.MOV file help

trlyka

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First, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to turn off live photo with the exception of turing it off each time I launch the camera. Although a small issue in the grand scope, it's quite frustrating to wait for pice to upload from my phone that I can't see anyway. Ant then to be told they can't be imported? Is there a way to tell iPhoto not to upload .mov files and only keep the regular pics?

Thanks
 

casperes1996

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Can it not be turned off permanently in Settings? Under Photos and Camera.

Anyway, don't have a Live Photo device to check on, but you should be able to see and import them on your Mac, assuming it's running a recent OS.
 

trlyka

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The issue was that iPhoto isn't importing .MOV files which were aka Live photo mode. I did figure out how to disable live photo on my iPhone. What I can't figure out is why iPhoto still tries to upload several hundred files that aren't pictures? They may have been the live .MOV files, but why would it keep doing it? I get a dialog box saying they aren't recognized, yet it keeps trying to add them each time I import. I only want the newest photos added to my Macbook, but it keeps redoing previous imports that can't be saved anyway....I'm confused.....
 

EugW

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Any reason you are using iPhoto instead of Photos? Just curious.
 

trlyka

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Any reason you are using iPhoto instead of Photos? Just curious.
Honestly never used Photos. I've always uploaded to iPhoto. Can Photos handle creating folders and allow you to move pics and delete from other locations? I'll set it up to upload. Thanks :)
 

casperes1996

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Honestly never used Photos. I've always uploaded to iPhoto. Can Photos handle creating folders and allow you to move pics and delete from other locations? I'll set it up to upload. Thanks :)

Well, Photos is the replacement for iphoto. iPhoto will never get more updates, and all future work is being down on Photos instead. In some version of macOS down the road, I'm sure iPhoto won't even work anymore. Almost, if not all, of the functionality of iphoto has become available by now in Photos.