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 not import duplicates from shared Photos album

When I import photos from a shared library, either from my own Family album or one shared with other iOS users, they are imported as expected. I cannot reimport them again. However, if you share a ...
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Can I “unstack” RAW+L or RAW+JPEG in Apple Photos?

I often shoot photos in a format that includes a JPEG alongside RAW. In Apple Photos (on macOS) these are "stacked" together by default. Is there a way to "unstack" them (as was once possible in ...
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Constant “please unlock iPhone” message in Photos 2.0

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro from Yosemite to Sierra, and whenever I plug in my iPhone 6s, both iTunes and Photos will open as they should. However within Photos (and Image Capture), I get a "...
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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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How does Photos determine whether a photo is a duplicate?

When you use Photos to Import new images and video and click Review for Import, the application reviews the selected images and displays them for confirmation. The display is split into "Already ...
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How can I stop my iPhone tagging a particular face?

With the new update to iOS 10, the Photos app searches for faces in your pictures and groups them into albums. One of my friends has an Android phone that superimposes a facebook chat bubble in the ...
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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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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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Programmatically importing pictures to Apple Photos and modifying Exif data

[I was suggested to post this here instead of StackOverflow. ] How do I programmatically import picture files to Apple's Photos app? The reason for this is that I have 20,000 old pictures. Most are ...
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How to REALLY delete a photo using Apple Photos when image is outside library?

I have all my photos in a per year folder under $HOME/Pictures I manage my photos using Finder, Lightroom and many other tools. So I want to keep my image in a classic folder, not within a Photos ...
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How to speed up Apple Photos Faces Scan?

I am in the process of converting from Google Photos to Apple Photos. This is what I have done : Downloaded all Google Photos with gdrive Imported all photos on my macbookpro to Apple Photos 20k ...
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How can I fix Apple Photos face locations?

For the last few weeks I've been going through my Photos library, setting up faces data. Some data was already set back in the iPhoto days, but I've found a few photos with faces set, but the ...
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How to quickly label photos of people on iPhone?

I want to take pictures of people I meet and add their name to the picture quickly and easily so I can move to the next person right away. Quick and easy is the key!
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Recreating photos library from external photo library after clean install

I've had no end of corruption problems with my photo library ever since the transfer from iPhoto to photos. I've completely recreated a new machine and I am trying to re-create a fresh photos library ...
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How to set System Photo Library using the command line?

I know that I can set the System Photo library in Photos.app in Preferences > Use as System Photo Library I would like to know how to set this using the command line, giving the new System Photo ...
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Limit iCloud Photo Library space usage on iPhone

Is there anyway limiting the amount of space iCloud Photo Library uses? It seems to use as much space as is available on my iPhone l I really like having the HQ pics on my Mac and I like how it's ...
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how to integrate social media (Facebook, Flickr, Instagram) in my photo workflow?

I currently use Picasa on OSX to sort and edit my photos. Then I upload to Facebook, Flickr, and Tumblr. I tag people on Facebook and Flickr separately; and I add locations separately; I add dates. ...
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What is “~/Fotos Library.photoslibrary/resources/media/master” used for?

Whenever I want to backup photos from a Photos Library I rely on copying all the contents of the folder ~/Fotos Library.photoslibrary/Masters. However, I noticed that a lot of seemingly full-sized ...
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Display only pictures taken by me

With iOS13, Camera Roll was removed from the Photos app, inexplicably. Pictures taken are now assigned to the Recents Album. However, this Album also contains pictures/media from all sorts of sources (...
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The Places map in my macOS Photos.app library is empty

What I did: Created a custom non-iCloud, non-system photo library and imported my photos from an external camera. All photos are referenced from external files, i.e. not embedded into the library ...
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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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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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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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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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How to upload photo library (of photos not taken with this iPad) from iPad to iCloud or Google Photos

I have an old iPad that has about 8,000 photos on it, most of them not taken with this iPad, but rather synced from a Mac at a time when iPhoto on Mac was still a thing (before Photos.app and before ...
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Why is Photos not suggesting new Faces in the People Album?

When I first began using the People / Faces feature in iOS and Mac Photos, the app automatically listed a bunch of people. I added names for all the people I knew. I thought this was a near-complete ...
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How can I find out if photoanalysisd and photolibraryd are making any progress?

