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Questions tagged [iphoto]

iPhoto is a photo organizer and editor for Mac that is part of the iLife suite of apps that come bundled with new Mac and are also for sale individually

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Exclamation Mark appearing in iPhoto [on hold]

The grey Exclamation Mark will not go away! I tried ALL the suggestions that appeared here and on the internet. I have no photos in iCloud... What can be done?
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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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Photos Shared Albums - photo dates are incorrect?

While on vacation, my wife and I each took a number of photos on our respective iPhones. To combine our photos after our trip ended, she moved them all to a shared album. I then imported these into ...
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Order synced photos by date on Windows PC

I'm trying to sync photos ordered by folders as year/date but it syncs only by year: Previously I remember that it synced images by date into separate folders inside yearly but now I cannot find this ...
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How to select all iCloud photos for download in web brower?

I would like to learn how to select all icloud.com photos so that they can be downloaded via Firefox on Ubuntu and backed up on a NAS. If this is not possible (iCloud economics has incentive not to ...
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Lost photos on iPhoto Mac OS High Sierra

I upgraded my OS to macOS High Sierra last night. It seems that I have lost all the photos and videos on iPhoto. Is there any way to recover them?
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Making Photos use more memory when it is running in the background for People Tagging tasks [duplicate]

Is there a way to make the Photos app perform more computations when it is running in the background? Basically, I read that People Tagging happens when the computer is plugged and when Photos is not ...
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How can I use iPhoto in lieu of Photos in macOS Sierra?

I really dislike macOS's Photos.app (thought I could get use to it), but would like to use iPhoto again. It's in my apps, but was replaced with a more current version when my stuff was installed onto ...
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I can't upload certain images to Photos

If I take a screenshot on my desktop or save an image from Preview I cannot upload these images to my Photos. If I drag them into the Photos app on Mac they will not sync to my devices. I also tried ...
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Where can iPhoto '11 be downloaded?

I just set up an old white Macbook (early 2008) with a fresh install of OS X 10.7.3, which I think is the most recent version that will run on it. I was surprised to see the installer did not include ...
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Configure Memory (Photos) titles to have a specific date format (M-D-Y or Y-M-D)

Is it possible to change the way Photos is naming the memories? Basically, it is quite stupid to name it using Day-Month-Year order, since an export of the memories using the option "Create subfolder ...
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Meaning and origin of this error upon transferring photos from iPhone onto Photos on Mac?

From time to time I would like to be able to save WhatsApp photos (on my iPhone) into Photos (on my Mac). Here is how I proceed: On my iPhone I allowed WhatsApp to access my Photos (read and write). ...
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MacBook Air 2017 Photos App Not Detecting Some Photos From iPad 5

I am trying to import videos from my iPad 5 (running iOS 12.0.1) to my 2017 MacBook Air (MacBookAir7,2 running macOS High Sierra 10.13.5) through the Photos app and half of my iPad's photos aren't ...
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My iPhoto library takes way too much space on my Mac Air. Can I upload it to the iCloud?

So, the iPhoto library (not to be confused with the "Photos library") takes almost 30 gigs on my 250 gb macbook air. I am curious, I've managed to upload the Photos library to the iCloud reducing it's ...
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How to remove/delete geo-location meta data from photos?

Occasionally someone emails me a photograph with their geo data included. I don't record this on my photos, so it's weird to have just one image randomly include location. In previous versions of ...
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Extract list of titles from iPhoto album

I have a large collection of photos on iPhoto (not Photos) and am currently in the process of mounting them in photoviewer on my own website. I have an HTML markup template in an Excel file and have ...
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Macbook disk space show as used photos library space that is stored in an external SD

I have moved my photo library into an external SD card and now that library is configured as the system photo library. The problem is that my Macbook shows that the hard drive is still using an ...
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Does copying a migrated iPhotos library use extra space, given that iPhotos and Photos Libraries are hardlinked?

If I have migrated an iPhoto Library to Photos (on an external disk, so independent of the computer with the apps), and then make a copy of the iPhotos Library, will I be using additional disk space? ...
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Risk of altering folder structure in Apple Photos?

I've used Apple iPhoto and now Photos for many years, and now have a library of about 32,000 photos and videos. Right now that library is on an attached drive with no rights, so family members can log ...
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Need help with importing Camera Roll images from iPhone to Mac

I’m trying to pull images off of my Camera Roll on my iPhone 6s with iOS 11.2 to my Mac locally and not using iCloud as I won’t sign up for that. I would like to use the Image Capture program or ...
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Connected other iPhone to MB to backup…could my old photos have transferred to the phone?

A bit of an unusual question maybe. A friend needed to set up her new iPhone but doesn't have a computer and is restricted to mobile data at the moment. She wanted to back up her old iPhone to use on ...
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Photos on Mac not syncing with iCloud – ThermalPolicy: Must not proceed

The Photos app on my Macbook hasn't been syncing for a while, ~6 months. I just came from holidays and added photos from my camera to it and again, nothing. Photos is stuck at "Uploading..." but there ...
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A MacOS app to backup All Photos in iCloud to External Drive

I have more than 140 GB of photos & videos. On my Mac I have only 256 GB of storage so I chose "Optimize Mac Storage" to make more room. I have a NAS with a lot of available storage (it has ...
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Why Photos and Photo Library differ in size?

