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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"Import" from shared album converts HEIC to smaller JPG

Well it turns out I am an idiot and the premise of my question was incorrect. I was confused about the size and format by some alternate versions of the same photos that were airdropped, and the "...
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How to delete photo from Album and Library at the same time?

I am using MacOS BigSur / Photos 6.0 I have photos in the Album that I want to delete completely from everywhere. If I delete it found in the Album, it still keeps the photo in the Library, so in ...
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Setting a video file to loop when played on Windows

We made some videos and downloaded others for a funeral, but the funeral home has Windows. On the Mac, the only way I know of to make them loop is to play them within QuickTime or Photos. (Saved/...
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Photos.app Library displays no photos, despite all photos being downloaded

Photos is not displaying any photos in the Library. Context: Located on my main drive, library size is ~80GB, and 1TB of free space. Photos are synced with iCloud iCloud is set to "Download ...
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Photos app unable to export video reliably

I scanned nearly two hundred photos.  Used exiftool to put random creation times¹ on them.  Imported them into Photos. Created a slideshow project with the "Classic" view, which should fade ...
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Photos App is not showing left navbar / folders/volumes navigators

As can be seen there is no leftnav in the Photos app anymore. I'm not sure what I did to cause it to disappear (after years of no issues). How can I get it back? There's no obvious way in the Menu:
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How to unlock iPhone for Photos App after accidntally pressing "Do not allow"

Usually the "positive" / assent button is on the right. But in the case of "Allow" / "Do not allow" it is on the left. So I hit the wrong one. How do I get that "...
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Add a Directory on a SMB Share (Files.app) to Photos.app on iPad

On iPad I have a Samba share (SMB) mounted with Files app. Now how do I bring a directory from this Samba share into the Photos app? I have in a directory videos and pictures and now want to view them ...
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Does Mac Photos app automatically delete duplicates when importing?

From here: The Photos app automatically detects duplicate images when you import them I'm not sure I totally trust that website, and I can't see that written anywhere else (and I can't seem to find ...
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How do I import my RAW files from Google Drive to my iPhone?

I wanted to try out Darkroom+ on my iPhone to edit the RAW photos I took with my Sony a7iii but it seems like iOS does weird things with RAWs. I've tried exporting from Google Drive app, downloading ...
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Apple photos. Storage options

I have about 1.5gb of historic photos I'd like to add to iCloud so they can face recognition, searchable and viewable on my apple devices. I'm prepared to pay for the 2Tb storage. However, I don't ...
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Under what circumstances could Photos delete a large number of albums without warning or indication?

This morning, I had ~4500 photos, all in Photos albums. All had been uploaded to iCloud in the last couple of days, and were represented correctly across multiple devices. There was no further iCloud ...
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Photos take a long time to be processed (and appear in messaging Apps for sending) after iOS update

I noticed after a recent iOS upgrade to my iPhone (I am on 15.1.1 now), I can no longer immediately find and send a photo that I just taken. It takes 30s - 1 minute for it to appear and be selectable ...
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How can I set a poster frame for a video in Photos.app in MacOS Monterey?

I'd like to set the poster frame for some of my videos to make it easier to see what they are at a glance. As this answer describes, this used to be possible using the gear menu and then later using a ...
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How does one download raw pictures (images) as files from an iPhone, without using apple's photo app (to my macbook pro)? [duplicate]

It's annoying how apple tries to manage your photos automatically. Then it's hard to find the photos and do whatever I want with them - e.g. upload to facebook, have a normal file interface instead of ...
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'photoanalysisd' running constantly on Catalina, even though I do not use Photos.app [duplicate]

I recently upgraded from Mac OS Mojave to Catalina. The other day, I noticed that a process called photoanalysisd has been running constantly at nearly 100% CPU usage for various consecutive days. It ...
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Best Practice for storing MacOS iPhotos [closed]

Context: macOS Catalina / Big Sur is used to store iPhone photos Photos are not to be stored in the cloud / iCloud Mac has a small SSD compared to the amount of iPhone photos that are to be stored ...
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Filter Screenshots by App (and other meta data) in Photos on macOS

My iPhone screenshots appear in Photos on macOS, and I want to do some organization. It's great that I can filter the screenshots and screen recordings from everything else (either under Media Types ...
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Stopped accessing the SD card on the camera from the Finder window

I have gotten a new problem... Before it has been easy to access the SD card on my Canon camera using a USB cable connected to my Mac mini. The SD card has shown up as a new device on the the left ...
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How to deal with duplicate photos syncing on two different devices?

