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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 quick way to “flatten” an image in iOS

I use the ‘markup’ extension in iOS Photos to ‘black out’ sensitive information in screenshots, occasionally. Unfortunately, this leaves the “revert” button, meaning that said sensitive information is ...
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Is it possible to turn off iCloud Photo Library on one device only?

I would like to know if its possible to turn off iCloud Photo Library on one of my devices. The device in question is a MacBook Air which I use while at the office during the day. I would like to keep ...
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How do you set an Burst ID using exiftools on MacOS?

To mark pictures as burst in Apple Photos.app a random BurstUUID (same one for all bursts) is required. By trying to set an UUID with zsh: exiftool -BurstUUID='A4862FFE-5491-4F15-9AC0-0881859A0802' ...
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Photos Library Edited Photos Location

I am trying to use Plex to share my family's photo library (Photos.app) so it's available on any device to view photos. The problem is that adding the entire Photos library to Plex's library results ...
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Previews and Masters in Photos Library

After recently recovering my Photos library on MacOS I found another backup that contained the same master files but different preview files. Everything in the other backups's Masters folder were ...
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Gray exclamation mark in Photos (Sierra) after importing raw pictures from my camera

Yesterday I had my first photo session with my new Fujifilm X-T2. Today, I inserted the SD card on my mac, opened Photos (Sierra) and saw all the pictures I took (raw). I proceeded with the import, ...
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Is the a CLI way to download all photos from a Photos.app iCloud shared album?

Is there a way from the CLI on MacOS or Linux to download all the photos from a shared photo album (an album shared with me from another iCloud user, that shows up the shared tab on iOS or under the ...
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Why are my Photos library database/metadata files being modified even when I'm not using the Photos app?

OS: MacOS 10.12.3 (16D32) Hardware: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) I currently use Dropbox to sync, among other things, my Photos library on my laptop*. The Dropbox widget notifies me when ...
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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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Is there a way of getting a list of photos not in an album?

Like most people I take loads of pictures. Some I delete and some I put into albums for events, food pics, etc. Since you can put a picture into multiple albums I tend to use albums a bit like tags by ...
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Why separate “People” albums in iOS Photos app?

Why do I have a "People" album and a separate "People: From My Mac" album on my iPhone? Why aren't these combined? How do I combine them? iPhone SE iOS 10.2.1 MacBook Pro macOS 10.12.3
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AppleScript error when attempting to delete empty albums in Photos.app

The Problem I’m trying to delete a bunch of empty albums using AppleScript. I have verified that I am “getting”/“collecting”/whatever-appropriate-terms-you-prefer the correct albums. But when I try ...
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Stop automatically opening Photos.app when inserting formatted SD card

Whenever I put in my SD card, the Photos app opens automatically. I can set it to not open on a per-device basis, but since I format my SD card frequently that doesn't really help. How can I stop ...
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How does photos app in mac imports pictures from hard disk?

I copied some pictures in my mac from my phone using a usb. But in photos app some of them are being shown and some not shown. Some of them I have deleted are being shown and some are not being shown ...
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How to import Live Photos from Finder to Photos.app?

I only use Photos.app as a browser of all my images. I unselected the copy items to the Photos library so my files can live in my hard drive and I don't duplicate them inside the Photos Library....
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Photos moved to trash still displayed in Photos App

I have moved my pictures manually(by right clicking) to trash. But they are still being shown in Photos app, Why and how to delete them?
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How to enable iCloud Photo Library on new computer without losing existing photos in iCloud

We got a new iMac and would like to enable iPhone Photo Library on it so it can download photos onto it from our existing iCloud Photo Library. However, since this is a new computer, our Photo library ...
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Importing photos from Photos app on iPhone to Mac

I'm trying to transfer (make a copy of) all of the photos/videos in my iPhone's Photos app (what I see under the Photos builtin) to my macbook laptop. If I go to Photos then "Import New Photo" or use ...
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How to import edited (cropped/filtered) photos from iPhone to Mac?

I take photos with my iPhone SE running iOS 10.2.1. I edit the photos in the native Photos app (cropping and filtering). I sync to my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) using the native ...
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Constant “please unlock iPhone” message in Photos 2.0

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro from Yosemite to Sierra, and whenever I plug in my iPhone 6s, both iTunes and Photos will open as they should. However within Photos (and Image Capture), I get a "...
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Fix name tag on a face in iPhone photos app

I tagged some pictures with a wrong person in Photos app of iPhone ios 10.2. How can I fix that?
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Can I show a gif animation in a Photos.app slideshow?

I'm creating a slideshow/movie in Photos, and some of my photos are actually animated gifs, but they appear as low quality stills in the slideshow. Any way Photos can properly support these gifs?
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How do I set the cover photo of a “shared” Photos album?

I understand how to set the cover ("key") photo of an Apple Photos album, but I can't see how to change the cover photo of a "shared" (copied) album. How do I set the cover photo of a "shared" Photos ...
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IOS10 - Sharing photos - Mail option disappears when 6 photos is selected

I have 1 phone where the mail option disappears when 5-6 photos are selected for sharing What I do 1. Open the photos app 2. Press Select in top right corner and select one photo 3. Press Share in ...
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Does Photos.app do facial recognition locally or are photos sent to Apple for processing?

Photos.app automatically recognizes faces in photos and groups them by person. Are photos sent to Apple for processing or is everything done locally on the machine?
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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 ...
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How does Time Machine treat changes to the Photos Library?

I've searched all over and can't find a sure answer to this question. If a new photo is added to my iCloud Photo Library, resulting in a change to the "Photos Library" package on my Mac found in ~/...
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How do I sort photos by date taken in Apple Photos?

Is there a way to sort photos in an album in Apple Photos by date taken? The answer must be "yes", but I can't find it. The options that seem to refer to date (e.g., Keep Sorted by Oldest) seem to ...
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Why can't I delete certain photos off of my iPhone?

I cannot delete things off of my photos app on my iPhone. When I select any pictures there is no trash bin displayed to actually delete them. How can I proceed with deleting photos on the phone?
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Where does the Photos app store its files?

How do I find out programmatically where the Photos app stores all the pictures? Before answering that it's always ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/ , please be aware that this is only true ...
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View and edit/delete photos with Mac Photos App without importing

I would like to view my photos and edit or delete the ones that I don't like. I would also like to do this while keeping the photos in their original location (e.g. an external SD card). Is it ...
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Getting rid of the special photo albums on iOS, e.g., People

In the Photos app on my iOS devices, there is the "People" album in addition to the "People From My Mac" album. It seems silly to have both. How can I get rid of the former? I'd also like to get rid ...
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Transferring Photos Library from macOS Sierra Public Beta to macOS Sierra

I have a 40GB Photos library on my 2010 13" Macbook Pro, which is running macOS Sierra Public Beta. I just purchased a new 2016 13" TB Macbook Pro, which is running a stable release of macOS Sierra (...
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Photos app having difficulty detecting one particular face

There's a person in my photos library that Photos seems unable to detect and tag. I've tagged almost 100 pictures of this person manually, yet Photos never suggests them as a possible match, or even ...
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How to share Photos.app videos to YouTube directly?

While it's great to have a quick upload to Vimeo (System Preferences app → Extensions → Share Menu) in Photos.app, what about a share extension to quickly upload videos from Photos to YouTube? Does ...
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How to repair/synchronize videos in DCIM folder with Photos app

I removed a file large.MOV from the DCIM/102APPLE folder. This video still appears in the camera roll, but understandably cannot be played. I also copied restore.MOV to the DCIM/102APPLE folder (...
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Reveal in Finder for Photos.app?

I've recently taken the dive to Photos.app on Sierra and it does seem to finally replace iPhoto, but I am stuck in a rut with not being able to get to the original photos and videos via a right click ...
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Is there someway to get a list of all missing photos from the photo library?

I get the following error in Photos app on my Mac. Missing File Photos with unavailable original files cannot be opened. The original photo “IMG_3076.JPG” is either offline or cannot be found. Click “...
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How to change timestamp of movie on iPhone?

When I recorded a movie with my iPhone, the date was not set correctly. So now the video shows up in the wrong order in the Photos app. It seems the video date is inferred from the file created/...
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Bulk update information in Photos.app?

Is there a better way to update the photo metadata for pictures in the Photo.app rather than hitting "Get Info" on every single photo, such as weill a clever app or something? My goal is to add tags ...
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How do I import photos in to the Photos Library completely?

I get the following error in Photos app on my Mac. Missing File Photos with unavailable original files cannot be opened. The original photo “IMG_3076.JPG” is either offline or cannot be found. Click “...
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How to avoid getting 'Missing File' error in Photos app?

I get the following error in Photos app on my Mac. Missing File Photos with unavailable original files cannot be opened. The original photo “IMG_3076.JPG” is either offline or cannot be found. Click “...
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How to change default Memories photo in Apple Photo app

I would like to change the default memories photo in the Photos app on my iPhone and Mac. When Photos creates memories, it will sometimes choose a photo as the banner photo that I don't want. Even ...
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Filtering Live Photos

Is it possible to setup a Smart Album in the Photos app that would group all Live Photos? Neither app seems to provide a quick way to find all your Live Photos.
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Apple Photos App Stuck For Days “Closing the library…”

I recently migrated my library from iPhoto to the Apple Photos app. There's probably around 13,000 photos/videos in the library. After migrating the library, I closed Photos, and it is now been stuck "...
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Editing iPhone 7 Photos on sRGB iMac

Photos taken on an iPhone 7 are encoded with the DCI-P3 color profile. Would editing those photos in the Photos app on a 2013 (non-Retina) iMac result in loss of quality?
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Is there anyway to avoid redundant cleanups of photos across apple devices?

If I take a picture on my iPhone, it shows up when I open up "Photos" app on my mac when I click on "Photos" in the upper left. This integration is quite nice to avoid having to do a manual sync but ...
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How to store iCloud Photo Library only in the cloud

My iCloud Photo Library is 16GB. Because the drive in my Mac is only 128GB I don't want all my photos to be stored locally on my Mac but rather just load the photos when I open the Photos app. Any ...
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Can I “unstack” RAW+L or RAW+JPEG in Apple Photos?

I often shoot photos in a format that includes a JPEG alongside RAW. In Apple Photos (on macOS) these are "stacked" together by default. Is there a way to "unstack" them (as was once possible in ...
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How can I make the face recognition process continue?

Right now, if I go on the People section of photos.app, a message says it has analysed x photos, while the remaining y photos will be analysed when I'm not using the app and my Mac is connected to a ...