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Sharing iOS pictures onto private cloud

I and my partner have an iPhone which we use for taking pictures. We would like our pictures somewhat combined on a private server (Linux; e.g. NextCloud, WebDAV etc -- scripting/automation on the ...
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“Photos cannot load adjustments for this image” error since upgrading to Catalina

Steps to reproduce: Migrate large photos library from a MacBook 2016 running Photos Mojave to a MacBook 2020 running Photos Catalina (in my case 120,000+ photos) A subset of photos (in my case 10,...
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Script to export all photos and album from Photos on Mac while keeping metadatas

My initial goal was to import "From my Mac" albums to my iPhone and keep them synced. It seems that an album created outside iOS is read only. And if I make a copy of it on my iPhone, it won'...
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Import Albums “From my Mac” to my iPhone albums and keep them synced

I don't use iCloud Photos. I wanted to import my iPhone photo albums to my Mac but it seems that without iCloud Photos it is not possible without any third party software according to my searches. But ...
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Change file creation date to content created date using terminal

I have a lot of pictures with the wrong creation date and wrong modification date. There is however a third date, "content created" that is correct. user3439894 had this command line as an ...
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Convert a live photo to video on iPhone without using an external app?

Is there any way to convert a live photo to a short video without moving the photo off the iPhone and without using any external app?
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How can I iterate local files and perform an 'import photo' action in ipad Shortcut?

I have a bunch of photo currently sitting in my ipad, organized by date 01, 02... to 31. First of all I don't see any existing action in Shortcut in that allows me to iterate local file. Is it ...
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How is iOS capable of storing two photos with the **exact** same filename in the same folder?

Some backstory: I wanted to transfer some photos from my iPhone X (running iOS 13.6) to my Windows 10 PC (running Version 2004 – the "May 2020 Update") in their original, HEIC format. I ...
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How to fix errors running Photos library from network drive?

I have the commonly reported problem that Photos is stuck at 90% building its database. (The progress bar that shows "Curating Best Photos", "Gathering favourites", "Detecting ...
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Photos says some photos are in an album, but they aren't

I am trying to make a smart search that includes photos with a specific keyword and that aren't in any folder already. So I make a smart search: KEYWORD is SOME_KEYWORD + ALBUM is not ANY I get 0 ...
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iPhone photos phantom storage (13 photos take up 13 gb)

I have a storage problem on my iPhone X. I have iCloud photos and a massive cloud library of ~700GB which used to be all squished into my 64Gb iPhone X, taking up around 22Gb. I recently wanted to ...
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How to bulk update videos' metadata in Photos?

I would like to bulk update the date of multiple videos in the Photos app. While it seems to be possible for photos, I cannot figure it out for videos. How to bulk update videos' metadata in Photos?
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Apple Photos sets the wrong date for videos

I have an archive of old photos and videos taken years ago which I want to import in Photos. The photos are imported correclty: the right date is assigned to each one of them, according to the ...
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Facial recognition on imported photos

Does Photos on mac do facial recognition on images which are Imported from Folders present? I have disabled the ‘Copy’ option due to which the files are referenced instead of having original files, to ...
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iPhone screenshots have wrong date info on PC

I recently exported several screenshots from my iPhone SE onto my Windows 10 PC. I noticed some photos, but specially the screenshots, have a wrong value for the date taken and the date created. The ...
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iCloud photo mismatch, debug options?

I use iCloud photos, on a new Catalina MBP and on iOS 13.6. on both of those devices I see 7201 photos. yet, on iCloud.com I see 7200. there is always a one photo difference. Adding and removing ...
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Is there a way to prevent Image Capture from rendering thumbnails?

When I connect my iPhone to Image Capture it tries to render thumbnails for as many as it can (of 57 thousand photos/videos). This overloads my Mac's processor and gets the fans whirring really loudly ...
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Album that was previously imported from Mac is not visible from Photos and there is no way to reimport it

I imported an album a while ago from an iPhone to Photos on a MacBook. I then deleted the album from my iPhone but later managed to re-transfer it from OSX Photos to the iOS Photos. I now have lost ...
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to change the date based on exif data since export from Mac Photos shows date of export using exiftool

I used the following to change the Date Created to the actual date the photo was taken because exporting from Photos showed the date of export. "for file in *; do SetFile -d "$(exiftool -p '$...
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How to reduce file size of multiple pictures in Photos app?

I have some pictures in Photos that I simply don't need in the maximum quality my phone camera took them in. They're usually about 2-4MB when ~200KB would suffice. I am looking for the best way to ...
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Is there any way to have macOS Photos bulk convert all of my past JPEG images to HEIC format?

I’ve seen lots of tutorials online explaining how to convert iOS HEIC files to JPEGs but I can’t seem to find any easy way to bulk convert existing JPEG photos to HEIC? The reason being is I really ...
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How to disable thermal policy for the icloud photo process?

My Photo app has stopped updating the library for a while. It seems to be hardware related. The temperature of the CPU is consistently around 72~73c even when there is no workload. The fan is always ...
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iPhone is unable to import photo on SD card that are copied from macOS

I have copied a bunch of photo files (jpg) from a macOS to a SD card. Here is the details of the SD card as seen in Disk Utility However when I insert this card to a SD card reader connected to an ...
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Photos always listed as most recent

I have a few photos from one photo “shoot” that are always listed as most recent in the iPhone Photos app even though they were taken months ago. Why do they not sort by date as with other photos?
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Syncing photos Android -> Mac

I would like to accomplish the following, which, in today's technological ecosystem, seems like it should just happen anyway: I take a photo on my Android phone The phone uploads it somewhere ...
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Photos taking up space in General > iPhone Storage, but I don't have any photos and iCloud Photos is disabled

so I recently was backing up my photos to google photos, and I usually clear everything from my photo library because it takes up space. I make sure to delete the recently deleted album as well, but I ...
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How to skip using Photos app whem importing photos

I prefer to keep sorted/labeled folders of all of my iphone photos via finder and a NAS system. With more and more system updates and phone/iMac changes, I am finding that now when I go to import ...
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How to merge most but not all photos from old laptop to new laptop?

