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 do I still see my manually-deleted photos in Photos in OS X El Capitan

So the question is really simple. I am using Photos app on my mac, without the knickknacks like Photo Stream, iCloud etc. The exact location of photos is the default one: /users/xxx/Pictures/Photos ...
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Would it work using Time Capsule both as Time Machine AND media container?

I currently have a Macbook Pro and Time Capsule 3TB (ac-wifi). The easiest solution for me would be to use the TC for both media storage AND backups via Time Machine. Would this be possible? I am ...
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El Capitan - no photos?

Just tried to access my photos after upgrading to El Capitan - no luck there. Looks like Photos won't load any photos - it starts with an empty window, when trying by clicking library I have the same ...
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Photo App won't open after I downloaded OS X El Capitan V.10.11

Photo App won't open after I downloaded OS X El Capitan V.10.11. Response: "Photos must quit because the photo library has become unavailable or its data is corrupt."
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How do I change geolocation of photos in the Photo app?

The thing is, there is a bunch of photos I've taken that are referred at the wrong location. For example: there is a picture of my dad that was taken at my home in Barueri, Brazil and the Photo app ...
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How to trigger download of thumbnails of icloud photo library to iOS?

After uploading a large number of photos through the web upload of iCloud Photos my iOS does not show thumbnails of those new pictures but a grid of icons with small clouds in it. It has been like ...
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How to sync Faces between devices in iCloud Photo Library? [duplicate]

I just synced my library from iCloud, and I realised that there is no faces.What I did wrong? How to sync faces between devices? I really need them in iCloud also. NOTE I know that I can create ...
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Photos app wants to upload my library to iCloud once again

After I upgraded to OS X EL Capitan, I need to turn iCloud Photo Library once again on my Macbook Pro, but once I tap on iCloud Photo library checkbox the Photos a[[ wants to upload my images once ...
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How can I prevent the Photos app from launching when I connect a device? [duplicate]

The title says it all, whenever I plug a memory card on my computer or a cable to a device with photos, the Photos app launches. I don't like using this app, not because I don't think it's a good app ...
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Photos: Search all photos captured by a particular device (iPhone 5s)

Is there any way in the new Photos app to search for all images taken from a particular device? I want to export all my iPhone images out of Photos app. Currently my library has images imported from ...
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How do I sort albums alphabetically in Photos.app?

I would like to know if I can alphabetically sort albums in Photos.app. The iPhoto method for doing this did not work.
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Apple Photos Shared Albums on OS X are not updating

I created a new shared album on one computer. I can see that album on my iOS devices, but not on my other computer (all of them are on the same iCloud account). Quitting and restarting Apple Photos ...
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How to quickly delete multiple albums in Photos app (OS X)

My Photos app (on OS X) has very many (well over a hundred) albums sitting inside an iPhoto Events folder. Most of the albums have are named by a day, e.g. '16 May 2014'. In order to delete an album I ...
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Backing up full resolution photos from iPhone while using 'Optimize iPhone Storage' with iCloud Photo Library

I want to help a friend get setup with iCloud Photo Library. They have an iOS device without a lot of free space and they have a PC and an old Mac that can't run Photos.app. In addition to using ...
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How to hide Photos from iOS

The new OS X Photos App allows to hide photos. Hidden photos will only appear in the Hidden album (or in any album which you explicitly added them to). However, the Hidden photos keep showing on the ...
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Separate download of Photos App for Yosemite

I accidentally deleted the Yosemite's Photos App from my Applications folder but I can't seem to find a separate download link anywhere. It can't possibly be that I have to re-install Yosemite just ...
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How can I force Photo app on the Mac to scan for faces in a given picture?

I have a few pictures where the photo app has detected no faces at all. Is there a way to force the app to rescan those picture for faces?
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Missing “Recently Deleted Photos” Album on iPhone 5S running iOS 8.4.1

I accidentally deleted a number of photos on one of my iPhones (S5) which is running iOS 8.4.1. Unfortunately, it looks like the Photos app on that phone is missing the "Recently Deleted Photos" album....
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Photos.app creates blank images after importing iPhoto library

I imported a not very large (40 GB) iPhoto library into the new Photos app. Photos created a bunch of white images when importing some photos in that library: The metadata on these blank photos ...
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Backing up and compressing Photos Library.photoslibrary

I am backing up Photos Library.photoslibrary using rsync. In general my backup philosophy is to keep things only if they cannot be automatically regenerated. Can anyone recommend items inside this ...
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How to share geolocation tags in photo streams?

I have made over 3000 pictures during my last trip, mostly with the iPhone. I then shared them as a photo album in iCloud with my family, but neither of us can figure out how to enable geolocation ...
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iTunes 12 doesn't show the correct number of photos to be synced and doesn't sync all photos

I have iTunes 12.2 on a mac book pro with Yosemite, I use Photos app now instead of iPhotos after importing all of its events into iPhoto, plus I recently added around a few thousand pics and videos ...
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Prevent Photos, iTunes, etc. opening when new device is connected [duplicate]

Sometimes it is necessary to use my mac to install apps being developed on to other people's iOS devices, meaning that it frequently has new iOS devices plugged in. Whenever I plug in a new device 2 ...
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How do I backup photos *from* iCloud Photo Library

My Macbook is beginning to run out of space to "Keep originals" of the photos I have in the Photo Library, and I don't want the only copy of the photos to be in the cloud. How can I create a hard ...
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New photo library in Photos.app

How can I create a new, empty photo library in Photos, separated from my current library.
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Syncing Photos.app with external HDD

I want to have my photo library to sync all the pictures on the HDD, which I can easily reference them by deselecting "copy items to the photo library" and import them. but I want that if I delete ...
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Fill an area selected using 'Instant Alpha' with a specific color in Photos

In the Photos.app I am using Markup Toolbar in conjunction with screenshot editor. How can I fill an area I selected using Instant Alpha with a specific color?
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How to delete an album in the Photos app?

