iPhone's Hidden Feature In Photos

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Video Tip

Did you know about this hidden feature in your iPhone Photos App we discussed in Mac Geek Gab 882?

Scroll down in photo detail view to find your pictures categorized by People and Places! There is also a huge map that shows where you have taken all your pictures.

Consulting Advice, Quick Tips, and DSM 7.0 — Mac Geek Gab 878

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

If you’re a computer consultant, how do you manage your billing? Like many of you listening, Dave and John both spent time as consultants, too. Listen as they talk about some of the practices — and problems — they experienced! Synology’s DSM 7.0 is out, too, and you’re going to want to listen before you install. That, plus some Quick Tips, Photos, and even a few Cool Stuff Found items from the most recent Pepcom round out the episode. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Geeky Gifts for Dads and Grads (Part II)

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to Dr. Mac’s 2021 Geeky Gifts for Dads & Grads, including two photo products and a keyboard.

Do Attachments Last Forever? — Mac Geek Gab 829

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

What happens to Mail attachments in your archive? Have you ever done a three finger drag? How do you manage your trash can? We mean *really* manage it? All these questions — and a lot more — are answered for you this week as Dave and John pour through the mailbag and help you learn at least five new things. Press play and enjoy listening as your two favorite geeks help make it all happen!

Export Shared Photos and Videos With ‘GrannySmith’

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

GrannySmith is a new tool from Tyler Hall that can export shared photos and videos from Apple Photos, including their comments and likes. They will be exported in a date-based folder structure to keep them organized. If photos and videos are stored in iCloud, GrannySmith will download the originals.

I also want to point out that GrannySmith does not store or transmit your photos, videos, comments, etc. off your Mac. Everything is done 100% locally. I see none of your data and don’t want to see any of your data. Keep all those cute kid pictures to yourself.

Export Shared Photos and Videos With ‘GrannySmith’

How to Dig Into the Apple Photos SQLite Database

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Now here’s a cool article I found last night. Simon Willison found the SQLite database that Apple Photos uses. It contains photo metadata as well as the aesthetic scoring system that the machine learning uses. Further, there are numeric categories used to label content within photos. For example, Category 2027 is for Entertainment, Trip, Travel, Museum, Beach Activity, etc. I think the quality scores are particularly interesting. There are scores for noise, composition, lively color, harmonious color, pleasant lighting/pattern/perspective, and a bunch more. I bet Apple’s acquisition of Regaind contributed to this.

How to Dig Into the Apple Photos SQLite Database

PowerPhotos: Photo Management for Photos (App)

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

At some point, Dr. Mac decided that my iPhoto/Photos library was too big and archived everything prior to 2014 in a second iPhoto/Photos library, which is where PowerPhotos came in.

This is Where You Cut Me Off – Mac Geek Gab 788

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Cleaning up your Photos libraries, Protecting against ransomware, remapping keyboard shortcuts, and Catalina’s USB drive crashes are just a few of the important questions your two favorite geeks hit in this week’s show. There’s more, including some Cool Stuff Found and some Quick Tips that will blow your mind. Listen as John and Dave share each of these, helping you learn at least five new things this week!

Eight (GB) is Enough – Mac Geek Gab 783

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Eight (GB) is Enough – Mac Geek Gab 783

Catalina is out and your geeks have migration and installation tips to share from their experiences. Take a listen to this episode before you upgrade, for sure. But Catalina isn’t the only topic this week, folks. Lots of iOS 13 tips and tricks, lots of other macOS stuff, and all of your questions answered, too!

Bridge Mode, APFS, and Tips from MacTech – Mac Geek Gab 735

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

APFS, Bridge Mode, and MacTech Conference logos for Mac Geek Gab 735

Dave’s back from MacTech and boy is his brain tired from absorbing as much knowledge as he could. He and John talk through a bunch of that, including some important new APFS knowledge, Cool Stuff Found, and a plethora of Quick Tips. Plus, of course, your two favorite geeks answer your questions. All this and more… press play and enjoy!

Photos: How to Import to a Specific Album

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

We’ve got a neat Photos trick for you in this Quick Tip—we’ll go over how to import items directly into any of your albums, without having to do that as a separate step. This works whether you’re importing from Finder or from your iPhone!

How to Delete Comments from iCloud Photo Sharing Streams

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’ve got shared albums within iCloud Photo Sharing, then you may have wished you could take back a comment or two on someone else’s image. In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over just how you can save yourself some embarrassment!

How to Change a Person's Key Photo

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’d like to change the representative image Photos uses for the people you’ve categorized, then how do you go about it? We’ve got all of the details—including a weird but important caveat—in today’s Quick Tip!