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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 browse photos on iPhone in Mac OSX?

Previously, on Windows, iPhone was recognized as a camera and I could browse image folder with Explorer without a need to import/download/tranfer photo files to the computer. Is there a way to do the ...
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Will my iPhone show me the date stamp of a photo?

I'm I missing something basic or is there no way to see the the date stamp on a pictures taken with or synced to the iPhone?
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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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Copy photos off iPhone without iPhoto?

I have a Mac that doesn't have iPhoto installed on it, which I use for syncing with my iPhone. Is there any way I can copy images from my phone to my Mac (other than email) without purchasing a copy ...
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Is there a way to see the time that a photo was taken on the iPhone?

Sometimes I took a photo using my iPhone, and then later on, I wonder how long I have been there at that location, I thought of checking when the last photo was taken, and can tell the time when I ...
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What software can find close duplicates from 2TB worth of pictures?

I have collected all of my photographs onto one hard drive. I'm looking for software that runs on Mountain Lion to assist in finding similar photos so I can review and eliminate redundant files. My ...
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Display facebook profile pictures full size on call

I synced my friends' facebook profile pictures with the facebook iPhone app. When I get a call from someone it looks like this: -- with the picture displayed in small in the top right corner. When ...
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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 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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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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Continuing a “stopped” iCloud restore on iOS

I was restoring my iPhone 5 to the latest iOS and chose restore via iCloud. The restore process - especially for apps - was frustratingly slow and actually stopped frozen after a while. After trying ...
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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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What's that site that frames screenshots in iPhone/iPad/Mac stock photos?

Late last year in 2012, someone had launched a site that let you upload screenshots (or any image really) and it would embed them into nice stock photos of a Apple phone, tablet or laptop/desktop. It ...
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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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How can I move photos from iPhone to my local disk?

This has me stumped. I have nearly 4GB of photos and videos on my phone, and I want to put them into my computer's pictures folder. I have opened Windows Explorer and found the photos in the weird ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer photos from my iPhone to my computer without using Photostream?

Sometimes I take a quick photo with my iPhone's camera and I need to get it onto my iMac. I'd love to do this wirelessly (like syncing and everything else). I'm aware that iCloud's Photostream should ...
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Which devices support iOS 7's burst mode?

The new burst mode in iOS 7 was demoed at the iPhone event, but I couldn't tell whether that's just a feature of the iPhone 5S or whether that was an iOS 7 feature. Which devices support it?
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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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Is there an Air Video app, but for photos?

I was wondering if there is an app for the iPad in order to see photos that are shared in a Windows/Mac folder. I went to Australia and took over 12000 photos, now I want to take a close look at all ...
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Is the Photos app destructive?

I noticed the iPhone's photos app lets you uncrop images even after they've been saved. Does this mean it uses sidecar files to store the actual edits? Is it non-destructive on JPEGs?
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How do I attach more than one photo to a single email sent on my iPhone?

There doesn't seem to be a way to attach photos to an email in the Mail app on the iPhone. I can send photos from the Camera Roll in the Photos app, but I can only attach one photo per email? Is ...
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Basic photo editing on OS X

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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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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Does the iPhone 4 geo-tag photos without a data connection?

In a few weeks, I will have the iPhone 4. I won't take data with SMS-call hours. But I love taking pictures wherever I go, and the geo-tagging feature is a great thing. Does the iPhone 4 geo-tag ...
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How do I set the Camera Roll to send the actual size (rather than small size) via email?

I usually use Android, but my girlfriend landed me with the above task to solve, and I have found no way to solve it myself. When we go to Camera Roll and select single or multiple images, we used to ...
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iOS Camera Roll and Photo Stream workflow

When I take a photo on my iPhone it is added to both the Camera Roll and Photo Stream. I can then upload the photo into "permanent" storage in Mac iPhoto either from Photo Stream or Camera Roll ...
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How to move from Aperture to iPhoto

What's the best way to import my Aperture library to iPhoto?
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Local reverse/duplicate image search for Mac?

