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The default behavior is for iCloud Photo Library not to store full-size versions of your photos on your iPhone and iPad: The theory is that only thumbnails are stored on your iPhone/iPad until you decide to view/edit/share the photo, at which point a device-optimized or full-size version of your photo is downloaded from iCloud. (Note: I know a full-size ...


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Hard linked files share the same inode (which kind of identifies the file in the filesystem). So what you can do is to get the path of two photos which should be the same ("Reveal in Finder" in the old application, probably something similar in the new), open Terminal and run ls -li /path/from/old/app.jpg /path/from/new/app.jpg to see whether the number ...


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"Primary Platform" is part of the ICC profile, which is related to colorspace. Under "Device Model" and "Colorspace", you should see sRGB, which was created jointly by Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard (HP). If you look further you should also see the color profile is listed as being created by, and copyrighted to, HP. It appears that somewhere along the line, ...


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Family Sharing is not a good option because you manually need to select the photos you share. If you want you and your wife to have access to all the same photos, the solution is to use the same iCloud account for photo sharing for both of you. This also means you only need to pay for iCloud storage once. What makes this feasible is that you can then setup ...


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I practice, the optimize space has zero effect on your photo library on OS X initially. When you enable a system Photos library and opt in to the iCloud Photo storage, it tells the Photos Agent background process to start uploading photos to the cloud. When that initial pass is done, then deduplication in the cloud and download of new photos starts. ...


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Once you are certain you are happy with Photos, & you are certain the Library has migrated successfully, you can delete the old iPhoto app & iPhoto Library if you wish. The Library, as you mentioned, is 'virtual' as both are hard linked to the same files. Deleting either Library will not delete the pictures, only deleting both Libraries will do ...


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There's no way to do this in Photos, at least differently than what you're already doing. Also, just as an aside - if you intend to use iCloud Photo Library and sync with a device, replacing events with albums will very quickly become unmanageable. Apps (outside of the iOS Photos app) do not necessarily sort them by anything useful, and do not respect ...


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The size of your local Photos library is not necessarily indicative of the size of the photos stored on iCloud Photo Library. My local library is 83GB (of which 24GB is Masters) and the full-resolution uploads on iCloud Photo Library take up ~25GB. Given that you still have some items to upload, and there could be discrepancies in how space is being ...


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That Library is showing as a .migratedlibrary file, which means it's already been 'translated' to Photos format & can no longer be opened in Photos. The contents must be in one of your other libraries in the list, or if on a remote disk, you may have to open it fro the `Other Library…' button. By default, the new Photos Library will be in the same ...


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You can check for hard links by selecting either the folder [possibly a bit excessive] or one sample file… You can access the contents of a Library file [which is really a folder] by right clicking it & selecting 'Show Package Contents'. Be careful not to actually play around in there, Apple would rather you didn't ;-) but looking through the folder ...


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Yes, you can use Time Machine to restore iPhoto app and also the iPhoto library before the conversion of Photos app. You have to navigate through Time Machine backups and folder via Finder. Now go to Applications and restore the iPhoto.app. After that navigate to the folder containing your iPhoto library and restore it where you want without overwrite ...


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Merge them into one library (iPhoto Library Manager will do this job), then upload them to iCloud by designating the combined library as System Photo Library in Photos' preferences, after opening and converting it with Photos. Depending on upload speed, prepare for a very long wait. And if you then/afterwards want it on your MacBook make a new empty Photos ...



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