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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Pictures folder on iMac has a 4 GB Photo Library

In my Home directory on my iMac I have a Pictures folder. In it is a 4 GB Photo Library named Photos Library.photoslibrary. I have iCloud Photo Library turned on, and it has been on for more than a ...
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Corrupt .photoslibrary file in Photos app. Any way to get photos back?

I am using Apple's Photos app on macOS El Capitan. When trying to copy my Photos Library.photoslibrary file (44 gigs) from old external drive to new internal drive, I get a -36 error. Apparently the ...
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How to clean up camera roll/All Photos on devices with shared iCloud account?

I have quite a few iOS devices on the same iCloud account and the "All Photos" (camera roll?) keeps propagating >9000 images/videos between all devices. I would like to get to "Camera Roll Zero" and ...
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Rearrange single pictures in Photos?

How do you manually rearrange single pictures in Apple "Photos"? In iPhoto it was possible to select the picture, hold down the mouse button and move to another position in the album. Has that feature ...
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Finder or Photos?

Does storing photos in the Photos app or finder take up more space? Or are they the same? I'm trying to free up some storage, and I have a lot of photos, so just wondering whether moving all that ...
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Memory Movies in Photos app for Mac

The iPhone has a great "Memory Movie" feature that that assembles pictures and videos of one person into a little music video. Can you do that on the Photos app too? I could only find the slideshow, ...
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How can I delete photos from my iPhone but keep them in iCloud?

I have seen this question on here a few times, but never with a clear answer. I am using a iPhone 6s with iOS 10.3.3. When I take a picture I want it to be uploaded to my iCloud Photo Library; ...
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Is there an extension for macOS Photos for perspective correction?

I was wondering whether anyone knows of, or can recommend, an extension for Photos on macOS that allows correcting perspective?
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iOS Photo No Longer Optimising Storage

I have always kept Optimise iPhone Storage under iCloud for Photos on. Since last week however, it has stopped optimising and saving space locally on my phone. One possible cause is the use of Google ...
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Why can't I sync Photos on my Mac with Photos on my iPhone?

I keep a subset of my photographs in Photos on my Mac, and I would like to sync these with Photos on my iPhone. I used to be able to do so, but the option seems to have gone away. The 'Sync Photos' ...
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In Photos, can you crop and scale original to save space?

I often take photos of documents, receipts, or product packaging; to have as a record. These photos usually waste space because they are higher resolution than I need, and they have extra space around ...
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What do the Stack/Unstack options do in iOS Photos app?

I am running the iOS 11 beta but don't know if this is a new option or if it's there in 10 too. On some of my photos, there is a Stack or Unstack option on the share sheet. If I select it, nothing ...
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Photos smart album for photos with no people at all

The macOS Photos app allows searching for photos that contain specific people. But how can one create a smart album that only contains photos that do not contain any people at all? It is possible to ...
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Cannot get Library First Aid to open using Option + Command in iPhoto

I am migrating a bunch of iPhone libraries from one drive to another, repairing them along the way, and migrating them to the Photos app. However, I cannot get the "Library First Aid" windows to open ...
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iPhone Photos stuck face analysis

iPhone Photos is not finishing analysing faces. It says : 6974 analysed photos. To finish analysing remaining photos (18002), lock your iPhone and plug it. (Translated from French). Following ...
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How can I transfer a Live Photo from one .photoslibrary file to another?

While on vacation, I imported my photos to my girlfriend’s laptop to free up space on my iPhone. She now has my Live Photos saved onto her laptop and I can view them when I open her Photos Library (....
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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 import photos+videos from iphone with IOS 7.0.4?

Trying to import this with the Photos app on mac sierra v.10.12.1. When I go to the import option the iphone is not showing up? How can I import my photos & videos to my mac? What other way is ...
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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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Local backup of iCloud Photo Library

I'm using iCloud Photo Library to store all my full size photos and keep everything synced between my laptop and iPhone. The laptop has a small SSD, so I use the optimize space feature to keep only ...
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OS 10.11 Can't access photo library from Finder file upload box

I'm running OX 10.11.6 and using the stock Photos app. Whenever I attempt to access the media browser from the Finder file upload box, such as when attaching a photo to an email or social media post, ...
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How to erase my iPhone photos completely?

I decided to delete all of my iPhone's photos so I copied everything to iPhoto and deleted everything on my phone. But I still worry if somebody could recover my deleted photos from my iPhone? Does ...
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Is there a quick way to “flatten” an image in iOS

I use the ‘markup’ extension in iOS Photos to ‘black out’ sensitive information in screenshots, occasionally. Unfortunately, this leaves the “revert” button, meaning that said sensitive information is ...
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Is it possible to turn off iCloud Photo Library on one device only?

