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Photos does not actually move the files or duplicate them when importing from an existing iPhoto or Aperture library. It simply creates hard links to the files in their original location from the new Photos library. See how Photos saves disk space on Apple's site. More on hard links from Ars Technica: A hard link is simply a reference to some data on ...


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Short answer, no. The Libraries are using 'hard links' to the real location of the files, so both appear to be approximately the same size, but each actual photo is only located in one place on your hard drive, with pointers from both Libraries. Deleting either Library will not affect the storage space, only deleting both would actually remove the 50GB of ...


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Right-click on the Faces album you'd like modify, and click Get Info. Double click the small round photo that appears on the fifth row of the info pop-up. All photos in that album will now appear behind this pop-up. Right-click the photo you that you want to use as that Faces album thumbnail, and click Make Key Photo.


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Apple often uses custom permissions to prevent users from going inside library files and deleting files that need to be in place since they are thumbnails and/or database files or referenced in database files. Here's an official knowledge base article on the permissions required and steps to fix it. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204484 Reading your ...


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Plug your iPad into iTunes and verify that there are no folders of photos from your computer that are being synced onto your iPad, it is possible that although you have deleted all of your photos that you took on your phone (i.e. the ones in the camera roll) you could still be syncing a folder of photos from your computer. This link from the Apple website ...


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Unfortunately, you can only side-step the issue by clicking the Albums tab > Faces, and select each found face & delete it. You cannot bulk select, so this must be done manually for each face. You should log an enhancement request (or three) at the Photos Feedback page.


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If you haven't already, turn on the sidebar - Option-Command-S - then look towards the top and under Shared, click Activity. Likely there is some activity on a shared album or Photo Stream. It may also be someone inviting you to join a shared album or Photo Stream. (I'm not sure how that would show up in Photos, as I haven't had any invitations since Photos ...


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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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Share it with the person - then once the album is created, in Photos, there will be an icon with a head in a circle. This is the settings pane for the shared photo album. Full Procedure: Create Shared iCloud Album Select new Shared Album from left side pane in Photos Click head in a circle icon to get an option to turn on the Public Website. Check that ...


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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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iPhoto is a separate application from Photos (though if you had iPhoto on your dock, the 10.10.3 upgrade replaced its icon with Photos). You can still run it by using Spotlight or going to your Applications folder. When you do run it, it may ask if you actually meant to open it, or if you meant to open Photos - choose the option to continue opening iPhoto. ...


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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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First of all, to remove any confusion, iCloud's My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Sharing are two different things, and will behave differently. iCloud Photo Sharing From the FAQ: How many photos and videos can be stored in a shared album? A shared album can hold a maximum of 5000 photos and videos combined. When you reach your limit, you must ...


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There is no Trash any more - instead there is Recently Deleted, same as on the iPhone etc. which will countdown 30 days before final deletion unless purged manually or recovered beforehand. You can access it from the File Menu > Show Recently Deleted. You exit, once finished, by clicking any other category, or if you don't have the Sidebar open, any Header ...


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Yes, there is a Faces album which will show all recognised faces in your images.


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I can't advise on public beta versions of the app, but the shipping Photos lets you export unmodified originals. You can then use mdls and mdfind to see what the "copy" looks like and where the original was stored. In my case, they are all in ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/2015/04/08 and such stored by year, month and date for my US locale ...


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apparently the "recently deleted"-feature in iOS8 is broken. Photos you've deleted don't disappear after 30 days, they're just hidden on your device. The storage being used isn't "phantom usage", since the photos are still safely stored. The easiest short term solution is to set back your date on the phone month by month (until the release of iOS8), and your ...


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The best option for working with events is to use the sidebar (cmd + alt + s or view → Show Sidebar). They will be listed there: Without using the sidebar they are listed in the Albums section:


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I sort by date by selecting Albums at the top of Photos window. Then use the View menu to check Keep Sorted By Date There isn't any way to reverse that currently and I don't see any indication that they'll do anything other than tell you to scroll to the bottom to see the other ordering.


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I believe so, just share your apple acount with your family members, and under the same account, all media contents including photos would be uploaded to iCloud and shared among your family member.


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I've found that turning on the sidebar has helped me adjust to Photos much more quickly. Every import dumps photos into the All Photos album as well as the "Last Import" view. You have to create each album by choice and there are now no events that you can control directly. You can choose the "summarize photos" option or uncheck it to get more or less ...


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Yes, it's possible with iTunes 12.1.2 which was released today.


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You can export original photos out of Photos on the Mac and then delete them. At that point, they go into the Recently Deleted album. You can then manage things so you don't exceed your 5 GB allowance. Both iOS and Mac preferences allow you to measure and see the storage allocation. Then you can have a second Photos database on the Mac to store all the ...


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Also works: Double click on the face album you'd like to change Select Faces on the second row from the top of the app (Caras in Spanish) Right click on the face you'd like to select for the thumbnail and select Make key photo from the pop-up menu.


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As far as I can tell: All the images are imported. The "Stack Pick" gets the keyword "Stack Pick." (Very unfortunately…) In all other respects, images that were parts of stacks are indistinguishable from images that are not parts of stacks. This means it's not possible to automatically find all images that are parts of stacks, but not the stack pick. (To ...


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Connect your iPad to your Mac. Open iTunes, select the iPad on the top and on the left you will find a photos menu where you can select what you'd like to sync. Alternatively, you can use iCloud Photos, which would have to be enabled on both your iMac and your iPad, which will then sync photos over the cloud (via your internet connection). However, if you ...


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Smart folders — including Faces — on the Mac are (for now) local only. Not only will Faces not sync with iPads or iPhones, they won't sync with other Macs either.


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I have found a simple and easy solution to this problem. The FonePaw iOS Transfer software is a helpful tool which can solve your problem about how to transfer iPhone photos to computer. It can help you easily transfer Music, Photos, Videos, Contacts, SMS, etc. from your iOS device to computer or iTunes.


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If you open Spotlight and search for iPhoto, you should be able to still open it. Apple has discontinued development on it, however, and you could theoretically run into problems down the road if you keep using it. Apple probably won't ever straight up delete the application from your harddrive, but if you ever reformat, an OS X reinstall of 10.10.3 or later ...


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Yes - sharing the photo puts it in a cloud backed "truth" where that image is available for all participants of the album to download and modify their copy, but not to change the original. You'll want to share the edited version and then clean old ones until such time editing directly that shared image is implemented.



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