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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How to not import duplicates from shared Photos album

When I import photos from a shared library, either from my own Family album or one shared with other iOS users, they are imported as expected. I cannot reimport them again. However, if you share a ...
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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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iPhone Photos Geolocation Displayed in Wrong Language

My phone language has almost always been set to English and I've always had my geolocation on for my pictures. A couple of months ago I rearranged the Preferred Language Order to bring Persian to the ...
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Is there a way to force photoanalysisd to work harder than it does by default?

I migrated my rather large Photos library from El Capitan to High Sierra probably around 2-3 months ago. To this day, the Photos app still reports that it hasn't completed its analysis of all the ...
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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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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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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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How to REALLY delete a photo using Apple Photos when image is outside library?

I have all my photos in a per year folder under $HOME/Pictures I manage my photos using Finder, Lightroom and many other tools. So I want to keep my image in a classic folder, not within a Photos ...
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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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How to speed up Apple Photos Faces Scan?

I am in the process of converting from Google Photos to Apple Photos. This is what I have done : Downloaded all Google Photos with gdrive Imported all photos on my macbookpro to Apple Photos 20k ...
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Uncommanded Logout during Photos initial upload to iCloud Photo Library

I am performing the initial long upload of my local Photos photo library to iCloud photo library. However, when I leave my computer on with the Photos app open for a couple hours, my computer seems to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Software to find duplicate videos that have been resized

I have duplicate videos in my Photos library, but the videos have been resized so they are not detected by normal duplicate file finding software. Does anyone know if any software for OSX that will ...
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Migrating multiple iPhoto libraries to Photos

I've put off upgrading to El-Capitan because doing so will kill off iPhoto; I've been using it since it came out more than 10 years ago. I'd like to migrate to the new Photos app but am not sure how ...
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Can I assign my named faces in Photos app to Contacts?

I want use the faces which I determined in Photos app and named them. I have contacts with the same names. I want to link these and I would it done automatically. Is there any way to do this? EDIT : ...
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Connected iPhone no longer showing in Mac Photos app

When I connect my iPhone to a MacBook Pro it does no longer show up in the sidebar of the Mac Photos app. This e.g. prevents me from importing photos from the iPhone. Can this be due to some changed ...
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Limit iCloud Photo Library space usage on iPhone

Is there anyway limiting the amount of space iCloud Photo Library uses? It seems to use as much space as is available on my iPhone l I really like having the HQ pics on my Mac and I like how it's ...
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automatically share photos to Photos iCloud Shared Albums

I'd like to script the Yosemite Photos app so that every time I place images to a folder on my desktop, it automatically is imported into the Photos app and uploaded to a shared album. Is this ...
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Finding Favorites I haven't shared

In Photos.app, I have the special Favorites smart album and an iCloud Shared Album called Shared Favorites. I display Shared Favorites as our AppleTV screen saver. The issue is that when I favorite a ...
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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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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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What is “~/Fotos Library.photoslibrary/resources/media/master” used for?

Whenever I want to backup photos from a Photos Library I rely on copying all the contents of the folder ~/Fotos Library.photoslibrary/Masters. However, I noticed that a lot of seemingly full-sized ...
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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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iCloud policy for counting the storage Photos uses

I’m getting ready to delete some old photos to free up iCloud storage space. I have shared some of these photos in iCloud Shared Albums. If I delete one from my own photos, but not from the shared ...
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How can I find out if photoanalysisd and photolibraryd are making any progress?

I'm using two macs, a desktop (brand new 6-core iMac 2019 running Mojave) and a laptop (2-core MBP 2013 running High Sierra). Both have (recently?) started to lose 50% of a couple of cores on ...
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Why doesn't photos send raw files to photoshop?

I currently have both JPEG and RAW files in my photo library on High Sierra. I want to edit the raw photos in Photoshop. However, when I use the 'edit with' option Photos always converts the file to ...
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Photos.app Album not sorted chronologically

I am having very weird issues with Photos.app. I recently took some photos with my camera and my phone. I made a mistake with the time-settings inside my camera so I adjusted the time afterwards in ...
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How do I delete photos from my iPhone without also deleting them from my Mac (both are connected to iCloud)

I currently have about 7k-8k photos and videos stored on my Mac. Recently, I purchased 200 GB iCloud plan so I can have access to all my photos and videos on my iPhone. I dragged my Photos library ...
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macOS Photos app choking when importing from an iPhone 6s

I have a early 2015, 11" MacBook Air and an iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.4. On my MacBook, I am using Photos App Version 4.0 (3421.5.230). I open Photos.app, connect the iPhone via USB, select Import ...
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iMessages sending tiny versions of images/GIFs

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm sending a personal photo, a GIF, or a video taken straight from iMessage, they're all sent to the recipient as super tiny versions of what I see them being sent as. ...
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Programmatically importing pictures to Apple Photos and modifying Exif data

[I was suggested to post this here instead of StackOverflow. ] How do I programmatically import picture files to Apple's Photos app? The reason for this is that I have 20,000 old pictures. Most are ...
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Is there a way to search for old iCloud accounts?

My wife's old MacBook got destroyed and I have no idea if it was ever backed up or not. Sometime before it got destroyed we bought iPhones and had to set up the Apple ID with our emails. Our ...
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Command line utility for browsing Apple's Photos.app database like a filesystem

Is there a command line utility to allow browsing and editing photos in the Apple's Photos.app database like you would browse a file system? The Photos app is really terrible when trying to perform ...
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Siri finds images in Photos even though search has been disabled - iOS 11.4.1

I was demonstrating Siri yesterday to my friend, showing how it can search the internet for random images (show me an image of a chickadee, a Volkswagen GTI, Albert Einstein, a pressure cooker, etc.) ...
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Are animated Live Photos compatible with Photos for macOS El Capitan?

I used the Photos app on my iPhone (running iOS 11.4) to edit a Live Photo with the "bounce" animation feature. I've imported the image into the Photos app (version 1.5) for macOS El Capitan. I can ...
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black and white photos on iphone

I started clicking some black and white photos (monochrome) using the iPhone. I would like to see them in a separate folder, is there some setting provided by iOS to do so? If there is no such option ...
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iOS photo editor's “marker” markup tool is translucent…is opaque possible?

The "marker" markup tool in iOS 11 photo editor is translucent. Is it possible to make it opaque?
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MacOS Photos on Mac mini does not import/see all photos from iPhones

When I connect my iPhone SE to MacOS Photos, not all photos on the iPhone shows up for import. In MacOS Photos import, it says: Already Imported (483 items) New Items (4 items) and on the iPhone SE, ...
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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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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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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 ...