Questions tagged [photos]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
22 views

iCloud Photo Library doesn't load any photos (iOS)

When I try to see some "old" photos on my iPhone (iOS 13.3), Photos just shows an exclamation mark icon: This happens all the time. If a photo loads, it's a miracle. Summary: Internet works All ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How do I get a list of images in a Photos album? [closed]

How do I get a list of image files (names) that are associated with an album in mac os Photos app? Is there a way to get this using the photos app? or any other means? I have tried to get the answer ...
1
vote
4answers
74 views

Finder directory containing latest iCloud Photos

I often want to included a recent photo in an email, file upload, or other similar context. I want to select this image via the normal macOS file picker. I do not want to go through the hassle, each ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

iCloud photo sharing - member cannot view photos?

My friend has accepted my request for the shared photo album but cannot see any of the items in the folder- it is blank. On my phone it has 400 pics in there. It says she is a member of the group. I ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Cannot sync select photo albums from macOS to iOS

I face trouble with syncing some of my photo albums from a MacBook to an iPhone. The MacBook is running Photos 5.0 (on macOS 10.15.2), the iPhone is running 13.3. iCloud Photos is turned off. Let's ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How do I get the status of the Mac Photo app upload to iCloud?

I do have many (ca. 59.000) pictures in the photo library. I switched on the iCloud feature, keep original, it is the system library. Using macOS Catalina, I do have enough iCloud space. On the ...
1
vote
2answers
78 views

Add images to existing PDF with Preview

Preview allows to add text and shapes to PDFs. But is it possible to add existing images (PNG / JPEG) to a PDF file as well? I do know that Preview already has some of image embedding by allowing the ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

Apple Photos Library Error 1000

I'm running MacOS X Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) and have a large Photos library on a NAS. When I attempt to open Photos, I get: "The library could not be opened." "Photos was unable to open the library “...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

Moving photos to a new Mac from an old one - issues with permissions and iCloud [closed]

OK here's the story. My wife's old Mac -- a late 2010 MacBook Air currently running Yosemite. We get a new Macbook Air (high end model) running Mojave. I use the Migration Assistant to transfer the ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

mac os photos does not sync with icloud / Restoring from icloud stuck / afraid that deletion of photos on mac does not affect icloud

I try to get my overlarge photos library under control (currently ~220 GB on my SSD). I am running Catalina 10.15.2 on a 2014 Macbook Pro. Therefore I deleted a lot of videos and photos. Mainly ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Adding missing photos to a shared album

My wife and I have several photos of our cat on our iCloud accounts. Many of them are common (shared over the time with AirDrop, email, Messages,...). I now created a shared album where we both put ...
1
vote
2answers
79 views

What's the meaning of “These photos will also be deleted from Photo Stream on all your devices”?

I have iCloud Photos, and for a period had iCloud enabled on my iPhone (6, 12.1.2). Then I had disabled iCloud on the phone to free space. Some photos still stayed on the phone and I didn't delete ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Sync photo albmus between Mac and iPhone

I am having this problem already a few months now and I wonder why there isn't any solution for it because it belongs to the basics of photos. I am talking about photo albums. And by an photo album I ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

How to import photos library from a Mac SSD to Windows?

Following the death of my Macbook Pro, I have an SSD with all my photos on it, stored as a Photos library. How can I extract all the photos that are in it and transfer them to Windows? My photos are ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Missing Photos after airdropped from Mac to iPhone

I airdropped a folder of photos from my Macbook to iPhone. The photos are occupying the space (I confirmed from storage info) but they aren't showing up in Photos or in any other application. How can ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Does enabling Live Photo on the iPhone effect photo quality or not?

