Photos App Greyed Out

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Stevi, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Stevi macrumors member

    Stevi

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    #1
    Pretty much my problem is in the thread title - except I meant to add folder. If for example I want to choose a photo from my Photos Library, say for my avatar, I cannot as the folder is greyed out. I have no idea what triggered the change as it wasn't always like this. Any ideas what I can do to fix his? I have already tried restarting but that made no difference.
    Thanks in advance for any thoughts and help,
    Stevi
     
  2. Stevi thread starter macrumors member

    Stevi

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    #2
    Well for the curious and those who experience the same problem the fix is simple and easy to do:

    Go to Preferences in Photo and a box pops up headed General.

    In the first option under Library Location there are two options 1 - Show in Finder 2- Use as System Photo Library. If the second option is chosen then finder will not find the photos in Photos it will be greyed out as above. Selecting the first option - Show in Finder completely solves the problem.

    It took 4 Geniuses at the Apple Store to know what was going on so I don't feel bad not knowing myself.
     
  3. dmille30 macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I have tried both 1 - Show in Finder 2- Use as System Photo Library and restarting my Mac each time and my photos folder is still greyed out when I navigate to it in iTunes. Any other suggestions?
     
  4. Stevi thread starter macrumors member

    Stevi

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    #4
    Sorry I don't have any other suggestions. This is what worked for me I'm sorry it doesn't fix things for you.
     

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