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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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Do I need iPhoto when I have Photos?

After I updated from 10.10.2 to 10.10.3 on my mac, the new Photos app was added. What i'm asking is can iPhoto do any thing that the new photos app can't? Basically, should I keep using iPhoto or ...
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How can I avoid permission-related failures when importing in Photos.app via AppleScript?

The new Photos.app does not come with Automator support (although there are third-party actions available). It does, however, have some basic AppleScript support, including support for importing a ...
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How to access Edit functionality in new Photos application?

In OS X Yosemite (update 10.10.3), there is the new photos application. I am unable to access the edit function when I use this application.
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Does Photos.app support a watch directory?

Is it possible for Photos to automatically include all files in a given directory as part of its Library? Picasa, for example, offers this. I have a folder on my computer that is automatically synced ...
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Does the new photos app still try to recognise faces?

Will the new photos app still try to guess who everyone is in all my photos? I'm really hoping this is one feature that was deprecated! FYI if anyone is wondering, I personally did not like this ...
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New photos app, upload from library?

I got the new Photos app + iCloud photos library going. It's great But if I want to send an email from, say Gmail, and include a photo from my computer.. I can't choose from my photo library The ...
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Where are photos stored in the new Photos app after importing from Aperture?

I have just upgraded OS X and opened the new Photos app to import my Aperture library. Everything went well (Photos work fine) but I am surprised to see that I didn't loose 100Gb free space on my HDD. ...
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Syncing photos to iCloud and managing them with Lightroom

I am a brand new Mac user, having recently purchased an iMac updated to OSX 10.10.3. I also have installed Adobe Lightroom 5, and I have a bunch of photos synced to iCloud and available through the ...
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How to add a location to photos in the new photos app?

I have tried anything I could think of and also consulted the "photos" help as well as google but I could not find a way to geotag photos in "photos". Is there a way to do this or is it really only ...
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How to show the map in Photos?

I just upgraded to OS X Yosemite with the new Photos application. I have seen screenshots online where we can view photos on a map, however I can't get to that map. How can I see all of my photos on ...
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Why do I need to “repair permissions” on my Aperture library in order to migrate to Photos?

After installing Apple Photos as part of the 10.10.3 update and attempting to migrate my Aperture library I get an error message about "permissions" on my Aperture library: What does this mean and ...
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Duplicate Photo library for Photos & iPhoto

Just came across this, seems as Photos created a duplicate of the iPhoto database instead of just using that one. Now I'm stuck here with two 50+ GB libraries, eating up space on my HDD. I think ...
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Can I sync my iPhone with the new Apple Photos app via iTunes / without iCloud?

I would like to sync my photos from my Mac to my iPhone using the new Apple Photos app without using iCloud, like it was possible with the old iPhoto app and iTunes on the Mac.
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Photos: reduce iCloud storage usage, keep old photos offline

OS X 10.10.3 is released with an all-new Photos app. On launching Photos, it asks me if I want to enable iCloud Photo. I already use it on my iPhone / iPad, so off course. The next question is which ...
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Archive/set some photos in Photos.app not to be synced with iCloud Photo Library

I want to use iCloud Photo Library just to get photos I take on my phone to my computer. My Photo Stream would work fine if it was reliable. Now I have more than 5GB of photos so I have to pay at ...
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Is it possible to wipe an entire iCloud Photo Library?

I've been using the beta iCloud Photo Library for a week and a bunch of photos got duplicated and I'd like to wipe all the photos out and start over. I have backups of all the photos and have turned ...
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Correcting GPS data using Photos

Really simple question: Is there a way to fix incorrect GPS data? A recent trip lead to a bunch of pictures taken in the same place getting sometimes wildly wrong coordinates appended to them (...
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How to preview location of image on Albums on iPad?

I am able to see image's location on Photos tab on iPad, but how to preview the same in Albums tag using iOS 8 Photos app?
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How to calculate the amount of space that iCloud Photo Library would take up?

I recently got the OS X 10.10.3 update, which got me Photos for OS X and the opportunity to use iCloud Photo Library. However, I'm a little worried about maxing out my iCloud storage if I upload every ...
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Can't invite others to iCloud shared photo albums… “Invite People” button missing

Title says it. There is no "Invite People" link/button... What setting do I need to change? Yes, I've got iCloud setup. Do I have to upgrade to the new iCloud storage? Edit: more details: iPhone 5s....
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Cannot download picture from iCloud Photo Library

Cannot Download Photo. There was an error downloading this photo from your iCloud Photo Library. Please try again later. What does this mean? It happens all the time.
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App to convert .h264 video on ipad to watch in “Photos” app?

I have a video clip with extention ".h264" on my online storage, and i want to save it in "Photos" app on my iPad and watch it there... Is there an app for that? I think it might need to be converted ...
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How to rotate pictures in iOS 8?

Updated to iOS 8 some time ago, now I have to rotate a picture and the "rotate" option is gone. Where is the functionality located?
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Camera Roll vs Photos App, what name is correct?

