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Duplicate Annihilator

State of Duplicate Annihilator

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Interested in getting the latest news from us including a great deal of tips and tricks related to Apples iPhoto, Photos and Aperture? Then why not subscribe to our much appreciated newsletter?

Newsletter archive

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 37

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 36

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 35

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 34

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 33

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 32

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 31

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 30

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 29

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 28

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 27

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 26

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 25

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 24

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 23

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 22

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 21

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 20

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 19

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 18

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 17

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 16

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 15

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 14

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 13

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 12

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 11

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 10

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 9

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 8

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 7

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 6

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 5

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 4

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 3

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 2

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 1

Dear friend,

My name is Anders and I'm the CEO of Brattoo Propaganda Software. I would like to start this letter by asking you for a favor. Every application we build, every feature we add and every bug we fix is based on customer feedback. Your feedback is essential to us so if you need support or have an idea then please let us know. An Apple Consultant Justin, did just that and asked for a solution on how to migrate from Flickr to Apple Photos so we decided to build an application that does that, preserving metadata like comments, albums etc.  So, please let us know what’s on your mind. 

Photos Tagger – new features on the way

As I mentioned in my last letter we have more features in the pipeline for Photos Tagger with faster keyword extraction and added holiday keywords like Christmas Day, Easter day, Memorial Day making searching for photos from holidays, where the date differ from year to year, like Easter much easier. Our developers are making progress and expect an update soon.

With the recent release of macOS 10.14 Mojave and Photos 4.0 it also seems that Photos has become much better at detecting valuable information about the contents of your photos which means that Photos Tagger will be able to tag your photos with more and better keywords.

You can download the current version of Photos Tagger here: https://brattoo.com/#photostagger

Duplicate Annihilator and macOS 10.14 Mojave

We have added some small features to Duplicate Annihilator so that it is fully compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave’s, which have more restrictive ways when it comes to letting applications integrate with each other. So when your computer asks you to let Duplicate Annihilator access your photos say OK, otherwise the communication between Duplicate Annihilator and Photos will be disabled and it will not work. If you have said no then it can be fixed by allowing integration in System Preferences->Security & Privacy->Privacy where both Duplicate Annihilator and Photos Tagger need access to Photos and Automation.

Duplicate Annihilator for Photos v2.1.0 with the most recent fixes for macOS 10.14 Mojave is available for download from: https://brattoo.com/#photos

macOS 10.14 Mojave and 32 bit applications 

In my last letter I told you that in macOS 10.14 Mojave 32 bit applications will no longer work. That was incorrect, however Apple has claimed that macOS 10.14 Mojave will be the last version of macOS that supports 32-bit applications. I apologise for the confusion.

Apple Photos 4.0

With macOS 10.14 Mojave came a brand new major version of Photos, version 4.0. As I previously mentioned very little has changed on the surface. One thing has changed though that affects me and my daily integration with Photos. You now open the image viewer with the Return key and enable the Edit Tools with Command+Return key. 

Speaking about the Edit Tools, did you know that you can actually copy the adjustments that you have made to an image and apply those adjustments to another photo? This is a great feature if you shot many photos in the same session. To do this first open the Edit Tools, Command+return or Edit->Show Edit Tools. Select the photo from which you want to copy the adjustments and select Image->Copy Adjustments or use the keyboard short cut Shift+Command+C. Then select the photo you want to apply the changes to and use Image->Paste Adjustments or use the keyboard short cut Shift+Command+V. This only works when you have the Edit Tools enabled in Photos.

This newsletter and previous letters

Several of our readers have requested that we resend previous emails so that they could catch up on earlier tips and information. All previous emails are available online in our Newsletter section at https://newsletter.brattoo.com

The free apps section

As I have mentioned in previous letters we have received requests on how to automate some tasks in Apple Photos or tasks related to photos. Those tasks might be tedious to work out manually but are easy for us to solve. The apps include a tool to set the Photos Titles based on filename (with or without file extension), a tool to copy and apply GPS coordinates between photos and finally a utility to set the correct file dates on image files based on the photo date stored in the metadata within the image files. You’ll find all our free apps at https://free.brattoo.com.


Finally I would just like to tell you that our upgrade discount for Duplicate Annihilator for Photos is still available. For only $4.95 you can upgrade any old Duplicate Annihilator license to Duplicate Annihilator for Photos and for just one dollar ($1.00) more you can upgrade any old Duplicate Annihilator license to the Duplicate Annihilator Toolbox including a family pack! This means that you get five licenses for you and your family for all versions of Duplicate Annihilator including iPhoto, Aperture, iOS and Photos for only $5.95.

Get the upgrade from: https://upgrade.brattoo.com

Thank you for your time, I hope that you found this email informative. If you have any feedback, suggestions, questions or ideas then please reply to this email. I read all emails and reply to them in person.

Best Regards,
Anders, CEO and Founder, Brattoo Propaganda Software

What our subscribers say

I love your emails they are short and fascinating full of straight talking, awesome.”

Very much appreciate the newsletter.”

As always, I look forward to your next newsletter.”

