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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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“Import All New Photos” in Photos.app imports duplicates

When I click "Import All New Photos" from my iPhone 7 in Photos.app, it imports all the pictures but doesn't seem to recognize it's done so. After clicking back to the iPhone tab, the photos that were ...
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How do people scans on iOS and MacOS interact?

With iCloud Photo Library we now have synced people albums. How do the scans on different devices interact? I recently got a new phone which initiated a new scan and messed up my carefully sorted ...
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Photos.app Sierra - Add a brand new location to the locations database?

I'm adding locations to my pictures in Photos.app and I want to a location that isn't in the database. The Google search I tired told me how to add known locations, but not unknown locations. The ...
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Why Does Photos Not Display All Pictures in Library?

macOS 10.12.6, Photos 2.0, running on a mid-2010 Macbook Pro. I updated my Macbook Pro to Photos when Photos was introduced, and it has worked well for me. Two days ago, however, Photos began to ...
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Uploading photos from MacOS Photos to Facebook?

What is the "simplest" and most privacy-conscious way to upload photos from your MacOS Photos collection to Facebook? I "trust" Facebook as little as possible (for obvious reasons) and so do not want ...
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How can location data be retained when using iCloud Photo Sharing?

Everyone in my household has an iPhone and is running iOS 11. We have a shared album that we can post to, but whenever one of shares a photo, the location data isn't included. Is there a way we can ...
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How do I delete photos from Apple Photos retaining only those marked as favorite?

This should be a fairly easy task to carry out, but I cannot seem to figure out a straightforward way of deleting all but favorite photos from the Apple photos app. One workaround is for me to create ...
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Photos: Delete Photo with Command or Option-Command

In Photos 3.0 (from macOS 10.13 High Sierra) there is apparently two distinct ways to delete photos. Delete by holding Command in the menu, or Command+Backspace (⌘⌫). Or delete by holding Option+...
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Photos.app Edit-mode UI broken after upgrading to High Sierra

Since upgrading to macos High Sierra, my Photos.app's editing functions have been troublesome. Features such as Retouch simply do not work, and I'm unable to access advanced options, such as the ...
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Photos app: duplicate photos imported from iOS 11.0.3

I sync most of my photos taken on my iPhone 7 to my Mac via Photostream, but I still need to physically plug it into the Mac and sync in order to get videos and live photos to import. After upgrading ...
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How can I fix Apple Photos face locations?

For the last few weeks I've been going through my Photos library, setting up faces data. Some data was already set back in the iPhoto days, but I've found a few photos with faces set, but the ...
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HEIC image thumbnails don't appear on older iPad

Wife has an iPad Mini running iOS 9 or so, and an iPhone 7 running iOS 11. Images shot in HEIC get synced to her iPad via Photos app, but no thumbnails appear. If clicked, the images appear normally. ...
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Photos JPEG Export Keywords

I have a photo in Photos that I have added keywords (tags) to. When I export this image I can see other metadata, such as description and location that were added by Photos in the EXIF data but not ...
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Repeated crashes of Photos app due to signal: Bus error: 10

I'm not sure if I'm the only one but every time I click 'Edit' on a photo that has already been edited by the previous version of Photos, it just crashes. This is frustrating because I did a lot of ...
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What is the exclamation mark in the bottom right corner for in Photos for iOS?

When looking at a photo in Apple's Photos.app I noticed a white exclamation mark in the bottom right corner of a photo. What does that indicate?
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Prevent the Siri Watch Face from displaying Photo Memories

The Siri Watch Face, introduced with watchOS 4, automatically suggests content, including "Photo Memories" from the iOS Photos app. I'm not keen on having year-old photos on my wrist, I much prefer ...
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Convert iPhone images to HEIF? [duplicate]

Now that iOS 11 supports HEIC images as first-class citizens, I'm wondering if there's any way to convert existing JPEG images from the camera to the new format? My wife's iPhone 6 is stuffed to the ...
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Convert whole library to new .HEIC format

Can the whole icloud library be converted from the non-optimised format to the new optimised format, or vise versa? I have noticed that some of my photos have automatically be using the new format.
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Does the new .HEIC photo image format include Apples advance photo features ie Live Photo?

Was the .heic file format created to address the advance features supported by Apple that is not supported by traditional .jpg files: Live Photos; Depth Map information; Filters used; Lighting modes; ...
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How can I delete a photo on multiple devices without having to delete it manually everywhere?

I'm using Photos for iOS and MacOS to store my photos. When deleting a photo from either device, nothing happens with the photos on the other, not even after syncing. How can I avoid having to ...
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iOS Photos metadata privacy

I just recently learned that Photos app has a quite a lot metadata for the images I have taken, try searching for "fruit", "book", "food", "baked", "bottle". As a feature this is pretty neat, it ...
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Photos plugins: use TIFF instead of JPG as interchange format

I recently had to move from Aperture to Photos for organising and editing my RAW format photos as Aperture no longer lets me order print products. I use quite a few plugins for the editing bit, which ...
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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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What does the gray band at the bottom of some faces indicate in Apple Photos?

I'm working with macOS High Sierra beta 17A352a, Photos 3.0 (3201.11.120). I don't know if this works similarly in earlier versions. When looking at people in the app, most portraits shown simply ...
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How to quickly label photos of people on iPhone?

