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Questions tagged [photos]

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

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Is there a way to import just an album from iPhone to Apple Photos?

I have selected a few photos on my iPhone and placed them into a new album. I want to import that album only, but in Photos it doesn't look like there is a way to import just a single album. From ...
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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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Save multiple photos from iPhone camera roll to dropbox

As you know, when you're in the camera roll on an iPhone you can select one or more photos from the "send" button and take various actions. One such action I have is "Save to Dropbox", but this is ...
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Seperate iPhoto

When I updated my iPhone 7 to 12.1, all the pictures that were on my phone merged with my wife's photos as well. So I went from 11,000 photos to over 35,000. There must be an easy fix to this, but I'...
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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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How to save a black & white photo as a color photo with Preview App

I open a black & white photo (.jpg) with Preview App (Version 10.1): Then i copy and paste a colored icon: But after saving the picture and open it again the color is missing: I cannot find ...
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Why does no storage become free after I delete photos/videos from my photo library on my MacBook?

I have a MacBook Air and it is almost out of storage so I want to delete some of my old photos/videos. However, when I delete them, the amount of storage I have doesn't change, no matter how many I ...
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How can I free up storage on my MacBook Air?

My MacBook Air is out of storage but I can't figure out how to free up storage. I've tried deleting videos and photos but this doesn't change anything. I've also tried deleting videos off iMovie but ...
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iPhone X (unlike my old iPhone 6s+) photos not synced to Win7

I use iCloud software for Windows 7 (with the latest update). GOOD: My old iPhone 6s+ photos are all downloaded to iCloud PC app. PROBLEM: New iPhoneX (iOS 12.0.1) pics do not sync (few thousand of ...
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Mojave Photos - Space Bar to Preview fix not working

In macOS Mojave, tapping the space bar to open a picture in Viewer does not work. I have tried the fix in this thread: Keyboard shortcuts (spacebar) no longer works in Photos on Mojave However it ...
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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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Any shortcut to change several photo from Jpeg to Raw at the same time?

I have a number of photo which are in both Jpeg and Raw format. I can select them individually, go into edit mode and then apply 'Use RAW as original' But it is rather time consuming. Is there any ...
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Why Photos displays a random number instead of a date in the photo title?

Here is the screen shot to illustrate the problem: The date of the photo is 25 Nov 2018. However the title of the window is set to 329 2018: 12:43:05 pm. Why is that? How can I fix this?
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After restore, Photos is uploading items

Last week I backed up my phone on my local iTunes. I switched to "Optimise iPhone Storage" for Photos to keep the size of the backup small. After I restored the phone, Photos says "Uploading 30,000 ...
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iCloud photos deleted

I recently did a backup on my phone and then proceed to delete all my photos, contacts etc. after the backup was completed. Another backup never took place after this and when I went to restore my ...
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My icloud photos won't upload onto my new macbook air 2018

I just got this computer 2 days ago and the number of photos its trying to upload keeps climbing, but the bar won't show it's loading. It did at one point and it seemed to be done after a bit, but ...
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How to hide or remove photos from iOS 12's “Featured Photo” section in the “For You” page

In the same way that we can hide and block memories in the iOS photos app, is it possible to do the same for the new Featured Photo's section?
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Transfer some photos/videos from one iPhone to another

I want to add some photos and videos from someone else’s iPhone to my iPhone’s photo library. I want to keep the photo’s dates so that they appear at the right time chronologically in my library. I ...
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Manually add location to a photo in iPhone, without Mac

I have taken some pictures with my iPhone 6 when the localization functionality was deactivated. Now, I'd like to manually add the location to these pictures, to let them appear in the map of the ...
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Trouble restoring Photos library from Time Machine

My photos were synchronised trough iCloud between my iPhone and my Mac (Mojave). I erased by thousand of photos of the iPhone, thinking they will stay on my Mac. I was wrong, and the corresponding ...
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Export files in alphabetical sequence from Mac Photos app

I have a Sony TV which has a Media player for displaying photos and videos. I want to play a slideshow of my pics from the Photos App on my Mac by exporting them on a USB stick which I can plug into ...
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How to save one WhatsApp photo on 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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Make a photo album based on my Google Photos album

I have a Google Photos album titled Vacation 2018. There are around a thousand photos there. It's currently in the cloud and not on my iPhone. I would like to create Vacation 2018 album on my iPhone'...
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Photos lost in iCloud due to turning off during backup

Recently I purchased the .99 cent 50g iCloud backup and attempted to back up my 1000 photos. Unbeknownst to me my daughter was also logged in under my Apple ID user info. When backup process started ...
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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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Keeping photo metadata when taken in an app

Wondering if anyone can help. When taking a photo in a non-camera app (e.g. iMessage, Telegram to name some), photo location metadata appears to have been stripped. I can understand this happening for ...
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Is it possible that a photo went through without me knowing?