First of all thx very much for your precious newsletters. I have sent them to friends as example of perfect Newsletter, how it should be and is of most value to readers.”

Thanks for your updates on Photos, it does help to get another perspective on the use of the program.”

Thank you for sending me this information.”

These emails are great. They would also make a good video series!”

Love your newsletters, most informative and helpful!”

I just want to thank you for your email updates.”

I really appreciate the effort you put in to these messages: you answer questions that I hadn't thought to ask yet, and inject a bit of wonder back into my daily interactions with my computer.”

Thanks for these very useful explanations”

I really enjoy reading your informative and personable emails, and no, I'm not just a saddo geek who doesn't have a real life ;) but I do find your occasional emails useful and entertaining.”

Thanks very much for all the info!”

Thank you for your work. Very helpful. ”

Thank you, Anders, for your informative newsletter. I have to admit that I haven’t read any of the newsletters before this one. I didn’t understand that they were full of information - and not just advertising. Now, I wish I had the previous 4 newsletters to read through and learn about Photos.”

Thank you for good info!!”

Thank you for your very informative newsletters!”

It’s always a pleasure reading your update emails. Very few people write with such clarity and simplicity. I find myself enjoying the writing even if the subject isn’t immediately relevant.”

Thank you these are very informative newsletters!”

I have been using Annihilator now for some time, and I have always found it very impressive that you personally write and answer all your emails. I get hundreds of emails, many from companies like yours, but yours are always so well written, with a real personal touch, that I try and make time to read them!”

I am writing to tell you that I really appreciate these emails from you. Not because they are directly applicable to my needs, but because they are intelligent, informative, and generous.”

Thanks for the note. I found it very informative. It answered several question I was wondering about. Please continue these updates.”

I found this email most informative, very! Perhaps you should consider doing more of these in the future...good advertising and helpful.”

Thank you Anders, for all your useful information”

Thank you very much for your email I have wondered for some time about the different between All Photos and the Photo View.”

Dear Sir, you have not idea how “happy” I am to receive your recent email.”

Thank you. This was very informative. I appreciate the help.”

Dear Anders, thank you for your very thoughtful and informative email.”

You are the best!! Thanks again for what really is a public service.”

I wanted to say this was the easiest and best 'read' on iPhoto/photo I have seen yet. As a community college president, I don't have time to read most secondary mail. However, once I started, I finished yours. And BTW, love your sw/apps. Thank you.”

Thank you for your ever helpful newsletters. I archive them all as a future reference.”

Thank you for your email and taking the time to write a few tips on using Photos. I did actually learn a few new features from your list, which are quite useful.”

I actually read this whole message and appreciate the time you took to write it!”

First of all thanks for your very informative mails - I do enjoy them and have learned one thing or the other in almost every mail.”

Thank you for explaining the definitive aspects of Photo and iPhoto and for the pointing out the various sidebar settings. With much appreciation for keeping us users informed.”

I just finished binge reading all of your absolutely USEFUL and INFORMATIVE newsletters (all 19 parts)! What a great job you do informing your users and what a FANTASTIC job your Team does for your users.”

THANK YOU for this email !! I do hope it's part of a series that will continue, as it's the clearest, most direct and concise software explanation I've ever read. You're writing in a voice that I TRUST.”

Thanks for your excellent series of newsletters.”

The data you have surfaced and the explanations are fantastic!”

Your tip on dragging to email is terrific, i was exporting to new email and then dragging…… 👍”

thanks for this infol! and thanks for developing great software.”

Thanks, Anders. Very helpful indeed. ”

Thanks for your email regarding the trials and tribulations of living with iPhoto and its new mother Sierra MAC OS.”

Thanks a lot for all those informations. Very interesting and clear!”

As always, a fantastic newsletter!”

I just wanted to email and say that I really enjoy these detailed emails you send out. I will definitely use you again in the future. Thank you Anders.”

I just wanted to say thank you for your newsletter and all your tips and hard work with the apps.”

hi anders, GREAT informative email, thx.”

I am truly grateful to you for your excellent software and extremely helpful newsletter.”

Thank you. Useful info. ”

Yours is one of the few unsolicited e-mails (Spam is such a rude term) I don't mind getting. I appreciate your casual style and the fact that you offer free software and advice. In fact, once I finish this note to you, I plan to order your upgrade even though I may never use it.”

Thank you for your informative emails. They are always good to read and the tips within are valid and very useful.”

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Very useful information. Thank you.”

Thank you too, for the newsletters and the in-depth information you find for us about how our photographs live and change on our devices and across all their various networks: I feel the time when this was a simple thing to understand has long passed, and your messages make a huge difference to our understanding. You write clearly, concisely, and with authority, and I really appreciate the effort that you and your team put in.”

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Thank you for your fantastic support of your products and especially your State of Duplicate Annihilator email series. You set an example that very few developers come close to matching. ”

Thank you Anders for your recent email; wow, what comprehensive detail about everything! I have saved it for future reference, but I applaud your desire to inform all your customers about the changes. Thank you.”

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