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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iOS 10/macOS Sierra: Merging Faces between iPhone and Mac

I have iOS 10 installed on my iPhone and macOS Sierra installed on my iMac. I'm using the iCloud Photo library on both. On my Mac, I've spent a lot of time tagging faces and have done so on many of ...
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How do I find and use the filename on photos in Photos.app?

I live by my photo filenames but they are gone in now that there is the new (crappy) Photos. Thankfully on one computer I did not do the update so I still have iPhoto. Certainly I'm missing something ...
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After restoring my iPhone from iCloud, my photos are all low resolution. How can I fix this?

I restored my iPhone 4S from iCloud after recieving a replacement one from the Apple store. It took many hours for The applications and photos to come back but once restored, all of the photos on the ...
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Cannot add a photo to an album in Camera Roll

In the Photos app on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5, I cannot add a photo in the Camera Roll to another album. The album is there, but I cannot select it after tapping on the "Add to" button. The album I am ...
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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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Photos app not visible

A friend has a iPhone 6 iOS 10.x and we cannot find the photos app. She has activated iCloud storage for photos in settings but we cannot find how to see the albums. I am an Androd user and have zero ...
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Mojave Photos - Space Bar to Preview fix not working

In macOS Mojave, tapping the space bar to open a picture in Viewer does not work. I have tried the fix in this thread: Keyboard shortcuts (spacebar) no longer works in Photos on Mojave However it ...
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In macOS Photos app, can you export all pictures of a person?

I'd like to export all the pictures that Photos.app has tagged as a particular person. Is there any way of doing that?
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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: 1) Photos should be archived in full resolution 2) ...
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Moving imported photos to external drive

I've been importing my DSLR photos using the standard Photos.app. Now I'm running out of HDD space. What's the best way to move my RAW photos to an external storage device?
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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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Repeated crashes of Photos app due to signal: Bus error: 10

I'm not sure if I'm the only one but every time I click 'Edit' on a photo that has already been edited by the previous version of Photos, it just crashes. This is frustrating because I did a lot of ...
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What does the gray band at the bottom of some faces indicate in Apple Photos?

I'm working with macOS High Sierra beta 17A352a, Photos 3.0 (3201.11.120). I don't know if this works similarly in earlier versions. When looking at people in the app, most portraits shown simply ...
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Can I show a gif animation in a Photos.app slideshow?

I'm creating a slideshow/movie in Photos, and some of my photos are actually animated gifs, but they appear as low quality stills in the slideshow. Any way Photos can properly support these gifs?
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How to change timestamp of movie on iPhone?

When I recorded a movie with my iPhone, the date was not set correctly. So now the video shows up in the wrong order in the Photos app. It seems the video date is inferred from the file created/...
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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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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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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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Photos.app doesn't play audio from videos recorded by Olympus camera

Apple's Photo.app has no problem playing the audio from some videos (for example, videos recorded by an iPhone). But it does not play the audio from videos created by an Olympus SZ-31MR digital camera....
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How do i import photos from a Lumia phone to El Capitan's Photos app?

I plug my phone into my mac as I would with an iPhone, and indeed Photos says that it can find the device, however it doesn't show any photo thumbnails or give you any options to import the photos. ...
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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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Prevent Photos, iTunes, etc. opening when new device is connected [duplicate]

Sometimes it is necessary to use my mac to install apps being developed on to other people's iOS devices, meaning that it frequently has new iOS devices plugged in. Whenever I plug in a new device 2 ...
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Thumbnails for old photos are wrong in Photos app

I imported a large number of old photos into iPhoto, and I then updated to the new Photos app recently. After the update, the thumbnails on the old photos are incorrect. They are just thumbnails of ...
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Export unmodified originals from Photos.app and NOT creating duplicates

I have all my photos in Photos.app. I also maintain them in Dropbox. My workflow is: Import from camera/iPhone into Photos Organize photos into albums - some into new albums, some into existing ...
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Drag and drop from Photos.app to Photoshop

I can't seem to drag-and-drop photos from the Photos application into Photoshop, I could do this with iPhoto... How do I edit them in Photoshop?
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Is there a quicker way to pause Photos uploading to iCloud?

Photos.app on Yosemite takes forever to upload its library to iCloud, and can slow the WiFi network to a crawl while it does so. I know that I can pause it in the app's Preferences, but this is ...
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Archive/set some photos in Photos.app not to be synced with iCloud Photo Library

I want to use iCloud Photo Library just to get photos I take on my phone to my computer. My Photo Stream would work fine if it was reliable. Now I have more than 5GB of photos so I have to pay at ...
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Can I regenerate the the photo thumbnails that have turned black after restoring my iPhone?

I had to restore my iOS 5.1 iPhone from iCloud after recieving a replacement. Many of the thumbnails for photographs are now black. Is there a way to regenerate them?
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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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iOS - Select poster frame to use for a video in Photos

In iOS, 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 ...
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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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How to clean up camera roll/All Photos on devices with shared iCloud account?

I have quite a few iOS devices on the same iCloud account and the "All Photos" (camera roll?) keeps propagating >9000 images/videos between all devices. I would like to get to "Camera Roll Zero" and ...
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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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Syncing Photos.app with external HDD

I want to have my photo library to sync all the pictures on the HDD, which I can easily reference them by deselecting "copy items to the photo library" and import them. but I want that if I delete ...
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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 ...