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

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Why is Options button for Photos app missing in iCloud settings?

I've turned on family sharing and want to share photos. There should be a shared album in Photos called "Family" but it's not there. I've found instructions that say I have to use the ...
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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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Recently deleted folder empty but takes up space?

I have an Iphone XR with IOS 14.2 I emptied my recently deleted folder multiple times but it still takes up space. Does anyone know how to solve this issue?
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Where does Mac Messages store older Attachments?

I'm looking for one specific photograph, a jpg taken on my iPhone, which I know was sent to my partner over Messages, towards the end of 2019. I don't have it in what used to be Camera Roll on the ...
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“Unable to load photo, an error occurred while loading a higher quality version of this photo” error message in Photos (iOS)

I’m trying to view a photo on my device but it’s incredibly low quality and has a white information button in the bottom right, which when pressed says: “Unable to load photo, an error occurred while ...
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Does taking live photos store a redundant MOV file?

On my iPhone, when I backup my photos with photosync, I notice that I get two files for every live photo. One HEIC and one MOV. Eg: Recents/IMG_0941.HEIC Recents/IMG_0941.MOV Recents/IMG_0942.HEIC ...
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How do I fix “This iPhone was not able to download full-resolution photos and videos” when disabling iCloud Photos?

I'm trying to disable iCloud Photos but I keep getting this error message: This iPhone was not able to download 379 full-resolution photos and videos. If you continue, the low resolution versions of ...
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How to automatically store photos clicked on iPhone 11 to a specific folder?

Android phones usually have an option where all the photos clicked on the camera go to a separate folder. How do achieve this (or something similar) on iPhone? All my pictures and videos from any ...
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How can I quickly filter by edited photos on iOS?

Often I will have many versions of a similar photo. I will select my favorite and then crop and edit this version. Later I would like to quickly find the nicely edited version from the other photos. ...
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I want to move my old pictures to iCloud to free up iPhone storage space (iPhone already at full capacity)

Basically I want to remove these pictures from my phone onto the cloud. My purpose is to free up local storage as much as possible (for Apps and other stuff). I'm doing this for my relative's phone, I ...
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AppleScript Photos export quality

In AppleScript, I can export photos from Apple Photos. There are two options: using originals, which discards all modifications I've made not using originals, which exports them at 100% quality. The ...
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Transfer a large folder of photos and videos to iCloud Photos

I'd like to sync my Google Photos and iCloud photos, mainly because I use iCloud photos a lot more. I have a large amount of photos on my Google Photos library that I can download as a ZIP folder. I'm ...
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Downloading Photos to iPad and adding them to iCloud photos

I'm in a bit of pickle I'm home at my parents and they have an old windows laptop (very old basically no way to install any software on it) from which we copied photos on to an USB stick and then ...
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How to know which person needs new picture confirmations in Apple Photos

I love the face detection in Apple Photos, but it is a bit frustrating to never know which Person has been updated and needs confirmation. Currently, I always have to go through each one and even then,...
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Where to view photo and movie metadata on iOS

I noticed today when a friend emailed me a movie he shot on his iPhone XR that the quality was only 568 x 320. While trying to get to the bottom of that mystery, I asked my friend to check the video ...
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Phantom Images showing in image capture

macbook pro catalina 10.15.7, iphone 7 ios 14.2. Here is a screen of some pictures in the camera roll that were taken with the phone. When i connect the phone to the mac book pro and open image ...
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How To Rescue Referenced Photos - Originals are no longer available to me

I have a very large collection of Photos in the Apple Photos App. Through my own carelessness, I have several thousand photos that are not stored in the .photoslibrary file and the originals no longer ...
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iPhone 12 to Mac photo transfer

I am trying to transfer some christmas photos from my iPhone to my Mac via airdrop but after the photos are downloaded on my Mac, around 80% of them are transferring as damaged or corrupt files and ...
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Apple Photos on Mac does not analyse a very specific set of pics

I have imported some pics recently, and although they have been "analysed" in the main tab (Library), they remain as "427 Photos remaining" in the People's tab. In the meantime, I ...
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Download iPhone pics via shell (terminal)

I've recently upgraded my iPhone from an SE to a SE2, and notice that the "Image Capture" app has trouble importing some of the photos. I've been holding off from using the "Photos"...
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How to paste graphics image data to folders in finder

If you right click and copy an image from Safari, Mail, etc. (or command-control-shift-4 to save screenshot to clipboard), certain apps support pasting (e.g., Mail, MS Word, etc.), but I can't paste ...
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Photos Library info reports size in “PB”

I was touring the Photos app toolbar recently and noticed the little "info" button (same as menu Window/Info, ⌘ I). I pressed it and a dialog appeared showing me info for my entire Photo ...
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How to assign latitude & longitude to a photo “Location” in Photos 6?

I have a specific latitude and longitude that I would like to assign to a photo that does not otherwise have any location information. eg. (18.352185, -64.792505) aka 18 deg 22' 26.46" N, 64 deg ...
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How to create an automator workflow/application to delete jpeg when raw exist

I have approx 1 terabyte of Canon CR2 images in 40 sub-folders, some with matching jpeg and some just jpeg. I want to delete all jpegs that have a matching corresponding raw .cr2 file. I would like to ...
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Cannot sync photos from photos app to iphone using iTunes

When I navigate to photos from my phone settings in iTunes, I am not able to select the photos.app from the "copy photos from" dropdown. My Photo Library exist in the Pictures directory and ...
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Does iCloud Photos support CR2/DNG raw?