I imported photos from my iPhone to macOS photos using cable. now macOS is uploading photos to iCloud, my iPhone is uploading photos as well but I paused it. So basically the two devices are trying to ...
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Photo returns to original position after being dragged to new position

According to a web search, I should be able to drag a photo into a new position in the Photos app that is native to iPhone. When I do that, the thumbnail moves when I drag, but when I release, it ...
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How do I download an iPhone picture as the "Modified Original Photo" to my Mac while using "Optimize Photo Storage"?

My mom is a photographer, and she wants the original quality photos downloaded off her iPhone to use in professional photo programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. She previously used Image Capture to ...
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Photos: "Updating Library..." is stuck, library seems bricked

I have a large Photos library stored on an external drive, created and last updated with my old laptop, so probably in Mojave or Catalina format. I got a new laptop which is on Monterey. On my new ...
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How to make 6000 iPad photos editable

History - many years of Apple devices - MacBooks, iPhones, iPads. Result= 8000+ photos viewable on iPad but 6000 of them won't sync with Photo or iMazing. Workaround is for each photo to try to edit ...
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Poster from Frames not being shared with videos to iCloud

I set the "poster from frame" on 90 videos in Photos on Big Sur, and when I shared the videos to a shared album, none of the poster frames are showing up. How can I get the poster frames to ...
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Shared album updating on iPhone but not on the Mac

I subbed to the 2TB iCloud plan for photos. I've been trying to get shared albums to work but having some issues. Can anyone help? Shared an album with my wife, and she can see the shared album on ...
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Photos - add photos shared with me to my library?

My friends shared some photos with me, which I can access on my Mac by selecting Shared Albums -> Activity in the Photos app. I want to add those photos to my photo library, how do I do that?
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Photos - convert shared albums to private albums?

How do I convert shared albums to private albums in the Photos app?
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Can't stop Photos from restoring on my MacBook Pro

Googled this but no satisfying answers. I have a MacBook Pro and just updated it to Catalina. My Photos have gone wacky. After several hours of "Updating Library", Photos is now stuck on &...
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How do I duplicate a photo before editing it on my iPad?

How do I duplicate a photo before editing it on my iPad? When I first bought my Apple laptop years ago, there was a simple way to simply choose ‘duplicate picture’ and so you can go in and edit it ...
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For "Live Text" in macOS Monterey, can you have it scan all of your photos, and use the Live Text OCR'd content to search against in Spotlight Search?

MacOS Monterey will include "Live Text", which is like an extremely advanced OCR to use when viewing your photos, including handwriting recognition! Also, the latest Beta adds this feature ...
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How can I ensure photo folders are synced to iPhone in correct time order?

I'm syncing some local folders so they appear as albums "From my Mac" in my iPhone Photos app. It works, but the ordering is wrong. The files in the local folders are actually symlinks into ...
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How to adjust vertical & horizontal perspective for photos on Mac OS (like on iOS)?

In Apple's Photo app on my iPhone, I can straighten and adjust vertical & horizontal perspective for photos as shown in my image below and also described on this page. But in Apple's Photo app on ...
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My iPhoto Library.photolibrary will not copy to iCloud, shows a cloud with a slash through it

iPhoto Library.photolibrary file is 311GB (yes I still use and love iPhoto). Size shows on Disk but where shows iCloud, yet it is not visible on iCloud via other devices and shows cloud with slash so ...
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Is it normal that in Apple Photos inside "Imports" tab Photos are not in chronological order?

