but it is impossible. It is greyed out? Hence how to import some media from Photos App to ...
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Backup Photos using Google Photo Desktop Uploader

I am a user of Photos for OSX, after upgrading from iPhoto. I am trying to use Google's photo service to backup my library from my Mac Mini. I have installed the Google Desktop Uploader application ...
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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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Use EXIF Create-Date instead of Modify-Date in Photos.app

I know I can change basically any kind of metadata in image files with exiftool, but what if I have already imported pictures into Photos’ database and realize that they contain wrong or unwanted ...
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Why do I get a “This photo is not editable” message in iOS 8?

I have photos in my iPhone that were added using iTunes sync with a Photos library. I do not see a way to delete them (no trash can icon) and when I tap "Edit" while viewing them I get the following ...
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Display time zone in photos app for mac

I'm trying to display the time zone that an image was taken in in the Photos app for Mac. I've seen screenshots of this being done but I can't seem to figure it out myself. What is a way to do so? ...
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How do I find and use filename on photos in Photos.app?

I live by my photo filenames but they are gone in now that there is the new (crappy) Photos. Thankfully one computer I did not do the update so I still have iPhoto. Certainly I'm missing something ...
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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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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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Access photos from Google Photos/Drive with iPad Air 2

I'm currently storing all my photos on Google Drive/Photos (auto-upload from Android, but also manual uploads of photos taken with various cameras). While I can sync Google Drive with my MBP and add ...
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How to hide a photo in the new Photos.app

I would like to know if it's possible to hide photos in the new Photos.app
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iPad air 2 - differentiate private and work photos

We are rolling out approx 200 iPad Air 2 to a mobile work force. They will be taking photos for work. But they will also be allowed to use the iPads to take private photos. I want to be able to ...
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iPhone does not upload photos to iCloud via Wi-Fi

Since I upgraded to 200 GB iCloud storage and started to use the new Photo app I have now been able to backup any from my iPhone via iCloud to my Mac. My iPhone also stopped sharing my iPhone photos ...
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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 to record on CD my Album from Photos App?

I have an album with some photos (almost 8 GB, lot of movies) in my Photos App on Mac. Now I need to save them on DVD. How to do this? Is there a simple way? How to find aprioprate album in Finder?
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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 change or add location to pictures in new Photos app on OS X? [duplicate]

Since I updated my iPhoto to new Photos App from Apple, I cannot find where to change or add location information to pictures. I had a rich collection of places in my iPhoto.
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How to show the map in Photos?

I just upgraded to the latest OS X with the new Photos application. I have seen screenshots online where we can view photos on a map, however I can't get to that map. How can I see all of my photos ...
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automatically share photos to Photos iCloud Shared Albums

I'd like to script the Yosemite Photos app so that every time I place images to a folder on my desktop, it automatically is imported into the Photos app and uploaded to a shared album. Is this ...
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Thumbnails for old photos are wrong in Photos app

I imported a large number of old photos into iPhoto, and I then updated to the new Photos app recently. After the update, the thumbnails on the old photos are incorrect. They are just thumbnails of ...
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iCloud Photos problem? - Photos on iOS want's to transfer images again

Newest iOS, iPhone 5s 64GB This morning, I realised that Photos on iOS wants to transfer 40000 pictures again - it seems to be fast, within 15 minutes 6000 less, so I guess they are already where ...
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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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Is there a way to disable/hide the new Photos App in Yosemite?

Is there a way to disable/hide the new Photos App in Yosemite? I simply prefer iPhoto the most. It also bugs me I have to disable "Open Photos App when connected to this device" for every device and ...
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Can I delete the iPhoto Library? [duplicate]

Now that I am using Photos in OS X Yosemite, can I delete the old iPhoto library to free up some space?
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Delete folder/album from Photos [duplicate]

How do I delete a folder or an album from Photos? Have searched internet for answer and tried using control, option and command keys.
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Remove Faces Permanently from Photos Library

Is there a way to permanently remove a name from the faces in the new Photos app? Example: When you tag a face accidentally with "John" instead of "John Miller", you can delete the face associated ...
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Why do iPhone photos have Microsoft in Exif data?

Wandering around Spain, I took a lot of pictures with an iPhone 5s, latest IOS. Uploaded into the new Photos (which is IMHO a step backward from iPhoto). Dragged from Photos into a directory, and ...