Getting away from iPhoto/Photos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ering41, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. ering41 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if there is a way to export all my pictures out of Photos without losing the metadata, like the date taken? I know I can export the unmodified originals but I'd rather not lose all of the edits I've made over the years. According to Apple support, there may be some other piece of software I could use, but they don't know specifically what. Any ideas appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Drag and drop, or the normal Export function should do it, sort of. I've just done that and if I open the Info panel for the exported photos, all the camera information is there. The only thing missing is the date taken.
     
  3. ering41 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The date taken is pretty important to me. I have over 10k photos going back about 14 years. I don't want to lose that info for when I organize them.
     
  4. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    The info panel does't show the date taken, but if you open a photo with Preview that you have dragged out of Photo's you will find the date is there along with all your metadata like the GPS data and Keywords.
     
  5. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    The date taken is in the EXIF data. Just open one of your original files in Preview and you can see the EXIF data in the Inspector.
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    This article may, or may not, help:
    http://www.organizepictures.com/2016/01/move-away-from-photos

    I also found this:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7016186?start=0&tstart=0

    So it looks like it's a Finder limitation rather than anything to do with Photos.
     

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