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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After iOS 5 update can't open Photos.app

Camera works and stores somewhere photos. But I can't open Photo.app... I have tried many things to solve this problem: Quiting Photo.app iPhone restrat iPhone restore Image Capture doesn't sea any ...
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Photos not showing in media->photos for upload

I'm stumped. All of a sudden, I can't access anything in Photos to upload to online (my website, for an avatar, etc.). This is what it looks like: It used to populate just like iphoto does below it. ...
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export from photos (mac) including edited metadata

I received a bunch of photos that didn't have any correct metadata. I have then manually corrected the time and gps information within the photos app. When I export this files, those information are ...
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How to download only those pictures in shared icloud album which are not in my album already?

Our family has a shared iCloud photo album and everyone uploads/shares their pictures from family events. I know how to select images manually and download them into my personal photo album. However ...
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Photos for Mac uploading Referenced File unexpectedly

I want to use iCloud Photo Library with my Apple ecosystem. The problem is that I have hundreds of thousands of photos in my Mac that will take hundreds of GB of iCloud storage if I were to upload ...
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Is there a way to select all media on my iPhone that are not already in an existing album, and put them in a new album, using the iPhone only

Is there a way to select all media on my iPhone that are not already in an existing album, and put them in a new album, perhaps called "No Album"? I am using iOS 12.1.4 on iPhone 6. Do not mind ...
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Unable to sync Photos.app to iPhone from a network drive

I can no longer sync Photos.app to my iPhone via the new Finder interface in Catalina. I get no errors in the interface. The progress dial ticks away and it seems to complete (way too quickly) and ...
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How do I hide the sidebar in Apple's Photos 5.0 app?

Using Photos 5.0 app, the sidebar, containing Library, Shared, Albums and Projects constantly shows on the left side of the window. How can I hide the sidebar?
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Photos say “already imported” but do not show up in any Imports

I was using the Imports normally through yesterday until just tonight the following behavior is exhibited: the latest photo is shown in Already Imported but does not show up in the Last Import or the ...
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Photo Synching between Catalina and iOS 13 losing settings

My goal is to overcome my 64gig iPhone's storage limits by creating a smartfolder that contains all my photos except "duplicates". I am synching between a fully updated iMac (Catalina) and a fully ...
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Time Machine Photo Backups

I did a clean install of Catalina because of some performance issues I was having and now I can't get my iMac to recognize the Time Machine backups on my external hard drive. I restored everything ...
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Can Photos filter by time of day?

In Photos 4 on a Mac, I'd like to see just the photos that were taken at night (say between 6pm and 6am). I can make use a smart album to see photos on a date or within a range of dates, but I don't ...
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IOS 13 Blurry low resolution photos in gallery

Has anyone noticed that since upgrading to iOS 13 some photos are low resolution and blurry when viewing them? On my phone it seems to be about 50% of them. If I click the edit button the images are ...
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Errors backing up Photos.Sparsebundle

I've been trying to backup / copy my Photos Library.sparsebundle and keep running into issues. The original file is on a Drobo5N mount.I am trying to copy to an external SSD The Sparsebundle is ...
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Photos app message: “This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos.”

When dragging a photo from an email message to the Photos app, this message appeared: The full message in dialog reads: This library contains items that need to download from iCloud Photos. ...
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How to show the full path for an image in the Photos app

I have right clicked on the image and there is only the image name:
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Unable to delete photos on iOS

Following the difficulty in getting photos out of the iPhone reported here, I am now unable to delete photos on the iPhone. Image Capture can see the photos. I select all and right-click "Delete", ...
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Hide Photos from Photo Stream only

I have a couple of sensitives pictures on my phone that I don't want people to see when I'm casually scrolling through my photos (yes it's exactly what you are thinking of right now ;-)). I still ...
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Apple Photos import: Insufficient Disk Space

I have about 58,000 photos/videos (~1TB) catalog in Lightroom 5. These photos/videos are stored on an external USB drive. Since I'm using a very old version of Lightroom, I'm considering moving to ...
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iPhone photo backup after log out of iCloud and log back in

I have 150GB of photos on my iPhone that were properly synced & backed-up with iCloud (full resolution). I logged out of iCloud on my iPhone and have now logged back in again. I still have all my ...
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Is it possible to edit a new photo's title on my iPhone and have that title Synced to the desktop Mac Photos app?

