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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...