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Questions tagged [photos]

Photographs and photography in general. For the application, use "photos.app".

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Apple Photos: can I force it to treat 'burst' photos as separate items?

I like the 'burst' feature in my iPhone for taking photos in low light conditions: it increases the chance of there being at least one photo without motion blur. However, Apple Photos insists on ...
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Is it possible to merge camera rolls of two different iPhones?

I have iPhone 7 and iPhone XS Max and both of these iPhones are on the same iCloud account, but have different camera rolls. Is there a way to copy all the photos from the iPhone 7 in to my XS Max ...
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Copying old photos from an iPhone to a PC

A couple years ago, I switched from Android to iPhone 7 Plus. The person helping me at the Sprint store transferred all my photos from Android phone onto their computer, and then to my iPhone. I need ...
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Bulk Delete Nest Albums in Photos by Pattern?

I made the mistake of importing my photo archive for over 11 years which I had organized by year and then by dated events from years of manual collecting with maybe 10-20 folders of photo "albums" per ...
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When are sidecar AAE files created in a Mac? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how the Photos app works. I had the idea that each time you start to edit a photo, a sidecar (AAE) file is created. However, I edited several photos and I couldn't find ...
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Where are the sidecar files AAE located in Finder?

I'd like to know where the sidecar files for Photos are located in the Mac (Finder). Thank you.
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What apple device takes photos with a resolution of 2250px x 3000px?

I'm trying to figure out what kind of mobile apple device took a certain photo that was sent to me, and I'm hoping you guys can help. The dimensions of the photo are 2250px x 3000px. Thanks!
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Importing photos from Photos app to Documents, order gets mixed up

I want to import photos from my Photos app (i.e. they are being read from my icloud Photo Stream) to a folder on my Macbook. Instead of being in order of recency like in the photos app, on import ...
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Keep iPhone and iCloud Photos In-Sync

Is it possible to keep the photos on the iPhone and iCloud in-sync? So if I delete a photo on the iPhone, I want it to be deleted on iCloud and vice versa. Is it possible to configure the phone/cloud ...
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imported photos get back on device

I imported photos and forgot to uncheck "delete from device". Now I want to get those photos back on device. iTunes synced photos are really disturbing. Can't delete or anything them. And whenever ...
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iPhone photos suddenly disappeared

I cannot view my photos on my iPhone 7 plus although it takes up 13GB of storage. It happened last Sunday, March 31, 2019, I was about to send a photo thru messenger when I noticed that the picture ...
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How to download photos from iCloud (iPhone 4)

I have an old iPhone 4 that I'm about to ditch. It has a couple of hundred photos on it, and I briefly looked into a way to access them directly from my Xubuntu laptop. (I no longer have Windows or ...
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how to view raw images on iMac or iphone

I take a photograph with my iPhone were does the image go, both the RAW image and the jpeg. Seems like I have to use the Photo app to see these images but i don't know if they are jpegs or raw. They ...
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How to diff Photos Library backup against original (to check for corruption)

It seems the official way to backup your Photos Library is to literally drag it from your OSX desktop onto your external storage. So I did that. Now, I want to know how to do a diff between the new ...
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How to resync Photos with iCloud when Apple's recommendations don't pan out?

On Mojave, Photos has stopped syncing with iCloud in either direction. Apple support has dead-ended. Even opening the iCloud Preference pane and looking the the Photos sync config caused Preferences ...
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Implications of giving app access to camera roll

If I give an app access to my camera roll, what exactly does that imply? Can the app in theory upload all my photos to their server? E.g. when I upload an image to Instagram I can scroll through my ...
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How to change the cover picture in the “Places” album

I would like to change the cover picture in the "Places" photo album. The picture showing has been deleted from the phone but it still shows up on the album cover. Since I didn't create the album, I ...
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Videos no longer syncing to iCloud from MacBook Pro after import via Photos

Unable to upload videos to iCloud via Photos on my mac. There are existing videos in iCloud that still play and videos made on my phone upload with no problem. This seems to have tied in with a ...
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Photos.app is not syncing to iCloud

Photos app is not syncing to iCloud. I stopped Avast, as it was blocking it. Now, however, I'm getting several other logs when I search Console.app for cloudphotos In order of appearance upon launch ...
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iOS 12.1.4 - Photos stuck on uploading after iTunes restore

I restored my iPhone XS using the iTunes Backup I had saved on my Mac. Everything went back in place and also the pictures showed as being all there but, at the bottom of the Photos Library there was ...
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What’s the point of iTunes backup restoring?

