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

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Copy/Paste image from Photos to Messages converts HEIC to JPEG and loses resolution on macOS

I want to send images from macOS Photos in an iMessage conversation. When I copy/paste an image from macOS Photos to iMessage, it is converted to a JPEG file and downsampled. This loses the Live Photo ...
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How to compile memory videos from a shared album?

For a normal album, you can just click the three dots at the top right corner of the open album and select "Play Memory Video" to create one and then edit the memory video from there. The &...
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Can you add a photo from one shared album to another in iCloud using Mac Photos app?

Assume I have a shared album A, and create a new album B. I would like to copy an image from album A to B. It seems so simple in the iPhone Photos app, but I cannot find a way to do it in my Mac ...
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iOS Photos App - Shard Album URL Scheme

What’s the URL scheme for an iCloud shared album? I know it uses photos://, but I don’t know what the full URL is. The ID of the shared album is B0N59UlCqEPDuj. I've tried photos://sharedalbum/...
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How to move ( not copy ) photos from one album to another

Within Photos, how to move a set of photos from one album to another one without copying them? Like you can move a file within the filesystem from one folder to another without copying it. I already ...
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Cannot move the "Click to Name" face circle in Photos for macOS

I have many photos where the macOS Photos facial recognition / people album has not recognized a face. I press ⌘I to show the Info pallet, then press + Add Faces to add a face circle to the Photo. The ...
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How to disconnect iCloud photo storage, without losing all my photos?

This is probably a duplicate, and if so I apologize. Right now my phones aren't backing up because my free 5 Gigabyte iCloud account is completely full of pictures. I need to upgrade a phone, and ...
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How do I mount iCloud photos on my Mac?

I have gobs of photos in iCloud, automatically uploaded from two different phones. Most/all of them are redundant, as I've also imported them into Photos on my Mac. I need the iCloud space to back ...
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iOS 16 Isolated Subject Location

Where are the isolated objects saved on iOS 16? Is it the clipboard or some other location? Does it retain the original image's metadata? Is the copy-entire-image function now not accessible through a ...
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Cannot find how to duplicate a photo or a video in iOS 16

In previous iOS versions, you could select a photo or a video from your Photos app and duplicate it (so you can edit it and try filters on it without risking to delete the original file, for example): ...
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Behavior of iCloud Photos "Download and Keep Originals" when iCloud library size is larger than local device storage

The two iCloud Photos storage settings options in iOS > Settings > Photos are: Optimize iPhone Storage If your iPhone is low on space, full-resolution photos and videos are automatically ...
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Free/cheap iOS app for easily "converting" portrait photos to landscape (with side black borders)

Is there a free/cheap iOS app that can easily "convert" a photo in portrait orientation to landscape for Instagram (by adding black borders to the sides and without any cropping)? I want to ...
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Quicklook default rendering for Raw files in Monterey

As you know, when you are in the Finder, you can select a picture file then press the space bar and be presented by the image in full detail. This is the Quicklook functionality. Prior to Monterey, on ...
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How to use iCloud Photo Backup and still access specific videos while offline

I use iCloud Photo backup for my photos. It's convenient. I can hold many thousands of photos and videos without overwhelming my iPhone memory storage. It keeps a low res version of the photos, and it ...
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Why won't certain photos or videos import into Photos?

I have a folder on my Mac with a variety of miscellaneous photos and videos. All are standard format and open with Preview/QuickTime. However when importing the folder, they are skipped. A 2nd ...
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Add photos and videos to Apple Photos Library through terminal

I know that I can add photos to iCloud through the terminal, but how can I add photos directly to the Apple Photos app through the terminal? It looks like there are four folders in the "Photos ...
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Copy photos from iPhone straight to USB via Macbook

I plugged my iPhone and a USB Flash Drive into my MacBook. How can I copy all the photos on the phone straight onto the USB drive? Photos.app only gives me the option to "Import" photos to ...
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Receive photos from iPhone users while keeping EXIF metadata (time, location,...)

I need to collect photos from all my friends, some of whom use iPhone. (I have no Apple devices btw). Usually, I send people a link using which they upload all their photos to my cloud through a web ...
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Deleting photo from Photos app doesn't delete from Finder

When I delete photos from Photos app on my mac I would like to delete the photo from finder as well. Is there a way to do this ? Please see the file below still present in Finder after I deleted ...
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Cannot upload back up photos Library to iCloud

After I changed iPhones, my Photos library became corrupted: albums disappeared, the order of albums was all over the place, etc. Given this, I decided to start from scratch. I deleted all photos and ...
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iPhoto duplicated from Whatsapp

Because my iCloud storage is full, it was time to clean up my Photo Library. When doing this I noticed that some of my images where duplicated. The difference of the images is that one have a name ...
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Apple Photos very slow to load after system update

My wife has an older iMac which she uses to house her extensive photo collection. She is a keen nature photographer and has a collection of several hundred thousand photographs accumulated over the ...
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iCloud photos 'uploading' after moving library — extremely slow

I have a 400GB Photos Library on my MacBook. These photos are in iCloud photos as well, and the originals on my Mac. My Mac is only 500GB, so it was full, with only 10GB left. Now I bought a 1TB ...
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How to set white balance in photos on iPhone?

Just like in macOS Preview, you can use an eyedropper to click the part of the image thag should be white and it adjusts the image's colors accordingly, how can I set white balance on iPhone?
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Is there any way to get the Finder to show image titles and captions in gallery view?

