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Synchronise photos with the native iOS photos app

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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My first digital camera: a Samsung Digimax 800K shooting 1024x768px photos
My first digital camera: a Samsung Digimax 800K shooting 1024x768px photos
The iPhone 4 replaced my camera in 2010 - selfie of Mr. Blurry Cam
The iPhone 4 replaced my camera in 2010 - selfie of Mr. Blurry Cam
My computer in 2001, captured using the Digimax 800K
My computer in 2001, captured using the Digimax 800K
Using EXIF information to rename the photos to include the date and time the photo was taken
Using EXIF information to rename the photos to include the date and time the photo was taken
Visiting the Apple Store in Miami Beach in 2008
Visiting the Apple Store in Miami Beach in 2008
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