I'm using two macs, a desktop (brand new 6-core iMac 2019 running Mojave) and a laptop (2-core MBP 2013 running High Sierra). Both have (recently?) started to lose 50% of a couple of cores on ...
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Why doesn't photos send raw files to photoshop?

I currently have both JPEG and RAW files in my photo library on High Sierra. I want to edit the raw photos in Photoshop. However, when I use the 'edit with' option Photos always converts the file to ...
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iMessages sending tiny versions of images/GIFs

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm sending a personal photo, a GIF, or a video taken straight from iMessage, they're all sent to the recipient as super tiny versions of what I see them being sent as. ...
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MacBook Air 2017 Photos App Not Detecting Some Photos From iPad 5

I am trying to import videos from my iPad 5 (running iOS 12.0.1) to my 2017 MacBook Air (MacBookAir7,2 running macOS High Sierra 10.13.5) through the Photos app and half of my iPad's photos aren't ...
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Uncommanded Logout during Photos initial upload to iCloud Photo Library

I am performing the initial long upload of my local Photos photo library to iCloud photo library. However, when I leave my computer on with the Photos app open for a couple hours, my computer seems to ...
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Photos: Delete Photo with Command or Option-Command

In Photos 3.0 (from macOS 10.13 High Sierra) there is apparently two distinct ways to delete photos. Delete by holding Command in the menu, or Command+Backspace (⌘⌫). Or delete by holding Option+...
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Photos Library Edited Photos Location

I am trying to use Plex to share my family's photo library (Photos.app) so it's available on any device to view photos. The problem is that adding the entire Photos library to Plex's library results ...
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Accessing iPhoto's saved on a DVD

I burned a lot of photo's to a DVD but it was an older version of iPhoto and now I can't view anything from the DVD on the new MAC. Is there any way to access these photos? Thanks!
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Why separate “People” albums in iOS Photos app?

Why do I have a "People" album and a separate "People: From My Mac" album on my iPhone? Why aren't these combined? How do I combine them? iPhone SE iOS 10.2.1 MacBook Pro macOS 10.12.3
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How to move iPhoto library to external drive

I'm needing to free up space on my Mac and I have a migrated iPhoto library of 178 GB that I would like to move to an external drive as I'm too scared to delete it. However, it won't let me move it ...
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Upgrading to Photos errors “Library Version Too Old” and “Your library can open. . . ”

My iPhoto app, version 9.2.1, has a grey icon with a no sign and won't open. I'm running OSX 10.10.5, and I noticed a new app called Photos (version 1.0.1). When I try to open Photos, I am prompted ...
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How to view a Mac's iPhoto library remotely on a Windows computer

On my Mac, Running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks, I have my iPhoto library with 10,000+ photos. I am wondering if there is a convenient way to view this library remotely on a Windows computer. I actually can ...
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Getting rid of the special photo albums on iOS, e.g., People

In the Photos app on my iOS devices, there is the "People" album in addition to the "People From My Mac" album. It seems silly to have both. How can I get rid of the former? I'd also like to get rid ...
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Reveal in Finder for Photos.app?

I've recently taken the dive to Photos.app on Sierra and it does seem to finally replace iPhoto, but I am stuck in a rut with not being able to get to the original photos and videos via a right click ...
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Apple Photos App Stuck For Days “Closing the library…”

I recently migrated my library from iPhoto to the Apple Photos app. There's probably around 13,000 photos/videos in the library. After migrating the library, I closed Photos, and it is now been stuck "...
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Managed Photos Library - Can I use app to delete originals from hard drive?

I use Apple Photo to kickstart my workflow of reviewing and tagging photos. I do "manually manage" my pictures (i.e., what some call the "referenced option) vs. copying them to the Photos library file....
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Software to find duplicate videos that have been resized

I have duplicate videos in my Photos library, but the videos have been resized so they are not detected by normal duplicate file finding software. Does anyone know if any software for OSX that will ...
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Migrating multiple iPhoto libraries to Photos

I've put off upgrading to El-Capitan because doing so will kill off iPhoto; I've been using it since it came out more than 10 years ago. I'd like to migrate to the new Photos app but am not sure how ...
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Can I assign my named faces in Photos app to Contacts?

I want use the faces which I determined in Photos app and named them. I have contacts with the same names. I want to link these and I would it done automatically. Is there any way to do this? EDIT : ...