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A couple of days ago I noticed that Photos on El Capitan shows already imported photos as new photos, when I select an iOS device. The iOS devices are synced with the Photos library and contain the albums local. This happens only for a few photos, not all of them.

My Photos library contain a couple of thousand photos. You will notice in the screenshot below that only 11 photos on my iPad are new. However, those photos are years old and got already imported into an album.

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I tried following:

  • Started Photos with + and repaired the library
  • Imported the photos to a fake album and deleted them afterwards

Unfortunately, nothing helped. Does anyone have an idea, what I can do, to get rid of the old or new photos?

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