Need better Photos process

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Ferdball, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Ferdball macrumors newbie

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    Before I got my iMac, I had a PC and used Picasa to download my iPhone pictures. Picasa would automatically put them into a dated folder, and erase the files from my iPhone.

    On my iMac, the Photos process automatically goes to iCloud, and syncs back to my iMac and my iPhone. I have two problems with this:
    1) I now have 5000+ pictures on my iPhone. What's the best way to delete these?
    2) The pictures and videos take a long time to sync. Sometimes a whole day. Even if I plug my phone into the mac, it doesn't sense that the pictures are directly connected, and just go through the wire. So I have to wait for iCloud to sync before I can manipulate and share the pics.

    Any suggestions to manually syncing and deleting pictures directly from my iPhone to my iMac?
     
  2. Gochugogi, Feb 27, 2016
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    Gochugogi macrumors regular

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    I have four external drives full of RAW still images and HD video and would never consider syncing to iCloud. It would take years! Why not disable iCloud in Photos preferences and store the images directly on your Mac?

    I took it a step further and disabled Photos in Terminal since I use Adobe products and having Photos open every time I inserted a SD/CF card was a PITA. This article explains how to disable Photos autoload if anybody is interested:

    http://petapixel.com/2015/12/21/stop-apple-photos-from-auto-launching-in-os-x-with-one-command/
     
  3. Ferdball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm... I never got an alert from your reply. Glad I happened to look. Must be an outlook.com issue.

    Anyway, I like having iCloud on so I can see all of the pictures from my families iPhones. It's a nice to have, but I guess I could do it manually too.

    But my question is, what can I use to automatically download pictures into folders of their date taken, and delete them from the iPhone? Is there something equivalent to Picasa that can do this on the Mac?
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried the obvious, "Picasa for Mac" (free)
     
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  7. Ferdball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, tried it. Crashed a lot.

    So, is there anything else that would do the trick?
     
  8. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Graphic Converter is very good, maybe try the Free trial and see if it fits your needs.
     
  9. Ferdball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the worst luck.

    3/2/16 8:52:44.000 PM kernel[0]: hfs: mounted GraphicConverter on device disk7
    3/2/16 8:52:44.508 PM mds[66]: (Volume.Normal:2464) volume:0x7fdb320f3800 ********** Bootstrapped Creating a default store:1 SpotLoc:(null) SpotVerLoc:(null) occlude:0 /Volumes/GraphicConverter
    3/2/16 8:53:33.112 PM CoreServicesUIAgent[463]: error -1 while removing quarantine data on path /Applications/GraphicConverter 9.app/Contents/Frameworks/GData.framework/GData
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    3/2/16 8:53:33.115 PM CoreServicesUIAgent[463]: error -1 while removing quarantine data on path /Applications/GraphicConverter 9.app/Contents/Frameworks/ObjectiveFlickr.framework/ObjectiveFlickr
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    3/2/16 8:53:33.117 PM CoreServicesUIAgent[463]: error -1 while removing quarantine data on path /Applications/GraphicConverter 9.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework/Resources
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    3/2/16 8:53:33.125 PM CoreServicesUIAgent[463]: error -1 while removing quarantine data on path /Applications/GraphicConverter 9.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework/Versions/A/Resources/fr_CA.lproj
    3/2/16 8:53:33.127 PM CoreServicesUIAgent[463]: error -1 while removing quarantine data on path /Applications/GraphicConverter 9.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework/Versions/A/Resources/pt.lproj
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    3/2/16 8:53:33.130 PM CoreServicesUIAgent[463]: error -1 while removing quarantine data on path /Applications/GraphicConverter 9.app/Contents/Frameworks/XPS Export.framework/Resources
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    3/2/16 8:53:33.749 PM pkd[459]: INSTALLED:com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter9.findersynchelper com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter9.findersynchelper(9.7.5) <__NSConcreteUUID 0x7f8f13c1f3b0> 51B22F6C-E548-4AB2-91E0-6E14B139FB8B /Applications/GraphicConverter 9.app/Contents/PlugIns/FinderSyncHelper.appex
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    3/2/16 9:07:49.525 PM spindump[1443]: Saved hang report for GraphicConverter 9 version 9.7.5 (2098) to /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/GraphicConverter 9_2016-03-02-210749_Ferdinands-iMac.hang
    3/2/16 9:08:11.028 PM SubmitDiagInfo[489]: Submitted problem report file:///Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/GraphicConverter%209_2016-03-02-210749_Ferdinands-iMac.hang
    3/2/16 9:08:26.137 PM pkd[459]: UNINSTALLED:com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter9.findersynchelper com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter9.findersynchelper(9.7.5) 700D145E-143E-4899-A9C8-581EDC76CE5D /Applications/GraphicConverter 9.app/Contents/PlugIns/FinderSyncHelper.appex
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    3/2/16 9:08:26.210 PM GraphicConverter 9[5897]: ### Failed to load Addressbook class CNContactNameFormatter
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    3/2/16 9:10:30.043 PM GraphicConverter 9[500]: ### Failed to load Addressbook class CNContactNameFormatter
     
  10. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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    i stay away from icloud for my pics for a couple of reasons, ive too many for the free space, and i also do have a camera as well.

    i also dont use photo as i always seem to end up with too much space taken up by it plus a separate backup of pics.

    i have a folder on my external drive, with all my pics in it, separated by folder by event. the folder is automatically uploaded onto flickr which i chose for its 2tb space and good ipad app.

    every once in a while i plug my iphone into my mac, use image capture to lob my pics into a folder on the external drive, and delete all. then i quickly sort out the pics into folders and move into my pics folder. flickr then gets them in the right folders. similarly when i take my camera, mainly on holiday, i copy the pics from that into a folder, sort, then into my pics folder.
     

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