Questions tagged [album]

Use this tag for questions regarding albums in Photos app in iOS and macOS or group of songs in Music app (iOS)/iTunes (macOS)

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Mark unsorted recents photos in iPhone

I've a habit of sorting all my 'recent' photos into different local albums on my iPhone. I've 30,000+ photos in 'recent' album and NOT all are sorted in various local albums. How can I mark the photos ...
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How can I find out with Javascript whether an album in Photos.app is "smart"?

Iterating over all albums, but process only some of them: for (var album of Application("Photos").albums()) { console.log("ALBUM: " + album.name()) // do something only for ...
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How to iterate over an Photos.app album (or a container) using Javascript?

How can I iterate over the media items of an album in Photos.app? By copying and editing online code, I got this far: for (const album of Application("Photos").albums()) { console.log(&...
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Automatically hide image from recent album when added to different album

iPhone X - iOS 15.1 In the Photos -> Recent album, I select images and then add those to my custom album. Unfortunately, I have to remember the last picture I added to my custom album so I know ...
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Take iPhone photos _directly_ to a specific album?

For at least recent versions of iOS (11.x - 14.x): Photos taken by the built-in Camera app go directly to the Photos Library (formerly known as Camera Roll) When viewing the Library using the built-...
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How to sort photos inside a shared album in the Photos app in macOS, iOS, or iPadOS?

How to sort photos inside a shared album in the Photos app in macOS, iOS, or iPadOS?
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Make the iPhone "recents" album more recent

The "Recents" folder in my iPhone seems to contain every photo I've ever taken, not strictly 'recent' ones. Where is the setting that determines how far back in time this folder goes to stay ...
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Import Albums "From my Mac" to my iPhone albums and keep them synced

I don't use iCloud Photos. I wanted to import my iPhone photo albums to my Mac but it seems that without iCloud Photos it is not possible without any third party software according to my searches. But ...
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How to select photos from an album using smart ablum like rules

I imported all images in my iPhone to Photos app in my macOS. While I imported them, I specified an album titled "old iPhone". The images contain both camera pictures and screenshots. Now I ...
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How do I migrate/transfer/copy an iCloud Photos Shared Album to Google Photos?

I use an iCloud shared photo album to share photos and videos with my family, but I'm slowly reaching the limit of 5000 photos and videos per album, so I'm considering migrating this album to Google ...
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iPhotos > Shared Photo Albums: Protect from Remote Deletion

Several iPhoto Shared Albums disappeared after the person who shared the albums with me deleted them. Is there anyway I can safeguard pictures in Shared Albums even if the Album they were shared ...
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How to access the "Deleted Photos" Album on an XR running iOS 13.3?

I would like to delete the photos in my "Deleted Photos" album right now. I have found several websites advising how to do this, but they all say to open Photos and then to click on the Albums tab, ...
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iCloud photo sharing - member cannot view photos?

My friend has accepted my request for the shared photo album but cannot see any of the items in the folder- it is blank. On my phone it has 400 pics in there. It says she is a member of the group. I ...
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Upload to iCloud Photos without adding to Recents album?

I'm trying to upload my photo album from my Hard Disk to iCloud, and make it accessible from my iPhone. However, all the photos uploaded to an album are automatically added to my "Recents" album on ...
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What's easiest way to share/collate fullres photos with family in 2019?

My wife and I both take pictures on our iPhones. We have our own iCloud accounts. Sometimes we want to make albums of pictures selected from both our accounts. What is the easiest way to share high ...
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Missing Add To button in photos app on iOS

On my iPhone 7, I go and open up photos, then click on "select" photos. I then select a photo. There used to be a "Add to" button in the middle of the bottom (to the left is "upload" and to the right ...
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iPhone 6 - no photos/videos in "Recently Deleted" Album but storage settings displaying that I have over 19GB of photos in "Recently Deleted" Album

As mentioned in the title, I have over 19gb of storage taken up according to the iPhone Storage settings, as shown: However, I have already deleted all my photos and videos in the "Recently Deleted" ...
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Does the iOS Camera Roll contain all of my photos and videos, incl. what's in my albums?

I have tons of photos in my iPhone Camera Roll. I have also created albums and moved photos around from the camera roll to different albums. Is it true that the Camera Roll actually contains "all" ...
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Adding photos to Shared Album, using the web

I have some photos on a linux computer that I would like to add to a Shared iPhotos Album. So I thought I would log in to my icloud.com account and add them there. To my surprise, the shared albums ...
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Can I display top charts in my app using album artwork from iTunes?

I have used this iTunes API to display the top charts in my app but recently I received an email from Apple about the complaints that Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) want to take my ...
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Sorting (album) artist in iTunes

I was wondering how to list an album as another artist's work in iTunes "Artists" view. I have an album whose artist and album artist are "eason and the duo band". I would like to list the album as "...
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Remove undeletable album from Photos app on iOS

I used AnyTrans to try to transfer some photos to my iPhone. When I did this, it added all my photos to the camera roll but it also added them to an undeletable AnyTrans album. When I press edit, I ...
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Is it possible to be notified when a prerelease album is available on Apple Music?

I have downloaded an album on Apple Music several months ago when it became available on pre-release. At the time, only one song was available to listen to. I had forgotten all about it and it sat ...
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Does sound check on the iPhone have album mode

I know that iTunes sound check on the Mac has album mode, but does sound check on the iPhone have album mode as well?
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Sync iPhone photo albums to iCloud web?

