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You can download the photos from Google to your PC and then upload them to icloud.com


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I have been attempting to do the very same thing for at least two weeks now. I used Google Takeout and successfully imported all the files using the Photos application (which I sync to iCloud). I'd recommend this route. My sticking point is that Apple's facial recognition is absolute trash. After two weeks of using both my 2017 i7 MBP and my iPhone 11 Pro ...


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It turned out when connecting with cable and starting Image Transfer that the Camera Roll on the iPhone contained 38.000 photos (which I suppose somehow happened during my Photos-on-Mac -> iCloud migration last year). The Image Transfer program could delete them all but it took a few hours, and the backup size shrunk as expected to be small enough. The &...


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I use PowerPhotos for this and am super happy. Dump everything into one library, clone it and then try out various passes until you’re happy, then do the culling on your main library is my advice. https://fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/ It lets me make rules once the pre-built ones take a first pass at cleaning the easy and obvious duplicates. You can ...


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Not a quite solution but I done it by hiding photos in albums. If you hide photos in an album, they become non-visible in 'All photos' as well. Once hiding all photos in all albums, go to 'All Photos' and whether delete them or repeat same procedure by adding them to relevant album.


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Unfortunately you are looking in the wrong place. By default the Photos.app (macOS Catalina) stores everything in redundantly named "Photos Library.photoslibrary" usually kept in the ~/Pictures folder. If you right(or control) click on the .photoslibrary file and select Show Package Contents it will open a new finder window. I have my Finder set to ...


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If you don't mind the inserted image being in its own page, you can do Edit -> Insert -> Page from File... and select your image.


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zsh command line: for file in *.heic; do rm "${file:r}".jpg; done If you want it to loop subdirectories, you could try recursive expansion for file in **/*.heic; do rm "${file:r}".jpg; done Or if there are too many for your shell to unpack then use find find . -name '*.heic' | while read file; do rm "${file:r}".jpg; done


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The Photos library contains AAE files but they are proprietary and can't be exported. Quicktime will use an AAE file (if you place it next to the original mov) for slow motion videos to mark where the positions (but again it can't be exported). I found that you can filter the photos by 'edited' (though it is not always accurate and sometimes shows unmodified ...


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Utilize the HEIC format by exporting originals. Multiple operating systems support this including windows via a plugin. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7644152


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One option is to use an AppleScript (or JavaScript for Automation, rather) such as the one I posted about here. I've copied its contents below*, and I've tried to include a fair amount of instructions between the post and comments in the code. #!/usr/bin/osascript -l JavaScript // findJpgHeicDuplicates.js // https://n8henrie.com/2021/02/remove-duplicate-jpg-...


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You cannot downgrade a photo library, since downgrading overall is unsupported. Your files are not lost, however, since the Photos library is a bundle that still contains your originals. You have the following options: If you use iCloud Photo Library, create a new Library and configure it with iCloud. It will pull down your photos. If you have access to a ...


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There is no such thing as the "original" quality when you're dealing with JPEG's. This answer on Photo.SE explains that when you open a JPEG, it's decoded and decompressed. When you apply changes, the application does this on the decompressed version in memory. Then, when you hit export, the application compresses the image again taking the JPEG ...


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There is a simple solution but Apple doesn't make it obvious. You don't need to send the photo anywhere, or to take a screenshot of the photo. The following procedure works: Edit the photo and save the edited version. Duplicate the edited version. You now have two identical photos. They are both the edited version. Click on one of the photos and revert ...


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You could use the third-party tool ImageMagick, which can perform a wide variety of image transformations, including converting to a lower quality. You can install it with Homebrew with brew install imagemagick. You would include it through the do shell script command, for example do shell script 'convert input.png -quality 85% output.jpg'.


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One reason for finding some of the deleted photos could be because of the nature of iPhone's flash memory on which the data is saved - deletion or overwriting data is a slow process on such memory. So data in a flash memory are constantly moved to optimize it, and when you delete any file on it, it may not be deleted immediately but moved and marked for ...


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Those deleted Photos are actually not deleted at all (well they are from a users point of view). They get moved to the 'recently deleted' Album within your iPhones Photo app. Which shows up in the DCIM folder when you plug it into your machine to backup. Before backing up, just go to the recently deleted album and 'permanently delete' all items before ...


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The built-in dot_clean terminal command will remove ._ files: dot_clean /Volumes/name_of_drive and merge them into the existing files, thus not loosing any data. That does still leave .Spotlight-V100 and others, though.


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Update for Catalina and later On Catalina and later, you might get an error saying "Operation not permitted" when trying to delete metadata stores on removable volumes using Terminal. To fix this, enable Full Disk Access for Terminal in System Preferences > Security & Privacy. Now, if you haven't done so already, disable Desktop Services ...


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If your iPhone storage itself is full, it can stop the ability to upload to iCloud. Are your other devices able to upload new photos? Sign in-and-out of iCloud? Reboot the phone? Double check your wifi connection or enable uploading over cellular? Source: MacWorld


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