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

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Why did AirDrop change the file time attribute for one of my photos?

I was copying over one of my photos from the Photos app using the AirDrop share option. Once the file copied over to my Mac I was very surprised to notice that the created and modified file time ...
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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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Combining lots of photo folders

I have lots of photo folders, including some with duplicates. I want to end up with a master set which contains everything, with no duplicates. I was wondering what would be the best way to do this? I ...
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"Import" from shared album converts HEIC to smaller JPG

Well it turns out I am an idiot and the premise of my question was incorrect. I was confused about the size and format by some alternate versions of the same photos that were airdropped, and the "...
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Google Photos for iOS: sync photo delete actions

I use Apple Photos (and iCloud) on my iPhone for my photo library. I often take a number of pictures and later delete many of them to only leave the best picture of a set. I also use Google Photos to ...
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Why are photos in iCloud storage as well as iCloud backups for each device?

My partner and I both have an iPhone and iPad. My photos are in iCloud and iCloud backup is enabled for both devices. Photos are not included in the backups as expected. My partners photos are in ...
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How to delete photo from Album and Library at the same time?

I am using MacOS BigSur / Photos 6.0 I have photos in the Album that I want to delete completely from everywhere. If I delete it found in the Album, it still keeps the photo in the Library, so in ...
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Photos Storage 16gb when I don’t have any pictures

So my iPhone storage says the Apple Photos app is 16.8 GB. However, I have no photos. Anyone know why it’s taking up so much space or how I could shrink it?
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How to get all Apple Photos file names

Is there a way to get a manifest or listing of all file names from Apple Photos without having to download\export them all? I have a few thousand photos that are duplicated by file name but with a ...
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why is Photos using so much space on my iPhone?

We have two iPhones, one with 16GB and one with 128GB. Both of them show a very high storage use of Photos, to the extent that the phone becomes unusable for the 16GB phone (the 128GB still has a way ...
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My Mac is resizing photos I save to the desktop exporting from Lightroom Classic

My Mac is resizing my photos that I export from Lightroom Classic. I set the export to be 800 x 500 but when I open them up or send them via email, they are 753 x 502. How can I stop this from ...
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Shared Photos albums not visible on new iPad

I bought an iPad and connected it to the same iCloud account as my laptop. The photographs in the Library have been synchronized, but most of the Shared Albums have not been. The sole shared album ...
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How can I stop my iPhone camera roll pictures from converting to .heic format when sent using iMessages?

I’m using iPhone 13 pro max on iOS 15.4.1. I have camera formats setting on “most compatible”. When I take a picture with iPhone, the picture is in .jpeg format. However when I share the same ...
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Photos.app Library displays no photos, despite all photos being downloaded

Photos is not displaying any photos in the Library. Context: Located on my main drive, library size is ~80GB, and 1TB of free space. Photos are synced with iCloud iCloud is set to "Download ...
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Making an M4V or MP4 repeat

Assuming I can coerce Photos.app to export a video that works, how do I make it repeat? Photos only outputs one format, M4V, but I convert it with Handbrake to MP4 (for a huge size reduction). It ...
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Photos not deleted from iPhone after import

OS macOS Monterey 12.2.1 Machine MacBook pro 16" late 2019 iPhone: XS I'm importing my photos from my iPhone to my Mac using the Photos app on macOS. After choosing the photos there is an option ...
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Photos Places screen - how to show as grid

I am using Photos on macOS 12.3 choosing the Places album. I get the map and can expand it so I get a thumbnail photo with a number for the number of photos in that area. Then I double click on the ...
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Resize and rearrange while displaying multiple images in Finder image viewer or elsewhere on the Mac

I just recently learnt that it is possible to see a couple of images side by side on Finder (eg. for comparison of quality or seeing before and after photos) by selecting the images and then press ...
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Itunes to create album instead of From My Mac

I'm new to iPhone but I couldn't find an answer for this. I had some photo albums in my other android phone and when I move these albums from my computer to my iPhone via Itunes, it automatically ...
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Share Live Photos with non-apple (android and windows) users

I enjoy taking and reviving Live Photos in my iPhone. But I stumbled upon, when some familiar ones using non-apple devices wanted me to share those with them. How can I (batch) convert Live Photos ...
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Unable to edit location that a pic was taken

I am unable to edit the location of pics on any of my apple devices. Every time I edit the location, it either says "Unable to assign location to photos" or it just defaults back to Los ...
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Merging Photos libraries OSX 12.2

I have two photo libraries on my MacBook (OS 12.2). I want to merge them into one. I have an iCloud account and have read that if I make first one of my libraries and then the other my 'System Photo ...
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How to adjust the number of images per row in icon view? (Finder)

In the Finder, when using the icon view: ...is there a way to adjust the number of images displayed per row? Ideally, I'd want only as many images per row as fit in the window without scrolling ...
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AppleID reports storage smaller than the size of the Photos Library on the Mac

Several days ago, after posting this question, I surrendered to Apple and ticked the box to synch Photos between my iMac (macOS 12.2.1, 1TB SSD, not Fusion) and my iPhone and MacBook Air via iCloud. &...
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Can't import another photos library into Photos

I'm trying to import another photo library (to merge it with my existing Photos library) using Apple's instructions . However, I have fallen at the first hurdle: when I choose File... Import, I can't ...
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Sharing full resolution photos

My friend has and iPhone 12 max and I don't. Using her phone, she selected the photos and videos and shared them to me by creating a link. Using the link, I could download the photos in a zip. All ...
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How do I backup everything on "Photos" icon on my iPhone locally

"Photos" icon/app on my iPhone has different types of media photos and videos let alone different formats like burst and live. Importing them to a PC in order to save them locally converts ...
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macOS Photos v.6 incompatible with v.7

I have an iMac at my desk, and an older MacBook Air for walking around and travel. Both back up to individual Time Machine external drives. I have used ChronoSynch to synch the two machines’ Photos ...
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Photos app offering to import existing photos from iPhone

When I connect my iPhone to my MacBook Pro and open Photos app and click on the iPhone in order to import the latest photos, hundreds of already existing (in Photo library) photos are among the new ...
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How to delete pictures from iCloud but keep on iPhone?

