Sorting 150K photos from iCloud by date + location?

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  1. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I had 150K photos + videos on iCloud that I moved to an external HD and deleted from iCloud (since even with lower resolution pics/videos, my 128GB iPhone couldn't handle it anymore).

    Now, since i put all the photos in folders by year only, I'm wondering if there is a app that can extract the matadata (EXIF) of every photo and organize it based on date (month/day/year) and location like it does on iPhoto?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ricosuave macrumors 6502

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    Mylio has a 30 day demo to organize your photos by the folder structure you choose.
     
  3. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

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    I use this ancient piece of freeware: http://www.amok.am/en/freeware/amok_exif_sorter/

    Luckily it still runs on El Capitan and it will use the metadata to rename your files. If you do something like yyyy-mm-dd hh-mm-ss to name all the files, then sorting by name will be the same as sorting by time taken. you can even have things like camera name added to the file. Very handy and makes more sense then IMGXXXX names.

    Downside: no support for videos.
     
  4. Moshe1010 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is the folder structure via finder or their app? If I delete their app after 30 days, would I still be able to access my photos based on data/GPS location?

    Looks good, thanks. I don't see anything about sorting via location (Geotagging), is it supported?
     
  5. ricosuave macrumors 6502

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    You chose the folder location. If you delete the app you keep your photos. Exif follows the photos. The edits, cropping tagging, etc. stays with the app. It does not touch the originals.
     
  6. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

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    Not from exif data as far as I can see. But it can pull certain information from iptc data (keywords, city, country etc). Perhaps you could add that via OSX Photos?

    Also, I am looking forward to OSX 10.12 announcement at WWDC. Rumours saying that Apple will focus on Photos and I hope there's plenty of iCloud improvements including handling large databases on iOS devices.
     

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