In macOS Catalina, the Finder has a gallery view mode that is convenient for easily browsing a folder of images. In the Finder's preview options, if I select all possible information checkboxes, then ...
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How to automatically delete old photos

My daughter's phone is always full. Deleting photos is 'hard because I want them all' How can I set up the phone (or can I buy an app) that deletes the oldest photo on the phone when one is taken? ...
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How can I recover photos from iCloud that were lost when setting up a replacement iPhone?

I have an iPhone 12 mini. The TrueDepth camera on my phone recently stopped working, but thankfully I was able to get the phone replaced for free because I paid for AppleCare+. I followed the ...
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When is storage freed after Photos app uploads to iCloud (via "Optimize mac storage" setting)?

I've had "Optimize Mac Storage" setting enabled for a long while on my MacBook Air (see that setting is selected in the below screenshot). However, I recently imported ~20gb of photos to my ...
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Pictures not showing up in Photos after import

I recently imported photos from my iPhone to my MacBook and using the "delete after import" function. Now the photos aren't in the Photos library but it's not in my phone either. I've tried ...
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How I select a group of photos from my Iphone and drag them to my mac?

I have a bunch of photos on my iphone. I want to take just a subset of them, and drag the files onto my Mac laptop. I do not want to sync my entire photo library, because I do not have the space.
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Photos library still taking up space after deleting photos

tldr: My photos library is 90Gb. I deleted a large chunk of that (deleted it too from Recently Deleted) but the file size is still at 90 GB. I checked the insides through "Show Package Contents&...
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iTunes showing incorrect storage in my iPhone - will not back up

Hi guys I'm having problems with the storage of my iPhone and backing up to both iTunes and iCloud I have always backed my iPhone and other apple devices through iTunes with no problems. The iPhone ...
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Incoming WhatsApp images are saved twice in camera roll

I would like to have my incoming images on WhatsApp to be automatically saved on my iPhone's camera roll. In order to do so, I have switched on the 'Add to camera roll' option in WhatsApp settings. ...
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Unable to save slideshow video in iOS Photos app

I am trying to save one of those auto-generated slideshow/video in iOS Photos app. The video plays fine on my iPhone. I open it, then share icon, then "Save Video". A dialog box comes up ...
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How do you control individual slides in photos slideshow?

I am trying to make a simple slideshow with "ken burns" in Photos. My problem is, when it transitions to video clips, the video is way too short, and not starting at the frame I would like ...
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Process incoming iCloud photos automatically

Is it possible to react to photos and videos that are coming in via iCould photos in order to process them with some script? I'd like to process incoming videos using ffmpeg. It would be good enough ...
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Can a specific album be chosen ~prior to capturing~ photos on an iPhone or iPad?

Background On mobile devices running iOS / iPadOS (back to at ~least~ versions 11.x): Photos taken by the built-in Camera app go directly to the Photos Library (formerly known as Camera Roll) When ...
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Photos deleted with Photos.app on macos are not actually deleted

I am trying to use Photos.app on macos to quickly organize photos in some directory (delete the ones I don't like and keep the ones I do). I did the following: I've disabled copying imported photos ...
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iOS: View set of photos that have been previously set as wallpapers?

On my iPhone, the (relatively few) photos that I have set as my lock screen wallpapers tend to be some of my best photos. Is there a way to get my iPhone to show me (only) the set of photos that I ...
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How can I copy GPS information from one iPhone photo to another?

I have a large number of photos on my iPhone that were taken at an event, but only some of them have GPS information. The ones missing the information were airdropped to me by other attendees without ...
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Risk of data loss after turning on iCloud photos, before initial sync completes?

I have 450GB of photos on my iPhone. iCloud photos was turned off until recently so my iPhone backup was taking up about 500GB of space on iCloud. Upon turning on iCloud photos, my iCloud storage ...
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Can’t post photos in FB iOS. No setting for it

My wife’s iPhone XR has the FB app on it. It will not allow photos to be posted. When you try it says it needs to have access, and takes you to the Facebook settings panel. There is no setting there ...
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If I put my Photo library on an external drive, can I still see the iCloud version when I disconnect the external drive?

For my Macbook, I'm considering moving photos to an external storage device. These photos are also on iCloud. If I remove the external storage device, will I still see the iCloud copy of the photos? ...
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Importing old photos on a Mac, but excluding them from view in an iOS library - possible?

I've attached an external drive with 1000s of old photos and imported them into the OSX Photos app. The aim is for macOS Photos to analyse them, detect faces then a) include these photos in memories ...
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Setting Individual Folders To a Different Sorting Method? & Icon Size

How do you set each folder on the MacBook to a different sorting method? It's driving me crazy: I've watched videos, googled & nothing, no answers. Say I have 3 Folders on the desktop. I want to ...
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Batch transfer thousands of photos from iPhone

I am trying to transfer many thousands of photos from an extremely full iPhone. I am using "Import from iPhone" in Preview.app (open to other methods as well), but this method opens a ...
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What does “KCLErrorDomain error 2” mean in Shortcuts?

I made a shortcut on my iPad that takes an image as input, gets a bunch of info about it, then shows that info in a “Show Result” action. I keep getting a message that says “KCLErrorDomain error 2.” ...
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How to maintain the zoom level while going back and forth between photos in MacBook?

I would like to inspect photos pixel-wise, and I want the zoom level to stay at the exact same level&location when I skip to the next photo. What is the most plausible way to do this on a MacBook, ...
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iOS 15.5 > iCloud has two different options for Photos

In iOS version 15.5 Settings > Your name > iCloud there are two different options for Photos. A Photos option at the top which opens more options, and another Photos option below you can only ...
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Photos.app with 2 icloud accounts

Is it possible to connect 1 single MacOS Photos.app with 2 icloud accounts? Context: my wife and I have 2 iphones, with 2 different icloud accounts. I would like that, on the iphone devices, the ...

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