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

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How to upload photo library (of photos not taken with this iPad) from iPad to iCloud or Google Photos

I have an old iPad that has about 8,000 photos on it, most of them not taken with this iPad, but rather synced from a Mac at a time when iPhoto on Mac was still a thing (before Photos.app and before ...
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My Photo Stream - Syncing or Storing

I have an iPhone and a Macbook. I have My Photo Stream turned on for both devices. When I go into Photos preferences on my Macbook, I have Copy items to the Photos library checked in the General ...
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Pictures are stored but not displayed in Camera Roll

Well, I've been running low space for a long time and this led to a sudden disappearing of old photos (actually 5000 of them - the oldest ones) in camera roll. I don't know how how that worked - maybe ...
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Synchronize deleting photos from iCloud to iPhone [duplicate]

I know that deleting photos from iCloud Photos does not remove them from iPhone. But what should I do to synchronize deleting? I want to leave on iPhone only those photos, that I have in my iCloud ...
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Copy RAW codec from different macOS versions

Is there a method to copy the system codec for RAW format from a later macOS to a oldest? Where and how they are stored? The problem is that I've a Nikon D5600 but their RAW/NEF file can't be ...
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Folder in external hard drive show files, but when pressed it is empty

I had a clients photo's saved onto my external hard drive. The folder itself says it has 27GB of files stored in it, but when I click on it, it won't open up. On my Mac the folder shows up as a ...
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Import a bazillion photos from iCloud to mac

I am very, very desperate and annoyed at this moment, being the family IT-Guy over long distance, having nothing but remote access to a mac with an iPhone, that is not in any way connected over any ...
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Photos app not visible

A friend has a iPhone 6 iOS 10.x and we cannot find the photos app. She has activated iCloud storage for photos in settings but we cannot find how to see the albums. I am an Androd user and have zero ...
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Photos app message: “This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos.”

When dragging a photo from an email message to the Photos app, this message appeared: The full message in dialog reads: This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos. ...
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How do I download all photos to a HDD from iCloud? [duplicate]

I have a very simple request, I want to download all my data, or at least all my photos, from iCloud to a local drive, and then I can do whatever I want with them. The instructions here: https://...
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Transferring photos from “Documents by Readdle” app to Camera Roll without uploading it to cloud or connecting to a PC?

I have found that that the photos that I have added to the Documents by Readdle app are not visible to any other app on my iPad. I recently installed a GIF maker app which is not able to find any ...
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Do Shared Albums take up storage space on iPhone 8/iOS 12?

I am running iOS 12.3.1 on an iPhone 8. Currently, the only photos I have in my Photos app are in Shared Albums, mostly created by others. I've cleared everything else, including Recently Deleted. ...
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Programmatically removing photos from iCloud

Recently I centralised all my photos from various sources to iCloud, so I can access them on my iPhone, Mac and have them saved and have full control over them. However, in the process, I ...
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How to tell which app added a photo to my iCloud Photo Library

Today I noticed some photos in my iCloud Photo Library which I did not put there. I'm not talking about any shared album, this is my personal library. This is alarming since I have never shared my ...
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Export original HEIC/HEVC files to iOS app

I am trying to transfer the original HEIC/HEVC encoded media files from the iOS app to another app (namely, Readdle's Documents app). I would like to do this without converting the files. ...
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I can't delete photos on my iPhone 4s even though the delete button is there, why?

I've selected the photos I want to delete but, the delete button isn't turning blue. They were all taken on the iPhone but, the sim card has been removed. Do I need the sim card or not to delete the ...
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Crop photo in circle form on an iPad Pro

I would like to crop photos with a circle shape on an iPad Pro. However, I just can find the rectangular or square crop options in "markup". Does anybody know how to crop photos in circle in iPad ...
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How does MacOS Photos Library store Live Photos?

I know there has been several posts from recent years about this, but none of the answers really addressed my question here. Goal: To understand how Live Photos are stored so I can effectively back ...
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Why do I get notifications about new Photos memories from a decade ago?

Every so often, I get a notification from Photos (on macOS) that I have a new memory. But it's not of recent events. I just got a new memory that includes some pictures I took, and imported into my ...
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iPhone 5s has 5+ Gb of free memory space but refuses to take photos saying “Storage is full”; reboot works for a while

I have an iPhone 5s (16 Gb). It currently has 5.6 Gb of free memory space, but refuses to take photos, saying "Storage is full". When I reboot it, it does take photos for a while, but then again this "...
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How to import photos from new iPad 5 Mini to old 2015 MacBook Air, OSX 10.9.5

I'm trying to import photos from a new iPad that uses the newer Photos app to an old 2015 MacBook Air (OSX 10.9.5) that only has the old iPhotos app, but it's not working. I keep getting an error on ...
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How to sync iPhone HEIC / HEIF photos to MacBook Photos v1.5 (El Capitan)

My iPhone (iOS 12.3.1) takes pictures in HEIC / HEIF format. I have an older Macbook (13" mid-2009) with MacOS El Capitan, which includes Photos v1.5. When my iPhone photos get synced via iCloud to ...
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How to cap the amount of local storage for Photos App

Mojave and others have a feature where Photos is optimised for local storage, once triggered it will purge a certain amount of space by leaving low fidelity version of certain photos locally and the ...
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How to get the original HEIC file out of iCloud Photos on the web?

