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Questions tagged [photos.app]

Apple's photo manager and editor. This tag may refer to both the iOS app, present since iOS v1.0; or OS X, where it is the successor to iPhoto and Aperture and was introduced in 2015.

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iCloud just display the photos and do not download them as the iPhone does

I've always been an iPhone user, however, I just recently bought my first MacBook Pro and one of the things that made me upset was iCloud, it downloaded all my photos and videos to the device, I'd ...
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What will happen if I export a 720p video in Photos to 1080p?

I'm considering exporting all the videos currently stored in my Apple Photos library. These are made up of a mix of different video "qualities," including 1080p and 720p. When I choose the File > ...
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How to speed up Apple Photos Faces Scan?

I am in the process of converting from Google Photos to Apple Photos. This is what I have done : Downloaded all Google Photos with gdrive Imported all photos on my macbookpro to Apple Photos 20k ...
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What does the 'J' icon on a photo in the Photos app mean?

For some reason on some of my photos there is this 'J' icon: What does it mean?
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What is the purpose of an AAE file?

First, some background: For those of you who edit photos using Apple software, you may have encountered AAE sidecar files, which are generated automatically by the Photos app (for iOS or macOS) when ...
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Get folder tag recognised by Automator within Photos library file

I am trying to back my entire Photos library to OneDrive, following this early 2016 tutorial: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/share-pictures-OSX-photos-app-OneDrive/ When I step through the "Find ...
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Is there a way to force photoanalysisd to work harder than it does by default?

I migrated my rather large Photos library from El Capitan to High Sierra probably around 2-3 months ago. To this day, the Photos app still reports that it hasn't completed its analysis of all the ...
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Backing up my iCloud Photo Library

Currently I use a Mac mini as a home server. Photos.app on it is configured to download full resolution originals from iCloud, which then gets copied by a script to a backup directory on a third party ...
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Siri finds images in Photos even though search has been disabled - iOS 11.4.1

I was demonstrating Siri yesterday to my friend, showing how it can search the internet for random images (show me an image of a chickadee, a Volkswagen GTI, Albert Einstein, a pressure cooker, etc.) ...
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Can I use the macOS Photos app to mirror photos from an iPhone?

I don't use Photos for anything other than showing photos taken on my iPhone, so I'd like the library on the macOS side to perfectly mirror what's shown on my device. Right now, photos sync from ...
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MacOS Photos App: Resizing a Photo

I am trying to get used to the Photos App on MacOS, but there’s one thing I can’t find, either in the Help or in all of my web searches. How can I resize an image? By that I mean scale it down. I can ...
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Are animated Live Photos compatible with Photos for macOS El Capitan?

I used the Photos app on my iPhone (running iOS 11.4) to edit a Live Photo with the "bounce" animation feature. I've imported the image into the Photos app (version 1.5) for macOS El Capitan. I can ...
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iCloud Photo Library stopped syncing

My iCloud Photo Library was working great, but I ran out of space and it stopped syncing. Now I’ve bought more space and restarted my devices, but it is still not syncing. How can I get it to start ...
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Sierra 10.12.5 looking for status bar in photos app

Is there a status bar in the Photos app (macOS Sierra) that can show the total number of pictures and size of the library?
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iMac won't recognize my iPhone to upload pictures

When I plug my iPhone into my iMac via USB, Dropbox tries to access the pictures, but won't download them. iTunes recognizes the iPhone, but doesn't have a selection to import pictures, only videos. ...
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Force Photos to download all images

Ive got the "Download originals images to this Mac" checked in preferences, but it seems that the images are only downloaded once you view them. Is there a way to make Photos download all the images ...
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iCloud Photo Library activation on my phone deleted majority of pictures

I recently completed a complete upload of my photo library from my mac's photos app (whose local repository constitutes the complete set of my pictures) to iCloud photo library. Wary of future issues ...
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Uncommanded Logout during Photos initial upload to iCloud Photo Library

I am performing the initial long upload of my local Photos photo library to iCloud photo library. However, when I leave my computer on with the Photos app open for a couple hours, my computer seems to ...
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How can I determine the resolution of an image saved to Photos on iOS11?

If I download/save an image on iOS, how can I determine what the resolution of that image is?
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how to tell Photos library that source files are in different Volume

I want to figure out a way to tell Photos that all original source files are in exactly the same place as before but on a different volume. (The equivalent of changing all their paths' reference to /...
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Does running Google Photos in addition to the iOS Photos app cause two copies of each of my photos to be stored on my phone?

I run both iOS' Photos app as well as the Google Photos app on my iPhone, but I worry that doing this causes two copies of each picture to be stored on my phone. Does it, or do the apps share the ...
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Photos - “You have a new memory”

"You have a new memory"... No I don't, I have the same dodgy recollection of the past that I always did. "What was for dinner yesterday?"... not a clue unless I look at the dribbles down my shirt. ...
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Macbook Pro not pulling down full resolution photo from Photo Stream

My understanding is that if Photo Stream is enabled on an OS X machine (e.g. MacBook Pro) and also on an iOS device (e.g. iPhone), the pictures taken by the iOS device are uploaded to Photo Stream in ...
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Why are photos and videos always cropped on phone orientation?

