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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Prevent Photos app on OSX from launching when plugging in device

The Photos app opens whenever I plug in my phone. How can this be prevented? I have seen many solutions for the old iPhoto app that involve changing the "Connecting camera opens" option, but the ...
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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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Is it possible to wipe an entire iCloud Photo Library?

I've been using the beta iCloud Photo Library for a week and a bunch of photos got duplicated and I'd like to wipe all the photos out and start over. I have backups of all the photos and have turned ...
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How to export photos from the new Photos app in full quality?

I noticed that the new Photos.app reduces image size on export. If I drag & drop a photo from the Photos library, the size is reduced by at least 50%. How do I get rid of this behavior and ...
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How can I sync the new “people” (face recognition) metadata across devices in Photos (iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra)?

The new Photos updates for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra includes a much more powerful and integrated approach to organizing photos by who's in them. It's built around powerful, on-device facial ...
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How to add a location to photos in the new photos app?

I have tried anything I could think of and also consulted the "photos" help as well as google but I could not find a way to geotag photos in "photos". Is there a way to do this or is it really only ...
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How can I remove my old iPhoto library after migrating to Photos?

I upgraded to Yosemite and migrated my iPhoto library to the new Photos app. I'm happy with Photos and don't plan to go back to iPhoto. This Apple support article makes it clear that the photos don't ...
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After migrating to iCloud Photo Library can the iLifeAssetManagement folder be deleted?

Before iCloud Photo Library and Photos.app in OS X 10.10.3, we had iCloud PhotoStream. iCloud PhotoStream synced its photos to the ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement folder (and ...
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Change album's main picture in Photos

I have an iPhone 6s with iOS 10. In the Photos app, there are Albums and each Album has a cover photo. How can I change the cover photo of an Album?
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Can I speed up iCloud photo sync between iPhone and Macbook?

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 9.1 and a Macbook Pro running Yosemite. Both devices are set up to sync photos to and from iCloud. When I take a photo on the iPhone (for further processing on 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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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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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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Duplicate Photo library for Photos & iPhoto

Just came across this, seems as Photos created a duplicate of the iPhoto database instead of just using that one. Now I'm stuck here with two 50+ GB libraries, eating up space on my HDD. I think ...
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Where are photos stored in the new Photos app after importing from Aperture?

I have just upgraded OS X and opened the new Photos app to import my Aperture library. Everything went well (Photos work fine) but I am surprised to see that I didn't loose 100Gb free space on my HDD. ...
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How do I backup photos *from* iCloud Photo Library

My Macbook is beginning to run out of space to "Keep originals" of the photos I have in the Photo Library, and I don't want the only copy of the photos to be in the cloud. How can I create a hard ...
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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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Convert whole library to new .HEIC format

Can the whole icloud library be converted from the non-optimised format to the new optimised format, or vise versa? I have noticed that some of my photos have automatically be using the new format.
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How to change the cover photo of an album?

Looking at the album index in the Photo app, it seems that the photo used as the album cover is picked randomly. Is it possible to change the picture that is used as the album cover?
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How do I remove or disable the Photos app in El Capitan?

When I try to drag Photos.app or certain other bundled system apps to the trash in El Capitan, I get the error “Photos.app” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by OS X. The solution ...
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How can I view the original (or “master”) version of a photo in Photos without reverting all edits?

Most photo applications provides some way to toggle between the original (unedited) version of a photo and the current (edited) one. In Aperture, "M" toggles between the two, many iOS photo apps ...
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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 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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Backup photos from all devices to iCloud, but do not download them to all devices

I’ve recently purchased a new Mac Mini, and I’ve been importing my old pictures into the Photos app. I want to have these photos backed up to iCloud, along with the photos currently on my iPad. I ...
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How to avoid getting 'Missing File' error in Photos app?

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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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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iCloud Photo Sharing extremely slow

I am trying to create a shared album in iCloud, containing about 750 photos and 50 short videos. Using Photos both on iOS 9 and El Capitan, the process of adding the photos to the album is extremely ...
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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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Apple Photos Shared Albums on OS X are not updating

I created a new shared album on one computer. I can see that album on my iOS devices, but not on my other computer (all of them are on the same iCloud account). Quitting and restarting Apple Photos ...
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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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Why is there a doubled name in the Photos app when I search to name faces?

The image below represents what I mean: Even though there is only one Bartłomiej Semańczyk in my Contacts, that person appears on the list below twice. How do I remove repeated options on the list ...
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iPad app for organizing, rating, and noting photos

I've imported a bunch of my photos from Lightroom (not directly of course) to use my iPad as a scrap book. So that I can look at them, and decide whether they belong in a series or should be included ...
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Keyboard shortcuts (spacebar) no longer works in Photos on Mojave

Until recently, pressing spacebar toggled expanding my photos in Photos, and single keys provided a way to edit photos (e.g. C for crop). None of these features now work for me. How do I restore ...
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iCloud Photo Library - force upload

On my iMac I imported my old Aperture Library to the new Photos app and then enabled iCloud Photo Library. The library has about 10000 photos and I expected that once I started the sync Photos app ...
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How to import Live Photos from Finder to Photos.app?

I only use Photos.app as a browser of all my images. I unselected the copy items to the Photos library so my files can live in my hard drive and I don't duplicate them inside the Photos Library....
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How does Time Machine treat changes to the Photos Library?

I've searched all over and can't find a sure answer to this question. If a new photo is added to my iCloud Photo Library, resulting in a change to the "Photos Library" package on my Mac found in ~/...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How do I download originals for a certain album in Photos when using “Optimize Device Storage” on iPad?

I use Optimize iPad Storage in the Apple Photos app for my iPad, but sometimes I want an entire album offline to show someone. Is there a better way to do this than flicking through the photos one by ...
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How to put Photos.app main library on an external disk?

I am using the new Apple Photos app on Yosemite, but I don't want to use iCloud for my photos, and I don't want to keep all of them on my computer. So I as wondering if it is possible to have my main ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...