In 2019 I did a clean install on my iPhone and continued to take photos and transfer them to my OLD laptop. From 2016 to today I have about 150 GB there. I just got a new laptop and have transferred ...
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How to upload photos(transferred from iPhone) using web-whatsapp in MAC

I am not sure if this question belongs to this group. When I take photos using my iPhone then the Photos are usually with .HEIC extension. Now from my iPhone I am able to upload the photos to whatsapp....
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Photos Shared Album - corrupted character display bug in Chrome

I have created a Shared Album in the Photos app and have given it a name. When I share a web link to the album, the photos display properly but the album name and other textual information is garbled ...
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Can't access photos on iCloud

My wife and I started saving our photos on a shared family iCloud account, but about 2 years ago, neither of our photos seemed to appear on the cloud. I'm using Windows 10 and she is using a recent ...
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Cannot load or view photos in iphone

My iPhone Photos indexes seem to be corrupted. I can’t go into Photos to view my existing photos or videos. It either crashes when I try to open it or shows me a blank screen. When I try to use an app ...
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Photos folder on external hard drive incessant disk usage for 5 years

My photos collection has way over 500 gigabytes, and when I got a new Mac in 2015, I moved the collection to an external hard drive, and pointed Photos (iphoto by then?) to the external hard drive. So ...
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How to select photos from an album using smart ablum like rules

I imported all images in my iPhone to Photos app in my macOS. While I imported them, I specified an album titled "old iPhone". The images contain both camera pictures and screenshots. Now I ...
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How do I only optimise storage for videos over 1 year old?

This can be using Jailbreak modifications or using a feature available in iOS. I have a 64GB iPhone 6S that has over 40GB of photos and videos on it - most of that being videos. However, I am quickly ...
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How to mass delete photos on iOS after backing them up manually (no iCloud)?

I have an iPhone 11 Pro that I back-up regularly both to macOS and manually to windows (by copying the ###APPLE folders). This phone is now full and I must delete older photos. Ideally I'd just delete ...
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Can I view uploaded photos on iOS?

iOS offers some automatic albums out-of-the-box (e.g. selfies, panoramas, etc.). However, I see no "uploaded" album. I have always found this inconvenient, and today I found out that Android ...
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How do I sync my photo's from my iPhone to Google Drive?

I try to find a way to sync my photo's on my iPhone to my Google Drive, it appears that this is not so easy, this is what I did allready: In my photo app on my iPhone I select 4 photos > share &...
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Creating shared album takes long time

I'm on iOS12, my wife is on iOS 13, she's in my family group. Today, I decided to share photos for the first time. On my iPhone 6, I went to the photos app and created a new album in 'shared albums'. ...
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Switched my Mac to having photos in iCloud - cannot see them on my iPhone

I have a 200+ GB photo library with Photos on my Macbook. I have synchronized these to my iPhone for many years, and used Photostream to have the photos I take automatically end up in my photo ...
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How to handle new image/video format of iOS on Linux laptop?

I transfered my images from my iPhone to my Linux laptop (debian 10) by running the following command: sudo dmesg|grep SerialNumber: Then in file browser, I pressed Ctrl+L then write: afc://...
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Exporting all pictures from iPhone keeping all features

I have an iPhone full of pictures and videos (approx 80 GB). I want to export them to free up space (and have a backup if possible). I am looking for a solution, e.g. a software running on Windows or ...
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How to use iPhone to Store and Organize Photos Outside of Photos Camera Roll

The main issue I’m trying to solve is that when photos are transferred to the iPhone’s "Photos" via iTunes syncing, the picture gets transformed. To verify that, sync a photo using iTunes to get it ...
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MacOS / Photos : Smart Album to filter shared photos?

I'm trying to make a Smart Album that can filter out all images that are not shared (via Shared Albums). Is that possible?
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Taking multiple pictures on timer on iPhone11

I’m looking for a way to take a number of pictures, say one pic a second over a minute, with my iPhone. I’m aware of the time-lapse mode on the Camera app, I could record the video then take freeze ...
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Error when importing photos from iCloud to Photos on macOS: “The operation couldn't be completed. (PHAssetExportRequestErrorDomain error 2.)”

When I try to download copies of photos and videos in Shared Albums to my own library on my Mac: Open Photos, then select a Shared Album from the left-hand menu. Select the photos or videos. (in my ...
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How do I migrate/transfer/copy an iCloud Photos Shared Album to Google Photos?

I use an iCloud shared photo album to share photos and videos with my family, but I'm slowly reaching the limit of 5000 photos and videos per album, so I'm considering migrating this album to Google ...
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Image Capture: Why does the photo count not match “All Photos” on iPhone

When I open the Image Capture app to copy photos from my iPhone to my Mac, I want to copy exactly all the photos in my "All Photos" section However when I open Image Capture app, it shows 266 items ...
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How do I delete thousands of .jpg files, each a duplicate of a .heic file?

I was shooting photos/videos with an iPhone 8 and syncing using macOS iTunes & Photos on High Sierra. For a period of two years, I have somehow ended up with a duplicate of every photo—several ...
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Is there a way I can take pictures and videos out of iCloud without losing metadata?

I'm sure there isn't a way to do this w/o losing data, but is there a way I can take pictures and videos out of iCloud (I have over 100 GB of media) download it, with lossless size and metadata (live ...

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