After two weeks of troubleshooting, Dr. Mac is still unable to create new shared albums in Photos…
Favorited iCloud Photos Now Sync to Google Photos
Favorited photos stored in iCloud, as well as starred photos stored in Google, now sync with each other. Here’s how to enable the setting.
When Things Don’t “Just Work” (in Photos for Mac)
Dr. Mac tried something that used to “just work” in Photos for Mac, but this time it didn’t…
Do Attachments Last Forever? — Mac Geek Gab 829
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!
- Revealed: The Full Voicemail Message Jon Hamm Left For Tom Hanks
- AirGuard Lets You Detect AirTags on Android Smartphones
- 'Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock' Guest Stars Ed Helms, Cynthia Erivo, Daveed Diggs Play Frictionary
- Get a Wooden Photo Print With New Offering From Mimeo Photos
- 'The Matrix Resurrections' Now Available to Rent or Buy on Apple TV
- 'PDF Expert' for iOS Lets You Convert PDFs to Word, More
Export Shared Photos and Videos With ‘GrannySmith’
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.
How to Dig Into the Apple Photos SQLite Database
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.
PowerPhotos: Photo Management for Photos (App)
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.
Review: Mimeo Photos is the Best Mac Photo Printing Solution
Last month Andrew reviewed an iOS photo printing app. Now it’s time to review one for Mac photo printing called Mimeo Photos.
This is Where You Cut Me Off – Mac Geek Gab 788
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
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!