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Downloading all photos from iCloud Photo Library without Photos app

I have an iCloud account with about 800 photos stored in iCloud Photo Library. I’m trying to move them to a Mac and delete them from iCloud in order to clear up space. I tried to connect my Mac to ...
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How can I prevent iPhoto from opening everytime I plug my iPad/iPhone?

How can I prevent iPhoto/Photos/Image Capture from launching everytime I plug in my iPad/iPhone?
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How can I sync the new "people" (face recognition) metadata across devices in Photos (iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra)?

The new Photos updates for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra includes a much more powerful and integrated approach to organizing photos by who's in them. It's built around powerful, on-device facial ...
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How to stop OS X from writing Spotlight and Trash files to memory cards and USB sticks?

When plugging a USB stick into a Mac, OS X creates a number of hidden files on the stick, including a Spotlight index and Trash folder. Example from the terminal for a USB stick "Untitled": $ ls -a /...
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Where does the Mac store account pictures?

I took a picture to add to my account on Mac. Now I want to use it on messenger, but I can't find it. On the account config, it's too small. I need to find the original. Where are the accout ...
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How to remove Apple System Apps

How can I delete Apple OS X application such as Photos, iPhoto, and others that I never use?
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How to download orginal photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC?

I'am an iPhone + PC (Windows/Ubuntu) user. Nowadays, I'm used to download photos from iPhone to local folder, sort them and then backup them by myself (by syncing to remote disk and burning onto ...
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How to export photos from the new Photos app in full quality?

I noticed that the new Photos.app reduces image size on export. If I drag & drop a photo from the Photos library, the size is reduced by at least 50%. How do I get rid of this behavior and ...
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Bulk Download Pictures from Messages [duplicate]

So unbelievably I have never cleared my history in SMS/iMessages/Messages. Ostensibly, I should be able to scroll up and eventually see my first text message from my first gen iPhone. This is, ...
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Importing photos without using the OS X Photos app

I would like to import my photos off my camera without using the OS X Photos app and locate my photos direct in the Finder so I can store them in folders, edit them in Photoshop etc. (i.e. do whatever ...
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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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Deleting photos on the phone - does it affect them on iCloud?

Can you delete pictures from an iPhone and still have it saved in iCloud? If so, how?
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How to convert synced photo folders to camera roll folders?

I currently sync ~3000 photos from my PC onto my iPhone 3GS. These photos are split into folders on my PC and these folders show up in the Photos app on my iPhone. However, these photos don't show up ...
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Does deleting iCloud photos affect them on devices?

If I delete a photo from my iCloud will it also be removed from my devices that are connected to my account?
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Can I transfer photos that are not in my iPhone's camera roll to my computer?

My iPhone was linked to my main computer and it has all my photos stored on it, but not in the camera roll. Since my husband blew the main computer up, my precious photos appear to be in limbo. It ...
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Automaticly and seamlessly sync iPhone photos as soon as they're taken (over the air)

I use Snappy. That's my preferred photo app of all! So, please, keep this in mind. Ideally I want to be able to sync to picasa and dropbox. But I wouldn't mind if it was flickr, picposterous or ...
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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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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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Photos taking up storage on iPhone when I have no photos

Problem from iOS 10.1.1 to 10.2.1. I have no photos at all on my iPhone yet in settings it says my photo library is taking up ~200MB of space. The number of space being taken up keeps changing ...
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Where is trash in new Photos app?

iPhoto had it's own trash, and when you've emptied it, files moved to the system trash. I cannot find this in the new Photos app. When I delete files, they don't appear in the system trash.
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Export from Mac Photos app while keeping date created data?

I have some photos taken in 2012 and when I export them as originals to a folder they have a creation date of July 2016. Running an EXIF detailer showed the images to have been taken in 2012, so why ...
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Can I speed up iCloud photo sync between iPhone and Macbook?

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 9.1 and a Macbook Pro running Yosemite. Both devices are set up to sync photos to and from iCloud. When I take a photo on the iPhone (for further processing on the ...
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Does migrating to Apple's new Photos app actually double my storage requirements?

I was using Disk Inventory X to visualize my hard drive storage and help me find some extra space. It appears that iPhoto Library takes 52.0 GB and Photos Library takes 49.4 GB. Is this a known ...
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Why is Photos not suggesting new Faces in the People Album?

When I first began using the People / Faces feature in iOS and Mac Photos, the app automatically listed a bunch of people. I added names for all the people I knew. I thought this was a near-complete ...
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How to transfer ONE photo FROM PC to iPhone 6

From time-to-time I want to transfer only one or a very few photos FROM my PC (Windows 7) to my iPhone (currently an iPhone 6). I can find plenty of advice on how to transfer from the iPhone to the ...
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How to delete synced photos from iPhone without connecting to mac? [duplicate]

I have synced a folder which contains some pictures to my iPhone. The synced photos are successfully copied to my iPhone. But I can not see any "delete" option in my iPhone to remove the synced photos....
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What happens to shared photos when i delete them locally?