I would like to know if its possible to turn off iCloud Photo Library on one of my devices. The device in question is a MacBook Air which I use while at the office during the day. I would like to keep ...
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How do you set an Burst ID using exiftools on MacOS?

To mark pictures as burst in Apple Photos.app a random BurstUUID (same one for all bursts) is required. By trying to set an UUID with zsh: exiftool -BurstUUID='A4862FFE-5491-4F15-9AC0-0881859A0802' ...
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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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Previews and Masters in Photos Library

After recently recovering my Photos library on MacOS I found another backup that contained the same master files but different preview files. Everything in the other backups's Masters folder were ...
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Gray exclamation mark in Photos (Sierra) after importing raw pictures from my camera

Yesterday I had my first photo session with my new Fujifilm X-T2. Today, I inserted the SD card on my mac, opened Photos (Sierra) and saw all the pictures I took (raw). I proceeded with the import, ...
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Is the a CLI way to download all photos from a Photos.app iCloud shared album?

Is there a way from the CLI on MacOS or Linux to download all the photos from a shared photo album (an album shared with me from another iCloud user, that shows up the shared tab on iOS or under the ...
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Why are my Photos library database/metadata files being modified even when I'm not using the Photos app?

OS: MacOS 10.12.3 (16D32) Hardware: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) I currently use Dropbox to sync, among other things, my Photos library on my laptop*. The Dropbox widget notifies me when ...
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There is no photo library but pictures are still visible in Photos app

I learnt that by default the Photos app maintains a photo library within the pictures folder of my user account on my MacBook Pro. However, there is no such library in the pictures folder. I have ...
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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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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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AppleScript error when attempting to delete empty albums in Photos.app

The Problem I’m trying to delete a bunch of empty albums using AppleScript. I have verified that I am “getting”/“collecting”/whatever-appropriate-terms-you-prefer the correct albums. But when I try ...
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Stop automatically opening Photos.app when inserting formatted SD card

Whenever I put in my SD card, the Photos app opens automatically. I can set it to not open on a per-device basis, but since I format my SD card frequently that doesn't really help. How can I stop ...
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How does photos app in mac imports pictures from hard disk?

I copied some pictures in my mac from my phone using a usb. But in photos app some of them are being shown and some not shown. Some of them I have deleted are being shown and some are not being shown ...
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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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Photos moved to trash still displayed in Photos App

I have moved my pictures manually(by right clicking) to trash. But they are still being shown in Photos app, Why and how to delete them?
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How to enable iCloud Photo Library on new computer without losing existing photos in iCloud

We got a new iMac and would like to enable iPhone Photo Library on it so it can download photos onto it from our existing iCloud Photo Library. However, since this is a new computer, our Photo library ...
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Importing photos from Photos app on iPhone to Mac

I'm trying to transfer (make a copy of) all of the photos/videos in my iPhone's Photos app (what I see under the Photos builtin) to my macbook laptop. If I go to Photos then "Import New Photo" or use ...
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How to import edited (cropped/filtered) photos from iPhone to Mac?

I take photos with my iPhone SE running iOS 10.2.1. I edit the photos in the native Photos app (cropping and filtering). I sync to my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) using the native ...
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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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Fix name tag on a face in iPhone photos app

I tagged some pictures with a wrong person in Photos app of iPhone ios 10.2. How can I fix that?
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Can I show a gif animation in a Photos.app slideshow?

I'm creating a slideshow/movie in Photos, and some of my photos are actually animated gifs, but they appear as low quality stills in the slideshow. Any way Photos can properly support these gifs?
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How do I set the cover photo of a “shared” Photos album?

I understand how to set the cover ("key") photo of an Apple Photos album, but I can't see how to change the cover photo of a "shared" (copied) album. How do I set the cover photo of a "shared" Photos ...
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IOS10 - Sharing photos - Mail option disappears when 6 photos is selected

I have 1 phone where the mail option disappears when 5-6 photos are selected for sharing What I do 1. Open the photos app 2. Press Select in top right corner and select one photo 3. Press Share in ...
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Does Photos.app do facial recognition locally or are photos sent to Apple for processing?

Photos.app automatically recognizes faces in photos and groups them by person. Are photos sent to Apple for processing or is everything done locally on the machine?
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Is there some way to automatically find and remove all the “broken referenced” in Apple's Photo App?

I like apple's Photo app but I am not willing to let it manage my photos library for many reasons (eg I want to manage and edit the same files from different applications such as Bridge but I also ...
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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 do I sort photos by date taken in Apple Photos?

Is there a way to sort photos in an album in Apple Photos by date taken? The answer must be "yes", but I can't find it. The options that seem to refer to date (e.g., Keep Sorted by Oldest) seem to ...