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need help with photos library and backing up photos
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Do you have an iphone or andriod?
hello. I do have iphone. but it's not linked with iclouds photos.
can you advise me on what I just sent to you?
Still reading one moment please.
Best thing ot do in this suitation since you have all the photos backed up to an external drive is to delete all photos from icloud library.
This way space on icloud wil lbe freed up and and you can take more pictures.
but how do I know that the photos on on my exteran hard drive are the highest resoluation, because I delete those from icloud?
I don't want to lose the highest resolution photos. How do I know if my photoslibrary on exteran drive has the highest resoltion images
Usually be default all photos are set to high resolution. You can check each photo by right click, then properties, and shoould tell you the resolution of the picture
I'm in icloud photos right now and right clicking on a photo doesn't open up information or properties
I know it does that in photoslibrary on mac, but I don't see that info on icloud photos.
If you go to your external drirve and click the photos, right click, the picture will say what resolution they are.
Right I know that. but how do I know that those are higher resolution than the images on icloud photos?
How can I see info about the photo on icloud photos?
One moment please.
Icloud automatic saves to highest resoltion when you took a picture with your iphone. When you download the pictures to a computer ot external device, this is always the same resolution.
Your photos and videos are stored in iCloud exactly as you took them. All of your images are held in their original formats at full resolution — HEIF, JPEG, RAW, PNG, GIF, TIFF, HEVC, and MP4 — as well as special formats you capture with your iPhone, like slo-mo, time-lapse, 4K videos, and Live Photos.
Which Iphone model do you have may I ask?
Ok, so what would be the steps I should go through to end up with about 12,000 of the best photos both on my photos library and on icloud photos?
I do not upload photos from my iphone. I upload from camera's memory card.
I have photos UNCHECKED in the icloud settings on my iphone so that it will NOT send them to icloud. I don't want that.
On your camera, set the resolution to the highest when you are taking pictures. Then, upload photos directy to external drive and only use icloud for photo sharing.
I have my camera set to the highest resolution, and RAW. I want to reduce the size of my photos library on the exernal drive to about 12,000 photos, and then have icloud photos keep the SAME remaining photos. The photos are not on my camera. They are in the external drive.
After you have uploaded 12000 photos to the external drive, drag and drop theh rest of the photos to your computer, then upload to icloud.
They will stay the same resolution on icloud as well.
The resolution always stast the same
Always stay the same as you took the picture.
not sure why you are using the word "uploud photos to the externa drive." THEY ARE ALREADY there.
All the pic are on your external drive right now. The ones you dont want to keep on the drive, make a folder on your computer and put the rest of the photos in that folder then delete off of the external drive.
Then upload to icloud the pics from that folder.
So should I keep the "keep originals on computer"checked?
And you're sying to delete everything first on my icloud photos library. then do another upload to that with just the 12,000 from that folder
I would not keep original because takes up way to much space. Yes delete and then reupload that 12000 photos.
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I'd like to review my situation about which I reached out... and see whether you can very simply tell me what you think I need to do:
Yes the resolution is the same resolution as the photos on your external harddrive. I would therefore delete the entire icloud library since all the photos are on the back up external drive. Also, thiswill free up much space for any more photos if you wish to store new photos in the icloud library
Every image or video you upload in iCloud exactly how you took them. That means they'll be in their original format at full resolution — no optimization
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Thanks. so... another question about my photos. Do you recommend a duplicate finder so that I can not have 5-6 copies of my photos on different drives, folders, etc.
it doesn't look like you are still working with me. Areyou?
I would not a duplicate finder.
Please let me know the issue is resolved or if I can help with anything as well?
why do you not recommend an app to find duplicate photos? Is there another way to find the duplicates and then keep the larger file?
I do not know of a duplicate app photo finder at this time.
Im very sorry about that
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