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 can I see in which albums is a photo?

Photos.app — I can't find a way to see in which albums a photo is in, neither on iOS or macOS. This seems such a basic thing that should be there but I can't find how to do it. When a photo is ...
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People will finish updating when Photos is in the background

Photos on my phone and my laptop both say this at the bottom of the People section of the app. There has been no noticeable progress made in the past few weeks. It looks like all the people it has "...
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Mac Photos app stuck on “Restoring from iCloud”

I have about 110,000 photos and videos in my Photos library, synced to my Mac with iCloud with "download originals" turned on. Sync was working fine until a few days ago, about a week after installing ...
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Photos does not have the necessary permissions to create a library in the folder that you selected

I'm attempting to create a new macOS Photos.app library on a secondary hard drive. In the Choose Library window, when I select Create New... and select the external HDD, I get the error: The ...
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What is “photoanalysisd” and why is it using 77% of my CPU?

We got a new iMac for Christmas and it has seemed really slow for the past couple of days. In desperation I checked out Activity Monitor and it shows photoanalysisd as the guilty process that is ...
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Photos can't be viewed although thumbnails are visible

I had an iPhone 5 with photos on it, and it was backed up on iCloud. My iPhone 5 got stolen and I got an iPhone 5s. I restored everything on to my new one, but some photos are there in thumbnail form ...
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How to access the “Deleted Photos” Album on an XR running iOS 13.3?

I would like to delete the photos in my "Deleted Photos" album right now. I have found several websites advising how to do this, but they all say to open Photos and then to click on the Albums tab, ...
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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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Images appear green in photos app after update to Catalina

I opened the photos.app in Catalina today and noticed that most thumbnails appear as green pictures. Upon double-clicking it show the image correctly, so I'm thinking maybe something is wrong with ...
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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 delete all the photos shared to my iPad from my iPhone (done through iCloud), but keep all my original iPad photos?

So I just turned on iCloud photos for my iPhone and it shared all my iPhone photos to my iPad camera roll, and I don't want all those photos there, and I don't want the photos from my iPad on my ...
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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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Is there a quick way to “flatten” an image in iOS

I use the ‘markup’ extension in iOS Photos to ‘black out’ sensitive information in screenshots, occasionally. Unfortunately, this leaves the “revert” button, meaning that said sensitive information is ...
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How can I disable Photos Agent on High Sierra (10.13.4)?

Looks like Photos Agent is running in the background. I'd like to dedicate this machine to file services and not run unnecessary processes. How can I disable "Photos Agent" at boot time. I'm hoping to ...
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Open location of a photo in Finder from Photos.app

In Yosemite, I am trying to upload a photo to website. So I open Photos, select a photo and then try to locate the location of the photo. However I could not find it. Before Photos it was possible in ...
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Print list of albums of fotos

Problem description: I have imported an old iPhoto library from an old computer running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 in photos.app running on macOS Catalina (sadly, I cannot state the exact versions of the ...
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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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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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Photos stopped uploading to iCloud. What can I do?

After updating to OS X 10.10.3, I opened Photos.app and imported my iPhoto library. Around ~3,000 photos were uploaded to iCloud, but the upload process stopped before the remaining 7,200 photos were ...
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How do I tap multiple images to share them all at once with iCloud Photo Sharing?

I can't reproduce Apple's first tip on their iPhone tips and tricks page. When they say tap multiple images I assumed them mean tap the 'Select' button in the upper right then select photos one by one ...
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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 can I repair missing referenced photos in Photos.app on MacOS Catalina?

A while ago I moved many photos from my Mac to external storage. However, I forgot to consolidate the library before performing this change. And now I can't remember the original folder structure I ...
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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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Export album as set of sequentially-named images to a folder

I took thousands of time-lapse photos and imported them into a few albums in Apple Photos app on MacOS. It wasn't until later I realised Photos doesn't store albums literally in an album:folder ...
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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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Downloading all photos from iCloud Photo Library without Photos app

I have an iCloud account with about 800 photos stored in iCloud Photo Library. I’m trying to move them to a Mac and delete them from iCloud in order to clear up space. I tried to connect my Mac to ...
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Photos.app shows wrong picture

I have a weird bug in the Photos.app, where the wrong picture is shown in the full view and the wrong key photo is shown in the People albums. For instance, when I browse through a particular album ...
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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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How can I enter multiple keywords in a row in Photos 5 (Catalina)

When adding keywords to my photos in Apple's Photos app, I pull up the Info window, click in the Keywords field, and type them in. In previous versions, comma would commit the keyword but leave the ...
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Error importing videos to Photos in Catalina: Unsupported resource set: video,xmp

I have several Photos libraries; my system library that's synced with iCloud, and some additional libraries for things that I want to keep but don't need to have available all the time. Here's my ...
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How can optimize my process for reviewing face recognition in MacOS Photos?

Mac's photos app can show each person's faces: click "people" double-click one person's cover photo click "faces" It's annoying to click "faces" when I want to review the face-recognition results ...
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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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How do I sync photos from the Photos app to an iOS device using iTunes when the Photos library is on an external disk?

I have my Photos library on an external disk, not in my user account directory. The Photos app itself works fine with this configuration. However, when I go to iTunes after deleting the empty Photos ...
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Why is delete items after import so slow?

I am importing thousands of photos from SD cards into albums on my Mac. Import is not super-quick but OK, but when I select "delete items after import" then it seems to delete about one image per ...
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Import a subset of photos based on date

I am importing thousands of photos off an SD card. About 15k images, mostly time-lapse. They are from different times so about 4 sets 3-4 images, I want to import each set as a separate album. ...
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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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Media Browser only shows videos and a few photos

I have an older MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid 2012) that I just updated from MacOS Sierra to Catalina (10.15.1) so that I could download and use Pages. I also deleted my Photos Library and created a new ...
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Duplicate of photos?

Given latest versions of MacOS and iOS and one iMac and one iPhone both on the same iCloud account. I take a picture with the iPhone. It shows up, via photo stream on the iMac. So far so good. Now I ...
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Import to Photos app/MacOs is disabled/greyed-out even though the iPhone is connected

My iphone (stephenb) is successfully connected to the Macbook pro. I have imported into Photos.app from this phone a couple of dozen times already. There are a few new photos that I want to import ...
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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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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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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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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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How much storage do photos take up?

I am considering asking my parents for an iPhone 7 or 8 for Christmas, but I can't decide between which. Straight Talk offers the iPhone 7 with 32 GB and the iPhone 8 with 64 GB. I'm not planning ...
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How to reset an iPhone photo library with all data and meta data

I am trying to resolve an issue with a corrupted photo library on an iPhone running iOS 13. It will crash apps, as soon as you try to select older photos from the library for uploading or whatever. ...
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Permission Denied for a small set of photos when adding to macOS Mojave Photos

I've got all of my digital photos (roughly 112K files) on an external hard-drive. With the changes made between Google Photos and Google Drive sync, I'm now moving my photos into iCloud Photos via the ...
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How to prevent the Photos app from launching cloudphotosd, photoanalysisd, etc?

A number of the background services used by the Photos app perform functions I'm not interested in benefitting from (and in some cases, actively do not want). Primarily these are photoanalysisd and ...
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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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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 ...