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

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Apple Photos removed 10 people from my previous list after migration to Catalina

I just migrated to Cataline, and Photos started reanalysing my 60k+ photos again. At first, pics were still in the right People's album, except that it was an association without a Tag, ie the person ...
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Will iPhone download all photos from iCloud in optimise storage mode?

I am uploading my whole photo library from a MacBook to iCloud. Synchronized devices (iPad & iPhone) are set to optimise storage. Are all photos on iCloud being downloaded to each device? What ...
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Lost Photos After Clean Install of Catalina

My 2015 iMac was acting up (or should I say not acting at all) after updating to Catalina, resulting in me doing a clean install of the OS. Now I can't recover my photos from the last Time Machine ...
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How to permanently delete pictures from all devices in Apple ecosystem?

So I've done incredibly silly things with a friend of mine over the past couple of years and there are a ton of pictures and videos where I look bad. I want to get rid of all those compromising ...
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AppleScript updating photo dates, with off-by-one hour bug

I’m scripting Photos to update the dates on photos in an album, to make them match the order of photos in the album. These are scans of old photos so the modification dates don’t match when the photos ...
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Photo library won't import back on Mojave after Catalina

I have downgraded to Mojave after the automatic installation of Catalina that have given me a lot of problems. Now I have a Photo library that won't open back on mojave. It's a 178GB library and I ...
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Album selector media browser Mac hidden

While using the media browser to add photo's to indesign, I think I accidentally dragged the album selector underneath the toolbar of the finder. Now I can't change the photo album I want to select ...
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Images appear green in photos app after update to Catalina

I opened the photos.app in Catalina today and noticed that most thumbnails appear as green pictures. Upon double-clicking it show the image correctly, so I'm thinking maybe something is wrong with ...
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How does Photos determine whether a photo is a duplicate?

When you use Photos to Import new images and video and click Review for Import, the application reviews the selected images and displays them for confirmation. The display is split into "Already ...
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Photo Library Organization With Catalina

What happened Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters after upgrading to Catalina? It appears to have been replaced with originals and reorganized by uuid or something that obliterates dates in the ...
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Upload to iCloud Photos without adding to Recents album?

I'm trying to upload my photo album from my Hard Disk to iCloud, and make it accessible from my iPhone. However, all the photos uploaded to an album are automatically added to my "Recents" album on ...
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Move pictures to albums and shared albums in iOS 13

I used to be able to select pictures, hit share and then be able to put them in personal or shared albums using the iOS Photos app. Now in iOS 13, I can’t see the Photos link anymore. How can I do ...
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Synced video in photos app doesn't load in airplane mode

I've got a weird problem with Photos App, either on iPhone and iPad. I have all my photos on iCloud. On both my iPhone and iPad, I checked "Download and keep originals", in order to keep everything on ...
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Photos on multiple computers

Here's my scenario: I have around 60Gig of photos on my desktop Mac. That mac is backed up regularly and I consider it safe for my photos. However I would like to be able to use my iPad to decide ...
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Where are Photos projects stored on the drive?

I've asked Apple Developer Support, regular Apple Support, and high-level Apple Support. They all said to ask on the Apple Developer Support Forums. I figured I'd ask here as well because I have much ...
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Some photos from iCloud Photos after backup mysteriously disappeared

I bought an iPhone XS a month ago. On my old iPhone I made an iCloud Backup, then I deleted everything and gave my old iPhone to my mom (I don't use that iPhone anymore). After checking in iCloud ...
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Can you upload photos directly to iCloud website from a PC (w/o iCloud for Windows SW)?

iCloud website, Photos section doesn't have any options to upload photos. I was able to upload picture files to iCloud Drive so hopefully they show up in Photos app on iPhone? I was helping a friend ...
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How can I adjust the sequential numbering scheme when exporting Photos?

I'm trying to export ~200 or so photos from Photos.app to setup on a digital picture frame. These photos are in an album, in sequence, and I can export them in numbered order from Photos. However, ...
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iOS Photos app displays incorrect time for imported pictures

I have photos, that I make with my camera in travel, imported to iCloud. All the pictures have a timestamp in EXIF properties in local time of the place I took them (GMT+2). Also, they have GPS ...
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Recover photos from thumbnails in Photos app

When I open some of my pictures in Photos app, an error message occurs: "the volume cannot be found". This is because the pictures were "imported" from the desktop on a previous computer and Photos ...
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Strictly limit the size of a macOS Photos library using “Optimize Storage”?

I want to use the Photos.app option "Optimize Mac Storage" to free up space on my Mac, rather than downloading my entire iCloud Photos Library to my small laptop SSD. Is there any way to strictly ...
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Within Photos, delete the RAW file from a “RAW+JPEG” linked pair?

I shoot using the RAW+JPEG capture option on my non-iPhone camera. When I import these images via Photos for Mac, the RAW+JPEG files are added to my iCloud Photos Library as a linked pair. They are ...
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How can I access photos from my camera in Terminal?

I have been trying to compare the speed of importing photos to my Mac from either the camera or by removing the SD card and using a card reader. I have been using the method on question: "Is there a ...
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How do I share full-resolution photos between Apple devices?

As the title states, I need to know a way of sending full-resolution photos from one Apple device to another (iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Mac) but don't want to lose quality at all. I'm guessing photos get ...
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Can I use iTunes to sync a folder of photos onto my iPhone without losing my iPhone Camera Roll?

