I can't browse the Photos library from within FCPX. It just says "Open Photos to see your photos in this list". Yes, I've closed and reopened both Photos and FCPX.

I had everything working, but now I'm using a different Photos library on a different harddrive, and it has stopped working as before.

Any ideas?

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In the Photos app (not FCPX), go to Preferences, then click "Use as System Photo Library". Then FCPX will be able to find the library file.

  • I did as you said. Even created two photos libraries, since my (the only one) was of course grayed out. Did not helped. FCX still see photos as empty junk Commented Oct 16, 2018 at 21:43

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