Questions tagged [photos.app]

Apple's photo manager and editor. This tag may refer to the iOS app, present since iOS 1.0; the OS X app, where it is the successor to iPhoto and Aperture and was introduced in 2015; or the watchOS app.

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USB-C to lightning cable plugged into

The iPhone 12 now ships with a USB-C to Lightning cable. Is it safe to plug this into a USB-C charger on one end and an old iPhone, like an iPhone 5, on the other end? Obviously the iPhone 5 would ...
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How to export iCloud photos with proper datetime

I'm using Photos app on macOS to export iCloud photos, because it's easiest possible way. The app itself is showing date and time of every photo in the header, but when Exporting the Originals ...
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macOS Photos Library size is 700MB but I don't see any picture running Photos?

The Photos Library seems to be a directory, but I cannot open it in Finder. I can look into it from terminal bash nd and I see several thumbnails. However, if I open Photos, there are no photos... ...
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Saving multiple Live Photos as video triggers “Unable to Save” error

I would like to concatenate multiple Live Photos into one single video. This seems to be possible since iOS 13 by selecting (multiple) Live Photos and sharing them into "Save as Video" [1] [...
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How do I filter videos by size to identify the largest in Photos app on OSX?

I need to find the largest video files, because my videos takes a lot of space but I dont know how to do this: It seems to not to be there any option for filtering by size
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Sync Google Photos with Apple Photos?

Is it possible to sync any additions made to Google Photos (coming from my Android phone) and add them automatically to Apple Photos?
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Time Machine (Photos and iCloud Drive Optimize Storage) in MacBook Pro

thank you for reading me. I have a MacBook Pro with 256GB of Disk Storage and I have to set Optimize Storage for Photos / Videos and for iCloud Drive, since my Photo Library is much larger than 256GB. ...
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Photos not appearing in photos app on macos catalina

First, I was going to upload a photo to icloud, but it took to long and I wanted to stop the process. I googled it and to stop it, it said to turn off and back on iCloud photos. Little did I know, as ...
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How can I show photos that aren't in an album?

I am trying to organize all my photos in iPhoto. Is there a filter or setting that allows me to see all "unsorted" photos? ie photos that aren't in an album?
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Apple Photos and iCloud

So from what I understood, if I have Apple Photos on my Mac set up with iCloud it will upload Photos to iCloud and only store a representation locally, thus free local disk space. I have now importet ...
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How can I select a single photo form a photo burst using Photos.app on MacOS Catalina?

I have a few photo bursts in Photos.app version 5 (MacOS Catalina), and Photos.app identifies them as bursts, but I cannot find any tool in the interface to select one picture in the burst or even to ...
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What does this icon showing corners of a rectangle with a star on some of my photos mean?

I have an iPhone 11 Pro Max running the latest iOS, and some of my photos have this icon in the top right corner. I am assuming that it means that the photo has a face which has been recognised or ...
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How do I set up automatic, incremental backup for my macOS Photos.app library?

I have ~30,000 photos in my library, which takes up ~90 GB disk space. My MacBook has limited hard drive size, so I'm using an external hard drive for my Photos library. The library is synced to ...
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Some Photos Do Not Appear in All Photos

I store all of my photos in Apple Photos on a MacBook. Then, using Finder, I sync all of the photos in Apple Photos to an iPad and an iPhone. I have iCloud turned off on all 3 devices. I am having the ...
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Photos app refusing to download even though I got free disk space

I've got the Photos library on an external SSD. The SSD is 512 GB with a real capacity of about 500 GB according to Finder. The Photo library is around 420 GB according to iCloud. When there was about ...
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Why can’t I share this photo?

iPhone 8, iOS 13.6. I took a photo from my lock screen, and even after unlocking my phone I can’t share it. The share sheet icon is greyed out: The same is true for the Edit option. Photos I’ve ...
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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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My computer consistently crashes while trying to batch export my photos from my Photos app to a folder

I'm trying to download my photos from the Photos app to a folder on my computer (iMac 2019). However, after some time, the Photos app ends up crashing and I have to restart the download process. ...
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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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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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Can I use iCloud Photos on an iPhone without every new photo being uploaded to the cloud?

I will be switching to an iPhone soon. At the moment, my best photos reside in a nice folder structure in iCloud Photos. When getting the iPhone, i still want to be able to view those images but not ...
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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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Problem saving shared photos to device

My gf and I regularly go on trips and each take pictures from our own phones that we then share to with each other to a common shared folder. When I look at the "For You" folder and find ...
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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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iMovie only imports 4 seconds of a movie clip that is much longer than 4 seconds

Intermittent… sometimes iMovie decides to only import 4 seconds of my movie clip even though it is much longer. I am dragging it out of Photos and into iMovie When I QUIT & RELAUNCH iMovie, the ...
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Two iCloud Photo Links in Windows Explorer

I had iCloud installed through the Windows app store. I had iPhotos syncing to my C:\users\david\Pictures\... directory. I then did a "move" of my Windows Pictures folder to my D: drive which holds ...
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Recently upgraded iPadOS. It seems my ability to screen record is now reduced to 1/5th the duration. Any fixes?