I imported a folder of photos in Canon CR2 and DNG raw format into Photos.app. They show up fine locally in the app (I can edit them), but they don't upload to iCloud. Ordinary JPG files in the same ...
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What is the best way to guarantee that the person I send an image to from my iPhone 10 receives it in full quality?

I have an iPhone X and I want to send high quality photos to someone using another device I don’t know. I’m taking photos in HEIF 12 megapixel format. To maximize the quality of the photo received by ...
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Photos import from iPhone fails on network location

When I try to import pictures from my iPhone to the Photos library that is located on network storage, it fails and I see the following in the logs: Sandbox: PTPCamera(4269) System Policy: deny(1) ...
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Unable to play video / export video from Photos app

I'm on MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.7. I recently tried to view my old videos from photos app but unable to do so. It says "Photos cannot play this video because the resource is unavailable."...
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Why does my iPhone have too many photos in a smart album after syncing from my Mac?

I set up a smart album on my Mac. It only contains the ~500 photos I expect. I selected that smart album to sync onto my iPhone. After the sync completes, that smart album on the iPhone contains ...
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How to offload already downloaded photos to iCloud?

I've setup a new Mac two weeks ago and its already full cause of Photos downloaded from iCloud. I have the "Photos > Preferences > iCloud > Optimize Mac Storage" checkbox set, but ...
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photoanalysisd still processing after months [duplicate]

I already read many topics about this issue, but after more than 2 months running, something is wrong. My library is only 4000 photos large. I noticed that Console shows an error on process ...
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How can I see where Photos.app thinks the System Photo Library is?

I have about 8 photo libraries, all of them on a [connected and mounted] external disk. One of them is the System Photo Library, but which one? I have forgotten. Since I upgraded to Big Sur, Photos....
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Is the Photos To Disk third party app still available?

I want to convert a photoslibrary file to a system of folders corresponding to Photos events with jpg images instead of the Apple Photos format. An earlier thread (started by Manchineel) said that ...
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The Places map in my macOS Photos.app library is empty

What I did: Created a custom non-iCloud, non-system photo library and imported my photos from an external camera. All photos are referenced from external files, i.e. not embedded into the library ...
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How do I move only images taken by my camera to an album?

I have a lot of pictures taken by my camera, but I also have a lot of images taken by me as a screenshot or saved from some online source. I'd like to ONLY have pictures taken directly by me via the ...
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What photos are these and where do they come from - I haven't added any

Every time I plug in my iPhone and sync, I get the message "Syncing and Copying Photos" even though I haven't added any photos to sync. Any idea where they might be coming from?
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iPhone 7+ resists 11 methods at having its pictures transferred. What now?

I've always found it difficult to get pictures out of my own iPhone, yet still doable with enough work. But my wife's iPhone is another animal. I am at a total loss with this iPhone 7+ (iOS 13.3.1), I ...
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How do I search for blank photos on Apple Photos for Mac?

I would like to optimize my photo library by deleting the photos that came out underexposed or overexposed to the point that there isn't an image. Is there a way to search for these photos on Apple ...
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Recover photographs from Photos library

I made the (idiotic) decision to install a beta version of OS X Mojave Big Sur, which later became corrupted, forcing me to reinstall OS X Catalina. During the time that I had Mojave Big Sur installed,...
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Transfer 100Gb photos from iPhone to Mac without Photos / Image Capture

I have about 100Gb of photos accrued on my iPhone 6S and would like a workable solution to transfer a (large) selection of them directly to my Mac, preferably via USB. my iPhone does not appear in ...
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How to convert photos from heic into jpg? [duplicate]

On ios devices photos are stored in heic. I turned on the option to "send originals", so when I send a photo from my phone to my mac, it is in heic format. The conversion is only necessary ...
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Is there an easy way to look through a directory, preview file by file, and choose to keep or delete it?

I'm mostly looking to do an initial pass of a folder of 10k images and I want to go through one by one and mark each for deletion or for keeping. Any easy way to do that on a mac or is there a photo ...
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How to direct people to a shared photo album?

I have several shared albums in Photos app. The one I created today contains a single video also created today. It has "public website" enabled, but the "visit website" is ...
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Before Catalina, do live photos count as both photo and video in the “Photos” app tally?

I'm just wondering whether live photos were counted twice because they were photos but also videos. Thanks in advance.
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Are non-locally stored photos also analysed by on-device machine learning?

For example, in the following situation: You own an iOS device and a Windows desktop computer. The size of your photo library exceeds the storage of your iOS device. You upload GBs of photos to ...
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Is it possible to backup an iOS 7.1.2 device on OSX 10.12, 10.13, or 10.15?

I have an old iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1.2 that I want to backup and sync the photos off of. I have a macOS 10.12, 10.13 and 10.15 device that I was hoping to backup to (if I have to I can try to dig up ...
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How to convert Windows Phone Living Image to Live Photo?

I am in the process of porting all my media to iCloud so it’s easily accessible via my iPhone and iPad. I used to have a Windows Phone, which took essentially the same thing as Live Photos but were ...
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How to restore a person in Photos

We accidentally deleted a person from Photos on the Mac. Now all appearances that person's face in photos are still tagged with that person's name, but there is no bucket for that person in the ...
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How to map one album in Photos?

In Photos, I can press the 'Places' button and see a map with all my photos. How do I get the map to show the photos of only one album?

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