How to selectively (re)import only Live Photos from iPhone?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by AppleEco, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. AppleEco macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    bad news: For whatever reason, many of my live photos are not active on the mac, but they are on the iPhone. Maybe its due to automated imports over WIFI? I don't know the reason, BUT a reimport fixes the issue and I have turned off the Wifi sync (which I would bet 100 bucks on I have turned off already)

    Problem: I can't find an option that reimports ONLY the live photos. There is no feature in photos for that. Any idea?

    cheers,
    Marko
     
  2. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Can you remove the ones in the photos catalogue without deleting anything, then add all of them back in?
     
  3. Indydenny macrumors 6502

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    In the left pane of Photos, scroll down to Albums, and then to "Live Photos." Choose that album and export it and then re-import to Photos. Thats all I can think of.
     
  4. AppleEco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ...But the photos app is not showing the photos in question as live photos and are therefore not in the live photos Media types section.
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    Not sure I understand. Do you mean to somehow park the non- live photos aside on the iphone and re sync?
     
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    Indydenny macrumors 6502

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    OK, now I understand. Can you go to Photos on the iPhone, choose Albums, then Live Photos and then add them all to a new album. Then you could export them or see if the new "Live Album" syncs to your mac?
     
  6. AppleEco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, the import on the Mac Site does not allow album based sync. All I see is only all photos in the sequence they were taken and I can only select which ones I want. There is no where a feature that lets me import based on any rules that I would like to use :-(
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    Update: I manually went through each of the live photos on the iPhone and mac to identify which ones I need to manually sync. This was a job of three hours highly focused work. Guess what happened: It synced but some photos are now videos with 3-second duration and some are live photos. I am now super p*** with apple.

    Any feedback why I might face this is highly appreciated.
     

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