As a workaround you can right click on any photo (e.g. in Recents) and select "Show in All Photos".
Photos will then switch to the "All Photos" view and you can use it pretty normally though the entry in the sidebar is still missing.
I am encountering this same problem. I realised this when I tried to import my scanned photos into Lightroom and got an error that "The file uses an unsupported compression algorithm".
From some online research and then trying it out myself, it appears that Image Capture for some reason switches compression when the cropping box is at a non-zero ...
Unfortunately, any iPhone with an iOS lower than 13 cannot back up their photos onto a Mac through a USB connection. However, you could try using Google Drive and then accessing your drive on your laptop (although, I am not sure if google drive works for iOS 7).
An alternate method for download is:
Log in using your Apple ID
Select the Photos app
Select the photos you wish to download
Click the Download icon at the top right of the window
In Photos for Mac OS:
Visit the album you'd like a Places map for.
Click Show as memory at the top of the main window (located directly under the name of the album).
Scroll down, and you'll see a Places map with only the photos of the active album.
This strategy works at the time of writing using nothing but the PC.
Install iCloud for Windows
Open File Explorer and open the context menu (right-click) on the iCloud Photos entry in the left-hand-side panel (image below)
Select 'Always keep on this device', and wait for the green progress bar across the path to disappear - every file should now have a ...
An easy way to get to this setting is: Apple Menu () -> About This Mac -> Storage Tab and click the "Manage…" button. The "Store in iCloud" option on the screen that pops up will provide a checkbox for photos:
If you're still noticing that there are a lot of photos taking up space, open Preferences within the Photos app, and on ...
iOS isn’t closed at all for file app sharing on SMB and other clouds. You can set up your own VPN as well if you wish to emulate the cryptographically secured upload that iCloud implements for general file sync as well as photos app synchronization. As you note, iCloud is explicitly closed to any apps and storage services except Apple’s for privacy reasons ...
If you upgraded to macOS Catalina it does a number of conversions during the install and then during the first time some apps are used. In your case that would be the old (iPhoto) .photolibrary would be converted to the different (but similar) Photos Library.photolibrary format.
And yes you can't just open a .photolibrary file in the Finder and yes it is a ...
“Good Afternoon” is an example of “Siri Suggestions” and they can be turned off in Settings under “Siri & Search”.
The feature’s goal is to surface content/actions that it thinks will be useful to you in that moment.
Possibly this will get more useful over time, given that your previous OS may have not been recording how you use your phone.
To turn ...
You can use DropBox to manage and sync your photos across iOS and MacOS; Google Photos is another option.
While you may be able to hold all your Photos on the cloud server and selectively download, I don't think there's any way to avoid 'back-sync' of photos from your Mac being seen on your phone.
The short answer is no. The iCloud sync doesn’t have an easy configuration place to push data to AWS S3 storage or Azure storage or Backblaze storage. You can back up the Mac to lots of places, but the sync process uses Apple encryption and online services exclusively. You would need to use a different photo app on iOS and MacOS if you wanted different sync ...