Easy way to transfer photos from one mac to another (and keep keywords from photos!)?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Loa, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Québec
    #1
    Hello,

    I have a huge library on my main mac and I'd like to transfer a part of it on my MacBook Pro (both are running El Capitan and latest version of Photos). Is there a way to do that and keep the keywords?

    Thanks

    Loa
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    #2
    Hmm, I was curious so I played around. I added a few keywords to a photo in Photos.

    When I drag 'n dropped this photo to the Desktop, right-click > Display Info showed the Keywords were included in the picture.

    When I used File > Export in Photos, a screen popped up asking if I wanted to included Title, Keywords and Descriptions, as well as Location Information.

    Looks like you might have two ways of doing it. :)
     
  3. Loa, Dec 17, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2015

    Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    #3
    Hello,

    Wow! That works! Didn't even try to do the simple method. Never thought we could bundle metadata in a jpg file.

    Such simplicity brings back memories of Apple from the 90's...

    Thanks!

    Loa
     

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