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 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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How to disable recycle bin (Recently Deleted) of iOS 8 Photos app?

Is it possible to delete photos without going through the "Recently Deleted" album in iOS 8?
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Is there a maximum number of files supported/recommended in Photos.app?

With the new OS X Photos app released in OS X 10.10.3, is there a hard limit to the maximum number of files (either photos or videos) that the app will support? Or is there a limit to the maximum size ...
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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 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 many photos can iPad handle?

I have a large-ish photo library on my home network server of over 20,000 pics. I am considering syncing it to my iPad 2nd generation 64 GB, but I am not sure whether the built-in Photos app would be ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to disable face detection in Photos for OS X

I don't like the feature that automatically detects faces in Photos for OS X because of the unnecessary CPU and disk space consumption. A photo library of 360 MB generated 50 MB of face detection data ...
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iPad app for organizing, rating, and noting photos

I've imported a bunch of my photos from Lightroom (not directly of course) to use my iPad as a scrap book. So that I can look at them, and decide whether they belong in a series or should be included ...
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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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How can I avoid permission-related failures when importing in Photos.app via AppleScript?

The new Photos.app does not come with Automator support (although there are third-party actions available). It does, however, have some basic AppleScript support, including support for importing a ...
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Why do I need to “repair permissions” on my Aperture library in order to migrate to Photos?

After installing Apple Photos as part of the 10.10.3 update and attempting to migrate my Aperture library I get an error message about "permissions" on my Aperture library: What does this mean and ...
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Copy & Paste photos between albums

Is there a way to copy an entire photo (not just a shortcut to the photo) from your camera role to another photo album? Now that we can edit photots on the iPhone I thought it might be useful to make ...
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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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After restoring my iPhone from iCloud, my photos are all low resolution. How can I fix this?

I restored my iPhone 4S from iCloud after recieving a replacement one from the Apple store. It took many hours for The applications and photos to come back but once restored, all of the photos on the ...
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How hard can it be to add a “rotate” action?

can you guys teach me how to rotate an image so, when send by email we actually send in the right rotation?
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Is there a way to get a public URL for individual iCloud photos?

I understand it's possible, through the Photos app and iCloud, to create a sharing stream of photos. What I am wondering is if it's possible to get a public URL from any given photo in iCloud. My end ...
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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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Photo captions not showing up on photos when viewed slideshow mode in Photos.app

The captions I added to my photos in iPhoto are not showing up when I play slideshows in Photo. I can still see that the information is there when I click on a photo's Info in the album view. Is ...
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New Photo app - upload speed to iCloud photos really so slow?

I installed the new Photos app and imported my Aperture library (about 50.000 photos altogether. As I had a bad experience when my hdd with my pictures was stolen, I want to upload all of them to ...
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Aperture vs Photoshop

I already have a lot of experience in Photoshop because I normally use it to edit my photos, but I've heard that Aperture is far better (or easier to use) than Photoshop. I started using the trial ...
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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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Why is there a doubled name in the Photos app when I search to name faces?

The image below represents what I mean: Even though there is only one Bartłomiej Semańczyk in my Contacts, that person appears on the list below twice. How do I remove repeated options on the list ...
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Watch folder for Photos

When I'm on my iPhone, pictures downloaded from the Internet are automatically uploaded to my iCloud Photo Library. I want the same thing to happen for pictures downloaded from the Internet when ...
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How to clear the Photos icon badge

For some reason that is not clear to me, the Photos app icon on the dock of my Yosemite OS now displays a badge (the number 1 in a red circle top right corner) First of all, I have no idea what that ...
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How to suppress the Delete From All Devices confirmation in the Photos app?

I installed Yosemite 10.10.3, which comes with the new Photos app. Seems nice so far... When deleting a photo on my MacBook, a warning message is shown: I don't need to see this every time I ...
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How does Photos.app handle multiple libraries in relation to iCloud Photo Library?

The new Photos.app allows you to hold down option to open up other libraries, for example Aperture and iPhoto libraries. How does iCloud Photo Library handle this? Does it work in a way like iTunes ...
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Does the new photos app still try to recognise faces?

Will the new photos app still try to guess who everyone is in all my photos? I'm really hoping this is one feature that was deprecated! FYI if anyone is wondering, I personally did not like this ...
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Correcting GPS data using Photos

Really simple question: Is there a way to fix incorrect GPS data? A recent trip lead to a bunch of pictures taken in the same place getting sometimes wildly wrong coordinates appended to them ...
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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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Cannot add a photo to an album in Camera Roll

In the Photos app on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5, I cannot add a photo in the Camera Roll to another album. The album is there, but I cannot select it after tapping on the "Add to" button. The album I am ...
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Drag and drop from Photos.app to Photoshop

I can't seem to drag-and-drop photos from the Photos application into Photoshop, I could do this with iPhoto... How do I edit them in Photoshop?
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How can I view the original (or “master”) version of a photo in Photos without reverting all edits?

Most photo applications provides some way to toggle between the original (unedited) version of a photo and the current (edited) one. In Aperture, "M" toggles between the two, many iOS photo apps ...
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Archive/set some photos in Photos.app not to be synced with iCloud Photo Library

I want to use iCloud Photo Library just to get photos I take on my phone to my computer. My Photo Stream would work fine if it was reliable. Now I have more than 5GB of photos so I have to pay at ...
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Can I regenerate the the photo thumbnails that have turned black after restoring my iPhone?

I had to restore my iOS 5.1 iPhone from iCloud after recieving a replacement. Many of the thumbnails for photographs are now black. Is there a way to regenerate them?
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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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iCloud Photo Library - force upload

On my iMac I imported my old Aperture Library to the new Photos app and then enabled iCloud Photo Library. The library has about 10000 photos and I expected that once I started the sync Photos app ...
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Photos stopped uploading to iCloud. What can I do?

After updating to OS X 10.10.3, I opened Photos.app and imported my iPhoto library. Around ~3,000 photos were uploaded to iCloud, but the upload process stopped before the remaining 7,200 photos were ...
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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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How can I verify that my Photos and iPhoto library are hard linking to the same disk data?

So I've discovered Apple's mystical implementation of hard linking with the new Photos app library and the old iPhoto library. Although Finder reports that both take up a significant and similar ...
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Is it possible to change the face that represents each person on Photos.app on OS X 10.10?

I'd like to change the thumbnail selected by Photo.app for some of the people on the Faces album, but I can't seem to find that option. Also, consolidating some of the suggested names –which I suppose ...
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Where does Photos.app store its library and files?

I switched from iPhoto to Photos and now one feature that was important to me is missing: "Show referenced files in Finder". For example, that feature was useful to me for selective sharing. Also for ...
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Crop fails to work as expected on iOS8 Photos app

I'm struggling to do a simple edit on a photo in the standard Photos app on the new iOS8. Basically, I can select a crop area, but the resulting saved photo doesn't match the area that I chose. Here ...
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Can't select Photos library. Click Choose Library, nothing happens

I have 3 iPhoto Libraries. Have already converted 2 of them. Went back to open the first converted and it would not open. Nothing. I can select the other two, but when I try and select the 3rd, ...
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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 to force the new 10.10.3 Photo app to open in full screen after restart?

Every time I start my new photo app, it NEVER starts in full-screen. Even if its was previously closed in full-screen!
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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 ...