Today I saw that 2 different positions in "manage storage" menu differ in size: Photos and Photo Library. I would like to know what is stored in which, but it is my first Mac and I cannot (or do not ...
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Photos do not appear in Photos

When I insert a memory card and use Photos, the images that are displayed before importing them seem to be the videos, not the photos. I need to work and upload the photos, but cannot do so until I ...
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I have thousands of pictures in my iPhoto library. How do I transfer them to iCloud Drive?

I have thousands of pix in my iPhoto library. Can anyone tell me how to back them up in iCloud Drive?
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iPhoto not retrieving photos from the cloud

Since the beginning of February iPhoto on my MacBook Air is not retrieving the photos of the iCloud (taken by other devices like my iPhone, for instance) anymore. I definitely have an internet ...
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iOS Photo Removal

Is it possible to remove photos from iPhone using the Terminal line of command? I've been struggling with Image Capture (not making the "delete" icon available) or even Aperture or iPhoto (not being ...
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Photo in icloud are corrupted

I have scanned a few photos back in Dec 2013. They were scanned by 'Image Capture' app and they were imported into icloud via Photo at least two years ago. Today when I browsed my photo on osx, I ...
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Is there a photo viewer/slideshow app that previews/shows photos as they're being imported (like iPhoto used to)

When you import photos from your iPhone into iPhoto, you see each photo as it is imported (or for us, a couple flick past and then one sits for a few seconds). We like the random memories shown when ...
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Delete all photos from iCloud web

I tried to sync my photos... what a huge mistake. I knew this would be a disaster before I started but I had to go attempt anyway. Luckily I had backups of my multiple photo libraries because it ...
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iCloud Photo Library fills entire phone with remaining storage in 'System'

Help! For the past year, it seems that enabling the "iCloud Photo Library" feature on my phone causes the entire phone's storage to fill with "System". I've checked the Storage summary and Photos is ...
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How do I change the name of an album in Photos on my Mac

How do I change the name of an album in Photos my Mac?
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Deleting all photos in iCloud

I want to delete all my photos from my iCloud (ca. 2500 Photos), so that I have no photos in the iCloud. I have gone into my iPhone's Photo app and selected all 2500 Photos and deleted them. Then I ...
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Syncing photos to iCloud and deleting them

I want to save all my photos to iCloud and then delete them from my iPhone. How do I delete them from the iPhone while still keeping a copy on iCloud?
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How to get Photos Library v2.0 content to Photos Library v1.5?

I'm in the unenviable position of trying to merge multiple Photos libraries together. On an OS X El Capitan. Two of the Photos Libraries are version 2.0, so how do I merge their content into a v1.5 ...
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Create calendar to post overseas

I would like to create a calendar from my iPhotos and mail it directly in a country different from my billing country (to reduce delivery cost). Is this possible?
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Export photos with timestamp in filename

I'm trying to export photos from iPhone using mac os Photos app. The problem is that there is no way of structuring them in a format that will allow to easily access them by date. Ideally I'd like ...
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Importing photos from iPhone to iMac. Can I get just edited, or just unedited and not both?

I have an iPhone SE and a five year old iMac running El Cap. I use iPhoto on the iMac. Since the iOS 11 update, whenever I import photos I get both the edited and the unedited version of the photo on ...
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Photos app (iPhoto) hangs when trying to open

Ive got a mac mini running OSX 10.10.5. I use the built in "Photos" app (formally iPhoto) to manage photos i take on my iPhone, which are synced back to the Photos app via iCloud. Recently when i ...
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Turn on iCloud Photo Library without creating duplicates or zombies

I turned on Photo Library on my iPhone and uploaded everything, now I want to enable on my Mac. Is it going to duplicate all the photos that I've already uploaded from my iPhone to the Mac? What ...
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Photos media library on external hard drive

I moved my Photos media library to an external hard drive. Everything works fine except the ejection of the hard drive. Everytime I try to eject it my Mac says that it is in use: $ sudo lsof +D "/...
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Help with old iPhoto Library. Can't show package content

I finally managed to decrypt an old backup of an iPhoto Library. The result was a file without an extension (maybe I removed it back then?) and the following header: ./._iPhoto Library Now I have no ...
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How to copy a transparent PNG file to iPad from a Mac

When copying a PNG file with transparent background to an iPad or an iPhone using an application like iTunes, the image is copied to the device but the transparent background turns white. I have ...
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Photo library app recommendation

With the new Photos in macOS High Sierra, Apple restored some of the former iPhoto/Aperture functionality (always-on sidebar, improved auto-organization [into moments, still no user-defined events ...
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Website that uses iPhoto or Photos library as the database

I've begun creating a centralised iPhoto library of all the family photos and was hoping to share it with my family members in a well presented way rather than just sending them the raw images. My ...
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Can I tell Photos I never want to use it with iCloud?

I have both iPhoto and Photos installed on my Mac and use both independently of each other. However, whenever I launch the Photos app I get the following prompt: Is there a way for me to permanently ...
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How to search for pictures of two people in iPhoto?

iPhoto has the ability to recognize faces. You can tag them with names, which I have done for my relatives. Now I want two find all pictures in which two specific people are. Just typing "A and B" in ...
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How can I provide useful feedback to Mac Photos software designers?

I have been experiencing a number of issues since migrating from iPhoto to Photos, and I would like to provide useful input/feedback to the Apple software designers. What would the best way to do ...
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Why can't I sync Photos on my Mac with Photos on my iPhone?

I keep a subset of my photographs in Photos on my Mac, and I would like to sync these with Photos on my iPhone. I used to be able to do so, but the option seems to have gone away. The 'Sync Photos' ...