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Using offline photo library management software

Aug. 31, 2020 -

After encountering the umpteenth ‘magic’ bug while managing my iPhone’s photos, I was done with it. Apple came a long way since it launched iPhoto (the predecessor of iCloud Photos). But for something as valuable as my personal memories, I want to be in full control. Read along to learn how I migrated my photo library away from the iCloud, using free, open source software.

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Yesteryear’s memory cards - note that they are sized in MB, as in mega, not gigabyte!
Yesteryear’s memory cards - note that they are sized in MB, as in mega, not gigabyte!
In Apple Photos you can export the unmodified originals
In Apple Photos you can export the unmodified originals
What seems normal today, was futuristic in 2008: browsing the web on a full touch screen device (while drinking beer)
What seems normal today, was futuristic in 2008: browsing the web on a full touch screen device (while drinking beer)
Importing new photos from my camera is easy - very much like the Apple iPhoto ad from 2002!
Importing new photos from my camera is easy - very much like the Apple iPhoto ad from 2002!
My entire photo library on a single SD card - unbelievable!
My entire photo library on a single SD card - unbelievable!
My computer in 2001, captured using the Digimax 800K
My computer in 2001, captured using the Digimax 800K

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