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How can I prevent iPhoto from opening everytime I plug my iPad/iPhone?

How can I prevent iPhoto/Photos/Image Capture from launching everytime I plug in my iPad/iPhone?
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How to stop OS X from writing Spotlight and Trash files to memory cards and USB sticks?

When plugging a USB stick into a Mac, OS X creates a number of hidden files on the stick, including a Spotlight index and Trash folder. Example from the terminal for a USB stick "Untitled": $ ls -a /...
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Where does the Mac store account pictures?

I took a picture to add to my account on Mac. Now I want to use it on messenger, but I can't find it. On the account config, it's too small. I need to find the original. Where are the accout ...
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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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How to fix iPhone 5S reporting excessive space used for Photo Library?

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 8.1.3. I have removed all photos from the phone (i.e. the Camera Roll is empty). However, under Settings -> General -> Usage -> Manage Storage, it reports that 1.9 GB ...
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Automaticly and seamlessly sync iPhone photos as soon as they're taken (over the air)

I use Snappy. That's my preferred photo app of all! So, please, keep this in mind. Ideally I want to be able to sync to picasa and dropbox. But I wouldn't mind if it was flickr, picposterous or ...
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After migrating to iCloud Photo Library can the iLifeAssetManagement folder be deleted?

Before iCloud Photo Library and Photos.app in OS X 10.10.3, we had iCloud PhotoStream. iCloud PhotoStream synced its photos to the ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement folder (and ...
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How to export photos from the new Photos app in full quality?

I noticed that the new Photos.app reduces image size on export. If I drag & drop a photo from the Photos library, the size is reduced by at least 50%. How do I get rid of this behavior and ...
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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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Deleting photos on the phone - does it affect them on iCloud?

Can you delete pictures from an iPhone and still have it saved in iCloud? If so, how?
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Does migrating to Apple's new Photos app actually double my storage requirements?

I was using Disk Inventory X to visualize my hard drive storage and help me find some extra space. It appears that iPhoto Library takes 52.0 GB and Photos Library takes 49.4 GB. Is this a known ...
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Delete album from Photos.app

I have a Macbook Pro running Yosemite, but no iPad or iPhone. Photos.app transferred the entire contents of my iPhoto libraries, but I cannot see how to delete an unwanted event. Although I am using ...
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How to transfer ONE photo FROM PC to iPhone 6

From time-to-time I want to transfer only one or a very few photos FROM my PC (Windows 7) to my iPhone (currently an iPhone 6). I can find plenty of advice on how to transfer from the iPhone to the ...
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Why am I having this problem importing photos from iPhone to iPhoto?

I'm getting the error Error downloading image. iPhoto cannot import your photos because there was a problem downloading an image. when I "Import All..." from my iPhone. Trying to import individual ...
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Bulk Download Pictures from Messages [duplicate]

So unbelievably I have never cleared my history in SMS/iMessages/Messages. Ostensibly, I should be able to scroll up and eventually see my first text message from my first gen iPhone. This is, ...
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Does iPhoto need to be open in order to download Photo Stream photos?

Apple's official documentation on Photo Stream states: My Photo Stream stores the last 30 days of photos taken with your iOS device or imported from a camera to your Mac or Windows computer, and ...
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Can I use my iPad to organize photos that are stored externally? [closed]

I would like to organize my photos with iPad (remove, edit, create albums etc). I have the synology NAS and I can run the Photo app on the NAS (server) and I can use the DS Photo+ app on iPad (client)...
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The simplest way to transfer photos from an iPhone to PC selectively (not sync-all)

Windows 7 user here, though access to a Mac (in case that'd be the only way to do this) wouldn't be impossible. I know I could download iTunes and sync all the photos, but I have nearly 4000 of them ...
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Transfer Photos From Mac to iPhone

How could I transfer photos from a Mac to an iPhone? I don't want to use iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream. I think there is some way to do it using iTunes. I would like it if the photos were ...
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Managing pictures and videos between my iPhone and iPad

I take a lot of photos and videos with my iPhone, and like to have most of them on my iPad. However, often, I take and combine videos with iMovie eliminating the need to have 10-20+ videos of whatever ...
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Setting up iPhoto library on external HDD

Is there any way to set iPhoto library on external HDD instead of main HDD. I have a lot of photos and am running out of space on my MBP. I was thinking to achieve it by symlinks or something. It ...
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How can I delete photos imported to an iPhone from a PC?

How do I delete photo albums that I accidentally imported to my iPhone 4S from my PC? There is no delete available for either album or individual pictures.
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I want to delete Photos for OS X and just use lightroom. HOW do I do this?

I get this error every time I insert an sd card from my DSLR. It opened my sons external library, and when unplugged, I guess it is trying to connect to it. I know I could create a new library; but I ...
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How do I download photos from my iPhone?

I find it very complicated to move photos taken with my iPhone into my pc's photo library. I used to take photos with a compact camera, and pc applications could very easily import the photos ...
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Deleting photos from an iPhone

Is there a tweak that lets me delete any photos from my iPhone - including the ones uploaded with iTunes?
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How to not compress inserted pictures in Powerpoint 2011 for Mac?

I am trying to make a presentation for a conference, and am facing a problem that I cannot solve. I have a powerpoint presentation initially created with Powerpoint 2010 for Windows. I am facing ...
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Can I transfer photos that are not in my iPhone's camera roll to my computer?

