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The "Duplicate" option in Photos is grayed out?

I can't duplicate a photo in Photos. The "Duplicate" menu item is greyed out. The Command + D shortcut doesn't work either. How to fix it?

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iBoysoft author Jenny Zeng

Jenny Zeng

Answered on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

You can't duplicate a photo in the Imports album or a Shared album.

Where are you trying to duplicate the photo? If it's the Imports album or Shared album, you're not allowed to do so. It doesn't make sense to duplicate an imported or shared photo, thus Apple disabled the option for these albums.

You can go back to your Library album in the sidebar to duplicate the photo. Here are three ways to do it:

① Right-click on the photo and select "Duplicate 1 Photo."

② Select the photo and click Image > Duplicate 1 Photo from the menu bar.

③ Select the photo and press Command + D.

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