I use the iCloud Photos web interface to move photos from my iPhone to my Mac all the time. This is as simple as logging into iCloud on the web, selecting a photo (or multiple photos) and clicking ...
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Can I hotlink to a photo in an album in iCloud?

Can I hotlink to a photo in an album in iCloud? I need to insert the direct URLs into spreadsheets.
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Getting rid of the special photo albums on iOS, e.g., People

In the Photos app on my iOS devices, there is the "People" album in addition to the "People From My Mac" album. It seems silly to have both. How can I get rid of the former? I'd also like to get rid ...
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Play all songs by the same artist on iOS

How can one play all the songs from a particular artist or group sequentially from different albums? Currently I have to open up the next album of the same artist or even the same album if songs from ...
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How can I listen to a whole album on iTunes?

I can not listen to a whole album on iTunes, I have tried "ticking or checking all the songs in my library" and preferences/unchecking the list view check boxes. nothing works. Can anyone help me ...
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Itunes doesn't play an entire albume [duplicate]

In older versions iTunes played automatically the entire songs in an albume when I selected and pressed the play button. Now it only plays the first song then stops. What do I need to do to play the ...
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Are album ratings gone in iTunes?

I frequently used album ratings in iTunes in the past, but it seems in iTunes 12.2, these ratings have been replaced by the heart for Apple Music. In list view an option for 'Album Rating' is still ...
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How on earth do I get iTunes to play an album?

I tried the old right click and select play on the drop down menu trick. Which didn't work. Now I'm fresh out of ideas. I'm using Vista Home and iTunes 12.0.1.26.
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Putting imported tacks into an album

I just imported music from some CD's I had, and iTunes put each track into a single album. How do I put all the tracks into 1 album?
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Favoriting a song in iTunes scrolls to top and collapses album view

So.. this issue has been killing me for a while. I imagine others are having this too, so I am going to post quite a bit of info here. The issue is pretty basic. When I have an album open in iTunes I ...
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How to quickly delete multiple albums in Photos app (OS X)

My Photos app (on OS X) has very many (well over a hundred) albums sitting inside an iPhoto Events folder. Most of the albums have are named by a day, e.g. '16 May 2014'. In order to delete an album I ...
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How to unrate multiple album ratings at the same time?

I'm using iTunes 12.2.1.16 and today I realized that there is something called 'album rating'. This messes up my ordering according to the track rating. Suddenly there are songs appearing with hollow ...
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I have no photos in my album but it still says that it takes 508 MB of space on my iphone

So I have no photos in my phone, but it still says that it takes 508 MB when I look at my usage in settings. There is literally no photos at all, even the recently deleted has been deleted, and I don'...
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With the new Apple Music app is there a way to sort my music by Album?

It seems that Apple have messed up sorting again in the new Apple Music app. I want to sort my music by Album Title, not by Artist and then Title. Is there a way to do this?
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Photo Albums Created On iPhone Are Not Appearing/Syncing to New Photos App in Yosemite

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 8.3 and a mid-2011 iMac running the latest version of Yosemite. On Phone I have iCloud Photo Library turned on. I have "Optimize iPhone Storage checked I have upload ...
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iTunes/Applescript: get all tracks from (incomplete) album

I try to write an Applescript that would sort playlists by album. That is, a playlist P might contain 20 tracks split on 4 albums (A1, A2…). Each album has 10 tracks, in other words, on this playlist, ...
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Music files showing up on iPhone, but not in iTunes library. How to get rid of them

In iTunes, in "On This iPhone" I have all of my music files deleted, but on my iPhone in the "Music" app it shows a bunch of my old music albums and files, opening an album it has the "Download from ...
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Delete Flickr album from iOS app

Is there any way I can delete an album from the official iOS Flickr app?
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How can I get iTunes not to consider "Various Artists" an artist in the artist view?

When I type "monkees" into the "Search Library" box in iTunes, it offers me three things: (A) "The Monkees" as artists, and (B and C) the two songs I have by The Monkees. The search dropdown shows, ...
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How to fix incorrectly sorted albums whose titles contain numbers

I have an iPod Classic 160gb 6g. In Cover Flow it appears that some of the albums containing numbers in the title will end up at the end of the alphabet. For example, this is the end of the Cover Flow:...
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New photos added to iPhoto aren't available for creating books

Some time ago I started creating a book with iPhoto. Since then I uploaded new photos to iPhoto, but they are not available amongst the photos I can use to create the book. How can I have them ...
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How do I play selected albums in iTunes 11

This was absurdly easy in iTunes 10. I select a Playlist (generally a smart one) I command click albums. I want to play those albums. Further I may want to be able to play songs within those ...
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Photos imported from iPhone lose their albums

I've got a load of albums that I made on my iPhone to organize my photos. But when they get imported into iPhoto (which I do over Photo Stream), they lose their albums and come in just as one long ...
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Album added to iTunes library but not listed in Albums and Songs section

I added a new album to my iTunes (version 11). It has been copied to my Media folder and it plays fine. But it's not listed in my Albums, Artists and Songs sections. I would like to see the artwork in ...
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iTunes 11: Sorting albums by year

Is there a way of sorting albums for an artist by year in iTunes? For example: "Coda" is actually Led Zeppelin's last album, but it appears first for me in iTunes. I'd prefer it if it sorted albums ...
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Publish an Aperture smart album to Facebook

I can easily create a smart album with the 5-star rated images on a certain date. I would like to share those with a Facebook photo album but the share command is greyed out when I have a smart album ...
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