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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Downscale Videos in the photos app easily, from 4k to FHD

My Mac Photos app shows large 4K videos taking up significant iCloud storage. I want to downscale them to 2K or FHD for space savings, but retain all other video information like metadata, HDR, and ...
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iPhone Photos thinks both my kids are the same person

In the iPhone photos app, my two boys were labelled as the same person (the older one). I've gone through about a dozen photos and done the 'This is not John' -> Rename Person routine. Is there a ...
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Copy list of file names of photos, not the photos, in Photos app from iPhone

To copy a list of file names, not the files, from Mac Finder, I can select multiple files, copy and paste into a TextEdit file. This will paste a list of the file names. I would like to do that with ...
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Moving a edited video out of Photos and back in, returns video to original state, not edited state

On iPhone, I took a video in portrait mode and edited it (rotated it) to be in landscape mode. It played in landscape mode. I used Image Capture to copy this video to my Mac. Two files showed up in ...
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Is it safe to remove photo library caches?

I've noticed there is a caches folder inside of a Photos.app library package. For example: /Volumes/PhotosDisk/MyPhotoLibrary.photoslibrary/private/com.apple.mediaanalysisd/caches/ In that caches ...
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Exporting ProRes video correctly in macOS Photos.app

According to Apple, it is possible to edit ProRes video in the Photos app on macOS. I took some ProRes Log video on my iPhone 15 Pro directly fed into an external drive and connected the drive to my ...
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Is Mac Photos using more space than it needs?

I have a MacBook with 500GB internal storage. I have a 1TB external SSD. I use iCloud Photos, and have the library on the external drive. It downloads the originals. First the situation was this: Mac: ...
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Photos.app text search fails to return results for dates by exact, partial, or relative matches

Problem summary: I expect the Photos text search box to match dates like "November 2022" or "Nov 9" or "on this day" and let me browse results from all photos with at ...
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How do I bake in a photo's Auto Enhance adjustments?

The Auto Enhance feature in iOS Photos often leads to results I like. But when I go to share those photos, or to edit them in Lightroom, etc. the adjustments are stripped out. I want to bake the ...
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Efficiently Iterate over large list of photos in iOS shortcut

I'm writing an iOS shortcut to iterate over all of my photos and upload them to a server (POST request). Below is a repeat block that uploads the photos one at a time to the server. For small amounts ...
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How can I rebuild my Photos.app library without losing any metadata?

I've had a photo library managed by my Mac since iPhoto on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. This library has migrated across every macOS update since then, migrated from iPhoto to Photos.app, and even moved ...
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How to add location metadata to photos' files in macOS Photos app?

In the macOS Photos app (and I suppose the same for iOS and iPadOS), when you assign a location to a photo, the location is not actually added to the regular exif metadata of the photo. I suppose it ...
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iPhone shortcuts - delete photos older than.. but images don't get deleted

My trigger finger is too lose! Collecting gigabytes of photos and videos on my iPhone 12 mini... I use the Photos app and also have the Google Photos app installed, if this makes a difference. Google ...
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The best way to download images from iPhone to Mac

What is the easiest way to download photos from iPhone 8 (16.7) to mac running Mojave (so no finder sync)? Options that I do not want - iCloud (in the case one does not pay), iTunes (insanely ...
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Why don't all photos appear in Months and Days views?

In the Photos app, if I tap Months or Days, the oldest month it shows is September (I recently deleted everything from previous months or days) but if I tap All Photos, it shows a few random photos ...
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iCloud backup tries to back up my Photo Library, even though I have iCloud on for Photos

I had to give my iPhone in for servicing, so I did a local backup to my Mac, erased all data, and then restored it from the local backup. All was, well until it said it could not back up to iCloud. ...
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Using audio interface with iPhone Camera App

Goal: Record video using iPhone with my AU volt476P. (All 4 channels) When I connect my interface and record through the camera app (using the Apple branded camera adapter) I only get audio from ...
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How to export video from Photos.app with original Created Date (macOS: 13.5.1)?

The export with the original Created date works well on images, but when I export videos from the Photos.app even with the option Export Unmodified Original for ... from the File menu the video has ...
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Accidentally merged one iCloud Photos library with another -- how to revert back?

Here's the tick-tock of how this happened: Daughter A had an old iPad that she rarely used, so she offered to give it to Daughter B. Daughter A signed out of her iCloud account on the iPad, and (when ...
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Why does my phone connect as a camera in Photos.app

When I connect my Android phone via usbc it is visible under the 'Devices' header in the sidebar of photos.app and I can import images from it. This would indicate to me that the phone is connected ...
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Secure but not delete data on dead iphone before repair

My 1st generation iPhone SE is not charging or turning on, there is always a red battery icon when I connect it to a charger. I think the battery is gone, as there have been problems for some time, ...
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How do I interpret macOS errors printed to the console?

For some reason, my Photos Library has stopped syncing. In traditional Apple fashion, you don't get a lot of information on the problem in the UI: it says "syncing 38 items to iCloud" and ...
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How to hide photos that I put into an album from the "All Items" view in the Photos app?

Is there a way to not show photos that I have placed in certain albums in the Photos app? My logic is - I want to sort some photos by albums and hide them from the "All Items" view because ...
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"This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available." but more than 2TB are available

This is weird and annoying: I'm getting "This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available." when I have more than 2TB free in iCloud. See screenshots ...
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How to remove a large number of photos on iPhone

I would like to remove a large set of photos ( some hundreds ) on my iPhone with Photos application or any other application providing this basic function. I am looking for something as efficient and ...
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Disable Prompt to "please unlock iPhone" Photos 8.0

When I plug my iPhone 11 into my M1 Macbook running Ventura(MacOS v13.5), Photos v8 prompts me to unlock my iPhone, ostensibly to sync photos from the device. Can I prevent this behavior? I sync ...
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How to force MacOS to scan for duplicate photos?

