Where did the Places/Maps go in Photos!?

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  1. rhyzome macrumors regular

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    Am I just clueless, or did Apple kill the "Places" feature that was in Aperture and (I think) even iPhoto.

    I'm assuming I just can't find it in the new UI. How can you access the map of all of the GPS tagged photos in your library?

    (I've so far found a map for a single image, but it is a little tiny map that doesn't even show all of the continents at once...)
     
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  3. frenchtony macrumors member

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    Well you can see a larger map if you go to "moments" and click on a place.
    The very sad thing though, is that you can't set a location for any new picture (unless they already have the location, like a photo taken with an iPhone).

    Photos sucks.
     
  4. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    The new Photos doesn't have the map like iPhoto, and doesn't allow locations to be added to imported photos? Are you kidding?
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Your statement is correct.
     
  6. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    This is sad... It is one of my favorite features of iPhoto.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I'm not at my machine but I looked at this earlier today. Get Info shows a map with a pushpin for the location, doesn't it? It you select multiple pictures, it shows pins for all of them. If you select the library itself it show a map just like iPhoto did.
     
  8. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    That's atrocious. I love how Apple eliminates useful and popular features and then hypes it as progress.

    Do locations added to pictures in iPhoto transfer to Photos, or is that info. lost in the transfer?
     
  9. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    All existing Location (GPS) data is preserved.
     
  10. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    Okay, so I guess I should tag existing photos before switching to Photos (?). I had been waiting for Photos to do a photos clean-up, since I figured it would bring *additional* functionality rather than reduced, but it appears Apple has surprised us once again. Thanks.
     
  11. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Or just don't switch to photos.
    Except for the fact that the software itself is a tiny bit faster in use, I haven't found a single thing about it that's better than iPhoto.
     
  12. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    I've wanted a cloud-based photo library for a long time (same library, concurrently accessible from multiple devices - edit the same image wherever I happen to be, with whatever device I'm using at the time), so for me, Photos is all but inevitable.

    I'm an Aperture user, so I definitely want Photos to be more than it currently is (unlike many, I have the patience to see what Photos 1.1 and even 2.0 will bring). For now, I'm running Photos as an experiment, and Aperture as my primary library.

    But if I had to go back to iPhoto or switch to Photos, I'm all-in for Photos. I like the changes and improvements to the editing tools (especially the black and white tools) and replacing Events and Places with Years/Collections/Moments (time and place combined is better than either of those alone). I don't see a point to segregating My Photo Stream images from images imported from memory cards or camera syncing - images are images. I often use both my iPhone and "good" camera when I'm shooting - so "camera" is not as meaningful as place and time. I barely ever used Events - I organize my images along different lines. If I need to locate only photos taken by a particular camera, it's easy enough to Search or create a Smart Album.... Other than the GPS issue, I'm good, and I'm confident that we will regain the ability to assign locations.
     
  13. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    For now, I'll probably install the OS X upgrade but hold off on switching to Photos, but between the next OS X update and iOS updates coming fast and furious, it seems like using Photos will be all but necessity sooner rather than later.

    Hopefully Apple will listen to some of the screaming and restore some of these features.
     
  14. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    By the way, do keywords transfer over consistently from iPhoto, or is that also a mess? What about "faces"? Thanks.
     
  15. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    At least with the last few times they've done that (Final Cut X, iWork), they released updates that started adding missing features back in. Hopefully the same holds true with Photos!
     
  16. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    I tried importing pictures with iPhoto, then adding location data. I renamed the files, then imported them to the new photo program.

    The location data was not included, nor was the titles I added.
     
  17. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    Can others confirm this? Based on others' feedback, I was planning to tag a couple hundred pictures in iPhoto before switching my whole library to Photos, but if added location data doesn't transfer, it would be a waste of time. (Others have said location data transferred to Photos, but maybe they were talking about embedded GPS info. rather than location info. that was added in iPhoto after the picture was taken or saved.) Thanks.
     
  18. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    I screwed up, tried it again. First time I exported as the original format, not realizing that I was using iPhoto to add the gps info and changing the names. You have to export as a different file to have the changes take.

    Photo did import the jpg files with location and titles.

    I can see that this is going be big pain in the butt, now that I realize locations can be added with a two step process.
     
  19. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    Everyone who wants geotagging brought back, please take 30 seconds and send feedback here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/photos.html


    Thanks. It sounds like the situation is even worse than I thought. My understanding was that all existing location info. transferred over from iPhoto but that location info. couldn't be added for *new* pictures imported in the future, but it sounds like any location info. that had been added in iPhoto is lost in the transition. If true, that's brutal.
     
  20. lsquare macrumors 6502

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    Any apps out there that can show a world map with geotagged photos as pins? I don't know when or if Apple will ever add this to the new Photos app. Mind as well use something else in the mean time if it's available.
     
  21. Dougie83 macrumors member

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    The map on Photos app

    I was a bit puzzled on here where some are having problems with finding Places in the new Photos app. I transferred all my geotagged photos across to it and find they have all been positioned on the Map feature of the software. Just in case some are wondering where it is:
    Start Photos app, then click on the Photos option at top of screen, then move to the top left and click on the arrow several times until you reach the screen with a whole bunch of mini photos, then where you see headings for the photo batches if you click on the heading a map will appear with the photos positioned where the geotagging had placed them.
     
  22. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    People have mentioned this before. The problem is that there's no longer a large/worldwide map that shows, at a glance, where all of one's pictures were taken.

    Even worse, location info. can no longer be added or edited in Photos.
     
  23. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    As far as I can tell, all my geotagging from iPhoto and Aperture is still there. There's just no way to see it on a worldwide map, or edit geolocation data for photos taken with a camera that doesn't have that feature built in.

    I strongly agree with jk73 and urge everyone who wants Places and geotagging restored to take a minute and let Apple know!
     
  24. Dougie83 macrumors member

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    Oh, OK. Didn't realise the full extent of its shortcomings. I will submit my response to Apple as suggested. My guess is that as it is a brand new app things will be added in the same way as Final Cut Pro X has been done. Although that is an app that is not free.
    Come on Apple get it sorted.
     
  25. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Don't think for a moment that Photos is remotely a replacement for Aperture. The two main candidates to replace Aperture are Lightroom and Capture One Pro.
     

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