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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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Batch converting HEIC image files to JPG using a VPS with a ton of CPU power
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!
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My computer in 2005: Windows XP, Nokia Communicator and MSN Messenger
My first Mac in 2006: a G4 Mac Mini with 1GB RAM running OS X Tiger
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Using EXIF information to rename the photos to include the date and time the photo was taken
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