Do you know of way to do the following using an iPhone and a Mac desktop? I want to take a photo using an iPhone App at e.g. the Louvre in Paris then I wish to immediately make a brief note on my ...
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Why are photo stream photos being saved to my camera roll?

I have a 2016 iPad Pro running the latest iOS version. I have photo stream turned on and iCloud photos turned off. All of my photo stream photos are being saved to my iPad camera roll. Obviously this ...
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Changing the thumbnail of an iPad generated album [duplicate]

In the photos app on my iPad, the 'places album' thumbnail is a photo I deleted and deleted from recently deleted a few months ago. When you look in the actual album it is not one of the photos ...
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Pictures are not shown on Mac

I can connect the iPhone to my Mac via USB. The photos.app opens but my pictures are not displayed and I cannot download them. Is there a way to fix this? I already reset the permissions but this ...
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Does Photos 4.0 from Mojave work on a High Sierra installation?

I have a Mac that cannot be upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave because of the graphics card. While I am happy to exist on High Sierra for now, I would like to upgrade to the latest version of the ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the safest, quickest and most efficient way to transfer then merge several photo libraries from an old iMac to a new iMac?

I have an iMac(2009) that has approx. 250gb of photos in 2 or 3 libraries. I would like to transfer all of the photos to my new iMac(2107) and then merge them into one master library. Due to the fact ...
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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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How to repair/synchronize videos in DCIM folder with Photos app

I removed a file large.MOV from the DCIM/102APPLE folder. This video still appears in the camera roll, but understandably cannot be played. I also copied restore.MOV to the DCIM/102APPLE folder (...
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How can I repair photos that appear as thumbnails but don't load when double clicked?

I noticed that some of my photos won't load when double clicked, displaying a grey placeholder instead. Looking for them in Photos library, I did find them in the Masters folder, so they aren't lost. ...
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Photos.app not downloading image contents

Photos.app has been working fine for me since its release, but more recently, photos taken on my iPhone and added to my Photo Stream were not appearing. An empty rectangle would show up for each new ...
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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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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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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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Pixelmator: I cannot open the image from Photos library that is on the external drive

My Photos Library is Inactive when I try to open an image from external drive, as it is on the image below. What should I do to be able work with images from my Photos Library? My photos Library is ...
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Why can't I see my latest photos when I try to add a picture to facebook?

I just imported a bunch of photos from my iphone 6 to my mac book and I have migrated to the new Photos app. When I go into the Photos app, I do see these pictures that have been imported but when I ...
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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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Photos get stuck in iPhone email outbox

Whenever I email a photo from the iPhone 4 photo app then the email gets stuck in the Outbox. Just doing a refresh leaves it there, even when viewing the outbox. To get them to send I manually need ...
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What will happen if I export a 720p video in Photos to 1080p?

I'm considering exporting all the videos currently stored in my Apple Photos library. These are made up of a mix of different video "qualities," including 1080p and 720p. When I choose the File > ...
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View and edit/delete photos with Mac Photos App without importing

I would like to view my photos and edit or delete the ones that I don't like. I would also like to do this while keeping the photos in their original location (e.g. an external SD card). Is it ...
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Missing photos on my iPhone

I have a Macbook Pro and an iPhone that share the same iCloud account. On my Macbook's Photos I have a smart album that contains 52 photos. On the iPhone the album contains 40, with 12 photos are ...
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How can I remove Photos.app from Mac OSX El Capitan? [duplicate]

Appzapper doesn't work Appcleaner doesn't work The typical Terminal Command i use doesn't work Is the only way to doe this by disable SIP (System Integrity Protection)?
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How to cancel photo burst

Saw an answer but it was 2 years old and thought there might be changes. Is it possible to disable the "burst" feature on photo's??? Thanks.
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How to delete photos

I want to delete photos in the new photos app but can't find any delete or trash icon. Where is it? I tried highlighting the photos I want to delete, but I can't find the trash icon. I understand ...
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Why can't I delete certain photos off of my iPhone?

I cannot delete things off of my photos app on my iPhone. When I select any pictures there is no trash bin displayed to actually delete them. How can I proceed with deleting photos on the phone?

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