I'm searching for an application to find duplicate images. In my Linux days, there was a nice Gtk+ application which I could provide some folders and which would list all duplicate images based on ...
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How can I remove geolocation info from a picture on an iPhone?

Since geolocation info is usually preserved when I share a photo from my iPhone, I was wondering what the simplest way is to remove this geolocation info from an existing picture. To be clear: I ...
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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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Can I take a still photo with my built-in webcam?

I have a MacBook Pro at work, but am new to Macs and have never used the webcam outside of Skype. Is it possible to take a still photo with the webcam?
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Find and remove all photos below a certain size threshhold

So, I had a relative's hard drive collapse, and I've used photorec to look for the most obvious files to retain (fortunately they only had pictures on the computer, everything else was cloud-synced, ...
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How do I upload my iPhone pictures/videos to my Windows Vista PC?

I found a page in iTunes that appears to allow me to sync pictures from my PC to my iPhone, but I can't see any obvious way to upload pictures taken on my iPhone4. How do I do this? What about videos ...
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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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Who controls the contact picture on iOS in address book?

My son has a inappropriate picture of a girl as her contact photo... When I questioned him about it he said that she had made it her outgoing contact photo and he had no control over it... Is this ...
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Folder management app for iPhone photos?

Is there any iPhone app available that allows you to create folders in iPhone while using their Photos app? It is kind a annoying that every time I must connect to iTunes and do the folder ...
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My iPod touch takes gigantic videos; how come it takes such tiny photos?

Is there any way to take higher resolution pictures with it? The videos are massive!
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How do I move all recent photos from iPhone to PC, but keep my favourites on my iPhone?

I regularly plug my iPhone into my Windows PC and 'Import photos and videos', and then delete them from the device, which is what I want. But how can I select a few 'favourite' photos and keep those ...
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What's a good Picasa upload app for iPhone?

Android has "Instant Upload" with the Google+ app. I'd like something similar for iPhone: an app that takes all my photos and uploads them to a private album on Picasa Web Albums. Jailbreak ...
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A more efficient way to manage photos/videos between computer and iPhone

How can I manage photos on my iPhone 4S such that I can sync the photos to my computer, leave them on my computer and yet selectively remove photos from and leave photos on my iPhone? Simply said, ...
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iPhone does not show up on iPhoto anymore

Since the update to iOS5 my iPhone 3GS does not show up as a device on iPhoto anymore. Before that, iPhoto was working without any hitch. I'm currently using the following: MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel ...
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Can I use my iPad to organize photos that are stored externally?

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 ...
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Photo edits in iOS 7 do not save when exported to PC

I applied some edits to my photo using iOS 7's default photo editor: red eye correction, auto enhance, etc. It looks great when I preview the image on iPhone, but when I look at the image on my PC it ...
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Sort photo collection from iphone into folders by year, month and city/region

I'm using Photostream to wirelessly sync the photos on my iPhone to my computer. In time my photo collection grew bigger and bigger and since Photostream just dumps everything into one folder I'm ...
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iPhoto files compressed in Time Capsule. Where is the original size?

My 8 year old iMac died some days ago. Fortunately, I have everything backed up on my Time Capsule. I just tried to get my photos from iPhoto off it, but realized that all my shots have been ...
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How exactly do I get Facebook to link my friends to iPhoto's Faces tags when sharing from iPhoto?

I'm preparing to upload an iPhoto event to Facebook for the first time (I'm using iPhoto '11 and my Mac runs Mac OS X 10.7), except I can't quite get Facebook to turn iPhoto's Faces tags into links to ...
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Figuring out what Photo Stream is uploading exactly

Even though I have unchecked the Automatic Upload of Photo Stream on Aperture (same on iPhoto), I can see through Little Snitch that it is hogging my upload bandwith constantly. When I wait (hours, ...
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Transfering iPhone4 pics to iPad2?

there I know there's many ways to transfer multiple pictures from an iPhone to an iPad,but i want to transfer them using only the iPhone and iPad, without a PC or Mac. I was wondering if there was an ...