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 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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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 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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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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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 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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Delete only photos that are NOT in any other album

I have thousands of photos on my phone. Perhaps a hundred or so are "tagged" in other albums (like Favorites or special event albums I've created). I have all of my photos backed up, so I won't lose ...
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Is there an easy way to send pictures from MacOS Photos to a Facebook Messenger contact?

I feel stupid asking that question, but there doesn't seem to be any easy way. And this is 2019!?! I guess this would have been easy when iMessage was able to send Facebook Messenger message, but I ...
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How to automatically import new images to Photos?

I'm meaning to use Photos as a frontend for displaying and browsing photos. I keep these images on a specific folder hierarchy, which can be replicated in Photos by using the "Import" function and ...
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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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Why Photo on macOS stops to update?

The local time is 6:36 P.M., and I just realised in the Photo App status line in macOS it shows: I don't understand why it stops syncing with iCloud for so long. Then I notice in Finder's iCloud ...
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How can I stop the Photos app showing the “What's New Photos” screen every time I launch it?

I'm on macOS 10.13.3, and every time I launch the Photos app, I get the following screen, showing "What's New Photos". I have to click the "Get Started" button to access my library, which works every ...
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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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How to move movie files from iMovie library to Photos library

I have imported my movie files to the iMovie library (imovielibrary) but want them moved to the Photos library (photoslibrary). What is the easiest most efficient way to do this without reimporting ...
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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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How to move my Photos library to internal drive to use iCloud Optimize space feature

I recently finally imported my photo library into Photos from iPhoto. I have my library stored on an external drive since my internal 256gb has been full for awhile. Now that it's in Photos, I went ...
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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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Photos, faces and order

I have two Macs with the Photo app and sync over iCloud. I have tagged a lot of faces in both (I know they are not synchronised so I had to do it twice). In one version the persons which are present ...
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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?