I take photos on iPhone 7+. How can I get the original HEIC file from iCloud Photos on the web, when browsing on Windows? I'm using Firefox on Windows 10. When I download a single photo from https:...
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iCloud: Photo is locked due to account maintenance

I'm trying to upload photos (~50K of them) from my MacBook to iCloud. The process is quite glitchy - getting "aw shucks, your connection has broken" even though I am sending them in batches (~4k at a ...
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Turn off Live Photo mode permanently in iPhone XS

How do I disable Live Photo mode for long term? Before taking a photo, I turn Live Photos off, but it keeps coming back on automatically.
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MacBook applications say “no photos” but they are on the iPhone

I recently took photos and videos and am now unable to import photos over USB. Image Capture shows the iPhone without any photos, Photos says "No Photos". Image Capture was working fine until I went ...
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Hide Photos from Photo Stream only

I have a couple of sensitives pictures on my phone that I don't want people to see when I'm casually scrolling through my photos (yes it's exactly what you are thinking of right now ;-)). I still ...
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After moving my home folder to different drive, Photos behavior broken

I successfully moved my home folder to a different drive. All the special folders (Music, Pictures, Movies, etc.) have the correct icons. iTunes opens up and so does Photos. Etc. Life is good...almost....
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Combine separated live photos with different time stamp

I'm a traveler around the world which makes the date of my pictures a disaster. And the date are all wronged during the movement of the files. For example: the .heic file has the date: April 4th, and ...
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Delete photos older than x days in iOS

In order to free up storage on my iPhone, I want to delete some of my older photos. Instead of deleting each one manually, is there a way to delete photos older than x days, or even delete all the ...
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How to view individual images in photos app

I changed iPhone's and with the new one the photos get imported successfully - as shown below. The weird thing is I can not get the images to display except in thumbnails. With the prior phone I would ...
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How can I remove an empty folder that I created manually inside the Photos library?

I accidentally created an empty folder inside my Photos library. My import process is a bit unusual. I first import photos from my iPhone as usual. Then I locate the newly imported photos in ...
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iPhone photo backup after log out of iCloud and log back in

I have 150GB of photos on my iPhone that were properly synced & backed-up with iCloud (full resolution). I logged out of iCloud on my iPhone and have now logged back in again. I still have all my ...
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Why is Photos not suggesting new People faces in the People Album?

When I first began using the People feature in iOS and Mac Photos, the app automatically listed a bunch of people. I added names for all the people I knew. I thought this was a near-complete list of ...
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Why aren't my photos synchronizing?

They stopped syncing recently. I called Apple support and they had me update both my iPhone 6 and my Macbook Air which I did. I verified that the settings are correct. I also verified that both ...
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Why are photos so much larger locally than in iCloud

I noticed that the photos stored locally are substantially larger than the same library stored locally on my Mac. My local library is a whopping 187 GB – but the one on iCloud is only 121.8 GB. This ...
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Photos saved to iOS from Google Drive randomly downsized in resolution

Anybody experienced this please? How can I always have the original resolution? Since these photos are exported from a raw to a gif on my laptop, they are around 4000x of resolution. Sometimes they ...
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Photos “People” Function Keeps Merging People

I was organizing photos on iOS 12.2 and it reported that one of the people in my library had "new photos" it wanted to confirm. One or more of those had that person cheek-to-cheek with another person ...
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Where are “import from iPhone” photos stored in the iPhone?

Using Mojave on a Macbook while using Pages I found today the option "import from iPhone" which I used a picture I took with my iPhone to a Pages document in my Mac. I liked the photo and later I ...
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Way to move all non photos and video out of photos library

I have a photos library. Somehow the library has unsupported file types in it. These files to not show up in the photos app. I am looking for a way to move these files out of the library. An ...
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Permanently trim Live Photos

If you're editing a Live photo, you can trim a section off of the beginning, but if you re-open the editing mode, the trimmed section will still be there. As a result, if you try to use the Bounce or ...
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Hard Drive Full, can't figure out why

My mac recently started to indicate that the startup disk was full. I went thru and cleaned out all the disk images and videos and other large files that I could find. Emptied trash. Emptied downloads....
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Is it possible to sync a Photos library hosted on external HD with iCloud?

I have a ~90 GB Photos library on an external hard drive. Every time I want to access those photos, I need to have access to and to connect this hard drive. I was thinking about syncing with iCloud so:...
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Does the iOS Camera Roll contain all of my photos and videos, incl. what's in my albums?

I have tons of photos in my iPhone Camera Roll. I have also created albums and moved photos around from the camera roll to different albums. Is it true that the Camera Roll actually contains "all" ...
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How to move iCloud photos from one country to another?

I have to move my photos/videos stored in iCloud from one country to another. I have both country's Apple IDs. What's the easiest way to move photos/videos stored in iCloud to another Apple ID?
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Why does my Photos library differ in size looking in Finder vs in the “Get Info” of Photos?

Hopefully I am under-thinking this issue. I've been going through my Photos library, deleting duplicates and lame pictures. When I went to look at the total library size, I got a different calculation ...
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What are the required conditions for Photos to start a facial scan?

I've recently been building a large photo library, and, now that almost all of the content is in, I would like to start completing the people album. Photos says that it will "continue to scan your ...
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Is it possible to edit a new photo's title on my iPhone and have that title Synced to the desktop Mac Photos app?

Do you know of way to do the following using an iPhone and a Mac desktop? I want to take a photo using an iPhone App at e.g. the Louvre in Paris then I wish to immediately make a brief note on my ...
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Share Photos library with other user on same Mac

I would like to share my Photos library with another account on the same Mac. I have done exactly what @metatechbe suggested in his answer to How can I share Photos across multiple users on Apple ...