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 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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When transferring media from iPhone to Mac using the macOS photos app, are the media transferred in original full resolution [closed]

When transferring media from iPhone to Mac using the macOS photos app, are the media transferred by default in original full resolution, frame rate etc.? I am referring to both photos and videos, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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.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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Can Photos filter by time of day?

In Photos 4 on a Mac, I'd like to see just the photos that were taken at night (say between 6pm and 6am). I can make use a smart album to see photos on a date or within a range of dates, but I don't ...
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IOS 13 Blurry low resolution photos in gallery

Has anyone noticed that since upgrading to iOS 13 some photos are low resolution and blurry when viewing them? On my phone it seems to be about 50% of them. If I click the edit button the images are ...
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What's easiest way to share/collate fullres photos with family in 2019?

My wife and I both take pictures on our iPhones. We have our own iCloud accounts. Sometimes we want to make albums of pictures selected from both our accounts. What is the easiest way to share high ...
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Missing Add To button in photos app on iOS

On my iPhone 7, I go and open up photos, then click on "select" photos. I then select a photo. There used to be a "Add to" button in the middle of the bottom (to the left is "upload" and to the right ...
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Photos App does not show in search

I have an iPhone 7 and the Photos App is on my phone and it works just fine, but I have a few issues with it: 1) When I search for it in the iOS search tool, it does not show up. 2) There are ...
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The year 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on a Macbook Air

For some unknown reason, the rather important year of 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on an Macbook Air with the latest macOS. The owner insists that nothing was deleted as far as they ...
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Why are these thumbnails different resolutions?

These are the thumbnails of the same photo in my Camera Roll and Photo Stream: Notice that the one on the left is “fuzzier”. Zoom in on the spots on the tablecloth or the text on the book cover for ...
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Backup iPhone pictures that are not using local storage but iCloud

Until 2017 I took pictures with mi iPhone using local storage, and then I saved them to my Macbook using Photo.app. But since 2018, I started to use on the iPhone the option to store pictures on ...
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Can't access RAW files in Photos.app

I cannot access RAW image files in Photos.app. I have a bunch of RAW files from both my Olympus OM-D E-M5 and from my iPhone (I use the Halide app to take them). They are all JPG/RAW pairs. The ...
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Errors backing up Photos.Sparsebundle

I've been trying to backup / copy my Photos Library.sparsebundle and keep running into issues. The original file is on a Drobo5N mount.I am trying to copy to an external SSD The Sparsebundle is ...
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Import back video into iPhone after adjusting time & location in Photos app on macOs

While travelling, I like to exchange photos/videos via WhatsApp with other people. Doing it usualy at night, or a few days later, the time of the received item needs to be adjusted in order to have a ...
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Copy iCloud Photos library to a clean install

I'm doing a clean install on a new HD for various reasons, and I'd like to move my 700GB Photos library over. I also want the library to continue to sync with iCloud. Since the existing library is ...
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How do I remove ALL PHOTOS from iPhone?

I have 26K photos on a 64GB iPhone 7 and running iOS 12.4 How can I delete all photos en-masse? That is, removing all photos from the iPhone's Camera Roll.
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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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Unidirectional sync from iOS device to iCloud Photo Library

I have an older iPhone with limited storage. I use it as a "distraction free" version of my main phone for the gym. I've deleted almost all apps except for Music and Podcasts. I want to be able to ...
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Importing photos into Photos app and overwriting previous import

I have previously imported some pictures into the Photos app - however I found the files had become corrupt. Now I have gone back to the original source and used a more reliable drive to import 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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How to make a “you have a new memory” movie with my own choice of photos and videos?

The iPhone has a facility whereby, when it feels like it (typically after a trip abroad), it tells me "you have a new memory" and gives me a short movie with photos and video clips of its choosing. ...