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Questions tagged [photos]

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

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How can I create a video from several thousand photo files using iMovie or other standard Mac apps?

I took timed photos over several days of work on a project last summer, and have about 5000 photos each ~4Mb. I want to create a time-lapse video from this and I'm not sure the best way. I already ...
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Adding photos to Shared Album, using the web

I have some photos on a linux computer that I would like to add to a Shared iPhotos Album. So I thought I would log in to my icloud.com account and add them there. To my surprise, the shared albums ...
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Photos Shared Albums - photo dates are incorrect?

While on vacation, my wife and I each took a number of photos on our respective iPhones. To combine our photos after our trip ended, she moved them all to a shared album. I then imported these into ...
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Printing from Photos in a professional photo paper and photo looks darker and greenish

I'm trying to print a picture I took, using Photos. The photo is clear and has great quality but when printed into a glossy photo paper, using the correct HP settings for that, it looks extremely dark ...
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Is there a way to search for old iCloud accounts?

My wife's old MacBook got destroyed and I have no idea if it was ever backed up or not. Sometime before it got destroyed we bought iPhones and had to set up the Apple ID with our emails. Our ...
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My Albums are not showing in iMovie

I cannot get my albums to show in iMovie. I did have an original photo library then created a new one (by mistake) I have set the new library to be system library and deleted the original...help
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iCloud photo library - Lost locations

I must mention that I've contacted Apple support many many times about that, there were a bunch of call back from them and email conversations with senior advisors, but there was no success in finding ...
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Order synced photos by date on Windows PC

I'm trying to sync photos ordered by folders as year/date but it syncs only by year: Previously I remember that it synced images by date into separate folders inside yearly but now I cannot find this ...
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Why repeat a try statement in AppleScript before returning an error?

I’m trying to learn AppleScript and have seen the following example for the Photos app: try set thisId to id of item 1 of sel on error errText number errNum display dialog "Error: cannot get ...
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iPhone and iCloud storage not fill but isn't allowing me to take a picture

i have an ihphone X with 64GB of storage and 200GB of icloud storage. as you can see bellow both of them have still available space. Unfortunatelytely the "iPhone storage full, can't take a picture" ...
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Merge iOS DBs for SMS Messages & Photos from 2 iPhones?

Merge iOS DBs for SMS Messages & Photos from 2 iPhones? i7 iOS 11.2.6 - Unused phone i5 iOS 10.3.3 - (Used until 2017) i6 iOS 10.2 - (Used most of 2018) All are Jailbroken. Would like ...
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Airdrop or export multiple original quality videos from iOS Photos app

My Photos library has a few large videos in it encoded in HEVC. I am trying to export specific videos out of it in original quality, but I can't find a way to do this effectively. Airdropping seems ...
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How do I get rid of photos labeled “My Computer” on my iPhone?

I've been trying to clear up some space on my iPhone, and recently I noticed that I have a few albums labeled from My Computer. I've tried going through iTunes, but my phone doesn't seem to sync up ...
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How to remove mis-assigned person from iOS 12 photos app on iPad?

In previous iOS versions I could remove mistakenly identified people from photos. This was done by going to the people album, choosing the person that was wrongly assigned, then going to the ...
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How to move shared albums data from Photos externally

I recently moved my Photos library to an external SSD. Unfortunately shared album data still lives locally inside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.cloudphotosd/Data/Library/Application Support/com.apple....
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App like Lightroom and Photos to display geotagged images in a map

I am looking for a Mac app to display locations of the geotagged photos in a folder using google maps. I don't want to import them from Photos because: a) It is not practical to import several ...
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New Apple ID and iCloud

I created a new Apple ID on my Mac mini, but the "photos" preference, when checked asks for a password to the old account. I can’t see where to enter my new Apple ID. Since I don't remember the old ...
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How to select all iCloud photos for download in web brower?

I would like to learn how to select all icloud.com photos so that they can be downloaded via Firefox on Ubuntu and backed up on a NAS. If this is not possible (iCloud economics has incentive not to ...
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How do I maintain backups of legacy photo libraries and iCloud Simultaneously?

I have a number of legacy iPhoto libraries backed up on a hard drive. There are several and most of them are around 20 GB ( I have 3 or 4.) Within the last year I upgraded Photos and pay for the 50GB ...
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Mac Photo Screensaver no longer able to R/L arrow through photos

Very recently Apple changed something with their screensaver. Before the change, my screen saver would come on and I would see my photos. I would be able to use the left and right arrows to scroll ...
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Remove slow motion from video in MacOS

I have some videos I made on my iPhone and copied to my computer. I deleted them from my iPhone. Now when I play them though using Photos v4.0 on macOS 10.14.2 I see parts are in slow motion. ...
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Recover photos from iCloud

I bought a new iPhone X, and I did a restore from backup in order to get all my photos from my old iPhone 7. When I check in my new iPhone if the back up was done, because of lack of Internet, it ...
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What is .100s-Mediathek.photoslibrary

I found a hidden photos library on my external harddrive where also my main photos library lives. It's called .100s-Mediathek.photoslibrary. My mac is set to German, Mediathek translates to "...
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Stripping metadata from shared albums in photos doesn't seem to work?

I have shared albums set up in photos for mac (mojave) and in the preferences of photos i have the box "include location information for published items" UNTICKED. I obviously own the albums and my ...
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Command line utility for browsing Apple's Photos.app database like a filesystem

Is there a command line utility to allow browsing and editing photos in the Apple's Photos.app database like you would browse a file system? The Photos app is really terrible when trying to perform ...
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iCloud Photo Library uploads from Windows: albums and mov

I am trying to migrate from Flickr to iCloud Photos, and having some trouble. I am currently using an iCloud account on a Windows 10 machine. Albums: It seems to be possible to upload albums from ...
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Where are our iCloud images stored?

My wife and I recently changed to Apple. Our setup includes a Macbook Pro, Apple TV and two iPhones. I have purchased 2 TB of iCloud storage which I am sharing with my wife. We have ~3000 high-rez ...
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How can I move videos from Google Drive to Apple Photos on iPad?

My uncle has a lot of videos in Google Drive on his iPad. In Google Drive i can’t find a way to export/save to Photos. I can only move to another Google drive but not onto the native Photos app. Is ...
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How do I recover lost photos from iCloud. They are not in recently deleted

My sister has lost upwards of 400 pictures in an accidental deleting spree. She deleted the photos from her iPhone and it chose to delete it from iCloud too, which is not a big deal in itself, but ...
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Change the thumbnail/preview/top photo for albums in iOS 12 [duplicate]

I would like to change the one photo you see for each album when you first open the Photos app.
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How to organise photos in Apple

Ok I've just converted to a Mac from Windows and I am totally stumped by Apple iCloud and Apple Photos (Running Mojave 10.14.2) In Windows I had all my photos organised by date (eg filename 2018-12-20,...
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deleted select photos previously synced to my phone but not the whole folder

How can I delete select photos from my iphone 8 that were previously synced from my computer but I can't find the folder on my computer, a microsoft tech guy helped me get photos from the Microsoft ...
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Can't copy photo from IPad

I used to be able to copy a photo from the screen by pressing on the screen. For some reason it will not copy anymore.
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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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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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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 ...