I have just substituted my iPhone XS due to a camera fault and restored it from iTunes backup. My phone is 256gb in storage and therefore I use to have all my Photos library (about 12.000 elements) ...
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Force Photos to update to iCloud on Mac

Is there some way to force Photos on Mac to sync with iCloud? Many times when I import pictures they do not get uploaded to iCloud. It's very flakey. I checked my iCloud storage space and I have ...
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Videos from Camera show in Photos, not on connected device via iTunes

I just shot a separate video of two animals. The videos show up on the iPhone when I go to the Photos app. However after connecting the iPhone to a Windows PC, giving that computer permission on the ...
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Moving photos from Photos app to my iPhone

I have photos in the photos app on my Mac from a previous "back up" and now I would like to bring them back to my phone without having to use iCloud photo library. Is there a way to do it?
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Programmatically importing pictures to Apple Photos and modifying Exif data

[I was suggested to post this here instead of StackOverflow. ] How do I programmatically import picture files to Apple's Photos app? The reason for this is that I have 20,000 old pictures. Most are ...
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After resetting iPhone, photos are not accesible via cable connection

I have a 16 GB iPhone 6 and as most of you might have experienced, after a certain point in its lifetime, that amount of space gets filled in a couple of weeks or months. Previously what I used to do ...
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Set iPhone photo resolution default

I need to take photos and upload them in a web page. A resolution of 800x600 would be enough for me. I go to Settings > Photos & Camera, but I can only find a configuration for the resolution of ...
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Media Browser shows no photos or albums?

I'm working on a new MacBook Air running the latest Mac OS (10.14.2). It was recently setup using Migration Assistant from an older MacBook Pro; I think that machine was running 10.13. When I ...
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Why are iPhone photos skipping numbers in DCIM folder?

Usually iPhone photos are stored in a file path like DCIM\103APPLE\IMG_3141.JPG where '3141' is part of an increasing sequence of numbers. I rarely delete photos, so I was surprised when there were ...
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iOS Hidden Photos: Keep albums from showing up in apps?

The hidden album on iOS is convenient, but how can you prevent the album and thumbnail from showing up in apps like Twitter or Instagram when tapping to open the album selector?
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How to sync only Masters folder of Photos library to OneDrive

I manage my picture library in Photos, the size of which is currently about 120 GB. For backup and to have online access to all my pictures I would like to sync the library with the cloud. However, I ...
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How do I download full resolution photos on my iphone (8+) to use offline? [duplicate]

I used to keep all of my photos (literally 40K or so) on my iPhone. I did eventually fall into the iCloud trap, and have still not figured out a way to assure that a healthy number of my full ...
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Is there a way to export iPhone slideshow to PC?

I’m using an iPhone 5s and windows computer. I’d like to watch and share the beautiful slideshow iPhone creates with Photos.
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archiving pictures

I have a lot of pictures that are stored on my iPad, iPhone and iCloud. Can I archive selected folders on the cloud so I don’t have to swipe through so many to find what I want?
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How can I create a video from several thousand photo files using iMovie or other standard Mac apps?

I took timed photos over several days of work on a project last summer, and have about 5000 photos each ~4Mb. I want to create a time-lapse video from this and I'm not sure the best way. I already ...
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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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Is there a way to search for old iCloud accounts?

My wife's old MacBook got destroyed and I have no idea if it was ever backed up or not. Sometime before it got destroyed we bought iPhones and had to set up the Apple ID with our emails. Our ...
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My Albums are not showing in iMovie

I cannot get my albums to show in iMovie. I did have an original photo library then created a new one (by mistake) I have set the new library to be system library and deleted the original...help
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iCloud photo library - Lost locations

I must mention that I've contacted Apple support many many times about that, there were a bunch of call back from them and email conversations with senior advisors, but there was no success in finding ...
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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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Why repeat a try statement in AppleScript before returning an error?

I’m trying to learn AppleScript and have seen the following example for the Photos app: try set thisId to id of item 1 of sel on error errText number errNum display dialog "Error: cannot get ...
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iPhone and iCloud storage not fill but isn't allowing me to take a picture

i have an ihphone X with 64GB of storage and 200GB of icloud storage. as you can see bellow both of them have still available space. Unfortunatelytely the "iPhone storage full, can't take a picture" ...
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Merge iOS DBs for SMS Messages & Photos from 2 iPhones?

Merge iOS DBs for SMS Messages & Photos from 2 iPhones? i7 iOS 11.2.6 - Unused phone i5 iOS 10.3.3 - (Used until 2017) i6 iOS 10.2 - (Used most of 2018) All are Jailbroken. Would like ...
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Airdrop or export multiple original quality videos from iOS Photos app

My Photos library has a few large videos in it encoded in HEVC. I am trying to export specific videos out of it in original quality, but I can't find a way to do this effectively. Airdropping seems ...
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How do I get rid of photos labeled “My Computer” on my iPhone?

I've been trying to clear up some space on my iPhone, and recently I noticed that I have a few albums labeled from My Computer. I've tried going through iTunes, but my phone doesn't seem to sync up ...
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How to remove mis-assigned person from iOS 12 photos app on iPad?

In previous iOS versions I could remove mistakenly identified people from photos. This was done by going to the people album, choosing the person that was wrongly assigned, then going to the ...
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How to move shared albums data from Photos externally

I recently moved my Photos library to an external SSD. Unfortunately shared album data still lives locally inside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.cloudphotosd/Data/Library/Application Support/com.apple....
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App like Lightroom and Photos to display geotagged images in a map

I am looking for a Mac app to display locations of the geotagged photos in a folder using google maps. I don't want to import them from Photos because: a) It is not practical to import several ...
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New Apple ID and iCloud

I created a new Apple ID on my Mac mini, but the "photos" preference, when checked asks for a password to the old account. I can’t see where to enter my new Apple ID. Since I don't remember the old ...