Question: Photos App Imports Duplicate Pictures
Hello all, hoping that someone might have a handle on how to fix a problem I'm having with the Photos app on my MacBook Pro. I'm running High Sierra on the Mac and iOS 11.2.1 on an iPhone 8, so everything is complete up to date. I leave the iCloud sharing turned on my phone so that I can have pictures back up to my photo stream and have the MacBook set to download photos from the photo stream when everything is connected. Previously this hadn't been a problem, but with the iPhone 8 the MacBook will download photos from the photo stream AND try to import them when the phone is plugged into the computer. Before the 8, connecting the phone to the computer would only download videos and any pictures that, for some reason, were not part of the photo stream. Now, connecting the phone to the computer attempts to transfer all of the photos, creating duplicates.
Now, I know that I could just turn off the photo stream downloads from the Mac, but I liked the feature and hoped to leave it active if at all possible. I just can't seem to figure out how to get everything running the way it was before I upgraded my phone a few months ago.
MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), macOS High Sierra (10.13.2)