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Photos for Mac Support

Photos for Mac Support by Keith Thomas – Apple Specialist and Mac Computer Expert.

Do you need Photos for Mac Support?

Are you looking for a Photos for Mac Specialist?

Do you need Photos for Mac IT Support?

Photos for Mac Support and iCloud Photos support.

Keith Thomas provides Photos for Mac Support for • home users • Apple Store UK customers • small business • senior citizens that need Apple Photos for Mac technical support assistance.

Keith Thomas also provides Apple iCloud Photos support for customers that need professional Apple iCloud Photos technical support.

The Apple Photos application was launched with MacOS Yosemite in September 2014, today the Photos for Mac with the newest version with Apple MacOS Big Sur has become of the the best home user photos editing and management applications.

Today Apple customers that have an Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Apple Mac computer use the Apple Photos application without any problems. However, our Apple Photos for Mac specialists are able to provide a same hour and a same day Apple Photos and Apple iCloud Photos technical support service.

Read our free guide on the best way to use Apple Photos on your Apple Mac computer.

Apple Photos for MacOS technical information.

The Apple Photos for Mac application creates a Apple Photos Library file within the Pictures Folder on the Apple Mac computer when the application is first opened!

Or the Apple Mac computer creates a Apple Photos Library file if a Apple Mac computer is signed into a Apple ID account.

The Apple iCloud Photos service will upload all of the original photos and videos to the Apple iCloud Photos system. If the Apple Mac computer is low on storage space or Photo optimisation is required, the Apple Mac computer Photo Library file will replace the original high-resolution picture with an optimised low-resolution picture which allows the Apple Photos Library file to reduce in size.

The Apple iCloud Photos Library optimisation settings are set from the Apple ID or iCloud system preferences control panel.

In addition, the Apple iCloud Photos service will also show a similar appearance on the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad and can do the same or similar tasks on the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad devices.

The Apple Photos for Mac Photos Library file can be moved to a external storage volume that is Apple Mac formatted or multiple Apple Photo Libraries can be created. However only one Apple Photos Library can become a system Photo Library which becomes the Apple Library file which synchronises with the Apple ID, Apple iCloud Photos.

How to manage photos on a mac.

The best way to manage photos on an Apple Mac computer is to use either Photos for Mac or use Adobe Lightroom to manage photos on the Mac. Apple Photos is perfect for most people. Adobe Lightroom is popular with professional photographers. And Adobe Elements for Mac is ideal for editing photos too.

The Apple Photos eco system design is for the Apple Photos application to self-manage your photos and videos. however, the Apple Smart Albums can help save a lot of time with the management and organisation of photos on the Apple Mac computer.

The Apple Photos application V3.0 on Mac OS High Sierra can show Photos by The Photos • Moments • Collections • Years. Each year with a new Apple MacOS operating system software version a new Apple Photo for Mac software version is installed by a Apple MacOS operating system software update.

The Apple Photos application 5.0 on Apple MacOS Big Sur shows photos by Library • Memories • People • Places • Favourites • Recent • Imports and further Albums can be created, use Smart Albums to save time on managing and organising your photos.

Managing large photo libraries on a mac.

The Apple Photos Library does not have a limit to its size, some users have a 500Gb or 1Tb Photos for Mac Library without any problems. However, a professional backup strategy is needed to plan the best way to ensure that data recovery is never needed.

The Apple Photos application supports the creation of more Photo Libraries for a professional photographer a possible solution would be to have a Apple Photos Library for each customer and have a personal and work Photos Library a solution could be • Apple Photos Home • Apple Photos Work • Apple Photos Personal • Apple Photos client name or company name.

The best solution (the Apple way) is to use the Apple Photos Library on the Pictures folder on the Apple Mac, and use both the Apple iCloud and Apple Time Machine backup.

If you have a Apple Photos database on a external USB or external Thunderbolt storage volume the Apple Time Machine backup will not backup to any external storage volume. So its more work and effort needed to manage a further backup on a external storage volume.

For long term storage using a low-cost memory stick or a low-quality SSD storage volume is simple not cost effective. try to use SanDisk or Kingston or Samsung for your external storage needs.

How to Merge Apple Photos Library or Apple Photos Library’s.

How to clean up photos on mac.

The Apple Photos application does not have the ability to merge two Apple Photo Library files, however, there are two ways in which this can be done, either my using the Apple ID iCloud or by making the Apple Photos Library file visible to extracting the pictures and photos files. A third-party software tool can also be purchased to merge a Apple Photos Library and manage duplicates.