I would like to quit using iCloud Photos, therefore I would like to delete my pictures from iCloud but keep everything on my phone. When I try to turn off iCloud photos it wants to delete photos from ...
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Recover Time Machine Photo Library Without a Mac

I'm trying to help a friend and looking for the best solution. I have an external hard drive that was his time machine backup on his old mac, which he no longer has. I can mount this drive on Ubuntu ...
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Photos app on macOS doesn't upload any photos ("Sync session in push got error")

I want to upload around 20k of photos in a complete new Photos iCloud library. However, the app stops uploading after around 900 images. With the command log stream --style syslog --predicate '(...
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Why might Photos be "Unable to upload" certain image files?

Just to be clear, I have masses of free space on iCloud. This is not a storage space issue. I'm using Photos 7.0. I have a variety of images in the "Unable to upload to iCloud" folder, and ...
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Apple photos. Storage options

I have about 1.5gb of historic photos I'd like to add to iCloud so they can face recognition, searchable and viewable on my apple devices. I'm prepared to pay for the 2Tb storage. However, I don't ...
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Why doesn't file picker on macOS show recent photos taken on an iPhone?

Super simple use case: Take a picture on iPhone. Go to Mac, open a program where I can choose a file to send to a friend. Click on Media / Photos in the shortcuts bar. Wait for it ... intended ...
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What is the source of truth for iCloud Photo libraries, and how do I see what processes are taking place?

I have had a baffling and very frustrating experience with Photos in the last few days. A couple of days ago I asked Under what circumstances could Photos delete a large number of albums without ...
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iPhone photos taken on camera fail to show up in Photos for ten seconds

I take photos or screenshots frequently and then want to immediately send them to friends or share on social media. Recently I have noticed it takes up to ten seconds for photos or screenshots to ...
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How to get back optimised photos and videos after signing out and signing back in iCloud Account

I've signed out from my iCloud account recently from my iPad, and then I signed back in. I have enabled the Optimize Storage option for iCloud, hence low resolution copies of some of my photos are ...
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Photos IOS App keeps forgetting some people

I'm using IOS 15 with the latest updates and for a while now every time I set some photo groups as a certain person, either through the "review" link up top or just typing their name in the &...
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Backup copy of hard links on another drive

I have two external HDDs for photo library storage (Volume A) and its backup (Volume B). On volume A, there are multiple Aperture libraries (.migratedaplibrary) and Photos library (.photoslibrary), ...
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Photos randomly changes zoom level when navigating forward/back

In Photos app on Monterey, when I have an image at full size and move forward/back with arrow keys, sometimes an image is shown at much reduced size, such that I need to press spacebar to to show all ...
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How to display HDR photos taken with iPhone on Late MacBook Pro 2021 with XDR

I can view beautiful HDR content on YouTube (as long as the video is labeled 'HDR') with my Late 2021 16" MacBook Pro using the built-in Liquid Retina XDR Display. How do view my own photos ...
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iPhone 13 phantom storage space used in backup

I recently temporarily upgraded my iCloud storage from 50GB to 200GB to do a full iPhone backup to iCloud prior to purchasing my new phone. I have a large volume of photos (approx 148GB) which I have ...
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Troubleshooting problem with My Photo Stream not syncing

The "My photo stream" feature doesn't seem to be working for me as of recently. I would like to be able to take pictures with my iPhone (iPhone SE, software version 15.1) and see and use the ...
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Wrong orientation for some of my iPhone photos, and the editing tool is suboptimal

When I take photos with my iPhone 11, occasionally the orientation (portrait/landscape) is not correct. For some reason, when this happens, I always need to rotate 90 degrees to the right, while the ...
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Image text indexing software for High Sierra

I love the Live Text feature on iOS 15 but unfortunately, my photo library is too large to fit on a Cloud account or on an iPhone - it lives on a 4Tb external hard drive. However, I would love to be ...
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How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?

I use iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15. I don't see where to adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture: How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture with an iPhone?
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How to change image type of Photos drag and drop?

When dragging and dropping out of Photos, it has the proprietary HEIC file type. This means we can't easily drag and drop onto many website/js upload fields. Instead we need to go through many steps — ...
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iOS Camera alternatives to make photo segregation/ album filing easier / faster?

Are there any alternative Camera apps that make it easier to push the just taken (or batch of just taken) photos immediately into a specific album? More details: I use the camera app a lot for mundane ...
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How does one download raw pictures (images) as files from an iPhone, without using apple's photo app (to my macbook pro)? [duplicate]

It's annoying how apple tries to manage your photos automatically. Then it's hard to find the photos and do whatever I want with them - e.g. upload to facebook, have a normal file interface instead of ...
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