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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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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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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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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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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Finding Favorites I haven't shared

In Photos.app, I have the special Favorites smart album and an iCloud Shared Album called Shared Favorites. I display Shared Favorites as our AppleTV screen saver. The issue is that when I favorite a ...
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Photos: reduce iCloud storage usage, keep old photos offline

OS X 10.10.3 is released with an all-new Photos app. On launching Photos, it asks me if I want to enable iCloud Photo. I already use it on my iPhone / iPad, so off course. The next question is which ...
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How delete remaining photos AFTER reset from Photo Stream on icloud and on iPhone?

After having reset Photo Stream on icloud.com and turned off Photo Stream in the pref. on my iPhone, deleting all photos, I still got a total of 423MB worth of images on my iPhone. According to the ...
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iCloud Photo Sharing extremely slow

I am trying to create a shared album in iCloud, containing about 750 photos and 50 short videos. Using Photos both on iOS 9 and El Capitan, the process of adding the photos to the album is extremely ...
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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 file....
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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finding large videos in the OSX Photos app

Is there a way to find all videos above a certain size using the new Photos app so that they can be selected for Export or put in an album? I'd like to move large videos off to an external drive, but ...
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What does photolibraryd do whenever I log in to my Mac?

Whenever I log into my MacBook Pro the CPU cranks up to 100%+ for a few seconds, my board gets hot, and the fans start going. I open up Activity Monitor to find that the culprit is 'photolibraryd'. ...
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What is Photos doing when it says “Updating”?

My photos app says it's "Updating". It has left my machine almost unresponsive for several hours now with iStats reporting 50-70% CPU usage and SSD usage at about 50 MB/s. I installed Photos several ...
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Efficient compression workflow of iCloud Videos

Photos for Mac + iCloud Photos has significantly improved my photography workflow: It is now much easier to keep all of my family photos and videos organized (side bar: favorite smart album is album = ...
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What does “referenced file offline” mean in Photos?

I have large numbers of files in my Photos from my recently migrated Aperture library that show a crossed out reference icon indicating that the "referenced file is offline". If I try to access ...
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Photos App - Changing the database path to the linked photos

I have a situation where a large number of my photos have been moved to a different drive/folder structure. When I try to open a photo, I get an error that it can not find the original in the ...
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How to move movie files from iMovie library to Photos library

I have imported my movie files to the iMovie library (imovielibrary) but want them moved to the Photos library (photoslibrary). What is the easiest most efficient way to do this without reimporting ...
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How do I load photos and other media onto iOS?

I have folders of photos on my Mac OS X laptop that I want to push to my iPhone, to be visible in the photos app. I've never used iPhoto or Photos. Is there a way to do this? Or do I have to learn to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...