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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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Is there a good reason for Photos to export TIFF?

iPad offers two formats for photos, HEIC and JPEG. If we import into Photos and export from there, the format (HEIC or JPEG) is preserved. But if we "Edit in GraphicConverter," GraphicConverter gets ...
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Importing photos from Photos app to Documents, order gets mixed up

I want to import photos from my Photos app (i.e. they are being read from my icloud Photo Stream) to a folder on my Macbook. Instead of being in order of recency like in the photos app, on import ...
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Why doesn't photos send raw files to photoshop?

I currently have both JPEG and RAW files in my photo library on High Sierra. I want to edit the raw photos in Photoshop. However, when I use the 'edit with' option Photos always converts the file to ...
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Why are photo stream photos being saved to my camera roll?

I have a 2016 iPad Pro running the latest iOS version. I have photo stream turned on and iCloud photos turned off. All of my photo stream photos are being saved to my iPad camera roll. Obviously this ...
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Changing the thumbnail of an iPad generated album [duplicate]

In the photos app on my iPad, the 'places album' thumbnail is a photo I deleted and deleted from recently deleted a few months ago. When you look in the actual album it is not one of the photos ...
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how to view raw images on iMac or iphone

I take a photograph with my iPhone were does the image go, both the RAW image and the jpeg. Seems like I have to use the Photo app to see these images but i don't know if they are jpegs or raw. They ...
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Photos.app Album not sorted chronologically

I am having very weird issues with Photos.app. I recently took some photos with my camera and my phone. I made a mistake with the time-settings inside my camera so I adjusted the time afterwards in ...
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Importing only RAW with Photos - ignoring JPEG

My camera creates both RAW and JPEG photos. Normally I delete the JPEG photos before importing. Today I forgot to do that. Now the photos on the card are deleted, and it seems that I only have JPEG ...
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How do I delete photos from my iPhone without also deleting them from my Mac (both are connected to iCloud)

I currently have about 7k-8k photos and videos stored on my Mac. Recently, I purchased 200 GB iCloud plan so I can have access to all my photos and videos on my iPhone. I dragged my Photos library ...
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macOS Photos app choking when importing from an iPhone 6s

I have a early 2015, 11" MacBook Air and an iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.4. On my MacBook, I am using Photos App Version 4.0 (3421.5.230). I open Photos.app, connect the iPhone via USB, select Import ...
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iMessages sending tiny versions of images/GIFs

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm sending a personal photo, a GIF, or a video taken straight from iMessage, they're all sent to the recipient as super tiny versions of what I see them being sent as. ...
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Pictures are not shown on Mac

I can connect the iPhone to my Mac via USB. The photos.app opens but my pictures are not displayed and I cannot download them. Is there a way to fix this? I already reset the permissions but this ...
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Programmatically importing pictures to Apple Photos and modifying Exif data

[I was suggested to post this here instead of StackOverflow. ] How do I programmatically import picture files to Apple's Photos app? The reason for this is that I have 20,000 old pictures. Most are ...
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Create Context Menu Items in Photos app

I have seen several blog posts and articles about how to create context menu items in Finder and have been motivated to try creating a Context Menu (right-click) Items inside the Photos app. Using ...
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Delete only photos that are NOT in any other album

I have thousands of photos on my phone. Perhaps a hundred or so are "tagged" in other albums (like Favorites or special event albums I've created). I have all of my photos backed up, so I won't lose ...
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Is there an easy way to send pictures from MacOS Photos to a Facebook Messenger contact?

I feel stupid asking that question, but there doesn't seem to be any easy way. And this is 2019!?! I guess this would have been easy when iMessage was able to send Facebook Messenger message, but I ...
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Is there a way to search for old iCloud accounts?

My wife's old MacBook got destroyed and I have no idea if it was ever backed up or not. Sometime before it got destroyed we bought iPhones and had to set up the Apple ID with our emails. Our ...
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How to automatically import new images to Photos?

I'm meaning to use Photos as a frontend for displaying and browsing photos. I keep these images on a specific folder hierarchy, which can be replicated in Photos by using the "Import" function and ...
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Are favorites in the Photos app suppose to sync between devices?

I use Apple Photos on my Macs and on my iOS devices. I can flag photos via the Heart icon as favorites, but in my case they are not synced between devices. Is this a bug, or is this meant to be like ...
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How to move shared albums data from Photos externally

I recently moved my Photos library to an external SSD. Unfortunately shared album data still lives locally inside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.cloudphotosd/Data/Library/Application Support/com.apple....
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How to remove a large number of unused keywords from Apple Photos app?

