again you set each one as the system library and let it sync with iCloud then do the next... Show all »
again you set each one as the system library and let it sync with iCloud then do the next, etc - when you have synced all libraries you have one library with everything in it -- Notes on Merging Photos Libraries
- Merge the libraries in iCloud by uploading them to the same iCloud Photo Library: Merging in iCloud is the only way to preserve the master-version pairs, so you can revert edited photos to the original versions. Your albums and folders will migrate, keywords, titles, and other metadata. All edited images will be paired with their originals, so you can undo the edits and revert to the original. The searchable faces names will upload (only on Photos 1.5 or older, not on Photos 2.0), but not the faces thumbnails and albums. Photos will scan for duplicates while merging. It is the best way to migrate libraries you invested much work into, but uploading large libraries to iCloud requires a paid subscription for more storage than the free 5GB - for at least a month, and it is slow. My library with 40000 photos took a full week to upload.
- To merge in iCloud enable the smaller of the two libraries as your iCloud Photo Library.
- Wait for all photos to upload; that can take a very long time, a week ore more, depending on the size of the library. Photos will merge the the library into the library that is already in iCloud.
- Now enable the larger library as your iCloud Photo Library. This library will be merged into the library in iCloud too, creating a merged library in iCloud. The merged library will sync back to your larger Photos Library. The merge will not include the Faces albums and projects from the first library you uploaded. That is why I recommend to start with the smaller library. The download will be like to a different Mac, see: Use Photos and iCloud Photo Library on multiple Mac computers - Apple Support
- To sync the faces names with iCloud Photo Library, I apply keywords with the names of the persons to all photos in a people album. (not necessary if you have High Sierra and IOS 11 or newer)
Will historic photo stream pictures on iMac from previous phones be lost if I set up Apple photo library
I am am confused whether if I activate this on the iMac t... Show all »
I am am confused whether if I activate this on the iMac these phone originated pics are at original full resolution
Get info on some and check - only you have access to that information on your photos
whether they will be safely pushed to iCloud Photo Library,
When you enable iCloud Photo Library everything in your library is synced to iCloud so if your photos are in your library then they are synced no matter what their source
Probably makes sense to sync each IOS device in order then sync the Mac (the Mac sync is the slowest and longest one)
Any exact duplicates are detected and only one is kept - and the originals are all on iCloud, each device is independent as to whether it downloads the originals or optimized versions
You can see this in the Photos > Preferences > General panel.
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I have for several years picked ... Show all »
I have for several years picked up more than 100,000 photos; most in JPG but several recent in raw. Is the software slowed down by looking for face recognition? I do not need this feature classifying myself the people photographed in albums. I have 3TB of internal memory and under El captan.
No, I do not use iCloud Photo.
With over 100,000 it will be weeks or even months) before all scanning is complete to finish the move to High Sierra
The scanning is much more than just face recognization although that is part of it - but in any case it is part of Photos and not subject to any user control
So it sounds like if I just d... Show all »
So it sounds like if I just delete the iMovie and iPhoto programs I should be good to go.
That should work, yes. As iMovie is now free, you can purchase it for yourself for free from the AppStore, after you delete iMovie. The same goes for GarageBand, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, btw.
I appears the only way to properly transfer ownership of a Mac is pretty much the same way as you would do it for a PC - slick the drive and reload.
It is worse. This will not transfer the ownership of applications, it will just stop the Mac from pestering you with update notices, that you cannot follow up on.
Looks like a good plan. I would make the step 5 the first one, however. Disable "Op... Show all »
Looks like a good plan. I would make the step 5 the first one, however. Disable "Optimize storage" before you consolidate any referenced images. After consolidating they might become optimized, if Optimize storage is still enabled.
On her Mac she has chosen a year ago for optimizing the local photo library.) How can I check if this proces is ready?
That is not easy, because Photos does not have an indication, how many photos are still optimized. The process has not finished, if you try to disable iCloud Photo Library and get a warning, that photos have bot been downloaded in full. If you are seeing this warning, cancel the sign-out of iCloud Photo Library.
You can speed up the download by creating an album with all photos and videos an then enable "Download Originals to this Mac" for this album. To enable this flag, select this album with all photos in the sidebar, then ctrl-click this album, and click "Download Originals to this Mac".
Restored from backup, getting "Photos cannot find the System Photo Library named “Photos Library.photoslibrary”" error code
If your photos are all in iCloud, you can create a new, empty library and enable it as th... Show all »
If your photos are all in iCloud, you can create a new, empty library and enable it as the system photo library and then your iCloud Photo Library.
when you launch Photos while holding down the options key until you are seeing the Library Chooser dialog, you can click the "Create New" button. Then select your pictures folder as the destination for the library.
In the Photos > Preferences > General click "Use as System Photo Library". In the Photos > Preferences > iCloud selct "iCloud Photo Library". Now wait for your Photos to download from iCloud.
I have just done an experiment and I see the same behaviour. The "Missing value" test in ... Show all »
I have just done an experiment and I see the same behaviour. The "Missing value" test in the script never fires, because the old value is returned even when it has been deleted.
If you modify the script to replace rather than append the new text, it works. Perhaps you could work around this by selecting only images where you want to append text, and using the standard script; then selecting only images where you want to replace the text, and using a modified script, where the line
set the description to (old_desc & input as text)
is replaced by
set the description to (input as text)
You could also delete the missing value test, and change the prompt to be clearer, but this minimal change would do the replacement.
You install new apps (including the OS) from the App Store
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You install new apps (including the OS) from the App Store