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Question: photos not displaying in My Media of iMovie

I'm running v. 10.1.8 of iMovie and v. 3.0 of Photos. I'm unable to see thumbnails of photos in My Media of iMovie even though I was recently able to see them. I created a Shared Album in Photos to isolate the photos I want to use in iMovie but My Media does not reflect the shared album. Likewise, no photos appear when I select People in My Media.


Can anyone help me?


Thanks!

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, 4 TBT3), macOS High Sierra (10.13.3), MacBook Prop purchased in 2017

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Mar 4, 2018 11:41 AM in response to rupprivers In response to rupprivers

I'm running v. 10.1.8 of iMovie and v. 3.0 of Photos.

Has your current Photos library been enabled as the System Photo Library? Only the system photo library is visible in the Media browser.

The System photo Library is enabled in the Photos > Preferences > General. Click "Use as System Photo Library", if it is not yet grayed out. Then restart Photos.


The "Shared" album and "people" album should appear you click the "My Albums" menu in the "My Media" tab.User uploaded file

Mar 4, 2018 11:41 AM

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Mar 4, 2018 1:59 PM in response to Rich839 In response to Rich839

A good point, Rich. My Photos are in the cloud, but I am not using "Optimize storage". So all photos will be stored locally and available. But shared album should always be available, since the shared photos always have an optimized size.

In Photos 3.0 it is easy to force a download for the photos in an album, if it is a standard album.

Just ctrl-click the album in the sidebar and enable "Download to original this Mac".

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Mar 4, 2018 2:54 PM in response to rupprivers In response to rupprivers

That is why I wrote " if it is a standard album.". You cannot force the download for smart albums, and for shared albums the option is missing too. But Shared albums should automatically be download to the mac anyway. I would use a standard album to pass the photos to iMovie. Shared albums are downsizing the photos and video clips.

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Mar 5, 2018 7:54 AM in response to rupprivers In response to rupprivers

I am seeing the photos in the shared albums in iMovie on High Sierra 10.13.3 . I Meant, Shared albums do not have the option to force a download from iCloud like the standard albums.

I am using standard albums to pass photos to iMovie, because I want to transfer them in the best possible resolution.Photos in Shared albums can have at most 2048 pixel at the longest edge, and videos will only have 720p.

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