My Photo library has evolved over many years, starting out as an iPhoto library, then being merged with an Aperture library, then becoming a Photos library. Over the course of the last 20 or so years ...
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What is .100s-Mediathek.photoslibrary

I found a hidden photos library on my external harddrive where also my main photos library lives. It's called .100s-Mediathek.photoslibrary. My mac is set to German, Mediathek translates to "...
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How do I merge keywords in Apple Photos?

How do I merge keywords in Apple Photos? I've tired various common methods (e.g. renaming to the same keyword); but none have worked.
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How to display photos during iOS Shortcuts script

I am trying to build a workflow in iOS Shortcuts app that helps me sift through and clean up my iOS photos. The idea is to randomly select 20 or so non-favourite photos from iOS Photos app (I have ...
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Command line utility for browsing Apple's Photos.app database like a filesystem

Is there a command line utility to allow browsing and editing photos in the Apple's Photos.app database like you would browse a file system? The Photos app is really terrible when trying to perform ...
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How to REALLY delete a photo using Apple Photos when image is outside library?

I have all my photos in a per year folder under $HOME/Pictures I manage my photos using Finder, Lightroom and many other tools. So I want to keep my image in a classic folder, not within a Photos ...
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Change the thumbnail/preview/top photo for albums in iOS 12 [duplicate]

I would like to change the one photo you see for each album when you first open the Photos app.
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How to organise photos in Apple

Ok I've just converted to a Mac from Windows and I am totally stumped by Apple iCloud and Apple Photos (Running Mojave 10.14.2) In Windows I had all my photos organised by date (eg filename 2018-12-20,...
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iOS Photos - can you paste copied photo

I seem to be doing a lot of long press -> Copy of Images, and I would like to save them directly into Photos, but I can't find a place to do a paste. Instead, I have to paste into Notes, then use "...
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iOS - Select poster frame to use for a video in Photos

In iOS, is there a way to select a poster frame to use as the thumbnail of a video in your camera roll? For example, many of my videos fade up from black. Because of this, the thumbnails are black ...
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People will finish updating when Photos is in the background

Photos on my phone and my laptop both say this at the bottom of the People section of the app. There has been no noticeable progress made in the past few weeks. It looks like all the people it has "...
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Perform a destructive video trim in OSX Photos

I would like to trim my videos in Photos app running on macOS Mojave, and consequently, reclaim valuable hard disk space. Photos only appears to do a non-destructive trim, so it doesn't for up hard ...
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Does Photos 4.0 from Mojave work on a High Sierra installation?

I have a Mac that cannot be upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave because of the graphics card. While I am happy to exist on High Sierra for now, I would like to upgrade to the latest version of the ...
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Mojave Photos - Space Bar to Preview fix not working

In macOS Mojave, tapping the space bar to open a picture in Viewer does not work. I have tried the fix in this thread: Keyboard shortcuts (spacebar) no longer works in Photos on Mojave However it ...
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iOS Photos app: Inappropriate photo on People & Places section under Albums

Someone took an inappropriate selfie with my iPhone X. For some reason it shows up as thumbnail under the People & Places section on the Albums tab. I find the thumbnail picture very annoying. I ...
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iPhone doubles screenshots

Whenever I take screenshots everything seems fine, but then when I wake up, in photos all my screenshots are doubled. Mixed in with each other randomly there are two copies of each screenshot. This ...
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Send Photo as Mail attachment is Missing

I have just had my phone rebuilt. I used to send a photo by clicking on the box-with-arrow below it and an app would come up to attach it to mail. This has now disappeared ?
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In macOS Photos app, can you export all pictures of a person?

I'd like to export all the pictures that Photos.app has tagged as a particular person. Is there any way of doing that?
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Why Photo on macOS stops to update?

The local time is 6:36 P.M., and I just realised in the Photo App status line in macOS it shows: I don't understand why it stops syncing with iCloud for so long. Then I notice in Finder's iCloud ...
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Keyboard shortcuts (spacebar) no longer works in Photos on Mojave

Until recently, pressing spacebar toggled expanding my photos in Photos, and single keys provided a way to edit photos (e.g. C for crop). None of these features now work for me. How do I restore ...
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How to prevent the Photos app from launching cloudphotosd, photoanalysisd, etc?

A number of the background services used by the Photos app perform functions I'm not interested in benefitting from (and in some cases, actively do not want). Primarily these are photoanalysisd and ...
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Photo app is unable to handle a photo and shows '1 item' in a summary. How to identify and remove it?

In the iCloude Manage storage dialog, I can see However in the photo app, it shows Obviously a photo is misclassified as an item. Maybe it is corrupted. How can I identify this 'Item'?
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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 ...