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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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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need to move videos from iphoto to Lacie external hard drive

i am on a Macbook air with yosemite 10.10.5 and my video exports fail. Trying to export it thru Photos menu - select file > export and choose my to LaCie share external HD but got that error. ...im ...
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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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Share Photos album on Dropbox

Is there a way to share a Photos album (regular or 'smart') via Dropbox? I know that I can copy the album to DB, but I'd rather create a symlink (or similar) so the photographs aren't duplicated on ...
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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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iPhotos eHDD Format Inquiry and Windows Compatibility?

I have a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB external hard disk drive that I'm using to store a lot of large files. I have files from both Mac and Windows (as I use Parallels). I was trying to create a new ...
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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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When I drag a pix from Photos to the desktop, why doesn't it stay where I dropped it?

I'm using El Capitan and the Photos app. I drag-and-drop a photo from Photos onto a visible spot on my desktop. The problem is, the photo icon appears elsewhere on my desktop, so to do anything with ...
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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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iCloud container taking excessive disk space

I have almost no disk space left on my MacBook Air. Having run Disk Inventory X, one of the main hogs is the files under Users/MyName/Library/Containers/com.apple.cloudphotosd/Data/Library/...
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iTunes cannot sync photos to the iPhone because your iPhoto library is not yet available

How to fix this issue and sync iTunes to iPhone correctly? OS X Yosemite, iPhoto 9.6.1, iTunes 12.4.3.1; iPhone 5, iOS 9.3.3 I imported my pictures to iPhoto then tried to sync some unrelated ...
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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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If I've migrated from iPhoto to Photos, can I safely delete the migrated photo library?

I used to have iPhoto on my machine and have migrated to Photos. I notice now that I have two photo libraries on my machine that are taking up over 10 GB each. I'd like to reclaim disk space, but I ...
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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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What exactly does this “palm tree” icon under “Recent” in iPhoto (9.6.1) represent? Is there a way to disable it?

I’m sorting through photos in iPhoto (version 9.6.1) on my Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) machine and just noticed this odd “palm tree” icon listed under “Recent” and utterly have no idea what it ...
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Extracting photos out of very old iPhoto Library to import directly into Apple Photos on El Capitan

I have many many photos on a very old version of iPhoto (pre 9.0) that's proving a pain to upgrade into Apple Photos on El Capitan. Question is - can I simply copy the "Originals" and "Modified" ...
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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 to make the “Pictures” folder a folder again

Question: Is it possible to change a package directory into an ordinary directory, and how? Context: I was copying an old iPhoto library to my "~/Pictures" folder from an external drive, but ...
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Can I safely delete iPhoto from my MacBook Pro if I have the Photos app?

For about a year now I've been using the Photos app my MacBook Pro (OS X El Capitan 10.11.5). Before Photos, I used iPhoto for a couple of years. I only started using Photos once it shipped with newer ...
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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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iPhoto Upgrade Catch 22

Friend running MacOS 10.7.5 wanted to update the OS but stick with iPhoto. So, we updated to Mavericks before realizing that she had an “old” version of iPhoto, version 9.1.5, which I figured we could ...
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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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Download iPhoto on Mac OS X 10.6.8

I dont seem to have iPhoto on my Mac and can't find a link to download it, only to update it.
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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 can I still use keyboard buttons for sound while in iPhoto?

When I'm using iPhoto, the hard audio buttons on the keyboard (previous, pause, next) no longer apply to iTunes. Suddenly, they do things in iPhoto instead. Things like play and pause slideshows, ...
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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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Deleted photos from phone when transfering to macbook, how to get back on phone?

I transferred photos from my iphone to my macbook, but turns out the photos were deleted from my phone after the transfer. So now I have the photos on my macbook but not on the phone. I'm trying to ...
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~/Pictures Bloated Size

I am planning on backing up my pictures When I got to ~/Pictures it shows 168.57GB Size and then two libraries iPhoto and photos as shown below. I thought these were just links so total of all my ...
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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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All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software

All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software! Is there a way to get at least my iPhoto Library back? I have not made a back up before. Thanks for your ...
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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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With OS X , is there a way to create a 640 x 640 image out of a 500 x 640 image?

Some website requires the user to "crop" the photo, but sometimes you'd like to keep it original. Using OS X alone, can a a 500 x 640 photo be enlarged to 640 x 640 (with white or black bars at the ...
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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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