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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Why won't photos import from iPhone after upgrade?

Since upgrading to Catalina I can no longer import photos from my iPhone into the Photos app. I can drag photos from my desktop into the library, but clicking either "Import selected" or "Import all ...
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Missing Add To button in photos app on iOS

On my iPhone 7, I go and open up photos, then click on "select" photos. I then select a photo. There used to be a "Add to" button in the middle of the bottom (to the left is "upload" and to the right ...
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Why are these thumbnails different resolutions?

These are the thumbnails of the same photo in my Camera Roll and Photo Stream: Notice that the one on the left is “fuzzier”. Zoom in on the spots on the tablecloth or the text on the book cover for ...
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Backup iPhone pictures that are not using local storage but iCloud

Until 2017 I took pictures with mi iPhone using local storage, and then I saved them to my Macbook using Photo.app. But since 2018, I started to use on the iPhone the option to store pictures on ...
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Import iPhone Camera Roll non-destructively using Image Capture?

Firstly, to clarify what is meant by "non-destructively" in this context: Without losing access to all photos contained within burst shots Without losing the ability to revert to originals Without ...
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Importing photos into Photos app and overwriting previous import

I have previously imported some pictures into the Photos app - however I found the files had become corrupt. Now I have gone back to the original source and used a more reliable drive to import them ...
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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 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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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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How to move shared albums data from Photos externally

I recently moved my Photos library to an external SSD. Unfortunately shared album data still lives locally inside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.cloudphotosd/Data/Library/Application Support/com.apple....
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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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how to tell Photos library that source files are in different Volume

I want to figure out a way to tell Photos that all original source files are in exactly the same place as before but on a different volume. (The equivalent of changing all their paths' reference to /...
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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 ...
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Cannot get Library First Aid to open using Option + Command in iPhoto

I am migrating a bunch of iPhone libraries from one drive to another, repairing them along the way, and migrating them to the Photos app. However, I cannot get the "Library First Aid" windows to open ...
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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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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 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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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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Network, moving large folder : Photo Library

I want to move my Photo Library through my Synology NAS, I know I'm gonna lose the iCloud Syncing (which is very annoying...) but anyway. Every time I trying to move the Photo Library (quite heavy, ...
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El Capitan - no photos?

Just tried to access my photos after upgrading to El Capitan - no luck there. Looks like Photos won't load any photos - it starts with an empty window, when trying by clicking library I have the same ...
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Photos, faces and order

I have two Macs with the Photo app and sync over iCloud. I have tagged a lot of faces in both (I know they are not synchronised so I had to do it twice). In one version the persons which are present ...
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What does “referenced file offline” mean in Photos?

I have large numbers of files in my Photos from my recently migrated Aperture library that show a crossed out reference icon indicating that the "referenced file is offline". If I try to access such ...
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Same photos are being reimported dozens of times

On a relatively new Catalina macbook pro I am seeing the same set of recent pictures taken by the iPhone showing up for import time and again. Before even trying again I had deleted everything from ...
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How can I find all unnamed people in Photos on iOS (not on macOS)?

Is there a way on iOS (not on macOS) to list all photos that have people detected in them but for which the people haven't been associated with a name / contact yet? Perhaps a smart album or a third-...
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Photos app not importing all files

I have over 58,000 photos stored on a HD from the past 15 or so years. I now have a brand new Macbook pro and I have been trying to import all these photos into the Photos app. I have been importing ...
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How to find out the albums contained in folders a photo is in

I need to find in which album some photos are contained. I've already tried with a script the script below without success. As the albums are contained inside folders the script doesn't seem to be ...
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Does Migration Assistant transfer face data for the People album?

I attempted to use Migration Assistant to transfer data from an older MacBook Air to a new one. The migration failed with a "Could not create <username>" error but it did leave the files on the new ...
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Does apple photo library sync when user not logged in?

I am using an old MacPro as a file server and have also setup accounts for everybody in the family as additional users to sync my photos via iCloud Photo Library to that computer, so that I have a ...
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Photos not showing in media->photos for upload

I'm stumped. All of a sudden, I can't access anything in Photos to upload to online (my website, for an avatar, etc.). This is what it looks like: It used to populate just like iphoto does below it. ...
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How to download only those pictures in shared icloud album which are not in my album already?

Our family has a shared iCloud photo album and everyone uploads/shares their pictures from family events. I know how to select images manually and download them into my personal photo album. However ...
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Photos for Mac uploading Referenced File unexpectedly

I want to use iCloud Photo Library with my Apple ecosystem. The problem is that I have hundreds of thousands of photos in my Mac that will take hundreds of GB of iCloud storage if I were to upload ...
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Is there a way to select all media on my iPhone that are not already in an existing album, and put them in a new album, using the iPhone only

Is there a way to select all media on my iPhone that are not already in an existing album, and put them in a new album, perhaps called "No Album"? I am using iOS 12.1.4 on iPhone 6. Do not mind ...
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Unable to sync Photos.app to iPhone from a network drive

I can no longer sync Photos.app to my iPhone via the new Finder interface in Catalina. I get no errors in the interface. The progress dial ticks away and it seems to complete (way too quickly) and ...
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How do I hide the sidebar in Apple's Photos 5.0 app?

Using Photos 5.0 app, the sidebar, containing Library, Shared, Albums and Projects constantly shows on the left side of the window. How can I hide the sidebar?
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Photos say “already imported” but do not show up in any Imports

I was using the Imports normally through yesterday until just tonight the following behavior is exhibited: the latest photo is shown in Already Imported but does not show up in the Last Import or the ...
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Photo Synching between Catalina and iOS 13 losing settings

My goal is to overcome my 64gig iPhone's storage limits by creating a smartfolder that contains all my photos except "duplicates". I am synching between a fully updated iMac (Catalina) and a fully ...
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Time Machine Photo Backups

I did a clean install of Catalina because of some performance issues I was having and now I can't get my iMac to recognize the Time Machine backups on my external hard drive. I restored everything ...
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Can Photos filter by time of day?

In Photos 4 on a Mac, I'd like to see just the photos that were taken at night (say between 6pm and 6am). I can make use a smart album to see photos on a date or within a range of dates, but I don't ...
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IOS 13 Blurry low resolution photos in gallery

Has anyone noticed that since upgrading to iOS 13 some photos are low resolution and blurry when viewing them? On my phone it seems to be about 50% of them. If I click the edit button the images are ...
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Photos app message: “This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos.”

When dragging a photo from an email message to the Photos app, this message appeared: The full message in dialog reads: This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos. ...
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How to show the full path for an image in the Photos app

I have right clicked on the image and there is only the image name: