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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export from photos (mac) including edited metadata

I received a bunch of photos that didn't have any correct metadata. I have then manually corrected the time and gps information within the photos app. When I export this files, those information are ...
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Create Context Menu Items in Photos app

I have seen several blog posts and articles about how to create context menu items in Finder and have been motivated to try creating a Context Menu (right-click) Items inside the Photos app. Using ...
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Recently upgraded iPadOS. It seems my ability to screen record is now reduced to 1/5th the duration. Any fixes?

Before the upgrade I was running iOS 12.2.2, which let me record on high quality for two hours of live music or video conferencing without problems (1.5GB was good for for 30 minutes of recording). ...
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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 convert my iCloud Photo Library into H256/HEIC/HEVC

I have iPhone 11 Pro and MacBook Pro 16", both are powerful enough to handle HEIC/HEVC. I just found that significant part of my iCloud Photo Library has an unoptimized MOV files recorded on previous ...
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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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iPhone cameras roll buffering before playback

Every time I go to watch a video or see a photo on my phone, the little white circle appears in the middle of the media and I have to wait while it buffers now. This is NOT to do with the iCloud. ...
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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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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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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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How to delete photos

I want to delete photos in the new photos app but can't find any delete or trash icon. Where is it? I tried highlighting the photos I want to delete, but I can't find the trash icon. I understand ...
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How to clear the Photos icon badge

For some reason that is not clear to me, the Photos app icon on the dock of my Yosemite OS now displays a badge (the number 1 in a red circle top right corner) First of all, I have no idea what that ...
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Apple photos takes seconds to load in file chooser dialog

See image below. The spinner takes almost 10 seconds before showing actual photos. I'm on a 2014 MBP with SSD and I have only around 16.000 photos (60GB in total). This slow loading time only occurs ...
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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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How to sort photos inside a photo album in the Photos app on an iPhone by date [PC]?

By default the photos in user-created albums are sorted by date added, NOT date taken. The user may rearrange the photos one-by-one (tap and hold). I do NOT own a Mac.
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Change photo date from BC to AD

On macOS 10.15.3 I’d like to adjust the date metadata of some pictures. How do I change the date of all photos and videos in Photos.app from BC to AD?
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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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Automatically convert images in Photos.app

In Photos.app, I have a lot of large png files that I would like to convert to jpeg files. Can I somehow convert them all automatically and keep all the metadata in the process?
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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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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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Photos: imported AVI file from old camera has wrong date taken (day of import), but all metadata seems to be correct

I'm trying to import all my photo library to Photos.app. I have several videos, which were taken in 2007 in AVI format on old digital camera. And that videos after imported appears in Photos.app like ...
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Photos.app not combining some CR2(RAW)+JPG flies from Canon 60D

When importing RAW+JPG pictures from my Canon 60D to Apple Photos on macOS 10.15, some are combined, most are separated. How can I fix all of this? I imported about 300 pictures before this started to ...
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How can I fix exporting errors/missing reference photos in the Mac Photos app?

I'm using the Mac Photos app on macOS Catalina (10.15.4) I have a Photos library that dates back to 2007 and was originally an iPhoto library. Ever since it was migrated to a Photos library, there ...
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Is there someway to get a list of all missing photos from the photo library?

I get the following error in Photos app on my Mac. Missing File Photos with unavailable original files cannot be opened. The original photo “IMG_3076.JPG” is either offline or cannot be found. Click “...
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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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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 can I unmerge people in Photos?

I wanted to make a mixed video of all the people in my pictures but accidentally merged them all as one. What can I do to un-merge them as seperate people again?
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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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Export frame to Pictures…where?

In Photos app, while playing a movie, if you select the gear in player controller appear a menu list. Selecting "Export frame to Pictures" (or something like that) Photos should save the frame... but ...
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Prevent the Siri Watch Face from displaying Photo Memories

The Siri Watch Face, introduced with watchOS 4, automatically suggests content, including "Photo Memories" from the iOS Photos app. I'm not keen on having year-old photos on my wrist, I much prefer ...
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finding large videos in the OSX Photos app

Is there a way to find all videos above a certain size using the new Photos app so that they can be selected for Export or put in an album? I'd like to move large videos off to an external drive, but ...
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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 to remove duplicate files from the Photos app library

I am running OSX 10.12.6 and sorting a large number of mostly not native digital pictures (scans from negatives). Using the command: fdupes -r -A "/Users/yves/Pictures/Photothèque.photoslibrary/...
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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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Is there a way to force photoanalysisd to work harder than it does by default?

I migrated my rather large Photos library from El Capitan to High Sierra probably around 2-3 months ago. To this day, the Photos app still reports that it hasn't completed its analysis of all the ...
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How to convert a HEIF/HEIC image to JPEG in El Capitan?

So, here’s the thing. I have a new iPhone and an old Mac. iOS 11 (still in beta as of today) and El Capitan (no more updates for this Mac). I use iCloud photo library in both devices. When I take a ...
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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 make the face recognition process continue?

Right now, if I go on the People section of photos.app, a message says it has analysed x photos, while the remaining y photos will be analysed when I'm not using the app and my Mac is connected to a ...
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Old (1-2 years) photos on iPhone appear blurry, but iCloud Photos are not turned on

I see this question asked a lot and the answer is always to turn off "Optimize phone storage" in iCloud's photo stream settings. My photos aren't backed up to iCloud though so this isn't a problem. ...
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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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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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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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