My phone gets glitches a lot. My texts would be jumbled and mismatched. Some photos would only appear in “camera roll” but not in “moments.” I was texting someone, and accidentally clicked on a bad ...
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App has photo access, but I never allowed it to access photos

I have a to do list app installed that allows you to add a profile photo. I added the image without ever being asked for access to my photos. To my understanding, apps that can view your photos ...
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Cannot find drafts of messages started in photos on iphone

Twice now, on my iPhone I have been in "photos" after taking a picture, started a message, gotten a buzz, left that focus, and attempted to come back, but there's nothing there. Is it "somewhere" ...
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Automatically tag photo locations

Quite often I have a situation when photos are taken both from iPhone (which would record GPS coordinates) and at the same place/time with DSLR which will not add any location information. Is there ...
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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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Photos MacOS: After restoring whole library “Show in moments” are disabled on photos in Shared albums

I messed up my Photos library (the mumble.photoslibrary folder) and restored it from my Time Machine backup. Photos rebuilt the database when opened the first time, and everything seem to work ...
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How do I automatically store photos from emails or texts directly to the Camera roll?

My son tried to explain the process to me, but I'm not able to figure it out.
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Recovery/Restore of Photos

I'm hoping someone can help me with an issue with recovering photos on an iPhone. I'm an IT person (but mostly work in the Windows world), and am trying to help a friend. This friend had an iPhone 7 ...
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How do I free up space on iCloud when I have already deleted many photos and turned off iCloud photos but not “my photo stream”?

How do I free up space on iCloud when I have already deleted many photos and turned off iCloud photos but not "my photo stream"? I want to be able to back up my iPhone with the iCloud but there are ...
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Is it possible to send reduce resolution photos from iPhone using the gmail app?

I take high res pix on phone but find they take half a forever to upload when I attach normally in gmail. I don’t like Mail due to threading issues. Photos has an option to send reduced res pix ...
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Photos not recognised as already imported on Mac when using Photostream

My iPhone is automatically uploading photos via Photostream and my iMac will download it then. This works, but when I connect my iPhone via cable to my iMac, in Photos on Mac I see the photos which ...
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How to transfer original photos and videos from old iPhone to new iPhone

I have just got a new iPhone. I have a lot of photos and videos on my old one that I’d like to transfer over. I setup the phone as a new device rather than restoring from a backup as I wanted a fresh ...
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(New High Sierra Install) Photos App — Photos Already in Library Showing as Not Imported

I just upgraded to MacOS 10.13, High Sierra from 10.12. Now, I have several thousand photos already in my library that are showing up as new photos from my iPhone. If I upload them, I will end up in ...
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Keyboard shortcuts (spacebar) no longer works in Photos on Mojave

Until recently, pressing spacebar toggled expanding my photos in Photos, and single keys provided a way to edit photos (e.g. C for crop). None of these features now work for me. How do I restore ...
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Photos with a name ending in _n.jpg

I have an iMac running High Seirra. I have quite a few photos on my mac that have names consisting of something like this: 11008553_991594160872293_5946103255845449374 and ending in _n.jpg. These look ...
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Transfer big videos from iPhone to Windows PC

To transfer files from my iPhone 8 (running iOS 11 and iOS 12) to my Windows 10 PC, I use a USB cable and simply copy the files with Windows Explorer. If I try to transfer a file over 500MB in size, ...
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Restore Camera Roll to original state before iCloud Photo Library

I turned on iCloud Photo Library and used the "Download & Keep Original" setting. When I originally turned this on I was only intending to upload images and save them but not download my library ...
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Can I save an hard copy version of my iCloud Photo Library on iPhone?

I want to unsubscribe from iCloud and, this way, I'll lose all the photos that I previously uploaded on the iCloud Library. Is there a way to unsubscribe from iCloud and keep a hard copy high-...
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Tranferring Photo Library from iPhone to iPhone

I am planning to buy a new iPhone and I was wondering how to transfer my entire Photo Library from the old iPhone to the new one, keeping the same folder organization and without losing photos' ...
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Can I put my Photos library on an external hard drive also used for Time Machine?

So, I am new to Macs, and I have a MacBook Air. I've got lots of phots to import into the Photos program, so I decided to stick them all on an external hard drive. I have also used that hard drive ...
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How to remove slo-mo tags from iOS videos using exiftool?

I have some slo-mo videos recorded that have been reverted back to normal speed. The problem is that the iOS Photos app still recognizes those videos as "slo-mo", and therefore places them in the "Slo-...
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Export video to Live Photo

So everywhere I see how to convert a Live Photo into a video or a gif, but how do you save a video as a Live Photo? The goal here is to take a video and make a Live Photo for use on iOS lock screen.