How do I delete unwanted albums in the Mac Photos app?
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quickest way to transfer iPhone photo to “/tmp”

The Photo app has so many features, I can't figure-out this basic task: take photos with iPhone. save photos to /tmp I've been copying/pasting pics into emails, then emailing myself, to get my pics ...
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Merging two Photos libraries?

I have two libraries from the Photos app (version 1.3 on OS X 10.11.2). Is it possible to merge them or to move pictures from one library into another?
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Can Photos app on macOS sync faces (or People)? [duplicate]

I'm running the Photos app on several Macs and have iCloud Photo Library enabled. One of the Macs downloads the originals as well, the others use the Optimize Mac Storage feature. But I can't seem to ...
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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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Yosemite Photos can't delete photos from iPhone

I just updated my mac to the new Photos and I imported some images from my iPhone 6. My question is rather simple. Why I can't delete the imported images in my iPhone from Photos??? I was able to do ...
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Photos section of OSX Yosemite file picker dialog out of date — any way to force an update?

On my MacBook Pro running 10.10.4, just now, I wanted to upload an image to a website that I was browsing in Safari, so I clicked an upload field and got the usual dropdown Finder dialog. I choose "...
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How do you display time zone in Apple photos

I've seen the following screenshot showing the time zone in the info display in the new photos app. I can see how to see the time zone if I use the adjust time and date, but it doesn't display in the ...
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How can I delete photos from the photo library in iOS 8?

I'm using an iPhone with iOS 8.4, and a Mac with Yosemite using the Photos app and syncing with iTunes. iCloud Photo Library is turned off on both the Mac and the iPhone. After syncing with iTunes ...
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Why do I get a “This photo is not editable” message in iOS 8?

I have photos in my iPhone that were added using iTunes sync with a Photos library. I do not see a way to delete them (no trash can icon) and when I tap "Edit" while viewing them I get the following ...
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Display time zone in photos app for mac

I'm trying to display the time zone that an image was taken in in the Photos app for Mac. I've seen screenshots of this being done but I can't seem to figure it out myself. What is a way to do so?
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How do I find and use the filename on photos in Photos.app?

I live by my photo filenames but they are gone in now that there is the new (crappy) Photos. Thankfully on one computer I did not do the update so I still have iPhoto. Certainly I'm missing something ...
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Access photos from Google Photos/Drive with iPad Air 2

I'm currently storing all my photos on Google Drive/Photos (auto-upload from Android, but also manual uploads of photos taken with various cameras). While I can sync Google Drive with my MBP and add ...
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How to hide a photo in the new Photos.app

I would like to know if it's possible to hide photos in the new Photos.app
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How to record on CD my Album from Photos App?

I have an album with some photos (almost 8 GB, lot of movies) in my Photos App on Mac. Now I need to save them on DVD. How to do this? Is there a simple way? How to find aprioprate album in Finder?
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How to backup/export photos/videos from the new Photos app to an external hard disk?

I have a huge library in the new Photos app on my Mac OS X Yosemite machine, I want to know the easiest way to export or backup all these photos and videos on an external hard disk (formatted for Mac),...
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automatically share photos to Photos iCloud Shared Albums

I'd like to script the Yosemite Photos app so that every time I place images to a folder on my desktop, it automatically is imported into the Photos app and uploaded to a shared album. Is this ...
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Is there a way to disable/hide the new Photos App in Yosemite?

I prefer iPhoto over the new Photos app in Yosemite. It also annoys me, because every time I connect a new device to my Mac, I have to disable "Open Photos App when connected to this device" for that ...
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Delete folder/album from Photos [duplicate]

How do I delete a folder or an album from Photos? Have searched internet for answer and tried using control, option and command keys.
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Remove Faces Permanently from Photos Library

Is there a way to permanently remove a name from the faces in the new Photos app? Example: When you tag a face accidentally with "John" instead of "John Miller", you can delete the face associated ...
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how to delete already imported pictures from iPhone in MacOS X Photos app?

I can't find a way to delete previously imported photos from the iphone in the Photos app (Version 1.0 (209.52.0)). Note that there is a check box to delete picture right after import, but I am ...
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Thumbnails for old photos are wrong in Photos app

I imported a large number of old photos into iPhoto, and I then updated to the new Photos app recently. After the update, the thumbnails on the old photos are incorrect. They are just thumbnails of ...
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Disk space not free up after photos and videos are deleted from Photos app

In Photos app of my MacBook, I delete hundreds of photos. Then I go to Show Recently Deleted screen, click Delete All. However, my disk space is same as before as shown on Finder. How can I get the ...