- 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. In my last newsletter, I mentioned my involvement in the Swedish AI community and our efforts in implementing AI learning in Duplicate Annihilator. This time, I have also implemented AI-related algorithms in Photos Finder, which I will elaborate on later. I’m thrilled to inform you that Apple has finally addressed and resolved the issues that previously prevented me from code-signing my applications. With that said, I hope you enjoy this newsletter.
Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – Several Improvements
We've made several enhancements to Duplicate Annihilator to enhance its stability and speed. Some of you reported a freeze at "step 6: Finishing." We've addressed that, leading to the release of Duplicate Annihilator for Photos v9.1.0, which is available for download at https://brattoo.com/photos.
Photos Finder – Now with AI Learning
For those unfamiliar, Photos Finder can be described as a tool that locates photos on your hard drives and imports them into Photos. It can also search for photos among your email attachments in the Mail app and within the Messages app. Additionally, we've incorporated AI learning technologies, allowing Photos Finder to better understand where to first search for missing photos, thus improving performance. Photos Finder 2.0.0 is now available for download at https://brattoo.com/photosfinder.
Photos Finder and the Photos duplicate dialog box
Photos Finder finds photos and imports them in small batches to Photos. However, this also means that the Photos duplicate detection gets activated for each batch, which might get really frustrating if you import large numbers of images, resulting in many batches.
For each batch you might have to check the checkbox “Apply to all duplicates” and click on “Don’t import”. Highly frustrating, and we will get that. So, we found a solution and created a new small app Photos Clicker (free of charge). Photos Clicker will look out for those dialog boxes in Photos and automatically check the “Apply for all duplicates” checkbox and click on “Don’t import” and all of the sudden everything is automatic!
So why did we make this a stand alone application and not build it into Photos Finder? I can think of other occasions where you might want the Photos import to automatically avoid duplicates, and in that case it can be accomplished with our small free tool that takes care of this. You can download Photos Clicker today from https://free.brattoo.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Each session is 1 hour and costs 79 USD. If you want to learn more about something, email me at email@example.com 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
Duplicate Annihilator is one of the oldest and most competent duplicate detection softwares for photos on the market. It's available for Photos, iPhoto, Aperture and iOS.
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