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Offline photo management using free software

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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Happy together: Using the native iOS Photo app to browse through my entire photo collection managed with Shotwell
Happy together: Using the native iOS Photo app to browse through my entire photo collection managed with Shotwell
My first digital camera: a Samsung Digimax 800K shooting 1024x768px photos
My first digital camera: a Samsung Digimax 800K shooting 1024x768px photos
My computer in 2001, captured using the Digimax 800K
My computer in 2001, captured using the Digimax 800K
No vintage photo filters applied: this is an untouched original digital photo from 2001. (Lake Garda, Italy, 2001)
No vintage photo filters applied: this is an untouched original digital photo from 2001. (Lake Garda, Italy, 2001)
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!
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)

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