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How do I transfer a Photos project from one mac to another?

I created two photo books on one Mac, but that Mac is getting a little constrained on space (this has now actually become more important, because I can not update to El Capitan because there is not ...
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How can I fix exporting errors/missing reference photos in the Mac Photos app?

I'm using the Mac Photos app on macOS Catalina (10.15.4) I have a Photos library that dates back to 2007 and was originally an iPhoto library. Ever since it was migrated to a Photos library, there ...
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"Photos cannot load adjustments for this image" error since upgrading to Catalina

Steps to reproduce: Migrate large photos library from a MacBook 2016 running Photos Mojave to a MacBook 2020 running Photos Catalina (in my case 120,000+ photos) A subset of photos (in my case 10,...
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"Your full-resolution photos and videos stored in iCloud may not fit on this Mac." even with 45 GB of free space on internal SSD

Somehow I accidentally activated iCloud Photo Library and about 5 GB of my photos now reside there. Since I use other cloud services for my photos, I wish to take these off iCloud. macOS Photos, ...
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Can I "unstack" RAW+L or RAW+JPEG in Apple Photos?

I often shoot photos in a format that includes a JPEG alongside RAW. In Apple Photos (on macOS) these are "stacked" together by default. Is there a way to "unstack" them (as was once possible in ...
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Sharing full resolution photos

My friend has and iPhone 12 max and I don't. Using her phone, she selected the photos and videos and shared them to me by creating a link. Using the link, I could download the photos in a zip. All ...
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How to delete files from the "Masters" folders of "Photos" library

I am using osX Sierra 10.12.6, and about a year ago, scanned some slides for a friend and for convenience and some quick editing put them temporarily in the "Photos" application, then deleted them. ...
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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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EXIF-Metadata not managed correctly in iCloud Photos => Wrong Date & GPS Groupings

I have uploaded ca. 2500 pictures from my PC to the iCloud using icloud.com interface. However, iCloud doesn't seem to be using the EXIF-Metadata in the picture files. I have confirmed the EXIF-...
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Transferring photos between iPhones keeping metadata

I want to transfer all photos from my old iPhone 6 to a new iPhone 7 Plus(both running iOS 10.3.2, if relevant). Since my iCloud is full, I first thought about iTunes, but many photos are shown as ...
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How can I manually stack raw and jpeg files in Photos.app on Mac OS?

I have a number of photos from a scuba diving trip last year that were shot with a camera that does RAW+JPEG (there wasn't an option for RAW only). At one point these were imported into iPhoto and ...
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What happens to existing face tags in Photos once iOS 10 and macOS Sierra drop?

I spent a lot of time organising Faces in Photos.app. I use the iCloud Photo Library, so the library in OSX and iOS was one and the same, and you could even search for people's names from the iOS ...
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What is the easiest way to select all photos from a certain time period in iOS?

I'd like to select all pictures, say from 2022, or Dec 2022, and AirDrop them to my Mac. I know I can filter them by year and month, but selecting all is kind of a pain (even with the dragging-...
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Use as system photo library takes hours to execute

I'm switching the system photo library. Following the instructions at Designate a System Photo Library in Photos Once I press "Use as system photo library" I get a popup saying "...
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Where does the iOS Photos app store user-entered captions?

I understand that the ability to add captions to photos was added in iOS 14. Where are these captions stored? For example, are they embedded into the .HEIC file as EXIF or XMP or IPTC metadata? Or a ...
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Import Albums "From my Mac" to my iPhone albums and keep them synced

I don't use iCloud Photos. I wanted to import my iPhone photo albums to my Mac but it seems that without iCloud Photos it is not possible without any third party software according to my searches. But ...
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How does Photos determine whether a photo is a duplicate?

When you use Photos to Import new images and video and click Review for Import, the application reviews the selected images and displays them for confirmation. The display is split into "Already ...
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EXC_RESOURCE -> photoanalysisd[815] exceeded mem limit: ActiveHard 130 MB (fatal)

On iOS 11.4.1 my iCloud Photos Library of ~60k photos never finishes generating the faces album. The device logs show that photoanalysisd is being killed by the kernel for memory violation after only ...
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macOS - Photos app crash when tapping on a particular person

In Photos app on my Mac, every time I click on Wife's People/Faces folder, it just immediately crashes. I've tried repairing my Photos library many times, but alas, the problem still exists. How do I ...
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~/Library/Containers/com.apple.MediaLibraryService gobbling up disk space

I was low on disk space, and upon further inspection I discovered ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.MediaLibraryService taking up over 10GB of space. I was recently downloading syncing my iCloud photos ...
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How to auto-quit dropbox when a drive gets disconnected

I store all my photos on a connected thunderbolt drive. I use a symlink in dropbox folder to keep the photos backed up to dropbox. all good. If I need to take my laptop with me, and I disconnect the ...
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How can I stop my iPhone tagging a particular face?

With the new update to iOS 10, the Photos app searches for faces in your pictures and groups them into albums. One of my friends has an Android phone that superimposes a facebook chat bubble in the ...
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photolibr is preventing my external disk eject

I have my Photos library in an external usb3 disk. Usually, photolibr prevents the disk from ejecting, even if Photos is closed: kukuruzasIII:yoAlcalde_mobile olmo$ lsof | grep DATOS photolibr 504 ...
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App or Service to Automatically Backup Photos in iCloud Photo Library?

This is my situation: MacBook and iPhone both using Photos.app and both using iCloud Photo Library Neither device has enough local storage to keep the originals, so they're both set to the Optimize ...
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Photo album of the full-resolution photos shared through iCloud Photo Sharing?

