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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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Why when I save a photo it displays a different date then the actual date I saved it

This just recently started happening and I don’t know why! I saved this photo today and it’s says I saved it in 2005!
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How can I disable Photos Agent on High Sierra (10.13.4)?

Looks like Photos Agent is running in the background. I'd like to dedicate this machine to file services and not run unnecessary processes. How can I disable "Photos Agent" at boot time. I'm hoping to ...
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How can I stop the Photos app showing the “What's New Photos” screen every time I launch it?

I'm on macOS 10.13.3, and every time I launch the Photos app, I get the following screen, showing "What's New Photos". I have to click the "Get Started" button to access my library, which works every ...
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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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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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search for pictures of a set of people together in Photos

If I have pictures in macOS Photos, and people's faces have been identified and named in the People section, how can I search for pictures where both person X and person Y appear, or where X, Y and Z ...
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Delete all files of a resolution Apple Photos

I have recently, imported various photos from both iCloud Shared Album downloads and directly from my iPhone. The problem is that some of these photos are duplicates, however the iCloud Shared Album ...
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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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black and white photos on iphone

I started clicking some black and white photos (monochrome) using the iPhone. I would like to see them in a separate folder, is there some setting provided by iOS to do so? If there is no such option ...
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Is it possible to save to my disk from the photos app?

In the past, If I've ever wanted to take a photo on my iPhone and move it to my mac, I'd have to use the files iOS app or google drive. I recently had an idea, instead of uploading the photos to ...
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iOS photo editor's “marker” markup tool is translucent…is opaque possible?

The "marker" markup tool in iOS 11 photo editor is translucent. Is it possible to make it opaque?
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Auto Sync Photos App with local folder

I have all my pictures locally stored on my Macbook in a folder called Pictures. I use the Photos.app to search and filter my pictures. I don't use CLoud or anything else so disabled 'Copy pictures ...
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Moving imported photos to external drive

I've been importing my DSLR photos using the standard Photos.app. Now I'm running out of HDD space. What's the best way to move my RAW photos to an external storage device?
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How do I change the name of an album in Photos on my Mac

How do I change the name of an album in Photos my Mac?
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Access photos only from select albums on all my devices

I would like the ability to view photos grouped under two "People" (two children, say) in Photos 3.0 on all of my Apple devices. Basically I take new photos with my iPhone and occasionally sync them ...
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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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Migrate Photos projects to a new Mac

How to migrate Projects from Photos to a new MacBook?
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Add pictures to Photos.app

Until now I have all my photos in a folder 'Images' on my Mac. To organize them better I want to start using the photos.app. When I open the app there are no fotos, so I guess I have to import them ...
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Copy photos from an iPhone to a USB flash drive

I can use Photos.app to import photos to my MacBook's internal SSD, but I can't figure out a way to copy them directly to my flash drive. Is there any way to copy the photos without doing something ...
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Photos app single library with Sierra and High Sierra

I have two Macbooks, one is running High Sierra, and one is running Sierra. My problem is, that I cannot open my Photos library with Sierra since I've opened it with High Sierra, it says that I need ...
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Is it possible to export from the Photos app without the dual dialogs?

In the macOS Photos app, select one or more photos and then choose > File > Export > Export 1 Photo. A popup dialog appears with options for the exported image: Accept the defaults then choose Export,...
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Are photos still saved on Mac with PhotoStream after deleted on iPhone?

Been using PhotoStream for years and still don't fully understand it...When I take pics on my iPhone, they show up on my MBP in Photos, via PhotoStream. If I delete them from the iPhone will they ...
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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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MacOS Photos on Mac mini does not import/see all photos from iPhones

When I connect my iPhone SE to MacOS Photos, not all photos on the iPhone shows up for import. In MacOS Photos import, it says: Already Imported (483 items) New Items (4 items) and on the iPhone SE, ...
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“Import All New Photos” in Photos.app imports duplicates

When I click "Import All New Photos" from my iPhone 7 in Photos.app, it imports all the pictures but doesn't seem to recognize it's done so. After clicking back to the iPhone tab, the photos that were ...
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How do people scans on iOS and MacOS interact?

