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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Disk space not free up after photos and videos are deleted from Photos app

In Photos app of my MacBook, I delete hundreds of photos. Then I go to Show Recently Deleted screen, click Delete All. However, my disk space is same as before as shown on Finder. How can I get the ...
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Copy iCloud Photos library to a clean install

I'm doing a clean install on a new HD for various reasons, and I'd like to move my 700GB Photos library over. I also want the library to continue to sync with iCloud. Since the existing library is ...
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How to reimport Live Photos in Apple Photos?

I use "My Photo Stream" to sync new photos into the Photos app on macOS. I just learned live photos are synced as still images via the stream. When I want to reimport those live photos they are ...
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Does the new .HEIC photo image format include Apples advance photo features ie Live Photo?

Was the .heic file format created to address the advance features supported by Apple that is not supported by traditional .jpg files: Live Photos; Depth Map information; Filters used; Lighting modes; ...
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Photos moved to trash still displayed in Photos App

I have moved my pictures manually(by right clicking) to trash. But they are still being shown in Photos app, Why and how to delete them?
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How to enable iCloud Photo Library on new computer without losing existing photos in iCloud

We got a new iMac and would like to enable iPhone Photo Library on it so it can download photos onto it from our existing iCloud Photo Library. However, since this is a new computer, our Photo library ...
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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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Moving photos from one Photos library into another

We have two Photo libraries (one for my wife and one for me, different user accounts on one Mac, El Capitan). Now I would like to move most photos and videos from her Photos library into my Photos ...
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OS X Photos app unable to export video

I recently uploaded some videos into Photos after compressing them in Handbrake. Now, when I try to export the video back out of the Photos app, it gives me an error: Does anyone know 1) why I can't ...
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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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Photos library - importing photos from DSLR camera - missing Masters directory (macOS Catalina)

I used to import photos from my DSLR camera (Canon 50D) via Photos Library and then copy them from ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/ directory. They were grouped by year/month/day of ...
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How can I force the Photos app on my iPhone to recognize faces

I have a several photos in my camera roll, received mostly through WhatsApp in my iPhone XS. In the photos, the person is in front of the camera and the face is completely visible and straight, not ...
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How can I transfer a Live Photo from one .photoslibrary file to another?

While on vacation, I imported my photos to my girlfriend’s laptop to free up space on my iPhone. She now has my Live Photos saved onto her laptop and I can view them when I open her Photos Library (....
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How to change default Memories photo in Apple Photo app

I would like to change the default memories photo in the Photos app on my iPhone and Mac. When Photos creates memories, it will sometimes choose a photo as the banner photo that I don't want. Even ...
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Why do I get a “This photo is not editable” message in iOS 8?

I have photos in my iPhone that were added using iTunes sync with a Photos library. I do not see a way to delete them (no trash can icon) and when I tap "Edit" while viewing them I get the following ...
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Backing up Photos library to external hard drive

Regarding Photos and its file structure, if I want to back up my photographs to an external hard drive, what files do I identify to be copied over? That is, if I back up the Photos Library, am I ...
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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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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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How to check if photos are already in Photos on MacOS?

I have a rather large Photos library (> 100GB). I am in the process of tidying up a few USB hard drives containing, among others, a bunch of photos. How to check which photos on these drives are ...
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Select a poster frame for video thumbnails in Photos app?

Is there a way to select a Poster Frame to use as the thumbnail of a video in your Camera Roll? For example, many of my videos fade up from black. Because of this, the thumbnails are black and it's ...
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Best way to share all photos with partner

I want to create a comprehensive cloud photo archive together with my girlfriend, for all our mobile devices and laptops. This is what we want: Photos should be archived in full resolution Photos ...
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How do I delete photos from Apple Photos retaining only those marked as favorite?

