How to cope with a Photos library too big to fit on an internal Mac drive

Apple doesn’t offer the perfect mix of choices with iCloud Photos, and the right answer isn’t obvious.

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Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books. His most recent, updated for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and Big Sur, are Take Control of iOS and iPadOS Privacy and Security, Take Control of Your Apple ID, Second Edition, and Take Control of Wireless Networking and Security. He’s a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.
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