I want to take pictures of people I meet and add their name to the picture quickly and easily so I can move to the next person right away. Quick and easy is the key!
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Can I tell Photos I never want to use it with iCloud?

I have both iPhoto and Photos installed on my Mac and use both independently of each other. However, whenever I launch the Photos app I get the following prompt: Is there a way for me to permanently ...
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iPhone Photos app adds random people to the people album

When I take photos of a crowded place, I often get random strangers in the shot, facing in my direction. The iPhone Photos app then adds these strangers to the People album. How can I remove these ...
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What is the safest, quickest and most efficient way to transfer then merge several photo libraries from an old iMac to a new iMac?

I have an iMac(2009) that has approx. 250gb of photos in 2 or 3 libraries. I would like to transfer all of the photos to my new iMac(2107) and then merge them into one master library. Due to the fact ...
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Pictures folder on iMac has a 4 GB Photo Library

In my Home directory on my iMac I have a Pictures folder. In it is a 4 GB Photo Library named Photos Library.photoslibrary. I have iCloud Photo Library turned on, and it has been on for more than a ...
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Corrupt .photoslibrary file in Photos app. Any way to get photos back?

I am using Apple's Photos app on macOS El Capitan. When trying to copy my Photos Library.photoslibrary file (44 gigs) from old external drive to new internal drive, I get a -36 error. Apparently the ...
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How to clean up camera roll/All Photos on devices with shared iCloud account?

I have quite a few iOS devices on the same iCloud account and the "All Photos" (camera roll?) keeps propagating >9000 images/videos between all devices. I would like to get to "Camera Roll Zero" and ...
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Rearrange single pictures in Photos?

How do you manually rearrange single pictures in Apple "Photos"? In iPhoto it was possible to select the picture, hold down the mouse button and move to another position in the album. Has that feature ...
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Finder or Photos?

Does storing photos in the Photos app or finder take up more space? Or are they the same? I'm trying to free up some storage, and I have a lot of photos, so just wondering whether moving all that ...
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Memory Movies in Photos app for Mac

The iPhone has a great "Memory Movie" feature that that assembles pictures and videos of one person into a little music video. Can you do that on the Photos app too? I could only find the slideshow, ...
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How can I delete photos from my iPhone but keep them in iCloud?

I have seen this question on here a few times, but never with a clear answer. I am using a iPhone 6s with iOS 10.3.3. When I take a picture I want it to be uploaded to my iCloud Photo Library; ...
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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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iOS Photo No Longer Optimising Storage

I have always kept Optimise Iphone Storage under iCloud for Photos on. Since last week however, it has stopped optimising and saving space locally on my phone. One possible cause is the use of Google ...
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Why can't I sync Photos on my Mac with Photos on my iPhone?

I keep a subset of my photographs in Photos on my Mac, and I would like to sync these with Photos on my iPhone. I used to be able to do so, but the option seems to have gone away. The 'Sync Photos' ...
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In Photos, can you crop and scale original to save space?

I often take photos of documents, receipts, or product packaging; to have as a record. These photos usually waste space because they are higher resolution than I need, and they have extra space around ...
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What do the Stack/Unstack options do in iOS Photos app?

I am running the iOS 11 beta but don't know if this is a new option or if it's there in 10 too. On some of my photos, there is a Stack or Unstack option on the share sheet. If I select it, nothing ...
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Photos smart album for photos with no people at all

The macOS Photos app allows searching for photos that contain specific people. But how can one create a smart album that only contains photos that do not contain any people at all? It is possible to ...
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Cannot get Library First Aid to open using Option + Command in iPhoto

I am migrating a bunch of iPhone libraries from one drive to another, repairing them along the way, and migrating them to the Photos app. However, I cannot get the "Library First Aid" windows to open ...
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iPhone Photos stuck face analysis

iPhone Photos is not finishing analysing faces. It says : 6974 analysed photos. To finish analysing remaining photos (18002), lock your iPhone and plug it. (Translated from French). Following ...
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How can I transfer a Live Photo from one .photoslibrary file to another?

While on vacation, I imported my photos to my girlfriend’s laptop to free up space on my iPhone. She now has my Live Photos saved onto her laptop and I can view them when I open her Photos Library (....
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Backup photos from all devices to iCloud, but do not download them to all devices

I’ve recently purchased a new Mac Mini, and I’ve been importing my old pictures into the Photos app. I want to have these photos backed up to iCloud, along with the photos currently on my iPad. I ...
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How to import photos+videos from iphone with IOS 7.0.4?

Trying to import this with the Photos app on mac sierra v.10.12.1. When I go to the import option the iphone is not showing up? How can I import my photos & videos to my mac? What other way is ...
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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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Local backup of iCloud Photo Library

I'm using iCloud Photo Library to store all my full size photos and keep everything synced between my laptop and iPhone. The laptop has a small SSD, so I use the optimize space feature to keep only ...
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OS 10.11 Can't access photo library from Finder file upload box

I'm running OX 10.11.6 and using the stock Photos app. Whenever I attempt to access the media browser from the Finder file upload box, such as when attaching a photo to an email or social media post, ...
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How to erase my iPhone photos completely?

I decided to delete all of my iPhone's photos so I copied everything to iPhoto and deleted everything on my phone. But I still worry if somebody could recover my deleted photos from my iPhone? Does ...