My iPhone was linked to my main computer and it has all my photos stored on it, but not in the camera roll. Since my husband blew the main computer up, my precious photos appear to be in limbo. It ...
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With an iPhone, is there a way to automatically sync photos taken with the camera to Picasa

I would like all photos taken with the camera on my iPhone automatically synced to a private picasa web album. What's the best way to do this? (jailbroken/cydia solutions if avail would work as well)
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Old phone cannot connect to computer, the “computer connection” icon appears on phone

I would like to get some pictures and audio out of an AT&T SGH-a687 phone onto my Mac computer. I first tried connecting it to a New PC Studio on a PC, but there was a problem after transfer 2 ...
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iPhone 5 says photo library is 7.1 GB but isn't and Storage Full prompt is shown

My iPhone 5 tells me my photo library has 7.1 GB but in actuality it doesn't just 50 pictures. Can someone explain why I'm getting the "storage full" prompt? Apps take up very little room and I ...
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camera roll “usage” number does not match photos in the app

I have completely deleted all photos in all categories from my iPad 3 (16G iOS 7) but my settings continue to state that I still have 3.5G "used" (camera roll) in the Photos/camera app. I have no idea ...
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How can I backup everything from iCloud Photo Library on Windows?

I want don't want to pay Apple any more to upgrade my iCloud storage, so I want to clean-up the photos that are stored with iCloud Photo Library. I cannot find any way to download and backup my photos ...
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Where is trash in new Photos app?

iPhoto had it's own trash, and when you've emptied it, files moved to the system trash. I cannot find this in the new Photos app. When I delete files, they don't appear in the system trash.
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Any way to auto download or sync all Google+ photos to my Mac?

Is there any way to automatically download or sync all photos backed up from my phone to Google+ to my Mac? I know there is an upload tool, but I want the reverse. Can they be viewed from Picasa ...
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How can I expose the faces data from OS X Photos to iOS Photos?

I've spent some time teaching Photos on my Mac to know which face belongs to what name and now have a nice set of groups. I'd like to be able to access that metadata on iOS - preferably through ...
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Basic photo editing on OS X [duplicate]

I need to edit a photo on my Mac. I wish to take two photos and paste them together to create one that's larger, containing both. I couldn't figure out how to do this with iPhoto. For Windows you ...
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Dimensions as criteria for iPhoto smart album?

In iPhoto '11 (latest version, on Mac OS Lion), can I make a smart album for all photos of a certain size (e.g. 960x640)? Can I make a smart album containing photos of multiple sizes? EDIT I ...
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Fastest way to get a photo from iPhone to Mac?

I just want to snap a photo on my phone and work with it on my Mac. Currently I text it to myself (so it comes up in Messages on the desktop)-- quick but hacky. Email is 2nd option (slower). Airdrop ...
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How do I get Windows to assign a drive letter to my iPhone?

I want to be able to move photos and videos from my iPhone onto my Windows PC, but the iPhone doesn't present itself like a compact camera. Because my existing import process works so well with normal ...
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How does iCloud Photo Library's “Optimize iPhone Storage” setting work in relation to other photo apps on iOS?

If I have Optimize iPhone Storage enabled on my iPhone and my phone storage is completely full, I understand that iOS will only store a low-res thumbnail of many of my photos on the device. (The full ...
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Can I use Automator or some other method to extract EXIF GPS data from batches of photos on my Mac?

I need a way of extracting EXIF GPS data, using my Mac, from a bunch of photos taken on an iPhone. So for example, if I put 1000 photos into a folder, I want an easy way of extracting all the GPS ...
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iCloud Photo Library not optimizing

My wife's 16gb iP5 is not optimizing iCPL she is now out of space. What do I need to do to fix this? I've read that if I turn off iCPL on her phone and then delete all the pictures in her photos app ...
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Importing Finder Folders to Albums in Photos app [duplicate]

I organize all of my photos into folders. I have years of photos organized properly by year_date_event_name. I would like to import the folders directly into the Photos app as Albums named as the ...
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In the new Photos OSX app, where is the machine-readable photo information stored?

In iPhoto, there was an AlbumData.xml file with information about all the photos like title, filename, etcetera. I was planning to use it from within a Python program to automatically export photos in ...
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OS X - How do I remove photos from my iPhone using the Photos app after import?

OS: OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) Machine: Macbook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) iPhone: 5s on 8.2 (12D508) So I import all photos/videos off of my iPhone to Photos on a daily basis after upgrading from iPhoto ...
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How do I send multiple photos from my iPhone camera roll in a single email?

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but: From the camera app, I can select a photo, and then hit the send button to create an email with that photo in it. From mail, I can't find any way to add ...
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Importing photos without using the OS X Photos app

I would like to import my photos off my camera without using the OS X Photos app and locate my photos direct in the Finder so I can store them in folders, edit them in Photoshop etc. (i.e. do whatever ...
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How can you do two-way Dropbox <--> local folder syncing on iOS?

On my iPhone, I sync my camera photos with Dropbox, so that after I do a photo shoot all the photos are automatically uploaded to my laptop in the Dropbox 'Camera Uploads' folder - ready to sort, edit ...
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Photos Shared Album sort order

I want to use a shared album to combine photos taken on different cameras and by different people. I would like the photos to be sorted by the date/time they were shot. Instead, Apple is sorting by ...
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How to store photos in iCloud?

There's been a few posts on this topic, but none answered my questions (at least the several I took a look at). I'm trying to figure out how to store photos from my iPhone 5 to iCloud (via Wi-fi). ...