With iCloud Photo Library we now have synced people albums. How do the scans on different devices interact? I recently got a new phone which initiated a new scan and messed up my carefully sorted ...
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Photos.app Sierra - Add a brand new location to the locations database?

I'm adding locations to my pictures in Photos.app and I want to a location that isn't in the database. The Google search I tired told me how to add known locations, but not unknown locations. The ...
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Why Does Photos Not Display All Pictures in Library?

macOS 10.12.6, Photos 2.0, running on a mid-2010 Macbook Pro. I updated my Macbook Pro to Photos when Photos was introduced, and it has worked well for me. Two days ago, however, Photos began to ...
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Uploading photos from MacOS Photos to Facebook?

What is the "simplest" and most privacy-conscious way to upload photos from your MacOS Photos collection to Facebook? I "trust" Facebook as little as possible (for obvious reasons) and so do not want ...
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How can location data be retained when using iCloud Photo Sharing?

Everyone in my household has an iPhone and is running iOS 11. We have a shared album that we can post to, but whenever one of shares a photo, the location data isn't included. Is there a way we can ...
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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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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.app Edit-mode UI broken after upgrading to High Sierra

Since upgrading to macos High Sierra, my Photos.app's editing functions have been troublesome. Features such as Retouch simply do not work, and I'm unable to access advanced options, such as the ...
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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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HEIC image thumbnails don't appear on older iPad

Wife has an iPad Mini running iOS 9 or so, and an iPhone 7 running iOS 11. Images shot in HEIC get synced to her iPad via Photos app, but no thumbnails appear. If clicked, the images appear normally. ...
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Photos JPEG Export Keywords

I have a photo in Photos that I have added keywords (tags) to. When I export this image I can see other metadata, such as description and location that were added by Photos in the EXIF data but not ...
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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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What is the exclamation mark in the bottom right corner for in Photos for iOS?

When looking at a photo in Apple's Photos.app I noticed a white exclamation mark in the bottom right corner of a photo. What does that indicate?
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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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Convert iPhone images to HEIF? [duplicate]

Now that iOS 11 supports HEIC images as first-class citizens, I'm wondering if there's any way to convert existing JPEG images from the camera to the new format? My wife's iPhone 6 is stuffed to the ...
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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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Does the new .HEIC photo image format include Apples advance photo features ie Live Photo?

Was the .heic file format created to address the advance features supported by Apple that is not supported by traditional .jpg files: Live Photos; Depth Map information; Filters used; Lighting modes; ...
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How can I delete a photo on multiple devices without having to delete it manually everywhere?

I'm using Photos for iOS and MacOS to store my photos. When deleting a photo from either device, nothing happens with the photos on the other, not even after syncing. How can I avoid having to ...
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iOS Photos metadata privacy

I just recently learned that Photos app has a quite a lot metadata for the images I have taken, try searching for "fruit", "book", "food", "baked", "bottle". As a feature this is pretty neat, it ...
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Photos plugins: use TIFF instead of JPG as interchange format

I recently had to move from Aperture to Photos for organising and editing my RAW format photos as Aperture no longer lets me order print products. I use quite a few plugins for the editing bit, which ...
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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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What does the gray band at the bottom of some faces indicate in Apple Photos?

I'm working with macOS High Sierra beta 17A352a, Photos 3.0 (3201.11.120). I don't know if this works similarly in earlier versions. When looking at people in the app, most portraits shown simply ...
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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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Can I tell Photos I never want to use it with iCloud?

I have both iPhoto and Photos installed on my Mac and use both independently of each other. However, whenever I launch the Photos app I get the following prompt: Is there a way for me to permanently ...
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iPhone Photos app adds random people to the people album

When I take photos of a crowded place, I often get random strangers in the shot, facing in my direction. The iPhone Photos app then adds these strangers to the People album. How can I remove these ...