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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Why won't photos import from iPhone after upgrade?

Since upgrading to Catalina I can no longer import photos from my iPhone into the Photos app. I can drag photos from my desktop into the library, but clicking either "Import selected" or "Import all ...
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Can Photos filter by time of day?

In Photos 4 on a Mac, I'd like to see just the photos that were taken at night (say between 6pm and 6am). I can make use a smart album to see photos on a date or within a range of dates, but I don't ...
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IOS 13 Blurry low resolution photos in gallery

Has anyone noticed that since upgrading to iOS 13 some photos are low resolution and blurry when viewing them? On my phone it seems to be about 50% of them. If I click the edit button the images are ...
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What's easiest way to share/collate fullres photos with family in 2019?

My wife and I both take pictures on our iPhones. We have our own iCloud accounts. Sometimes we want to make albums of pictures selected from both our accounts. What is the easiest way to share high ...
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Missing Add To button in photos app on iOS

On my iPhone 7, I go and open up photos, then click on "select" photos. I then select a photo. There used to be a "Add to" button in the middle of the bottom (to the left is "upload" and to the right ...
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Photos App does not show in search

I have an iPhone 7 and the Photos App is on my phone and it works just fine, but I have a few issues with it: 1) When I search for it in the iOS search tool, it does not show up. 2) There are ...
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The year 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on a Macbook Air

For some unknown reason, the rather important year of 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on an Macbook Air with the latest macOS. The owner insists that nothing was deleted as far as they ...
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Why are these thumbnails different resolutions?

These are the thumbnails of the same photo in my Camera Roll and Photo Stream: Notice that the one on the left is “fuzzier”. Zoom in on the spots on the tablecloth or the text on the book cover for ...
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Backup iPhone pictures that are not using local storage but iCloud

Until 2017 I took pictures with mi iPhone using local storage, and then I saved them to my Macbook using Photo.app. But since 2018, I started to use on the iPhone the option to store pictures on ...
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Can't access RAW files in Photos.app

I cannot access RAW image files in Photos.app. I have a bunch of RAW files from both my Olympus OM-D E-M5 and from my iPhone (I use the Halide app to take them). They are all JPG/RAW pairs. The ...
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Errors backing up Photos.Sparsebundle

I've been trying to backup / copy my Photos Library.sparsebundle and keep running into issues. The original file is on a Drobo5N mount.I am trying to copy to an external SSD The Sparsebundle is ...
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Import back video into iPhone after adjusting time & location in Photos app on macOs

While travelling, I like to exchange photos/videos via WhatsApp with other people. Doing it usualy at night, or a few days later, the time of the received item needs to be adjusted in order to have a ...
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Copy iCloud Photos library to a clean install

I'm doing a clean install on a new HD for various reasons, and I'd like to move my 700GB Photos library over. I also want the library to continue to sync with iCloud. Since the existing library is ...
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How do I remove ALL PHOTOS from iPhone?

I have 26K photos on a 64GB iPhone 7 and running iOS 12.4 How can I delete all photos en-masse? That is, removing all photos from the iPhone's Camera Roll.
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Import iPhone Camera Roll non-destructively using Image Capture?

Firstly, to clarify what is meant by "non-destructively" in this context: Without losing access to all photos contained within burst shots Without losing the ability to revert to originals Without ...
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Unidirectional sync from iOS device to iCloud Photo Library

I have an older iPhone with limited storage. I use it as a "distraction free" version of my main phone for the gym. I've deleted almost all apps except for Music and Podcasts. I want to be able to ...
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Importing photos into Photos app and overwriting previous import

I have previously imported some pictures into the Photos app - however I found the files had become corrupt. Now I have gone back to the original source and used a more reliable drive to import them ...
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How can I force the Photos app on my iPhone to recognize faces

I have a several photos in my camera roll, received mostly through WhatsApp in my iPhone XS. In the photos, the person is in front of the camera and the face is completely visible and straight, not ...
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How to make a “you have a new memory” movie with my own choice of photos and videos?

The iPhone has a facility whereby, when it feels like it (typically after a trip abroad), it tells me "you have a new memory" and gives me a short movie with photos and video clips of its choosing. ...
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Ways of retrieving photos, notes from iPhone?

I'm trying to copy photos and notes from my iPhone 6 to my macbook. The phone was synced to my old computer which suffered a hard drive failure, so I'm trying to save whatever I can from my phone ...
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How to check if photos are already in Photos on MacOS?

I have a rather large Photos library (> 100GB). I am in the process of tidying up a few USB hard drives containing, among others, a bunch of photos. How to check which photos on these drives are ...
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Move photos to a new iPhone without iCloud

I've got 24GB of photos on an iPhone 8 Plus that I'd like to move to an iPhone X. Normally, I believe I can just backup on iTunes and restore to the new device. Unfortunately, I am on iOS 12.3.2, ...
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Photos app not visible

A friend has a iPhone 6 iOS 10.x and we cannot find the photos app. She has activated iCloud storage for photos in settings but we cannot find how to see the albums. I am an Androd user and have zero ...
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Photos app message: “This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos.”

When dragging a photo from an email message to the Photos app, this message appeared: The full message in dialog reads: This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos. ...
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iPhone Photos Geolocation Displayed in Wrong Language

My phone language has almost always been set to English and I've always had my geolocation on for my pictures. A couple of months ago I rearranged the Preferred Language Order to bring Persian to the ...
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How to show the full path for an image in the Photos app

I have right clicked on the image and there is only the image name:
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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