What is the name of the default native App that stores all photos and pictures on an iOS device? Since iOS 8 it seem to be called "Photos" were before Apple used to call it Camera Roll. Or do I mix ...
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How to disable recycle bin (Recently Deleted) of iOS 8 Photos app?

Is it possible to delete photos without going through the "Recently Deleted" album in iOS 8?
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Crop fails to work as expected on iOS8 Photos app

I'm struggling to do a simple edit on a photo in the standard Photos app on the new iOS8. Basically, I can select a crop area, but the resulting saved photo doesn't match the area that I chose. Here ...
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Will deleting photos from the Camera Roll also delete them from albums?

If I created a new album and placed the photos I wanted in it. If I delete them from photo stream & my camera roll will they be deleted from the new album as well?
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iPhone 5 corrupt photos

I have this issue with recently purchased iPhone 5, 16 GB, iOS 7.0.4. The original issue was with the battery dying a way too fast (would go down from a little over 90% to just under 70% while using ...
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How do I get the date to show up on pictures with an iPhone 5? [duplicate]

How do I get the date to show on pictures? I have an iPhone 5?
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How do your rearrange the photo album icons in Photos for iPad?

How do you rearrange the photo album icons in Photos for iPad? I don't want to rearrange the pictures in the albums, just the icons of the various photo albums.
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How do I tap multiple images to share them all at once with iCloud Photo Sharing?

I can't reproduce Apple's first tip on their iPhone tips and tricks page. When they say tap multiple images I assumed them mean tap the 'Select' button in the upper right then select photos one by one ...
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How delete remaining photos AFTER reset from Photo Stream on icloud and on iPhone?

After having reset Photo Stream on icloud.com and turned off Photo Stream in the pref. on my iPhone, deleting all photos, I still got a total of 423MB worth of images on my iPhone. According to the ...
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How many photos can iPad handle?

I have a large-ish photo library on my home network server of over 20,000 pics. I am considering syncing it to my iPad 2nd generation 64 GB, but I am not sure whether the built-in Photos app would be ...
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Photo indexing software for Mac OS X 10.5.8 with the ability to upload to a photo printer / sharing service?

I want to scan old color slides using a Nikon Coolscan on Mac OS X Version 10.5.8. I want a program that will allow me to index these files and add descriptions, dates, locations and other ...
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After restoring my iPhone from iCloud, my photos are all low resolution. How can I fix this?

I restored my iPhone 4S from iCloud after recieving a replacement one from the Apple store. It took many hours for The applications and photos to come back but once restored, all of the photos on the ...
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Can I regenerate the the photo thumbnails that have turned black after restoring my iPhone?

I had to restore my iOS 5.1 iPhone from iCloud after recieving a replacement. Many of the thumbnails for photographs are now black. Is there a way to regenerate them?
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Cannot add a photo to an album in Camera Roll

In the Photos app on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5, I cannot add a photo in the Camera Roll to another album. The album is there, but I cannot select it after tapping on the "Add to" button. The album I am ...
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View usage of Photos app

I'm wondering how you can view the size of each photo or video in the Photos app on an iPhone 4S. I have a lot of photos/videos and want to see how much space they are using. I go to Settings > ...
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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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Copy & Paste photos between albums

Is there a way to copy an entire photo (not just a shortcut to the photo) from your camera role to another photo album? Now that we can edit photots on the iPhone I thought it might be useful to make ...
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After iOS 5 update can't open Photos.app

Camera works and stores somewhere photos. But I can't open Photo.app... I have tried many things to solve this problem: Quiting Photo.app iPhone restrat iPhone restore Image Capture doesn't sea any ...
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Photo app stuck on “restoring…” after iOS upgrade [closed]

On my iPhone 4, after I updated the software to iOS 5 beta 6 by restoring it and importing a backup of my data, the Photo app is stuck with a spinning wheel and the "restoring" message: Everything is ...
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iPad app for organizing, rating, and noting photos

I've imported a bunch of my photos from Lightroom (not directly of course) to use my iPad as a scrap book. So that I can look at them, and decide whether they belong in a series or should be included ...
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Aperture vs Photoshop

I already have a lot of experience in Photoshop because I normally use it to edit my photos, but I've heard that Aperture is far better (or easier to use) than Photoshop. I started using the trial ...
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Photos get stuck in iPhone email outbox

Whenever I email a photo from the iPhone 4 photo app then the email gets stuck in the Outbox. Just doing a refresh leaves it there, even when viewing the outbox. To get them to send I manually need ...
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Always show photos full-screen on iOS?

In the Photos app on my iPod Touch, when I'm scrolling through photos, it always makes "up" = the orientation of the device, even if that doesn't match the orientation of the photo. So half the time, ...
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How hard can it be to add a “rotate” action?

Can you guys teach me how to rotate an image so that when sent by email we actually send it in the right rotation?