The iPhone has a feature called "Live Photo" when shooting photos. I want to maximize the quality of the photos on my iPhone. Does enabling this feature have any negative effect on the quality of my ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Wireless & Automatic photo sync from iPhone to Macos

I've got a puzzle you can hopefully help me solve. I would like to: automatically back up my iPhone photos to my NAS without using the internet (so no cloud services etc.) iOS 13.1.2 WD EX2 Ultra ...
3
votes
5answers
76 views

Transfering all photos from old iPad

I have an iPad 3rd gen (running iOS 9.3.6) and the new iPad 7th gen. I am trying to get all the pictures from the old iPad to the new. When I turn on iCloud for photos I get the following error: “ ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

Add/replace image in Keynote 9.1 (6369) from outside Photos or Movies

I am working in Keynote 9.1 (6369). Apple support shows one can drag-and-drop in an image. But is there really no more direct way to, having clicked on the photo icon in the bottom-right corner of ...
3
votes
1answer
747 views

Mac Photos app stuck on “Restoring from iCloud”

I have about 110,000 photos and videos in my Photos library, synced to my Mac with iCloud with "download originals" turned on. Sync was working fine until a few days ago, about a week after installing ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Unable to sync Photos.app to iPhone from a network drive

I can no longer sync Photos.app to my iPhone via the new Finder interface in Catalina. I get no errors in the interface. The progress dial ticks away and it seems to complete (way too quickly) and ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Photos copied from PC to SD card cannot be copied onto iPhone

If I try to import more than a few dozen images from my PC to my iphone (via SD card adapter), it fails. My workflow is this: 1. Take a number of pictures (e.g. 500 RAW pics) 2. convert these to jpg ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Photos imported via webinterface cannot be edited on iOS devices

When I import photos via webinterface to iCloud, I cannot edit those images on the iPhone or iPad (both running iOS13). I run into this error. This only happens when these images were uploaded via ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

How do I stop WhatsApp saving pictures to Google Photos?

I have Google Photos Backup & Sync activated. All the pictures I take are uploaded to the cloud. But since I have an iPhone also the photos that my contacts send me using WhatsApp are uploaded. I ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

How to find picture in Photos that shows up as wallpaper (after Systems Preferences work) in Mojave

I have a large Photos library with approximately 100+ folders in My Album. I have set System Preferences Desktop to use my complete Photos library as source for wallpaper. Occasionally I have a ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Hide/Delete “Unable to Upload” album in Mac Photos (Catalina)

I am backing up my Photos library to another Mac (which I don't intent to switch on iCloud Photos - I have big issues with, see discussion iCloud Photos not in sync with Mac) running Catalina. The ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Export Photos in Catalina

Is there a way to export photos from an album in Photos.app on my MacBook then to a folder in that order? Since Catalina, I've not been able to do that even with titles and and the number box ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

iPhone photos app says storage is full but Settings says 20 gb avail

I have icloud with 200gb storage. iCloud shows it has 30 gb available. My iPhone photos app says "Update Paused. Not Enough iPhone Storage". There's a "Manage Storage" link, which brings you to ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Is it safe or beneficial to compress a .photoslibrary file?

I am trying to create external backups of all my digital data in case something bad were to happen. Is it safe, or even beneficial, to compress a .photoslibrary file to store on an external device for ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

Photos on Catalina will only export recent images

Macbook Air, new in the last six weeks, with an existing library brought in via the Migration Assistant. Photos added to the library directly to the new machine export properly. Photos older than the ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

App or method to automatically sync photos to webdav server (FileRun)

I'm looking for a way to automatically sync my photos to a self hosted webdav instance (in particular a FileRun instance, which is dav compatible). I'd ideally not have to do anything, other than take ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Way to utilize iCloud shared album externally

I use iCloud to share photos with people, and I would like to use that resources in my personal blogs(similar to AWS S3) I know there is a way to access the shared photos via web, but is there any ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

How can I enter multiple keywords in a row in Photos 5 (Catalina)

When adding keywords to my photos in Apple's Photos app, I pull up the Info window, click in the Keywords field, and type them in. In previous versions, comma would commit the keyword but leave the ...
2
votes
0answers
126 views

iCloud Photos not in sync with Mac

I am using macOS Catalina 10.15.1, after switching on iCloud Photos, now I got about 14975 photos and the syncing has stopped. However, my Mac Photos has 27380 photos. If trying to switch off iCloud ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Seems to have stopped syncing photos from iCloud [duplicate]

Clearly all my other Apple devices show that the photos are in iCloud but they don't seem to show up in the Photos app on macOS Catalina.
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Is there a way to see Shared Albums and Smart Album from web version of iCloud Photos?

