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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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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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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What will happen if I export a 720p video in Photos to 1080p?

I'm considering exporting all the videos currently stored in my Apple Photos library. These are made up of a mix of different video "qualities," including 1080p and 720p. When I choose the File > ...
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View and edit/delete photos with Mac Photos App without importing

I would like to view my photos and edit or delete the ones that I don't like. I would also like to do this while keeping the photos in their original location (e.g. an external SD card). Is it ...
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Missing photos on my iPhone

I have a Macbook Pro and an iPhone that share the same iCloud account. On my Macbook's Photos I have a smart album that contains 52 photos. On the iPhone the album contains 40, with 12 photos are ...
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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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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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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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Can I assign my named faces in **Photos** to contacts?

I want use faces which determined in Photos app and I named them. Specially I have contacts with the same names. I want link these and prefer do it automatically. Is there any way do this? EDIT : I ...
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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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What is Photos doing when it says “Updating”?

My photos app says it's "Updating". It has left my machine almost unresponsive for several hours now with iStats reporting 50-70% CPU usage and SSD usage at about 50 MB/s. I installed Photos several ...
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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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Unable to delete photos on iOS

Following the difficulty in getting photos out of the iPhone reported here, I am now unable to delete photos on the iPhone. Image Capture can see the photos. I select all and right-click "Delete", ...
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Hide Photos from Photo Stream only

I have a couple of sensitives pictures on my phone that I don't want people to see when I'm casually scrolling through my photos (yes it's exactly what you are thinking of right now ;-)). I still ...
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Apple Photos import: Insufficient Disk Space

I have about 58,000 photos/videos (~1TB) catalog in Lightroom 5. These photos/videos are stored on an external USB drive. Since I'm using a very old version of Lightroom, I'm considering moving to ...
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iPhone photo backup after log out of iCloud and log back in

I have 150GB of photos on my iPhone that were properly synced & backed-up with iCloud (full resolution). I logged out of iCloud on my iPhone and have now logged back in again. I still have all my ...
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Is it possible to edit a new photo's title on my iPhone and have that title Synced to the desktop Mac Photos app?

Do you know of way to do the following using an iPhone and a Mac desktop? I want to take a photo using an iPhone App at e.g. the Louvre in Paris then I wish to immediately make a brief note on my ...
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Why are photo stream photos being saved to my camera roll?

I have a 2016 iPad Pro running the latest iOS version. I have photo stream turned on and iCloud photos turned off. All of my photo stream photos are being saved to my iPad camera roll. Obviously this ...
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Delete only photos that are NOT in any other album

I have thousands of photos on my phone. Perhaps a hundred or so are "tagged" in other albums (like Favorites or special event albums I've created). I have all of my photos backed up, so I won't lose ...
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Is there an easy way to send pictures from MacOS Photos to a Facebook Messenger contact?

I feel stupid asking that question, but there doesn't seem to be any easy way. And this is 2019!?! I guess this would have been easy when iMessage was able to send Facebook Messenger message, but I ...
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How to automatically import new images to Photos?

I'm meaning to use Photos as a frontend for displaying and browsing photos. I keep these images on a specific folder hierarchy, which can be replicated in Photos by using the "Import" function and ...
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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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Does Photos 4.0 from Mojave work on a High Sierra installation?

I have a Mac that cannot be upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave because of the graphics card. While I am happy to exist on High Sierra for now, I would like to upgrade to the latest version of the ...
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Why Photo on macOS stops to update?

The local time is 6:36 P.M., and I just realised in the Photo App status line in macOS it shows: I don't understand why it stops syncing with iCloud for so long. Then I notice in Finder's iCloud ...
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Backing up my iCloud Photo Library

Currently I use a Mac mini as a home server. Photos.app on it is configured to download full resolution originals from iCloud, which then gets copied by a script to a backup directory on a third party ...
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Force Photos to download all images

Ive got the "Download originals images to this Mac" checked in preferences, but it seems that the images are only downloaded once you view them. Is there a way to make Photos download all the images ...
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How can I stop the Photos app showing the “What's New Photos” screen every time I launch it?

I'm on macOS 10.13.3, and every time I launch the Photos app, I get the following screen, showing "What's New Photos". I have to click the "Get Started" button to access my library, which works every ...
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What is the safest, quickest and most efficient way to transfer then merge several photo libraries from an old iMac to a new iMac?

I have an iMac(2009) that has approx. 250gb of photos in 2 or 3 libraries. I would like to transfer all of the photos to my new iMac(2107) and then merge them into one master library. Due to the fact ...
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How to repair/synchronize videos in DCIM folder with Photos app

I removed a file large.MOV from the DCIM/102APPLE folder. This video still appears in the camera roll, but understandably cannot be played. I also copied restore.MOV to the DCIM/102APPLE folder (...
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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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Missing “Recently Deleted Photos” Album on iPhone 5S running iOS 8.4.1

I accidentally deleted a number of photos on one of my iPhones (S5) which is running iOS 8.4.1. Unfortunately, it looks like the Photos app on that phone is missing the "Recently Deleted Photos" album....
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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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Pixelmator: I cannot open the image from Photos library that is on the external drive

My Photos Library is Inactive when I try to open an image from external drive, as it is on the image below. What should I do to be able work with images from my Photos Library? My photos Library is ...
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Importing photos from Photos app to Documents, order gets mixed up

I want to import photos from my Photos app (i.e. they are being read from my icloud Photo Stream) to a folder on my Macbook. Instead of being in order of recency like in the photos app, on import ...