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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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iOS 10/macOS Sierra: Merging Faces between iPhone and Mac

I have iOS 10 installed on my iPhone and macOS Sierra installed on my iMac. I'm using the iCloud Photo library on both. On my Mac, I've spent a lot of time tagging faces and have done so on many of ...
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How do I edit RAW in Photos on iOS 10?

In Photos on macOS it is clear when I am editing a RAW file: I need to explicitly choose Image > Use RAW as Original, and the type of the file (e.g., Raw vs JPEG) is clearly indicated in several ...
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How can I stop my iPhone tagging a particular face?

With the new update to iOS 10, the Photos app searches for faces in your pictures and groups them into albums. One of my friends has an Android phone that superimposes a facebook chat bubble in the ...
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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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How to set System Photo Library using the command line?

I know that I can set the System Photo library in Photos.app in Preferences > Use as System Photo Library I would like to know how to set this using the command line, giving the new System Photo ...
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Deleted my Photos.app accidentally

I accidentally deleted my Photos.app from /Applications dir. I looked up the internet but couldn't find a way to get it back. Where do I download it from? Update I held down Option key and clicked ...
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iOS 10 people album: How to change the name of a person

I added a name for a person in the people album, but there was a typo. Now it says Davr instead of Dave. It bugs the heck out of me. How can I change the name?
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How can I unmerge people in Photos?

I wanted to make a mixed video of all the people in my pictures but accidentally merged them all as one. What can I do to un-merge them as seperate people again?
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iOS 10 face recognition - how to reset the list of detected people?

I found some errors in the list of detected people, wrong names attributed to photos. How can I reset the face recognition on my photo stream?
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Apple TV, 4th gen: Local storage of photos?

I wonder if photos (stored in iCloud Photo Library) are stored locally until local space runs out. From what I have read there is no persistant storage, only caching. Kind of like on the iPhone with ...
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Rename iOS 10 Memories

There is a memory I would like to save on my phone, but the name of it is just the name of my home town, which is quite boring. I know by default it looks like all the memory names are just the name ...
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What's the correct way to back up all Photos from the Photos app?

I downloaded the macOS Sierra (GM) and installed it on my MacBook. Before I installed it a backed up all my data that isn't stored in the cloud or somewhere else. I'm using iCloud Photos to sync all ...
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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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Can I sync changes made on MacOS Photos app with Photos in iOS?

I am not using the iCloud Sync feature right now. I manually imported all the pictures on the Photos app on MacOS and made some changes (deleted some, updated some etc.). I would prefer to not use ...
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Locally save photos and delete from iCloud

So I'm trying to delete some photos from iCloud but keep them stored locally on my Mac (and ideally iOS devices but that doesn't really matter so much). Is there a way to do this? All research I've ...
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How can I repair photos that appear as thumbnails but don't load when double clicked?

I noticed that some of my photos won't load when double clicked, displaying a grey placeholder instead. Looking for them in Photos library, I did find them in the Masters folder, so they aren't lost. ...
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How can I exclude the photos that are in iCloud Photo Library from my iPhone’s iTunes backup?

When making a backup of my iPhone through iTunes, how can I exclude the photos that are already stored in my iCloud Photo Library from the backup? I have the impression that an iTunes backup includes ...
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How do I share an existing album?

I took a bunch of photos on vacation and saved them into an album in the Photos app on iOS 9. I'd like to now share that album. Is there a way to do this other than creating a new shared album and ...
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Disable Photos auto-import when connecting memory card

I use Lightroom and external CF card reader on a MacBook with 10.11.6. Every time I connect a memory card the Photos import dialog pops up, which is quite annoying since its starts reading from the ...
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constant zoom in the Photos app on Mac when switching between photos

I am playing with Photos app on my Mac and I would like to have fixed zoom while switching between photos. This is the option in Photos app: Right now, it jumps to 0% every time I switch to another ...
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Pictures are not deleted from “Photos” iphone app when deleted from “Google Photos”

When I delete a picture from "Google Photos" on my iphone it is not deleted from the "Photos" app. How to fix this? Thank you
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How to Handle two people with same name in Apple Photos?

I am sorting my photos in the Apple Photos app via Faces, and have two contacts with identical names. Is there any way to create two "faces" with identical names, or do I need to change one of their ...
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Transfer Live Photos to another folder on Macbook

I am able to upload Live Photos from my iPhone to Macbook. I am able to view the Live Photos within Photos.app. However, when I transfer a Live Photo from 'Photos Library.photoslibrary' to another ...
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Where does Photos store Live Photo videos?

The Photos app in OSX El Capitan can import Live Photos from my iPhone. But when I look in the folder where photos are stored, ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters, I don't see any videos ...
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How do I tell Siri to show me pictures I took at a state park rather than pictures of the state park from the Web?

I took some pictures up at a state park where I was camping. When I tell Siri, "Show me pictures from XYZ State Park", Siri performs a Bing image search. When I say "Show me pictures I took at XYZ ...
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How to save or share slideshow in iOS 9.3.2?