I have recently imported a lot of pictures into the Mac Photos App and cannot get it to scan for duplicates. The import caused many pictures to be duplicates and it actually found two duplicates. For ...
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Why is the .photolibrary file many times larger than the original files?

I imported about 2gb of photos and the resulting .photolibrary file is over 8gb, is this normal? It might be useful to know that it was over 7,000 photos. Can someone explain why/how the .photolibrary ...
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macOS Photos app stops working after editing 1-2 videos

I have several mp4 video files that I want to edit (crop, rotate, change aspect ratio, reduce file size) and find that the macOS Photos app can do all. However, the app stops working after editing 1-2 ...
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Photos library on Catalina does not allow HEIC/Live Photo imports

Due to storage limitations we outsourced my mothers photo library to an external hard drive. This was still on her MacBook Air Early 2015 running on High Sierra. Later, we updated her machine to ...
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Photos library won't open unless I rename it

My system photo library is stored on an external SSD, and is synced to iCloud. All worked fine until I upgraded my M1 MacBook Pro to Ventura, which also upgraded the photo library version. Now ...
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How to find Couples only photos in Apple Photos

How do I search couples photos? I want to find photos that contains exactly the two people, and no one else. When we do the following, it provides photos that has both the people, and other folks as ...
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Where is the cache/temp storage for files being imported to the photos app?

I airdropped 90 photos over to my laptop (running Ventura 13.1) to the photos app, and on seeing them in the photos app, I absent-mindedly removed them from the iPad. Before I was able to click Import ...
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Rescan all Photos in Photos Library

I'm having trouble with the face recognition on my Mac (Ventura 13.2.1). In the new photos it runs a really good face recognition algorithm and new photos are quickly analyzed. But it only covers new ...
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What exactly does the Photos.app repair library function do?

My Photos library seems to be in pretty decent shape, but I noticed that since the last major macOS upgrade I did (to Monterey), it is having trouble with keeping "People" from becoming ...
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Recover Live Photos which have been split in two files (JPEG+MP4)

Some years ago I was using Google Photos to store my pics (shot with an iPhone). Now I have moved everything to iCloud, but I have the old Live Photos in two different files: An .mp4 file, which is ...
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How to 'reconnect' photos transferred from iPhone so that favourites are discoverable in Photos?

I want to transfer the 'favourite' status of photos on my iphone to my Photos.app library... Background: syncing photos from iphone to Mac via USB loses favourite tags I have previously synced photos ...
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Should I turn iCloud Photos off before resetting iPhone?

If iCloud photos is turn on, any addition or deletion of photos in the iPhone is reflected in iCloud. So, since I'm resetting the iPhone, which will delete all the photos on it, should I turn off ...
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How can I convert a RAW (DNG) photo to a JPG on my iPhone?

I have an iPhone 14 Pro. There are some photos that were taken in RAW (DNG) format. I want those photos to be in JPG format. I have the Photos app's "Transfer to Mac or PC" setting on "...
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Stop “Sharing Suggestion” spam

This morning my iPhone interrupted me with a random solicitation to use its Photos app: I am sick of applications abusing notifications to increase “user engagement”, and am saddened to see Apple ...
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Possible to recover ORF from TIFF created by Apple Photos?

Using Apple Photos (as included in Ventura 13.1) for the first time, I told it to import a collection of raw photos off a SD card, and delete the originals. This was a mistake: The originals were in ...
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How to export photos in directories named with the dates the photos are taken?

How do I export photos imported from my camera in directories named with the date the photos were taken with built-in Apps? E.g: 2021-09-01 2021-09-06 2021-09-08 I've done this in the past somehow ...
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Show the location of the photograph that is displayed on ios lock screen

I have my lock screen configured to display Natural pictures, and change them hourly. It would be nice to know where the photograph was taken (I have a lot of photographs, so I don't always recall ...
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Is it possible to import/restore photo albums from an old, recently imported Library?

I recently helped a friend import a large, 541GB iPhoto library into Photos on Ventura. The files were imported, but the photo albums were not. Now we're wondering if there is a way to get the albums. ...
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How do I force Photos on Mac to upload photos to iCloud Photo Library when syncing stalls out?

Is there any way to force Photos to upload/sync photos? I often get into a state where Photos is just sitting on a sync and showing, for example, showing "Syncing 140 photos to iCloud" but ...
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Why does my video uploaded to iPhone Photos to OneDrive lack vibrancy when viewed on iPhone?

After uploading a video from iPhone Photos to OneDrive I noticed the vibrancy of the video had substantially changed (e.g. greens were substantially less green, blues less blue). While I would expect ...
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How to get more than 4 people to show up under People and Places, using iOS16.2 on iPhone XR?

When I open Photos on my iPhone XR running iOS 16.2, photos of only four people show up under People and Places on the Albums front page. Clicking on the word "People" in smaller type ...
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How to keep Apple Photos library and file system in sync?

Apple Photos has a setting to disable "Importing: Copy items to the Photos library". However, this does not prevent getting the library async with the file system if you delete a picture ...
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Is it possible to safely put a Mac Photos.app library on a NAS?

A few months back, I moved my ~500GB Photos (the default macOS app) library over to my Synology NAS (DS920+ running 7.1 or whatever is latest as of late 2022). It appeared that all was fine, but I ...
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Photos sync with iCloud when library too big?

I've recently upgraded from Yosemite to Catalina and therefore was forced to switch from iPhoto to Photos. One thing I was hoping to take advantage of in Photos is the ability to sync with iCloud. ...
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