- Improvements to Duplicate Annihilator.
- AI in Photos Finder.
- Duplicate Annihilator for Photos v9
- AI Classroom.
- AI coming to Duplicate Annihilator and Photos Finder.
- Introducing Photos Clicker.
- Improvements to Photos Finder.
- Photos and People
- Introducing Photos Finder.
- macOS 13 Ventura feature "Copy Subject" explained.
- Photos 8 – how to set up a shared library
- New features in Photos 8
- Duplicate Annihilator for Photos v8 released
- How to search, filter, suggest and “facet” your search in Photos.
- How to work with People/faces?
- Metadata, what is it and how do I use and edit it?
- Introducing Duplicate Annihilator 7.5.0 including fix for iCloud and missing files.
- Introducing Duplicate Annihilator v7 including copy metadata from duplicates to originals.
- Smart albums for missing people no longer working
- Photos 7 and Live Text
- Preserve folder and album structure as keywords
- Working with Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – part 3
- Working with Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – part 2
- macOS 10.5 Catalina, Photos 5 and Duplicate Annihilator v4
- Working with Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – part 1
- Duplicate Annihilator – HEIC format support
- What is HEIC?
My name is Anders and I'm the CEO of Brattoo Propaganda Software. I know, it has been so long since my last newsletter and the reasons are many. I have quit my job after 23 years and started a new career at another company, and my involvement in the AI community has evolved significantly. I will, for example, speak about AI at one of Sweden's most prestigious banking conferences later this autumn. Among the other 16 speakers at that conference, we find Sweden's Minister of Financial Markets as well as the Deputy Governor of the Swedish Central Bank. Right now, it seems like everything is about AI, and everything else is somewhat at a halt. This is also mostly true for what I’m doing. Well, let's get into it, I hope that you will enjoy it.
Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – now with AI
In my last newsletter, I wrote about implementing AI and machine learning technologies in Duplicate Annihilator, and we have done so. So what does this really mean? Initially, Duplicate Annihilator works just as it has always done, but while it detects duplicates, it analyses the digital data of the files and utilises machine learning algorithms to find new patterns that can be used for future detection of duplicates. We have done some extensive testing of this in our labs, and we get some pretty amazing results. Duplicate Annihilator for Photos version 9 is available for download today from https://brattoo.com/photos
Important! When running Duplicate Annihilator for Photos v9, macOS may complain that it is not properly code-signed and you need to give permissions in the System Preferences. This is extremely frustrating. To be able to code-sign our software, we need to accept Apple's macOS Paid Apps Agreement. Which we would love to do, the only problem is that we have tried to accept that each day for three months now, and each time we are met with a “please try again later”. According to Apple, they have “escalated the issue” for whatever that is worth. The silly thing is that the agreement only applies to apps sold in the Mac App Store, which we don’t do, so the agreement does not even apply to us. As you understand, this is extremely frustrating, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
AI Classroom – ask the questions you haven’t dared to ask
Since I’m so deep into the AI community and get a lot of requests, I have decided to try a new concept. I know there are many out there who don’t really know what this is all about but would like to know more about what all this AI, chatGPT, Midjourney, and so on hype is all about. So I’m starting my AI Classroom, which will initially be three occasions where I address and explain various topics based on your requests. The classes will be live, and we will be using Zoom, so interaction is possible. One class will cost 19.95 USD, or you can buy all three for 50 USD. So take the chance and learn exciting new stuff and how AI can help you. The classes will take place at:
A cool AI project – Whispering Pines Radio
While I’m at it, I would like to tell you about a cool, completely AI-rendered project I recently created. I couldn’t sleep last night and thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice to listen to a creepy late-night talk show where strange individuals call the radio station and tell bizarre stories?" So I created a chatGPT prompt that did just that. But I wanted to listen to it, so I created another prompt that built a Python script which took care of the radio show script, called the Eleven Labs API, generated voices, put them together, and posted them to Acast.
So, in less than two hours, I had my setup up and running. One click on a button generates and publishes a new episode in less than two minutes. So how is it? Well, find out for yourself here or wherever you find your podcasts. https://shows.acast.com/whispering-pines-radio-with-dante-emberwood Episode seven is extra interesting since in that episode I cloned my own voice and had chatGPT pretend to be me as a special guest in the show using only a few bullet points.
This is an interesting concept since it means that I could literally feed the script-generating prompts with whatever I like, like today's news or the latest in AI or muffin recipes, and suddenly I have my own podcast talking about exactly what I’m interested in just a minute or two. It’s like a personal Pod on demand as a service generator.
1 on 1 training sessions
It is indeed great fun to meet you guys in my 1 on 1 training sessions. If you haven’t tried, it but feel that it might be something for you, please feel free to email me. The training sessions can be about anything and will be customized based on your requests. I have over 25 years of experience in the Mac platform, I have been an Apple Solution Expert and have held training in various software over the years. Training sessions are on request by contacting me at email@example.com. Each session is 1 hour and costs 79 USD. If you want to learn more about something, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work out a session just for you.
The free apps section
As I have mentioned in previous letters we have received requests on how to automate some tasks in Apple Photos or tasks related to photos. Those tasks might be tedious to work out manually but are easy for us to solve. The apps include a tool to set the Photos Titles based on the filename (with or without file extension), a tool to copy and apply GPS coordinates between photos, a tool to copy XMP sidecars to image files and finally a utility to set the correct file dates on image files based on the photo date stored in the metadata within the image files. You’ll find all our free apps at https://free.brattoo.com.
This newsletter and previous letters
Several of our readers have requested that we resend previous emails so that they could catch up on earlier tips and information. All previous emails are available online in our Newsletter section at https://newsletter.brattoo.com
For only $5.95 you can upgrade any old Duplicate Annihilator license to Duplicate Annihilator for Photos and for just three dollars($3.00) more you can upgrade any old Duplicate Annihilator license to the Duplicate Annihilator Toolbox including a family pack! This means that you get five licenses for you and your family for all versions of Duplicate Annihilator including iPhoto, Aperture, iOS and Photos for only $8.95.
Get the upgrade from: https://upgrade.brattoo.com
Support the creation of these newsletters by becoming a Patreon!
If you enjoy these newsletters and want to support the creation of them, then please consider becoming a monthly contributor by signing up to become a Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/brattoo. Patreons will get access to my monthly zoom get together where we can ask questions and learn new things related to Photos and Duplicate Annihilator.
Thank you for your time, I hope that you found this email informative. If you have any feedback, suggestions, questions or ideas then please reply to this email. I read all emails and reply to them in person. And, don't forget to stay safe.
Anders, CEO and Founder, Brattoo Propaganda Software
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