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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Photos taking up space in General > iPhone Storage, but I don't have any photos and iCloud Photos is disabled

so I recently was backing up my photos to google photos, and I usually clear everything from my photo library because it takes up space. I make sure to delete the recently deleted album as well, but I ...
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Can I use iCloud Photos on an iPhone without every new photo being uploaded to the cloud?

I will be switching to an iPhone soon. At the moment, my best photos reside in a nice folder structure in iCloud Photos. When getting the iPhone, i still want to be able to view those images but not ...
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How to skip using Photos app whem importing photos

I prefer to keep sorted/labeled folders of all of my iphone photos via finder and a NAS system. With more and more system updates and phone/iMac changes, I am finding that now when I go to import ...
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Problem saving shared photos to device

My gf and I regularly go on trips and each take pictures from our own phones that we then share to with each other to a common shared folder. When I look at the "For You" folder and find ...
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Photos folder on external hard drive incessant disk usage for 5 years

My photos collection has way over 500 gigabytes, and when I got a new Mac in 2015, I moved the collection to an external hard drive, and pointed Photos (iphoto by then?) to the external hard drive. So ...
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iMovie only imports 4 seconds of a movie clip that is much longer than 4 seconds

Intermittent… sometimes iMovie decides to only import 4 seconds of my movie clip even though it is much longer. I am dragging it out of Photos and into iMovie When I QUIT & RELAUNCH iMovie, the ...
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Two iCloud Photo Links in Windows Explorer

I had iCloud installed through the Windows app store. I had iPhotos syncing to my C:\users\david\Pictures\... directory. I then did a "move" of my Windows Pictures folder to my D: drive which holds ...
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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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Where to find a picture from photo library on the file system?

Using the get info on a picture inside the photo library, I'm getting a name a can't find on the file system anywhere in ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/.... Where can I get the physical ...
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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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Three photos libraries, which library can I delete?

this is my first message here. The space on a friend's iMac 400GB hard drive is almost gone. I've seen there are three photo libraries, which take around 320GB. One is the migrated iPhoto library, ...
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iPhotos > Shared Photo Albums: Protect from Remote Deletion

Several iPhoto Shared Albums disappeared after the person who shared the albums with me deleted them. Is there anyway I can safeguard pictures in Shared Albums even if the Album they were shared ...
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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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Understanding photo libraries when migrating from iPhoto to Photo

I recently updated an outdated OS to Catalina, in which the iPhoto app was replaced by the Photos app. In HD/Users/User/Images, I now find three different folders : iPhoto-Library (Migrated Photo ...
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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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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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JPG photo filenames after an iPhone to “Photos app” import

Since years, we centralize all our family photos on a (local) disk readable from Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The filenames are usually something like D:\Photos\2020-05\IMG_76843.jpg or D:\Photos\2020-...
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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 move or export all Photos' library contents to a hierarchical by-date filesystem structure?

I have rather large Photos.app library consisting of >50 years of family photos and videos. With Catalina I've been really unhappy with some bugs that have lost a couple months of recent photos and ...
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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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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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Can an iOS app that has access to Photos get all my photos?

Can a developer collect my photos that I edited and saved in my iPhone album? One of the function of the an app I am using is to edit photos and save them to my iPhone's album. In this case, can the ...
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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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Deleted iPhotos not appearing in Trash

Cleaning up photo albums and folders on Mac. Deleting photos but they don't appear in iPhoto trash OR system trash -- so how do I assure they're deleted? part of the rationale for deleting is to free ...
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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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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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Exporting Images from Photos with original image quality but including all keywords

I can't figure out how to export an image in Photos, with all the added keywords, but without having to choose the Image quality. Basically, if the original file was a JPEG, I want to export the image ...
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Viewing Live Photos on PC

I have downloaded the HEIC and MOV files. I want to be able to view them as if on an Apple device: click the image to play the video. Google Photos does this for photos uploaded to drive but I want to ...
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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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Import photo failed on iPhone even though there are enough space

I am trying to import photos from a SD card into my iPhone XS using Apple's lightning to SD card reader Here is the screen shot of the error message As you can see the total size of 347 images is 22 ...
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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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Once a link to a photo has been created in iCloud, is there a way to invalidate the link & remove the photo?

Once a link to a photo has been created in iCloud, is there a way to invalidate the link & remove the photo? Deleting the photo does not invalidate the link AFIK. The photo is gone from my ...
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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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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 library ...
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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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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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Moving photos to a new Mac from an old one - issues with permissions and iCloud [closed]

OK here's the story. My wife's old Mac -- a late 2010 MacBook Air currently running Yosemite. We get a new Macbook Air (high end model) running Mojave. I use the Migration Assistant to transfer the ...
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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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Sync photo albmus between Mac and iPhone

I am having this problem already a few months now and I wonder why there isn't any solution for it because it belongs to the basics of photos. I am talking about photo albums. And by an photo album I ...

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