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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 1

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 2

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 3

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 4

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 5

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 6

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 7

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 8

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 9

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 10

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 11

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 12

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 13

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 14

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 15

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 16

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 17

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 18

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 19

Dear friend,

My name is Anders, and I'm the CEO of Brattoo Propaganda Software. I know that around Christmas it can be stressful, so I’ll keep this short. In my last two emails I have asked for your ideas and feedback. Susan in Australia told me about her experience with ordering prints using one of the new third party printing options in Photos. The photo option is really a feature many of us could use around Christmas. These prints could be used as gifts or as a way to summarize the year. I’ll get back to this further down in this letter.

Photos Tagger – more features

Recently, we added new features to Photos Tagger including faster keyword extraction and holiday keywords. Now, we are looking into adding keywords related to the faces in the photos. We all appreciate when the eyes are open, the face is not blurry, and preferably, there is a smile there as well. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to get those features as keywords, making it easier to locate great photos? We are working on this in our labs right now! We expect to release a first version of those new features soon. Meanwhile, you can download and enjoy the current features of Photos Tagger from here: https://brattoo.com/#photostagger

Duplicate Annihilator – A new Major release

We have made some serious updates to Duplicate Annihilator for Photos. Being able to switch libraries and marking the detected duplicates, not only with the description/comments field but also by keywords or by assigning them to albums. This has been a requested feature for a long time, and it is available today! Download your copy of Duplicate Annihilator for Photos v3.0.0 from: https://brattoo.com/#photos

Photos and the missing printing service

As I mentioned in an earlier newsletter, in Photos 4.0, which came with macOS 10.14 Mojave, the built-in feature to design and order printed books, cards, calendars etc. was removed and replaced with the option to use third part printing plugins and services. This is good since it gives us much more to choose from. It also makes it much harder to choose which services are good and which are not. If during this gifting time of the year you may be ordering printed gifts or gifts to summarize the year, I would like to hear about your experiences using those third party printing services. I’m interested in all your stories, good or bad, short or long.

Now, as I promised to I’ll keep this short, and since I know that many of you have so much to do this time of the year, I thank you for reading this! I’ll get back to you next year.

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

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

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

"Donner pour recevoir" as we say in french! I like the way you give advices. I read your email up to the end.”

I really appreciate these emails - I read every one, and I thank you for writing these, and for your great software!”

Thank you very much for all that information! It is very useful.”

I wish other software companies were as helpful and friendly as Brattoo Propaganda Software.”

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

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.”

The Search information was very helpful. Thank you.”

Great newsletter as usual!!”

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

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 wanted to say, of all the emails I get from all the different companies I’ve bought software from over the years, yours are my absolute favourite, and I always read them all the way through because I know I’ll learn something useful. ”

Absolutely love getting this newsletter. Thank you for all the invaluable Photos info and keep up the great work!”

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

Much appreciated, Anders.”

Thank you, Anders. Interesting and helpful information - as always!”

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

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

I just wanted to compliment you and your company on how you conduct business. Your letter to your users is most welcome.”

Thank you for sending me this information.”

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

I can't thank you enough for your programs and your news letters. They are invaluable to me.”

Thanks for your newsletter! Old skool but delightfully filled with wisdom!”

Thank you for good info!!”

Thank you for such and informative update and reviewing previous questions especially the deleting photos.”

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

Thank you Anders, for all your useful information”

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

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.”

hi anders, GREAT informative email, thx.”

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

I just wanted you to know I appreciate your newsletter, especially the useful tips you provided. Your tone and writing style is a refreshing change from the typical emails I get from software developers (and other vendors).”

Great newsletter.”

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.”

Thank you . very useful information!!”

Very useful information. Thank you.”

Thank you for your work. Very helpful. ”

Great email! I appreciate that you appreciate the Photos difficulties.”

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.”

Many thanks for your continued communication. You must be the most communicative CEO who ever existed and I, for one, greatly appreciate it.”

I really enjoy your newsletters and appreciate the helpful information you provide.”

The Photos tips are a big help - we own so much tech with our Apples and use so little of it.”

Thanks Anders, That information was very helpful.”

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

Keep up the good work!”

Your emails are excellent. Thank you.”

Excellent informative letter. Well written. Very useful. A breath of fresh air in this impersonal world.”

I am impressed by the fact that you have spent time and effort to explain in simple terms what it will do and how to do it in such a way that we don’t have to sit scratching our heads when we first come across it. Let other developers take note and imitate.”

Thanks, Anders. Very helpful indeed. ”

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

Thanks for all those clarifications.”

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. Very informative and well written.”

Thank you so much for your newsletters and your efforts to destress my life!!”

Thanks for these very useful explanations”

Thanks a lot for your highly informative newsletter.”

Thank you. Useful info. ”

This letter letter was very interesting. If not too much work would you send me Parts 1 and 2, please?”

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

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

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

Thank you for your very informative newsletters!”

Finally got into your excellent and especially informative newsletter.”

I just want to say thank you for sending me all the updates, I appreciate it, It's a great example of good service.”

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.”

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.”

Wow! Thank you for writing a clear and concise review and status of your software update and beyond! Well done!”

Very useful comments and tips which I have taken on board.”

Love your newsletters, most informative and helpful!”

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 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.”

Thanks very much for all the info!”

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

I appreciate the unusual quality and personal touch of your newsletters.”

Thank you very much for your informative emails. Highly appreciated!”

This e-mail was very useful.”

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.”