Before the upgrade I was running iOS 12.2.2, which let me record on high quality for two hours of live music or video conferencing without problems (1.5GB was good for for 30 minutes of recording). ...
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Where to find a picture from photo library on the file system?

Using the get info on a picture inside the photo library, I'm getting a name a can't find on the file system anywhere in ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/.... Where can I get the physical ...
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Same photos are being reimported dozens of times

On a relatively new Catalina macbook pro I am seeing the same set of recent pictures taken by the iPhone showing up for import time and again. Before even trying again I had deleted everything from ...
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How can I find all unnamed people in Photos on iOS (not on macOS)?

Is there a way on iOS (not on macOS) to list all photos that have people detected in them but for which the people haven't been associated with a name / contact yet? Perhaps a smart album or a third-...
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Three photos libraries, which library can I delete?

this is my first message here. The space on a friend's iMac 400GB hard drive is almost gone. I've seen there are three photo libraries, which take around 320GB. One is the migrated iPhoto library, ...
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iPhotos > Shared Photo Albums: Protect from Remote Deletion

Several iPhoto Shared Albums disappeared after the person who shared the albums with me deleted them. Is there anyway I can safeguard pictures in Shared Albums even if the Album they were shared ...
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Photos app not importing all files

I have over 58,000 photos stored on a HD from the past 15 or so years. I now have a brand new Macbook pro and I have been trying to import all these photos into the Photos app. I have been importing ...
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Understanding photo libraries when migrating from iPhoto to Photo

I recently updated an outdated OS to Catalina, in which the iPhoto app was replaced by the Photos app. In HD/Users/User/Images, I now find three different folders : iPhoto-Library (Migrated Photo ...
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How to convert my iCloud Photo Library into H256/HEIC/HEVC

I have iPhone 11 Pro and MacBook Pro 16", both are powerful enough to handle HEIC/HEVC. I just found that significant part of my iCloud Photo Library has an unoptimized MOV files recorded on previous ...
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iPhone cameras roll buffering before playback

Every time I go to watch a video or see a photo on my phone, the little white circle appears in the middle of the media and I have to wait while it buffers now. This is NOT to do with the iCloud. ...
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How to find out the albums contained in folders a photo is in

I need to find in which album some photos are contained. I've already tried with a script the script below without success. As the albums are contained inside folders the script doesn't seem to be ...
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JPG photo filenames after an iPhone to “Photos app” import

Since years, we centralize all our family photos on a (local) disk readable from Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The filenames are usually something like D:\Photos\2020-05\IMG_76843.jpg or D:\Photos\2020-...
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Does Migration Assistant transfer face data for the People album?

I attempted to use Migration Assistant to transfer data from an older MacBook Air to a new one. The migration failed with a "Could not create <username>" error but it did leave the files on the new ...
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How to move or export all Photos' library contents to a hierarchical by-date filesystem structure?

I have rather large Photos.app library consisting of >50 years of family photos and videos. With Catalina I've been really unhappy with some bugs that have lost a couple months of recent photos and ...
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Apple photos takes seconds to load in file chooser dialog

See image below. The spinner takes almost 10 seconds before showing actual photos. I'm on a 2014 MBP with SSD and I have only around 16.000 photos (60GB in total). This slow loading time only occurs ...
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Change photo date from BC to AD

On macOS 10.15.3 I’d like to adjust the date metadata of some pictures. How do I change the date of all photos and videos in Photos.app from BC to AD?
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Can an iOS app that has access to Photos get all my photos?

Can a developer collect my photos that I edited and saved in my iPhone album? One of the function of the an app I am using is to edit photos and save them to my iPhone's album. In this case, can the ...
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Automatically convert images in Photos.app

In Photos.app, I have a lot of large png files that I would like to convert to jpeg files. Can I somehow convert them all automatically and keep all the metadata in the process?
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Does apple photo library sync when user not logged in?

I am using an old MacPro as a file server and have also setup accounts for everybody in the family as additional users to sync my photos via iCloud Photo Library to that computer, so that I have a ...
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Deleted iPhotos not appearing in Trash

Cleaning up photo albums and folders on Mac. Deleting photos but they don't appear in iPhoto trash OR system trash -- so how do I assure they're deleted? part of the rationale for deleting is to free ...
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Photos: imported AVI file from old camera has wrong date taken (day of import), but all metadata seems to be correct

I'm trying to import all my photo library to Photos.app. I have several videos, which were taken in 2007 in AVI format on old digital camera. And that videos after imported appears in Photos.app like ...
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Photos.app not combining some CR2(RAW)+JPG flies from Canon 60D

When importing RAW+JPG pictures from my Canon 60D to Apple Photos on macOS 10.15, some are combined, most are separated. How can I fix all of this? I imported about 300 pictures before this started to ...
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How can I fix exporting errors/missing reference photos in the Mac Photos app?

I'm using the Mac Photos app on macOS Catalina (10.15.4) I have a Photos library that dates back to 2007 and was originally an iPhoto library. Ever since it was migrated to a Photos library, there ...

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