The photos that are shared through iCloud Photo Sharing shared albums are typically favorites, for example the best photos that you wanted to share with family over the course of several years. Over ...
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OSX Screensaver photo repeat problem

I have an iMac running OSX 10.8.4 and I have a large collection of photos (10,000+) that I want displayed during the screensaver. I would like to see a uniform distribution of all photos. However, I ...
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Cannot move the "Click to Name" face circle in Photos for macOS

I have many photos where the macOS Photos facial recognition / people album has not recognized a face. I press ⌘I to show the Info pallet, then press + Add Faces to add a face circle to the Photo. The ...
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"Not Enough Local Storage": How much local storage is needed for iCloud Photos with "Optimize Mac Storage" on?

Photos on macOS has a preference under iCloud Photos called "Optimize Mac Storage" that results in the replacement of full-resolution photos/videos by thumbnails/low-resolution photos to ...
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How to delete specific "unnamed" Faces from Photos?

Photos for macOS, iOS, and iCloud Photos face detection often recognizes random people in crowd shots, actors in movie posters, statues, paintings in a museum, etc. Can individual "unnamed" ...
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Faces and shared album

My wife and I share all the pictures of our family in an iCloud shared album. I then have several smart albums which include different members of the family. The problem is that there is no faces ...
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mac os photos does not sync with icloud / Restoring from icloud stuck / afraid that deletion of photos on mac does not affect icloud

I try to get my overlarge photos library under control (currently ~220 GB on my SSD). I am running Catalina 10.15.2 on a 2014 Macbook Pro. Therefore I deleted a lot of videos and photos. Mainly ...
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App or method to automatically sync photos to webdav server (FileRun)

I'm looking for a way to automatically sync my photos to a self hosted webdav instance (in particular a FileRun instance, which is dav compatible). I'd ideally not have to do anything, other than take ...
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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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Programmatically importing pictures to Apple Photos and modifying Exif data

[I was suggested to post this here instead of StackOverflow. ] How do I programmatically import picture files to Apple's Photos app? The reason for this is that I have 20,000 old pictures. Most are ...
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Media Browser shows no photos or albums?

I'm working on a new MacBook Air running the latest Mac OS (10.14.2). It was recently setup using Migration Assistant from an older MacBook Pro; I think that machine was running 10.13. When I ...
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Transfer big videos from iPhone to Windows PC

To transfer files from my iPhone 8 (running iOS 11 and iOS 12) to my Windows 10 PC, I use a USB cable and simply copy the files with Windows Explorer. If I try to transfer a file over 500MB in size, ...
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How to speed up Apple Photos Faces Scan?

I am in the process of converting from Google Photos to Apple Photos. This is what I have done : Downloaded all Google Photos with gdrive Imported all photos on my macbookpro to Apple Photos 20k ...
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iCloud Photos stopped uploading on Windows

iCloud Photos for Windows has uploaded more than 25K items, but is now stuck on about 7K items for almost 4 weeks. I tried disabling and re-enabling Photos sync, restarted, deleted the settings of ...
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Import photos from Time Machine backup of other machine, without losing metadata

I replaced my MacBook and I have the Time Machine backups from my old laptop, but I'd like to start the system fresh, importing only the files I really need and re-installing all the programs manually,...
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MacOS Photos seems to import two copies of each picture

Not every single picture, but it seems the majority of pictures that I imported into MacOS Photos have a duplicate. I am not sure why. Is it some interaction with Photo Streams? Does it have to do ...
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How to quickly label photos of people on iPhone?

I want to take pictures of people I meet and add their name to the picture quickly and easily so I can move to the next person right away. Quick and easy is the key!
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Photos.app Very Slow at Consolidating

I've had a referenced library of photos in Aperture for years, but after moving to Photos (2.0 on Sierra), I wanted to consolidate them so they could be on iCloud Photo Library along with the photos I ...
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How to avoid redundant iCloud photo upload from iPhone when the same photos have been uploaded from Mac?

I have iCloud Photo Library enabled on Mac as well as iPhone so all my photos remain synced. Yesterday I imported a bunch of photos (~200) from iPhone to Mac with Photos app import feature. Then I ...
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Image browser for raw Canon cr2 files

I would like to have quick preview of raw cr2 files on my mac. When I was Windows user I've used Irfan View. On a mac I've tried preview but it chokes multiple (200+) high-resolution cr2 files. Can ...
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Wipe an entire iCloud Photo Library using Windows

Old Method: Click 'Select Photos' at the top Select the very first photo Scroll all the way to the bottom Hold the Shift key and click the last photo (this will select everything in between) Click '...
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Recreating photos library from external photo library after clean install

I've had no end of corruption problems with my photo library ever since the transfer from iPhoto to photos. I've completely recreated a new machine and I am trying to re-create a fresh photos library ...
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broken photos in iCloud Photos - can I delete everything?

I've messed up something in iCloud Photos. I have placeholders for photos going back through time to my very first digital photos (2002!), but they are only placeholders. When I click on the photos, ...
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How does Google Photos work with Apple Photos?

I have my photos in Apple Photos (both on iOS and my Mac), synced with iCloud, and I'd like to keep things that way, but I'd also like to have all my photos available in Google Photos at the same time,...
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Is there a good solution for syncing photos between the Photos app and Amazon Cloud Drive?

Amazon Cloud Drive offers great pricing: Unlimited storage for $50 a year. Bundled with Amazon Cloud Drive (and with Amazon Prime) is a service that lets you make online photo albums, etc., which can ...
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How to verify that the transfer of photos/videos from an iPhone went well?

Tranferring photos from the iPhone to another device, like a NAS or a computer, in some cases fail, either because of a network error or a file-system error on the different devices involved in the ...
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