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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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Photo captions not showing up on photos when viewed slideshow mode in Photos.app

The captions I added to my photos in iPhoto are not showing up when I play slideshows in Photo. I can still see that the information is there when I click on a photo's Info in the album view. Is ...
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How to put Photos.app main library on an external disk?

I am using the new Apple Photos app on Yosemite, but I don't want to use iCloud for my photos, and I don't want to keep all of them on my computer. So I as wondering if it is possible to have my main ...
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How can I share an album publicly (i.e. with non-icloud users) on iCloud

Using "Photos" Version 1.0 (209.52.0) that just got "put" on my computer at last update. Here's what my share menu looks like: Here's the support page where I looked for help. Goal: expose photo ...
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Is there a quicker way to pause Photos uploading to iCloud?

Photos.app on Yosemite takes forever to upload its library to iCloud, and can slow the WiFi network to a crawl while it does so. I know that I can pause it in the app's Preferences, but this is ...
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Where does Photos.app store its library and files?

I switched from iPhoto to Photos and now one feature that was important to me is missing: "Show referenced files in Finder". For example, that feature was useful to me for selective sharing. Also for ...
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How to clear the Photos icon badge

For some reason that is not clear to me, the Photos app icon on the dock of my Yosemite OS now displays a badge (the number 1 in a red circle top right corner) First of all, I have no idea what that ...
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How can I remove my old iPhoto library after migrating to Photos?

I upgraded to Yosemite and migrated my iPhoto library to the new Photos app. I'm happy with Photos and don't plan to go back to iPhoto. This Apple support article makes it clear that the photos don't ...
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Why is there a doubled name in the Photos app when I search to name faces?

The image below represents what I mean: Even though there is only one Bartłomiej Semańczyk in my Contacts, that person appears on the list below twice. How do I remove repeated options on the list ...
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How to disable face detection in Photos for OS X

I don't like the feature that automatically detects faces in Photos for OS X because of the unnecessary CPU and disk space consumption. A photo library of 360 MB generated 50 MB of face detection data ...
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Thumbnails not displaying in new Photos app included in 10.10.3

I recently upgraded our family iMac to 10.10.3 from 10.9. I migrated the iPhoto library to a Photo library almost immediately after upgrade. I am seeing the following behaviors occur 6 or more hours ...
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iCloud Photo Library - force upload

On my iMac I imported my old Aperture Library to the new Photos app and then enabled iCloud Photo Library. The library has about 10000 photos and I expected that once I started the sync Photos app ...
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After migrating to iCloud Photo Library can the iLifeAssetManagement folder be deleted?

Before iCloud Photo Library and Photos.app in OS X 10.10.3, we had iCloud PhotoStream. iCloud PhotoStream synced its photos to the ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement folder (and ...
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OS X Photos app unable to export video

I recently uploaded some videos into Photos after compressing them in Handbrake. Now, when I try to export the video back out of the Photos app, it gives me an error: Does anyone know 1) why I can't ...
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Flickr backup/sync with new OS X Photos app

Searching for a solution how to use the 1 TB free flickr storage to sync my photo library. I use the new Apple OS X Photos app and don't want to sync with iCloud (just 5GB free storage).
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Is there any way to sort “Faces” alphabetically in the new Photos App for OSX?

In the new Photos app, you can still use face detection (or manual face tagging) to label faces, so you can easily pull up all pictures with a certain person in them, etc. Faces now lives in the "...
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How to share photos from Photos.app to Flickr retaining title, description and tags?

In the new Photos.app application, the export of photographs to other services is via the OS X extensibility feature. Sharing one picture to Flickr shows the picture's filename as the title and empty ...
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Photos stopped uploading to iCloud. What can I do?

After updating to OS X 10.10.3, I opened Photos.app and imported my iPhoto library. Around ~3,000 photos were uploaded to iCloud, but the upload process stopped before the remaining 7,200 photos were ...
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How to force the new 10.10.3 Photo app to open in full screen after restart?

Every time I start my new photo app, it NEVER starts in full-screen. Even if its was previously closed in full-screen!
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How can I view the original (or “master”) version of a photo in Photos without reverting all edits?

Most photo applications provides some way to toggle between the original (unedited) version of a photo and the current (edited) one. In Aperture, "M" toggles between the two, many iOS photo apps ...
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Why do my hidden photos still show up in the Albums?

I have a bunch of photos that I have hidden, but I can still see them in my albums. Is there a way to hide them totally?
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Will two albums duplicate pictures in Photos.app?

I am trying to put together several albums and some of them have a picture from another album. For example a parties album and a birthday 2015 album or a granddaughters 2015 album. So how do I put ...
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How to suppress the Delete From All Devices confirmation in the Photos app?

I installed Yosemite 10.10.3, which comes with the new Photos app. Seems nice so far... When deleting a photo on my MacBook, a warning message is shown: I don't need to see this every time I delete ...
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Is it possible to change the face that represents each person on Photos.app on OS X 10.10?

I'd like to change the thumbnail selected by Photo.app for some of the people on the Faces album, but I can't seem to find that option. Also, consolidating some of the suggested names –which I suppose ...
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New Photos App on Yosemite Isn't Syncing Smart Albums to my iPhone or iPad

All my photos transferred just fine from iPhoto to Photos. My albums (smart and regular) are also all there too. I'm using iCloud to sync my library to my iPhone and my iPad and at first it removed ...
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Corrupt Photos Libray when migrating to new Photos.app

I've downloaded the new Photos.app and migrated my iPhoto Library and now all my full screen images are replaced by a grey exclamation mark. This is being logged in the console : 14/04/2015 22:48:04,...
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How does Photos.app handle multiple libraries in relation to iCloud Photo Library?

