Managed to get GC to fix the problems on some of my .jpg images. File size variance can be up to 3MB...
How does one fix the problem using GC? I don’t know the software and not finding the option to do this. Does GC have the ability to process a large number of images where some have the problem and others not?
Another question, how far back on macOS does this bug started to appear...?
True. Photos.app should add a checkbox when scanning or importing asking you if you want to upload the scanned/imported photo to iCloud Photo Library. Should be quite a simple implementation; when you import or scan, there'd be a checkbox saying something to the effect of: "Upload to iCloud Photo Library when done". If you uncheck it, then it can put the newly imported/scanned item in a non-iCloud folder in Photos.app, but warn you that it won't upload to iCloud. Later, down the road, if you change your mind, just drag the photo from the non-iCloud folder to the regular library that is uploaded, and it'll upload right there and then. Seems like a simple enough solution, hmm.I use Image Capture all the time because of iCloud Photo Library. When I've got a couple hundred images on my camera's SD card I use Image Capture to import them and cull them, so that Photos doesn't send them all up to iPL. I'm only going to keep a handful of them, so I do a quick pass first and then upload. Uploading the 20 or so photos to keep takes a lot less time than the 300 photos I started with, lol.
(As such I'm not affected by this bug: I just have my camera set to capture in JPEG anyway.)
You're right otherwise, though: with my iPhone it just goes right to iCloud Photo Library, no middle-man needed.
You are the 10%! 😂90%, eh? I use this app all the time to scan documents.
Yes, something like this exactly. Or a “staging area" of some kind.True. Photos.app should add a checkbox when scanning or importing asking you if you want to upload the scanned/imported photo to iCloud Photo Library. Should be quite a simple implementation; when you import or scan, there'd be a checkbox saying something to the effect of: "Upload to iCloud Photo Library when done". If you uncheck it, then it can put the newly imported/scanned item in a non-iCloud folder in Photos.app, but warn you that it won't upload to iCloud. Later, down the road, if you change your mind, just drag the photo from the non-iCloud folder to the regular library that is uploaded, and it'll upload right there and then. Seems like a simple enough solution, hmm.
Also, when scanning, which might be more likely not to be wanted in iCloud Photo Library, Photos.app can offer to save the scan to a folder outside of the application instead, or upload it to iCloud.
If they're able to incorporate those options above, what else would be missing in Image Capture.app?
When you have other intentions for your images than using Photos, Image Capture can quickly become part of your (my) regular toolset.Since Image Capture isn't on the Dock by default, I wonder how many people use this app to import photos from an iOS device when Photos can do it automatically? As others, I use IC just with my scanner. So I haven't seen that issue yet.
It's unbelievable in 2020, one is still unable to clear the recently deleted folder with huge amounts of photos without freezing the entire phone and messing up the local storage space.
They try to lock you to iCloud in a disgusting way but give you 5gb of storage which is laughable.
Doesn't AirDrop still remove key metadata from images by default? I've also seen suggestion that at one stage it reduced or resampled larger images, not sure if that's still the case though.
So unnecessary battery drain and time... ok... you do you...I only ever use Image Capture when scanning a document from my printer.
Otherwise I transfer any images or videos from my iPhone using Airdrop.
Is Image Capture the same as in going to settings, Printers & Scanners, Scan, then click the Open Scanner button? I used that method to scan documents over the network with my scanner and also scanned some documents for a friend using their scanner. I didn't download drivers but perhaps that's automatically done?If you have a scanner you have no choice, I have an older epson scanner that stopped developing drivers and forced me to use that app. I opted to use windows, as the epson software was more robust then Image Capture ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Not only that, iCloud Photos messes up your metadata... I mean, if you download the photos, they'll appear with the "created" and "added" dates on the date you download them, instead of when you took them. It's a mess, I think you have to activate it on the Photos app and then download ALL the photos and THEN move them with option and you get the dates... I don't remember how I did it when I noticed iCloud Photos was activated by default on my new iphone. (or the one I reset I can't remember) But it was a headache dealing with it. Not even able to download more than 1000 photos from iCloud using Safari...Same here. I use Image Capture (yes it is on my dock) to import pictures from my dslr, ipad, and iphone. I put images into an import folder (that I don’t delete). Then I move the pictures and cull to dated folders. From there, I add only really good photos to my Photos albums using reference pointers within Photos. Then I go back and delete photos from the devices. I only do it a few times a year. I don’t want to pay for icloud which isn’t guaranteed to work or be backed up like my synced drives and off site backups.
So unnecessary battery drain and time... ok... you do you...
I actually just purchased a cheap 2014 Mac Mini the function as a backup/Folding@Home machine. My library is at 1.4 TB, and it got old needing to connect an external drive every time I wanted to use photos. My goal with this setup is to make constant real-time and rotating offline backups easy and almost automatic. iCloud is great in many ways, but these occasional bugs are a reminder that EVERYTHING needs a backup.I occasionally take a massive number of photos, and I use IC to transfer them from SD to my mac to photos. I back my photos up to Amazon (it's free, why not) because both my old Aperture and new Photos library get corrupted ocassionally. It happens every two or three years, but do you really want to lose your entire photo library every two-three years? I can live with the loss of metadata.
When my library was smaller Time Machine could handle it, but my library's over 3TB, which seems to be beyond TM's abilities.