I just realized that I could finally access iCloud Photos from the browser of my android smartphone. But at the same time, I realize that the web version of iCloud Photos does not display everything ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

Photos won’t connect to iCloud on Catalina

I’m running Catalina on my Mac mini. Photos will not connect to iCloud to sync. When I click on the check box, a pop up tells me I can only save to one iCloud account, and won’t connect? So obviously ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How to delete all photos on a phone based on certain criteria (ie not screenshots, not favorites, created before a certain date)?

I want to delete some photos on my phone while keeping others. Basically I want to delete all photos except for those that are screenshots, those that are favorited, or those that were created after a ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

After using AirDrop to get a photo from iPhone to Macbook, the file format is HEIC and can I choose “one of” the sequences of photos?

The HEIC format (and file extension such as IMG_1201.HEIC) is probably what the format is when the iPhone takes the photo that is "live" -- that a user can choose one frame out of the many frames for ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Remove all faces from person in Mac Photos [duplicate]

By mistake I merged two people to the same person. My computer was loading and pressing the Enter twice made this happen. This means that when these two people are together, there is the same name ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Capture Photo from webcam on MacOS

i know there is similar question but it was like 8 years ago, I need an application that will take a picture with my external web camera connected to a computer via USB. I can't find anything like ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

How best to migrate a large Aperture library to Photos? [closed]

I've got a large Aperture library of images from 2016 and earlier. I started using photos for my phone and eventually used it for everything. I now want to use Photos rather than Aperture, so that I ...
2
votes
0answers
48 views

RAW images taken in iOS 13 not visible in Image Capture or Lightroom on macOS?

I have a brand-new iPhone 11 Pro and have used Halide to take some photos in RAW format. My standard method for processing is to plug the phone into my iMac (currently running 10.14.6) and import them ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

Is there a way to delete trimmed parts of a video on iOS?

So I have recorded some pretty long videos with the intention of trimming them once recorded. However I totally forgot to consider storage space. And when I trim a video I realise that I am able to ...
1
vote
1answer
159 views

How did my photos get transferred to my new iPhone even though they weren't in iCloud?

I bought a new iPhone to replace my old one. My iCloud had been full for a while because of photos. So I took care of that first before doing a device backup to iCloud. Before powering on the new ...
3
votes
2answers
58 views

Photos library - importing photos from DSLR camera - missing Masters directory (macOS Catalina)

I used to import photos from my DSLR camera (Canon 50D) via Photos Library and then copy them from ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/ directory. They were grouped by year/month/day of ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

Deleting Photos From “Photos” App Does Not Delete Them From Local Drive

I have some photos and I want to remove some of them by first previewing and then removing, like I always do on Windows. Because "Preview" does not let me look multiple photos and "Quick Look" has no ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Photo Synching between Catalina and iOS 13 losing settings

My goal is to overcome my 64gig iPhone's storage limits by creating a smartfolder that contains all my photos except "duplicates". I am synching between a fully updated iMac (Catalina) and a fully ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Set default image for a person in Photos

There is one question that has an answer that seems to mention a process for this in a previous version of Photos, but I'm not seeing how to do this in Photos now (version 5.0 on macOS and whatever it ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Media Browser only shows videos and a few photos

I have an older MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid 2012) that I just updated from MacOS Sierra to Catalina (10.15.1) so that I could download and use Pages. I also deleted my Photos Library and created a new ...