This should be a fairly easy task to carry out, but I cannot seem to figure out a straightforward way of deleting all but favorite photos from the Apple photos app. One workaround is for me to create ...
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Photos JPEG Export Keywords

I have a photo in Photos that I have added keywords (tags) to. When I export this image I can see other metadata, such as description and location that were added by Photos in the EXIF data but not ...
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Is there some way to automatically find and remove all the “broken referenced” in Apple's Photo App?

I like apple's Photo app but I am not willing to let it manage my photos library for many reasons (eg I want to manage and edit the same files from different applications such as Bridge but I also ...
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How to quickly delete multiple albums in Photos app (OS X)

My Photos app (on OS X) has very many (well over a hundred) albums sitting inside an iPhoto Events folder. Most of the albums have are named by a day, e.g. '16 May 2014'. In order to delete an album I ...
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Backing up full resolution photos from iPhone while using 'Optimize iPhone Storage' with iCloud Photo Library

I want to help a friend get setup with iCloud Photo Library. They have an iOS device without a lot of free space and they have a PC and an old Mac that can't run Photos.app. In addition to using ...
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Is there a way to get a public URL for individual iCloud photos?

I understand it's possible, through the Photos app and iCloud, to create a sharing stream of photos. What I am wondering is if it's possible to get a public URL from any given photo in iCloud. My end ...
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Photo captions not showing up on photos when viewed slideshow mode in Photos.app

The captions I added to my photos in iPhoto are not showing up when I play slideshows in Photo. I can still see that the information is there when I click on a photo's Info in the album view. Is ...
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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 untag all people in Photos

I have had an ongoing problem, where Photos (on both my Mac and my iPhone) is not updating people. The message I get says something about quitting Photos and letting it update people in the background ...
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What's easiest way to share/collate fullres photos with family in 2019?

My wife and I both take pictures on our iPhones. We have our own iCloud accounts. Sometimes we want to make albums of pictures selected from both our accounts. What is the easiest way to share high ...
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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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What is the purpose of an AAE file?

First, some background: For those of you who edit photos using Apple software, you may have encountered AAE sidecar files, which are generated automatically by the Photos app (for iOS or macOS) when ...
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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 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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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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Flickr backup/sync with new OS X Photos app

Searching for a solution how to use the 1 TB free flickr storage to sync my photo library. I use the new Apple OS X Photos app and don't want to sync with iCloud (just 5GB free storage).
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How do I remove ALL PHOTOS from iPhone?

I have 26K photos on a 64GB iPhone 7 and running iOS 12.4 How can I delete all photos en-masse? That is, removing all photos from the iPhone's Camera Roll.
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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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iOS Photos - can you paste copied photo

I seem to be doing a lot of long press -> Copy of Images, and I would like to save them directly into Photos, but I can't find a place to do a paste. Instead, I have to paste into Notes, then use "...
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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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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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Find duplicate images in iCloud Photo Library in Yosemite

I moved to Photos and iCloud Photo Library, and I am happy so far. Because of previous imports, crashes and re-imports, several thousand duplicates (identical pictures - not of the same photo) in my ...
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Is it possible to turn off iCloud Photo Library on one device only?

I would like to know if its possible to turn off iCloud Photo Library on one of my devices. The device in question is a MacBook Air which I use while at the office during the day. I would like to keep ...
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Is there a way of getting a list of photos not in an album?

Like most people I take loads of pictures. Some I delete and some I put into albums for events, food pics, etc. Since you can put a picture into multiple albums I tend to use albums a bit like tags by ...
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Rename iOS 10 Memories

There is a memory I would like to save on my phone, but the name of it is just the name of my home town, which is quite boring. I know by default it looks like all the memory names are just the name ...
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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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Where does Photos.app store the iPhone videos I've imported?

I use my iPhone to take photos and video, then import them onto my Macbook using the new Photos app. Now I'm trying to find the original videos so I can put them on an external hard drive for a ...
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How can I see what photo the photos app is currently downloading from iCloud?

I am trying to create a photo book in the new photos app, but it keeps hanging 'downloading photos from iCloud'. I see under preferences, it is downloading '1 item from iCloud', which appears to be ...

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