Say I have an iPhone Camera Roll with 1,000 photos or videos in it, and on my Mac, a folder called "Pictures From Brazil". I want to copy that folder's pictures onto my iPhone, but I want to keep ...
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Are local backups of iCloud photos and camera roll redundant?

Does icloud photos strip any metadata or change the quality? The camera roll adds 30 gb to my backup and seems unnecessary.
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JPG & RAW file transfer iPad to MacBook

How can JPG & RAW files be transferred from iPad to MacBook Pro & still maintain the albums built in iPad? In the iPad Photos app I've put my photos in different albums. On iPad I'm using ...
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The year 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on a Macbook Air

For some unknown reason, the rather important year of 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on an Macbook Air with the latest macOS. The owner insists that nothing was deleted as far as they ...
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Should I delete an old Photo library having created a new one?

Have just created a new Photos folder as the old one was failing to download recent photos from the cloud. With the new library working fine, should I delete the old (I think there are two or three) ...
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Why are these thumbnails different resolutions?

These are the thumbnails of the same photo in my Camera Roll and Photo Stream: Notice that the one on the left is “fuzzier”. Zoom in on the spots on the tablecloth or the text on the book cover for ...
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iCloud photos all synced onto iphone

I've turned on iCloud photos on my Macbook but once I backed up my iPhone, all my iCloud pictures have synced backed onto my iPhone and now I have duplicates of most my pictures. I've tried to select "...
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How do I create live wallpapers of similar quality to the default wallpapers?

If you look at the stock wallpapers, the perspective stays the same when you 3D touch and the animation plays in reverse when you release. Custom wallpapers are different. Firstly, as soon as you ...
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How can I change my iPhone's camera's resolution?

I know that Android phones let you change camera resolution. How can I accomplish the same on iOS?
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Copy iCloud Photos library to a clean install

I'm doing a clean install on a new HD for various reasons, and I'd like to move my 700GB Photos library over. I also want the library to continue to sync with iCloud. Since the existing library is ...
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Reduce the size of photo sent with Messages.app on iPhone

When using Apple’s Mail.app, a mail message offers a pop-up menu to reduce the size of an enclosed image. ➥ How can I do the same when shooting and sending photos from within Messages.app on an ...
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How to scan for duplicate files / images in one direction only?

I am looking for a solution to search for duplicate files / images on my mac but only in one direction: Folders A and B should be compared but I am only interested in files in folder A with duplicates ...
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Choose user photo without iCloud

How do I change my user photo on OSX without iCloud? I can't seem to choose a file from Finder. I don't have enough disk space to use iCloud.
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How to display photo albums in iOS12.4 as a list rather than an array of thumbnails?

I dislike the array of thumbnails or large icons as a user interface. Is there a way to get my iPhone XR running iOS 12.4 to display my photo albums as a list?
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Macbook Pro stopped syncing photos to and from iCloud suddenly

I know there is a similar question but nothing suggested there worked, unfortunately... I have an iMac (OS v10.13.6) which has the original photos and it syncs flawlessly with an iPhone X, iCloud.com,...
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Import iPhone Camera Roll non-destructively using Image Capture?

Firstly, to clarify what is meant by "non-destructively" in this context: Without losing access to all photos contained within burst shots Without losing the ability to revert to originals Without ...
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Unable to create a smart folder based on Samsung camera model

Here is the info of a typical photo, captured by a Samsung andriod phone, in my Photo library: I tried the following condition in a new smart folder to show Samsung photo exclusively. But it yields ...
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Managing photos on a small iPhone iOS 12 [closed]

Can anyone confirm that this is correct? "If you turn off iCloud photos on any of your apple devices (mac, iPhone, iPad) you are then presented with the choice as to whether already downloaded ...
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How to move Photos Library and associated iPhotos Library to another drive without breaking links?

I wish to move my Photos Library to a secondary drive, both formatted with APFS. I still have the iPhotos Library from where the pictures were imported. I'm concerned that when moving the Photos and ...
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Unidirectional sync from iOS device to iCloud Photo Library

I have an older iPhone with limited storage. I use it as a "distraction free" version of my main phone for the gym. I've deleted almost all apps except for Music and Podcasts. I want to be able to ...
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Importing photos into Photos app and overwriting previous import

I have previously imported some pictures into the Photos app - however I found the files had become corrupt. Now I have gone back to the original source and used a more reliable drive to import them ...
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How to delete files from the “Masters” folders of “Photos” library

I am using osX Sierra 10.12.6, and about a year ago, scanned some slides for a friend and for convenience and some quick editing put them temporarily in the "Photos" application, then deleted them. ...
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Getting photos from MobileSync data created by iTunes

My wife had an iPhone 4, which she synched with a PC using iTunes. Both the phone and the PC are gone, but I have backups of the PC, including the folder where I believe iTunes kept copies of her ...
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Can I upload photos from my camera roll, if an app only prompts me to use the camera directly?

Scenario: I want to use an app, which prompts me to take a photo of some documents so they will be uploaded. However, instead I want to select an existing photo from my camera roll, which is not ...
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Batch read file name and change content creation date

I have a lot of photos/videos named: 2012-04-05 19.21.34.jpg Somehow, the creation date has been completely changed however. Is there a way to replace the creation date with the info from the ...
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Why aren't my photos backing up to i cloud

I have a Mac, approx 600 photos have backed up to iCloud, leaving 12,600 which haven't. Boxes for iCloud photo library and iCloud photo sharing have been ticked. I have 195Gigabytes of unused storage ...