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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Finding Favorites I haven't shared

In Photos.app, I have the special Favorites smart album and an iCloud Shared Album called Shared Favorites. I display Shared Favorites as our AppleTV screen saver. The issue is that when I favorite a ...
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How can I sync an animated gif from Photos.app on a Mac to an iPhone?

I have some animated gifs in the Photos library on my Mac. When I sync them to my iPhone (using iTunes) they either don't transfer at all, or they show up as jpegs of the first frame of the gif. I've ...
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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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How delete remaining photos AFTER reset from Photo Stream on icloud and on iPhone?

After having reset Photo Stream on icloud.com and turned off Photo Stream in the pref. on my iPhone, deleting all photos, I still got a total of 423MB worth of images on my iPhone. According to the ...
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What is “~/Fotos Library.photoslibrary/resources/media/master” used for?

Whenever I want to backup photos from a Photos Library I rely on copying all the contents of the folder ~/Fotos Library.photoslibrary/Masters. However, I noticed that a lot of seemingly full-sized ...
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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 ...
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What does the 'J' icon on a photo in the Photos app mean?

For some reason on some of my photos there is this 'J' icon: What does it mean?
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How do I download originals for a certain album in Photos when using “Optimize Device Storage” on iPad?

I use Optimize iPad Storage in the Apple Photos app for my iPad, but sometimes I want an entire album offline to show someone. Is there a better way to do this than flicking through the photos one by ...
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How can I verify that my Photos and iPhoto library are hard linking to the same disk data?

So I've discovered Apple's mystical implementation of hard linking with the new Photos app library and the old iPhoto library. Although Finder reports that both take up a significant and similar ...
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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 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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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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Keyboard shortcuts (spacebar) no longer works in Photos on Mojave

Until recently, pressing spacebar toggled expanding my photos in Photos, and single keys provided a way to edit photos (e.g. C for crop). None of these features now work for me. How do I restore ...
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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 make a “you have a new memory” movie with my own choice of photos and videos?

The iPhone has a facility whereby, when it feels like it (typically after a trip abroad), it tells me "you have a new memory" and gives me a short movie with photos and video clips of its choosing. ...
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how to view raw images on iMac or iphone

I take a photograph with my iPhone were does the image go, both the RAW image and the jpeg. Seems like I have to use the Photo app to see these images but i don't know if they are jpegs or raw. They ...
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Create Context Menu Items in Photos app

I have seen several blog posts and articles about how to create context menu items in Finder and have been motivated to try creating a Context Menu (right-click) Items inside the Photos app. Using ...
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Are favorites in the Photos app suppose to sync between devices?

I use Apple Photos on my Macs and on my iOS devices. I can flag photos via the Heart icon as favorites, but in my case they are not synced between devices. Is this a bug, or is this meant to be like ...
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How to display photos during iOS Shortcuts script

I am trying to build a workflow in iOS Shortcuts app that helps me sift through and clean up my iOS photos. The idea is to randomly select 20 or so non-favourite photos from iOS Photos app (I have ...
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MacOS Photos App: Resizing a Photo

I am trying to get used to the Photos App on MacOS, but there’s one thing I can’t find, either in the Help or in all of my web searches. How can I resize an image? By that I mean scale it down. I can ...
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iCloud Photo Library activation on my phone deleted majority of pictures

I recently completed a complete upload of my photo library from my mac's photos app (whose local repository constitutes the complete set of my pictures) to iCloud photo library. Wary of future issues ...
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Why are photos and videos always cropped on phone orientation?

Isn't the lens proportional in width and height? Is there a specific reason they are cropped to the orientation? Does AVFoundation have API that would let me take full uncropped photos and videos? I’...
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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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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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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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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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How to delete an album in the Photos app?

How do I delete unwanted albums in the Mac Photos app?
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How to optimize imported photos from digital camera?

I'm importing photos from my camera using Photos application, but how can I optimize these photos. My camera does 5.5MB big JPEG images but I want somehow lower the resolution and also the quality ...
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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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Crop fails to work as expected on iOS8 Photos app

I'm struggling to do a simple edit on a photo in the standard Photos app on the new iOS8. Basically, I can select a crop area, but the resulting saved photo doesn't match the area that I chose. Here ...
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Is there a way to archive Live Photos to the filesystem on macOS?

I like the ability to take Live Photos on my iPhone. I bought a Mac and I can see them in the Photos App, but when I transfer them to my personal folders in my account, the live effect is lost. Is ...
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Does the iOS Camera Roll contain all of my photos and videos, incl. what's in my albums?

I have tons of photos in my iPhone Camera Roll. I have also created albums and moved photos around from the camera roll to different albums. Is it true that the Camera Roll actually contains "all" ...
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How to remove a large number of unused keywords from Apple Photos app?

My Photo library has evolved over many years, starting out as an iPhoto library, then being merged with an Aperture library, then becoming a Photos library. Over the course of the last 20 or so years ...
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How do I merge keywords in Apple Photos?

How do I merge keywords in Apple Photos? I've tired various common methods (e.g. renaming to the same keyword); but none have worked.
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Perform a destructive video trim in OSX Photos

I would like to trim my videos in Photos app running on macOS Mojave, and consequently, reclaim valuable hard disk space. Photos only appears to do a non-destructive trim, so it doesn't for up hard ...
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iPhone doubles screenshots

Whenever I take screenshots everything seems fine, but then when I wake up, in photos all my screenshots are doubled. Mixed in with each other randomly there are two copies of each screenshot. This ...
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iMac won't recognize my iPhone to upload pictures

When I plug my iPhone into my iMac via USB, Dropbox tries to access the pictures, but won't download them. iTunes recognizes the iPhone, but doesn't have a selection to import pictures, only videos. ...
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How can I determine the resolution of an image saved to Photos on iOS11?

If I download/save an image on iOS, how can I determine what the resolution of that image is?
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how to tell Photos library that source files are in different Volume

I want to figure out a way to tell Photos that all original source files are in exactly the same place as before but on a different volume. (The equivalent of changing all their paths' reference to /...
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Automator “Add to Album” error

This Automator workflow worked in Sierra, but it fails in High Sierra with the error, "The chosen receiving album does not exist in the Photos library: ". The album does exist, and the dropdown list ...
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Why when I save a photo it displays a different date then the actual date I saved it

This just recently started happening and I don’t know why! I saved this photo today and it’s says I saved it in 2005!
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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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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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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 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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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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Where does the Photos app store its files?

How do I find out programmatically where the Photos app stores all the pictures? Before answering that it's always ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/ , please be aware that this is only true ...
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Transferring Photos Library from macOS Sierra Public Beta to macOS Sierra

I have a 40GB Photos library on my 2010 13" Macbook Pro, which is running macOS Sierra Public Beta. I just purchased a new 2016 13" TB Macbook Pro, which is running a stable release of macOS Sierra (...
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Is there someway to get a list of all missing photos from the photo library?

I get the following error in Photos app on my Mac. Missing File Photos with unavailable original files cannot be opened. The original photo “IMG_3076.JPG” is either offline or cannot be found. Click “...
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How to avoid getting 'Missing File' error in Photos app?

I get the following error in Photos app on my Mac. Missing File Photos with unavailable original files cannot be opened. The original photo “IMG_3076.JPG” is either offline or cannot be found. Click “...