I am running out of space on my 16 GB iphone 6 (shocker.) I have about 400 family photos that i've taken, and added to a shared album. All of these photos are stored locally on my iPhone. If i ...
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What version of iOS enabled Safari / native camera roll integration?

On macOS, there are music photo and video pickers integrated into the OS via standard file open API. Initially, iOS lacked this for Safari and third party apps. Web sites and Safari had use third ...
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Old phone cannot connect to computer, the "computer connection" icon appears on phone

I would like to get some pictures and audio out of an AT&T SGH-a687 phone onto my Mac computer. I first tried connecting it to a New PC Studio on a PC, but there was a problem after transfer 2 ...
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Unlocking a disabled iPhone

A friend asked me to help her with her old iPhone 4 (she has upgraded to a 7). When I turn it on, it says, "iPhone is disabled" and "connect to iTunes." When I do so, iTunes reports that it is locked ...
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Delete album from Photos.app

I have a Macbook Pro running Yosemite, but no iPad or iPhone. Photos.app transferred the entire contents of my iPhoto libraries, but I cannot see how to delete an unwanted event. Although I am using ...
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Add images to existing PDF with Preview

Preview allows to add text and shapes to PDFs. But is it possible to add existing images (PNG / JPEG) to a PDF file as well? I do know that Preview already has some of image embedding by allowing the ...
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How can I browse photos on iPhone in Mac OSX?

Previously, on Windows, iPhone was recognized as a camera and I could browse image folder with Explorer without a need to import/download/tranfer photo files to the computer. Is there a way to do the ...
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What are the required conditions for Photos to start a facial scan?

I've recently been building a large photo library, and, now that almost all of the content is in, I would like to start completing the people album. Photos says that it will "continue to scan your ...
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Can I view Shared Albums in the iCloud Photos web interface?

I just switched to using the iCloud Photo Library and I enjoy the possibility to view my photos on any computer via the icloud.com web interface. However, my Shared Albums do not appear in the iCloud ...
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How can I expose the faces data from macOS Photos to iOS Photos?

I've spent some time teaching Photos on my Mac to know which face belongs to what name and now have a nice set of groups. I'd like to be able to access that metadata on iOS - preferably through ...
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Change date and time of a photo in the iOS camera roll?

Can I change the date and/or time of photos that are in the iOS camera roll? I've imported photos, but they now have the wrong date. How can I adjust these photos to appear in the correct temporal ...
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The simplest way to transfer photos from an iPhone to PC selectively (not sync-all)

Windows 7 user here, though access to a Mac (in case that'd be the only way to do this) wouldn't be impossible. I know I could download iTunes and sync all the photos, but I have nearly 4000 of them ...
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How does iCloud Photo Library's "Optimize iPhone Storage" setting work in relation to other photo apps on iOS?

If I have Optimize iPhone Storage enabled on my iPhone and my phone storage is completely full, I understand that iOS will only store a low-res thumbnail of many of my photos on the device. (The full ...
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Does "Download and Keep Original" require manual sync of each photo?

Following the update to iOS 10.3.1, my phone warned me (unnecessarily as it turned out) that I had too little space to store all my photos at full resolution, and suggested that I switch to "optimized"...
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Photos for OS X: How to generate album automatically at import

In iPhoto I relied heavily on the events feature. I had about 100 events. In Photos for OS X I'm totally ok with the new albums that replaces events somehow. But I am looking to automatically create ...
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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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If I've migrated from iPhoto to Photos, can I safely delete the migrated photo library?

I used to have iPhoto on my machine and have migrated to Photos. I notice now that I have two photo libraries on my machine that are taking up over 10 GB each. I'd like to reclaim disk space, but I ...
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How can I show all unnamed faces in macOS Photos?

I'm trying to show all photos with unnamed faces so that I can annotate them with the correct name. unnamed I found an an online solution but it requires you to mark all the pictures with no faces ...
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Edited photos have reverted to originals on iphone

I edited about 20 photos on my phone yesterday -- cropped, altered saturation and contrast etc. This morning, on my phone, those edits have all reverted to the original photos. I use iCloud library. ...
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Transfer Photos From Mac to iPhone

How could I transfer photos from a Mac to an iPhone? I don't want to use iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream. I think there is some way to do it using iTunes. I would like it if the photos were ...
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Can I use my iPad to organize photos that are stored externally? [closed]

I would like to organize my photos with iPad (remove, edit, create albums etc). I have the synology NAS and I can run the Photo app on the NAS (server) and I can use the DS Photo+ app on iPad (client)...
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How to not compress inserted pictures in Powerpoint 2011 for Mac?

I am trying to make a presentation for a conference, and am facing a problem that I cannot solve. I have a powerpoint presentation initially created with Powerpoint 2010 for Windows. I am facing ...
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How to fix iPhone 5S reporting excessive space used for Photo Library?

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 8.1.3. I have removed all photos from the phone (i.e. the Camera Roll is empty). However, under Settings -> General -> Usage -> Manage Storage, it reports that 1.9 GB ...
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How can I delete photos imported to an iPhone from a PC?

How do I delete photo albums that I accidentally imported to my iPhone 4S from my PC? There is no delete available for either album or individual pictures.
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