The new Photos.app allows you to hold down option to open up other libraries, for example Aperture and iPhoto libraries. How does iCloud Photo Library handle this? Does it work in a way like iTunes ...
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How to import older Aperture photo library after setting up new Photos app and a new library

I was very timid to check out the new Photos.app, and therefore decided to just start a fresh library and have it sync what my phone had through iCloud Photo Library. After checking it out for a bit,...
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New Photo app - upload speed to iCloud photos really so slow?

I installed the new Photos app and imported my Aperture library (about 50.000 photos altogether. As I had a bad experience when my hdd with my pictures was stolen, I want to upload all of them to ...
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What does “referenced file offline” mean in Photos?

I have large numbers of files in my Photos from my recently migrated Aperture library that show a crossed out reference icon indicating that the "referenced file is offline". If I try to access such ...
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How do Aperture stacks work in the Photos app?

What happens when an Aperture stack is imported into photos? It seems that all of the images in the stack get imported as individual images with no relation to one another. Can that possibly be right?
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Are the photos I share using the Photos app not really shared?

When I share a photo to iCloud using the Photos app, subsequent edits to the photo in my library seem not so sync with the shared photo. Has sharing created a new copy of my photo?
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Creating an event from Last Imported in Photos.app

How do I make an event from my last import using Photos? Does Photos only use albums rather than events? Is it still possible to merge events?
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How to change or add location to pictures in new Photos app on OS X? [duplicate]

Since I updated my iPhoto to new Photos App from Apple, I cannot find where to change or add location information to pictures. I had a rich collection of places in my iPhoto.
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Last Import stuck in iPhoto Events folder after migrating to Photos app

I've just updated to the new Photos app on OS X and migrated my iPhoto library to the new app. While getting used to all the changes, I've noticed a problem: it seems that the Last Import album is ...
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In Photos, how can I auto-split events upon import?

I am having several issues making sense of the new OS X 10.10.3 Photos app after using iPhoto for years. I imported some photos and am used to them splitting events by date into separate "Events." I ...
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Do I need iPhoto when I have Photos?

After I updated from 10.10.2 to 10.10.3 on my mac, the new Photos app was added. What i'm asking is can iPhoto do any thing that the new photos app can't? Basically, should I keep using iPhoto or ...
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How can I avoid permission-related failures when importing in Photos.app via AppleScript?

The new Photos.app does not come with Automator support (although there are third-party actions available). It does, however, have some basic AppleScript support, including support for importing a ...
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How to access Edit functionality in new Photos application?

In OS X Yosemite (update 10.10.3), there is the new photos application. I am unable to access the edit function when I use this application.
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Does Photos.app support a watch directory?

Is it possible for Photos to automatically include all files in a given directory as part of its Library? Picasa, for example, offers this. I have a folder on my computer that is automatically synced ...
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Does the new photos app still try to recognise faces?

Will the new photos app still try to guess who everyone is in all my photos? I'm really hoping this is one feature that was deprecated! FYI if anyone is wondering, I personally did not like this ...
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New photos app, upload from library?

I got the new Photos app + iCloud photos library going. It's great But if I want to send an email from, say Gmail, and include a photo from my computer.. I can't choose from my photo library The ...
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Where are photos stored in the new Photos app after importing from Aperture?

I have just upgraded OS X and opened the new Photos app to import my Aperture library. Everything went well (Photos work fine) but I am surprised to see that I didn't loose 100Gb free space on my HDD. ...
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Syncing photos to iCloud and managing them with Lightroom

I am a brand new Mac user, having recently purchased an iMac updated to OSX 10.10.3. I also have installed Adobe Lightroom 5, and I have a bunch of photos synced to iCloud and available through the ...
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How to add a location to photos in the new photos app?

I have tried anything I could think of and also consulted the "photos" help as well as google but I could not find a way to geotag photos in "photos". Is there a way to do this or is it really only ...
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How to show the map in Photos?

I just upgraded to OS X Yosemite with the new Photos application. I have seen screenshots online where we can view photos on a map, however I can't get to that map. How can I see all of my photos on ...
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Why do I need to “repair permissions” on my Aperture library in order to migrate to Photos?

After installing Apple Photos as part of the 10.10.3 update and attempting to migrate my Aperture library I get an error message about "permissions" on my Aperture library: What does this mean and ...
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Duplicate Photo library for Photos & iPhoto

Just came across this, seems as Photos created a duplicate of the iPhoto database instead of just using that one. Now I'm stuck here with two 50+ GB libraries, eating up space on my HDD. I think ...
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Can I sync my iPhone with the new Apple Photos app via iTunes / without iCloud?

I would like to sync my photos from my Mac to my iPhone using the new Apple Photos app without using iCloud, like it was possible with the old iPhoto app and iTunes on the Mac.
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Photos: reduce iCloud storage usage, keep old photos offline

OS X 10.10.3 is released with an all-new Photos app. On launching Photos, it asks me if I want to enable iCloud Photo. I already use it on my iPhone / iPad, so off course. The next question is which ...
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Archive/set some photos in Photos.app not to be synced with iCloud Photo Library

I want to use iCloud Photo Library just to get photos I take on my phone to my computer. My Photo Stream would work fine if it was reliable. Now I have more than 5GB of photos so I have to pay at ...