Isn't the lens proportional in width and height? Is there a specific reason they are cropped to the orientation? Does AVFoundation have API that would let me take full uncropped photos and videos? I’...
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Automator “Add to Album” error

This Automator workflow worked in Sierra, but it fails in High Sierra with the error, "The chosen receiving album does not exist in the Photos library: ". The album does exist, and the dropdown list ...
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Why when I save a photo it displays a different date then the actual date I saved it

This just recently started happening and I don’t know why! I saved this photo today and it’s says I saved it in 2005!
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How can I disable Photos Agent on High Sierra (10.13.4)?

Looks like Photos Agent is running in the background. I'd like to dedicate this machine to file services and not run unnecessary processes. How can I disable "Photos Agent" at boot time. I'm hoping to ...
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Not all photos from iPhone can be synced into the MacOS Photos app

I am using the Photos app Version 3.0 (3251.12.190) Not all of my photos (that were taken using the standard Camera app on the iPhone) can be synced into the MacOS Photos app. They simply don't show ...
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How can I stop the Photos app showing the “What's New Photos” screen every time I launch it?

I'm on macOS 10.13.3, and every time I launch the Photos app, I get the following screen, showing "What's New Photos". I have to click the "Get Started" button to access my library, which works every ...
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How can I see in which albums is a photo?

Photos.app — I can't find a way to see in which albums a photo is in, neither on iOS or macOS. This seems such a basic thing that should be there but I can't find how to do it. When a photo is ...
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Photos do not appear in Photos

When I insert a memory card and use Photos, the images that are displayed before importing them seem to be the videos, not the photos. I need to work and upload the photos, but cannot do so until I ...
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Best way to share all photos with partner

I want to create a comprehensive cloud photo archive together with my girlfriend, for all our mobile devices and laptops. This is what we want: 1) Photos should be archived in full resolution 2) ...
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Photos.app edit caption/description metadata?

When I use photos on OS X, I can right click the image and enter a caption for metadata, how can I do this using photos on iOS? I have tried several apps (inc. investigator and exif) but both require ...
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search for pictures of a set of people together in Photos

If I have pictures in macOS Photos, and people's faces have been identified and named in the People section, how can I search for pictures where both person X and person Y appear, or where X, Y and Z ...
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Is there a way to delete all photos (form Photos app), which have missing originals?

I have way too many photos in the Photos app to manually go through and delete every photo which may have a missing original, is there any other way to select all the photos with missing originals ...
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Would an old version of Photos.app download all of the metadata that newer versions support?

I want to have a full local backup of my iCloud Photo Library. To that cause, I want to get the cheapest Mac Mini that is recent enough to support Photos.app, equip it with enough storage, and set ...
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Delete all files of a resolution Apple Photos

I have recently, imported various photos from both iCloud Shared Album downloads and directly from my iPhone. The problem is that some of these photos are duplicates, however the iCloud Shared Album ...
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What is “~/Fotos Library.photoslibrary/resources/media/master” used for?

Whenever I want to backup photos from a Photos Library I rely on copying all the contents of the folder ~/Fotos Library.photoslibrary/Masters. However, I noticed that a lot of seemingly full-sized ...
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black and white photos on iphone

I started clicking some black and white photos (monochrome) using the iPhone. I would like to see them in a separate folder, is there some setting provided by iOS to do so? If there is no such option ...
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Is it possible to save to my disk from the photos app?

In the past, If I've ever wanted to take a photo on my iPhone and move it to my mac, I'd have to use the files iOS app or google drive. I recently had an idea, instead of uploading the photos to ...
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iOS photo editor's “marker” markup tool is translucent…is opaque possible?

The "marker" markup tool in iOS 11 photo editor is translucent. Is it possible to make it opaque?
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Auto Sync Photos App with local folder

I have all my pictures locally stored on my Macbook in a folder called Pictures. I use the Photos.app to search and filter my pictures. I don't use CLoud or anything else so disabled 'Copy pictures ...
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How to view photos captured in HEIF on older devices with iCloud?

Since upgrading to iOS 11, my phone captures photos as HEIFs. I have an older iPad that has reached its update limit at iOS 9.3.5. It supports iCloud Photo Library, and I have that turned on. All of ...
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Is there a photo viewer/slideshow app that previews/shows photos as they're being imported (like iPhoto used to)

When you import photos from your iPhone into iPhoto, you see each photo as it is imported (or for us, a couple flick past and then one sits for a few seconds). We like the random memories shown when ...
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How to sync from iOS to photos.app with most metadata intact – without iCloud

After syncing approx. 1000 photos today from my iPhone to photos.app, I discovered that lots of metadata was removed, most prominently the favourite (heart) tagging and album affiliation (I had ...
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Moving imported photos to external drive

I've been importing my DSLR photos using the standard Photos.app. Now I'm running out of HDD space. What's the best way to move my RAW photos to an external storage device?
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How do I change the name of an album in Photos on my Mac

How do I change the name of an album in Photos my Mac?
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Access photos only from select albums on all my devices

I would like the ability to view photos grouped under two "People" (two children, say) in Photos 3.0 on all of my Apple devices. Basically I take new photos with my iPhone and occasionally sync them ...
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Photos App (Mac) Burst Photo editing shortcuts

Is it possible to set keyboard shortcuts to work with burst images in Photos for Mac OSX (10.13+)? The existing process involves a LOT of clicking - first you have to select which photos to keep, then ...
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What is “photoanalysisd” and why is it using 77% of my CPU?

We got a new iMac for Christmas and it has seemed really slow for the past couple of days. In desperation I checked out Activity Monitor and it shows photoanalysisd as the guilty process that is ...