I can play slideshow in my iPhone with Photos app but I cannot save or share that slideshow. What is the problem?
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Photos.app is not combining JPEG and RAW photos after small alteration

My camera is currently set to take pictures in RAW + JPEG. I import the two files into the Photos app, and it combines them into one. I like this. However, I have now used ExifTool to add in the GPS ...
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How to view photos from all years on map?

In the iPhone Photos app, I am able to view a map with all of the photos from a given year when I am in the Photos/Years tab. Is it possible to do the same thing except with all photos, spanning all ...
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Saving video from shared photostream

How do I copy or save a video on a shared photostream to my iPad camera roll? Tapping on the video does not offer a suitable choice. Mail a copy is ghosted out.
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Adding a face in Photos

I am running macOS El Capitan 10.11.5, and in Photos I am unable to add a face. When I go open the ‘Info’ window, I do not get the option to add a face. I can only add a description or a keyword, and ...
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How to sort photos inside a photo album in the Photos app on an iPhone by date [PC]?

By default the photos in user-created albums are sorted by date added, NOT date taken. The user may rearrange the photos one-by-one (tap and hold). I do NOT own a Mac.
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How to export multiple images from Photos on my disk?

I imported lots of images in the Photos app. How can I export the selected ones on my disk? What's the easiest way to do that?
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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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iCloud Photo Sharing extremely slow

I am trying to create a shared album in iCloud, containing about 750 photos and 50 short videos. Using Photos both on iOS 9 and El Capitan, the process of adding the photos to the album is extremely ...
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How do I delete photos from JUST my iPhone 6s when using iCloud Photo Library?

Whenever I got to delete a photo, it says "This photo will be deleted from iCloud Photo Library on all your devices." I don't want it deleted from my iCloud Photo Library, only my iPhone 6s. What I ...
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How to move movie files from iMovie library to Photos library

I have imported my movie files to the iMovie library (imovielibrary) but want them moved to the Photos library (photoslibrary). What is the easiest most efficient way to do this without reimporting ...
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Does iOS's native image editor lose image quality?

I used to use my iPad to crop JPEG's from camera roll, and auto enhance them, etc. It occurred to me that since the photos from iOS's camera app are JPEGs, it would be hard to edit them without ...
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How to cancel photo burst

Saw an answer but it was 2 years old and thought there might be changes. Is it possible to disable the "burst" feature on photo's??? Thanks.
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How to use movie files in both Photos and iMovie without having duplicates?

I want to upload videos to my computer and have it available on both Photos and iMovie. Do I need to upload it twice, which seems very inefficient, or is there a workaround?
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Does Photos make its own copy of the photos that are imported to it?

I have just migrated to OS X and have a lot of photos to import from my previous machine. The photos are already organised in a directory structure that I'm very happy with (i.e. 2016-05-04 Glasgow ...
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Move videos from photo seems downsizing it or compressing

When I watch video using Photos it looks good. But when I simple move video file from Photos to Desktop and watch it then it looks like it was downsized or kind of. How to export/move to desktop ...
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Managed Photos Library - Can I use app to delete originals from hard drive?

I use Apple Photo to kickstart my workflow of reviewing and tagging photos. I do "manually manage" my pictures (i.e., what some call the "referenced option) vs. copying them to the Photos library file....
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Geotagging with Photos or other app

I've got ~100GB of photos that I've imported into Photos. Photos stayed in place because they are in date related subfolders. I would stay with original sorting as it is more usable with other photo ...
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How do I convert my Photos library to actual files and folders with no quality loss?

I spent a lot of time organizing my iPhoto Library with Events. Now, my events have been converted to "Folders" in the new Apple Photos system. I moved them up a level (making them Albums), and I've ...
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iOS and OS X Photos.app - duplicate photos

when adding new photos to my OS X Photos.app and afterwards sync my iPhone with my Mac I see every photo I just added twice on the iPhone: One synced via iTunes and the other one via Photostream. Once ...
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How do I restore an album that Apple Photos deleted by itself?

I use Apple Photos, with iCloud Photo Library, and I created an album, but after a while I noticed that the album disappeared. I never deleted it. The album is called "Nexus vs iPhone", and it no ...
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Can Aperture open/view/edit a Photos library?

I'm currently using Aperture for all my photos, but I'm considering migrating to Photos to get better support for Burst photos and other such features. Once I've migrated, will I still be able to ...
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Photos.app not downloading image contents

Photos.app has been working fine for me since its release, but more recently, photos taken on my iPhone and added to my Photo Stream were not appearing. An empty rectangle would show up for each new ...
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Move some images from managed into referenced library (opposite of colsolidate) wit Photos.app

I am using Photos.app under El Capitan and would like to move most of my images out of the photo library, i.e. convert them from managed to referenced. Under Aperture, I have the Relocate command to ...
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Moving photos from one Photos library into another

We have two Photo libraries (one for my wife and one for me, different user accounts on one Mac, El Capitan). Now I would like to move most photos and videos from her Photos library into my Photos ...