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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Where are images metadata and album data stored on iPhone? and how to extract them?

I am trying to connect to my iPhone via iTunesMobileDevice.dll and other libraries provided by iTunes. So far I am able to reach the file system and copy images from iPhone. However images are stored ...
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How to reimport Live Photos in Apple Photos?

I use "My Photo Stream" to sync new photos into the Photos app on macOS. I just learned live photos are synced as still images via the stream. When I want to reimport those live photos they are ...
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Unable to delete photos on iOS

Following the difficulty in getting photos out of the iPhone reported here, I am now unable to delete photos on the iPhone. Image Capture can see the photos. I select all and right-click "Delete", ...
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Hide Photos from Photo Stream only

I have a couple of sensitives pictures on my phone that I don't want people to see when I'm casually scrolling through my photos (yes it's exactly what you are thinking of right now ;-)). I still ...
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How to quickly delete multiple albums in Photos app (OS X)

My Photos app (on OS X) has very many (well over a hundred) albums sitting inside an iPhoto Events folder. Most of the albums have are named by a day, e.g. '16 May 2014'. In order to delete an album I ...
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iCloud policy for counting the storage Photos uses

I’m getting ready to delete some old photos to free up iCloud storage space. I have shared some of these photos in iCloud Shared Albums. If I delete one from my own photos, but not from the shared ...
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Is there a way to archive Live Photos to the filesystem on macOS?

I like the ability to take Live Photos on my iPhone. I bought a Mac and I can see them in the Photos App, but when I transfer them to my personal folders in my account, the live effect is lost. Is ...
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Apple Photos import: Insufficient Disk Space

I have about 58,000 photos/videos (~1TB) catalog in Lightroom 5. These photos/videos are stored on an external USB drive. Since I'm using a very old version of Lightroom, I'm considering moving to ...
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iPhone photo backup after log out of iCloud and log back in

I have 150GB of photos on my iPhone that were properly synced & backed-up with iCloud (full resolution). I logged out of iCloud on my iPhone and have now logged back in again. I still have all my ...
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How can I sync the new “people” (face recognition) metadata across devices in Photos (iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra)?

The new Photos updates for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra includes a much more powerful and integrated approach to organizing photos by who's in them. It's built around powerful, on-device facial ...
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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 convert a HEIF/HEIC image to JPEG in El Capitan?

So, here’s the thing. I have a new iPhone and an old Mac. iOS 11 (still in beta as of today) and El Capitan (no more updates for this Mac). I use iCloud photo library in both devices. When I take a ...
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How can I find out if photoanalysisd and photolibraryd are making any progress?

I'm using two macs, a desktop (brand new 6-core iMac 2019 running Mojave) and a laptop (2-core MBP 2013 running High Sierra). Both have (recently?) started to lose 50% of a couple of cores on ...
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Is there an extension for macOS Photos for perspective correction?

I was wondering whether anyone knows of, or can recommend, an extension for Photos on macOS that allows correcting perspective?
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Does the iOS Camera Roll contain all of my photos and videos, incl. what's in my albums?

I have tons of photos in my iPhone Camera Roll. I have also created albums and moved photos around from the camera roll to different albums. Is it true that the Camera Roll actually contains "all" ...
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Is it possible to edit a new photo's title on my iPhone and have that title Synced to the desktop Mac Photos app?

Do you know of way to do the following using an iPhone and a Mac desktop? I want to take a photo using an iPhone App at e.g. the Louvre in Paris then I wish to immediately make a brief note on my ...
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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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How do I change geolocation of photos in the Photo app?

The thing is, there is a bunch of photos I've taken that are referred at the wrong location. For example: there is a picture of my dad that was taken at my home in Barueri, Brazil and the Photo app ...
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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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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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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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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 change the cover photo of an album?

Looking at the album index in the Photo app, it seems that the photo used as the album cover is picked randomly. Is it possible to change the picture that is used as the album cover?
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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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Change album's main picture in Photos

I have an iPhone 6s with iOS 10. In the Photos app, there are Albums and each Album has a cover photo. How can I change the cover photo of an Album?
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Downloading all photos from iCloud Photo Library without Photos app

I have an iCloud account with about 800 photos stored in iCloud Photo Library. I’m trying to move them to a Mac and delete them from iCloud in order to clear up space. I tried to connect my Mac to ...
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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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How to disable face detection in Photos for OS X

I don't like the feature that automatically detects faces in Photos for OS X because of the unnecessary CPU and disk space consumption. A photo library of 360 MB generated 50 MB of face detection data ...
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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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Is there a way to disable/hide the new Photos App in Yosemite?

I prefer iPhoto over the new Photos app in Yosemite. It also annoys me, because every time I connect a new device to my Mac, I have to disable "Open Photos App when connected to this device" for that ...
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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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There is no photo library but pictures are still visible in Photos app

I learnt that by default the Photos app maintains a photo library within the pictures folder of my user account on my MacBook Pro. However, there is no such library in the pictures folder. I have ...
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How do I download originals for a certain album in Photos when using “Optimize Device Storage” on iPad?

I use Optimize iPad Storage in the Apple Photos app for my iPad, but sometimes I want an entire album offline to show someone. Is there a better way to do this than flicking through the photos one by ...
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How to not import duplicates from shared Photos album

When I import photos from a shared library, either from my own Family album or one shared with other iOS users, they are imported as expected. I cannot reimport them again. However, if you share a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there some way to automatically find and remove all the “broken referenced” in Apple's Photo App?

I like apple's Photo app but I am not willing to let it manage my photos library for many reasons (eg I want to manage and edit the same files from different applications such as Bridge but I also ...