Is it normal that in Apple Photos inside "Imports" tab Photos are not in chronological order? In "Library" photos are in chronological order, but in "Imports" not, is it ...
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Does macOS Photos have a QR code reader built in somehow, does it decode codes in images?

I just imported a group of photos from my iPhone to Photos in macOS and the application "hiccuped" twice at the point where it read in two images of complicated QR-codes. "hiccuped"...
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Photos App is incessantly starting the "Preparing to Import from MyIphoneName"

The Photos App is continuously updating. It asks to re-import the photos from a usb-connected iPhone. The photos have already been successfully imported so I'm not certain why this behavior occurs . ...
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iPhone Photos just rarely show up in iOS Photos... already did everything possible

Perhaps some of you is going to make a big change for me and gets all the props of honour I can give! My problem: My iPhone 8 Plus photos (iOS 14.7.1) won't show up most of the time (!) on my MacBook ...
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Editing/correcting "Places" in macOS Photos

I have about 300 images taken here at "Home" as labeled in macOS Photos (v 6.0, Big Sur) but when I look at "Places" they are scattered all over the place. I have 1 photo stack ...
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What happens to my iCloud photo storage, and corresponding photo storage if I delete images off my iPhone? [duplicate]

I wish to free up space on my iPhone, by deleting a large number of photographs that I currently on my iPhone. However I am concerned that because it is connected to my iCloud photo storage, and from ...
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What does this "no live" icon mean in the iCloud photos web interface, and how can I fix it?

One of my photos in iCloud is showing an unusual icon at the top-left corner: The normal icon for Live photos looks like this: Non-live photos have no icon there. The photo is a live photo and it ...
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Is it true that Apple won't allow users to download full resolution photos from iCloud Photo to Windows computers?

I have a subscription to the 50GB iCloud Photos. It contains 50GB of my photos. I hope to back up these photos to my Windows laptop. I've downloaded iCloud for Windows and synced the photos from ...
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Transfer videos over Wifi to NAS

Today on my Android phone, I take videos of my kids, 5-10GB weekly, and then move them with xPlore application to the NAS (synology) over the 5G Wifi internal network. I have a new iPhone XR iOS 14.6 ...
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Need to download thousands of items from iCloud Photos [duplicate]

I need to download >10,000 photos/videos from iCloud Photos. The web interface only allows 1,000 at a time. I went ahead and did that, generating a bunch of ZIP files, but several of them are ...
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Allow invited users to re-share iCloud Photos Shared Album?

A non-tech-savy relative has added many photos to an iCloud Photos Shared Album on their iPhone. They've invited me and I am a member of the album and can view all of its photos. They now want me to ...
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Pictures keep showing up as (duplicate) "New Photos" in Photos App

I can repeatedly [re]-import the same photos from my iPhone 6s into the catalina macOS macbook Pro Photos app. Notice we have these two (duplicated) photos. The second import was done a few mins ago: ...
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Photos is re-importing the same picture repeatedly

Why would the same photo be repeatedly imported by Photos? It seems that each time I do an import the photos are reimported instead of recognizing they're already available.
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Mac Photos Albums not showing up in iCloud photos

In my Mac Photos app, we have our photos arranged in Folders and Albums, e.g. by Year Folder, then individual Event albums. Recently we're now using iCloud photos, and all the photos have been ...
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How do I access a nested menu item with AppleScript in Photos.app (to open each album in turn, to change sorting)?

My end goal is to change all Photos.app albums under a certain folder to "Keep Sorted By Title" (View > Sort > Keep Sorted By Title). It doesn't seem possible to directly set the sort ...
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Apple Photos app on Mac OS Catalina - Not enough space to migrate photos library even with tonnes of space

My Mac mini has a 1 tb ssd, and after updating it to Catalina and trying to open the Photos Library the Photos app starts to do a conversion and then fails. The photos library is 122 gb in size and ...
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