Apple Photos for Mac FAQ.

How can I update the version of Photos for Mac?

Update the Apple MacOS operating system software to update the Photos for Mac version to the most recent and newest version of Apple Photos for Mac application software.

What is the latest version of Apple Photos for Mac?

The Apple Photos for Mac is installed with MacOS, the latest version of Apple Photos for Mac is installed with MacOS Monterey, and in late 2022, Apple Photos for Mac will have an updated version for the next version of MacOS.

Does the Photos for Mac have a duplicate Photos finder?

The Apple Photos for Mac older versions do not have a duplicate photos or duplicate pictures feature.

From MacOS Monterrey and newer MacOS the Apple Photos for Mac does have a duplicate photos picture finder feature.

The Apple Photos for Mac import feature has been designed to assist with photo import technology.

How to upgrade Photos for Mac?

Update the Apple Mac operating system to update the Photos for Mac application. You can also check with the Apple software update icon on the Apple Mac computer to see if there is an update to Apple Photos for Mac.

How to download Photos For Mac on my Apple Mac Computer?

Apple does not have a Photos for Mac download available.
The Photos for Mac application is installed with the Apple Mac operating system software MacOS.

If you are missing the Apple Photos application on your Apple Mac Apple maybe able to add the Apple Photos application to your Apple ID account to download the Photos application or if you have an Apple Time Machine backup, then the Apple Photos for Mac application can be restored to your applications folder on your Apple Mac computer.

Where are Photos on a Mac stored?

Macintosh HD • House Folder • Users Folder • Pictures • Photo Library database file.

How to Merge Photo Libraries on the Apple Mac?

Use a third-party software tool to merge Apple Photo Libraries. The Apple iCloud can also be used for smaller multiple libraries.

To use the Apple iCloud to merge more than one Apple Photos Library:-

Make a backup of all the Apple Photos Library files to an external storage volume that is either APFS, or MacOS Extended formatted.

It is best to use an external SSD flash storage volume from a well-known brand Western Digital, Crucial, Lacie.

Upload a Apple Photos Library to the iCloud, once this has been done, then open the other Apple Photos Library file and use the Apple Photos Preferences to make this the System Photo Library.

Once you have done this for all of the Apple Photo Library files then you should have all of the images and pictures stored on the Apple iCloud.

Assign the Apple Photos Library file that has the biggest file size as the System Photo Library, this will then download and upload any Photos on your Apple Mac computer or other apple devices to the iCloud Photo Library.

Only one Apple Photos Library file a a time can become the System Photos Library.

Get professional Apple Photos help and IT support if you need assistance with a Apple Photos for Mac Photos Library file merge.

How can I get help with Photos for Mac in the UK?

Keith Thomas is an Apple Photos specialist and a Apple Mac computer expert and provides onsite and remote Apple Photos for Mac help and support service.

Complete the online website contact form for assistance.

Where can I get onsite Apple Photos for Mac Help and IT support service in the Uk?

Keith Thomas provides onsite Apple Photos for Mac Help and onsite Photos for Mac IT support service in the Uk to Surrey Hampshire Berkshire Wiltshire London and to some areas and locations in Dorset and Somerset.


Keith Thomas is an Apple Support Specialist that worked at Apple Computer UK as a senior Apple Mac computer engineer and Apple IT support consultant. Providing Apple computer technical support services to the general public and to Apple Authorised Service Providers, and Apple Authorised Premium Resellers in the UK United Kingdom.

Today Keith Thomas is one of the leading Apple computer consultants in the UK, providing • onsite • remote • telephone Apple Mac computer technical support service and Apple IT consultancy to a wide range of companies • small businesses, and also for the general public.

Apple Mac Photos consultancy.

Keith Thomas provides Apple Mac computer consultancy service for • home users • Apple Store customers • small business • companies that need expert Apple advice and Apple mac computer consultancy service.

Ask Keith Thomas anything about Apple and your Apple Mac computer.

Or ask how to resolve a technical issue or ask how to fix a problem on your Apple iMac desktop computer or on your Apple MacBook Air or Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer.

Professional Apple Mac computer assistance for Apple iMac Pro and Apple Mac Pro users is also available.

How to get Photos for Mac support in the UK?

  • Complete the online website contact form. (open 24 Hours) with 10:30 am to 21:00 pm response times for completed forms sent to us.
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