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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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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Import back video into iPhone after adjusting time & location in Photos app on macOs

While travelling, I like to exchange photos/videos via WhatsApp with other people. Doing it usualy at night, or a few days later, the time of the received item needs to be adjusted in order to have a ...
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Where are images metadata and album data stored on iPhone? and how to extract them?

I am trying to connect to my iPhone via iTunesMobileDevice.dll and other libraries provided by iTunes. So far I am able to reach the file system and copy images from iPhone. However images are stored ...
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Is there a good reason for Photos to export TIFF?

iPad offers two formats for photos, HEIC and JPEG. If we import into Photos and export from there, the format (HEIC or JPEG) is preserved. But if we "Edit in GraphicConverter," GraphicConverter gets ...
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Photos - “You have a new memory”

"You have a new memory"... No I don't, I have the same dodgy recollection of the past that I always did. "What was for dinner yesterday?"... not a clue unless I look at the dribbles down my shirt. ...
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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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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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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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I want to delete Photos for OS X and just use lightroom. HOW do I do this?

I get this error every time I insert an sd card from my DSLR. It opened my sons external library, and when unplugged, I guess it is trying to connect to it. I know I could create a new library; but I ...
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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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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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Photos: Export all images without downloading them?

I just started using iCloud Photo Library. I uploaded all images using Photos for Mac. Now, I enabled the "Optimize Mac Storage" option, so the full-resolution files are not stored on my Mac. However, ...
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Watch folder for Photos

When I'm on my iPhone, pictures downloaded from the Internet are automatically uploaded to my iCloud Photo Library. I want the same thing to happen for pictures downloaded from the Internet when I'...
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Correcting GPS data using Photos

Really simple question: Is there a way to fix incorrect GPS data? A recent trip lead to a bunch of pictures taken in the same place getting sometimes wildly wrong coordinates appended to them (...
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is there a way to delete all the photos shared to my iPad from my iPhone (done through iCloud), but keep all my original iPad photos?

So I just turned on iCloud photos for my iPhone and it shared all my iPhone photos to my iPad camera roll, and I don't want all those photos there, and I don't want the photos from my iPad on my ...
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Can't access RAW files in Photos.app

I cannot access RAW image files in Photos.app. I have a bunch of RAW files from both my Olympus OM-D E-M5 and from my iPhone (I use the Halide app to take them). They are all JPG/RAW pairs. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iOS 10/macOS Sierra: Merging Faces between iPhone and Mac

I have iOS 10 installed on my iPhone and macOS Sierra installed on my iMac. I'm using the iCloud Photo library on both. On my Mac, I've spent a lot of time tagging faces and have done so on many of ...
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After restoring my iPhone from iCloud, my photos are all low resolution. How can I fix this?

I restored my iPhone 4S from iCloud after recieving a replacement one from the Apple store. It took many hours for The applications and photos to come back but once restored, all of the photos on the ...
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Cannot add a photo to an album in Camera Roll

In the Photos app on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5, I cannot add a photo in the Camera Roll to another album. The album is there, but I cannot select it after tapping on the "Add to" button. The album I am ...
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Images appear green in photos app after update to Catalina

I opened the photos.app in Catalina today and noticed that most thumbnails appear as green pictures. Upon double-clicking it show the image correctly, so I'm thinking maybe something is wrong with ...
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Photos app not visible

A friend has a iPhone 6 iOS 10.x and we cannot find the photos app. She has activated iCloud storage for photos in settings but we cannot find how to see the albums. I am an Androd user and have zero ...
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Mojave Photos - Space Bar to Preview fix not working

In macOS Mojave, tapping the space bar to open a picture in Viewer does not work. I have tried the fix in this thread: Keyboard shortcuts (spacebar) no longer works in Photos on Mojave However it ...
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In macOS Photos app, can you export all pictures of a person?

I'd like to export all the pictures that Photos.app has tagged as a particular person. Is there any way of doing that?
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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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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 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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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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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 to change timestamp of movie on iPhone?

When I recorded a movie with my iPhone, the date was not set correctly. So now the video shows up in the wrong order in the Photos app. It seems the video date is inferred from the file created/...
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How to save or share slideshow in iOS 9.3.2?

I can play slideshow in my iPhone with Photos app but I cannot save or share that slideshow. What is the problem?
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Does Photos make its own copy of the photos that are imported to it?

I have just migrated to OS X and have a lot of photos to import from my previous machine. The photos are already organised in a directory structure that I'm very happy with (i.e. 2016-05-04 Glasgow ...
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Photos.app doesn't play audio from videos recorded by Olympus camera

Apple's Photo.app has no problem playing the audio from some videos (for example, videos recorded by an iPhone). But it does not play the audio from videos created by an Olympus SZ-31MR digital camera....
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How do i import photos from a Lumia phone to El Capitan's Photos app?

I plug my phone into my mac as I would with an iPhone, and indeed Photos says that it can find the device, however it doesn't show any photo thumbnails or give you any options to import the photos. ...
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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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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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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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Export unmodified originals from Photos.app and NOT creating duplicates

I have all my photos in Photos.app. I also maintain them in Dropbox. My workflow is: Import from camera/iPhone into Photos Organize photos into albums - some into new albums, some into existing ...
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Drag and drop from Photos.app to Photoshop

I can't seem to drag-and-drop photos from the Photos application into Photoshop, I could do this with iPhoto... How do I edit them in Photoshop?
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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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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 ...
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Can I regenerate the the photo thumbnails that have turned black after restoring my iPhone?

I had to restore my iOS 5.1 iPhone from iCloud after recieving a replacement. Many of the thumbnails for photographs are now black. Is there a way to regenerate them?
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How can I enter multiple keywords in a row in Photos 5 (Catalina)

When adding keywords to my photos in Apple's Photos app, I pull up the Info window, click in the Keywords field, and type them in. In previous versions, comma would commit the keyword but leave the ...
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How can optimize my process for reviewing face recognition in MacOS Photos?

Mac's photos app can show each person's faces: click "people" double-click one person's cover photo click "faces" It's annoying to click "faces" when I want to review the face-recognition results ...

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