E-mail us!

If your question isn't answered in our frequently asked questions section, write to us at propaganda@brattoo.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Forgot your serial number?

Enter the e-mail address you used when you registered, and we'll mail it to you instantly! (If you've changed addresses, e-mail us and we'll look it up.)

Follow us online

Twitter Twitter
Duplicate Annihilator

State of Duplicate Annihilator

Enjoy our appreciated newsletter

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

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 20

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 21

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 22

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 23

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 24

Hi,

My name is Anders and I'm the CEO of Brattoo Propaganda Software. I know it has been a long time since my last email and many of you have emailed me and asked me why. There are three reasons: Apple’s upcoming macOS 10.15 Catalina with Photos 5.0 has required much of my attention (more about that later), I’ve been on parental leave and finally medical reasons. At the age of 45 I’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease which has made me think about values and what is important. One thing that is important are those emails and all the positive feedback I receive from you, it makes me warm. So, with that said let’s carry on with this newsletter although it is a bit shorter than usual. 

macOS 10.5 Catalina – be ready!

Soon, Apple will release macOS 10.15 Catalina, which comes with some news. First we have Photos 5.0 which might look fairly similar to previous versions of Photos, but it is much faster and the backend and database is completely new. We have dived deep into this and are currently working on making Duplicate Annihilator and Photos Tagger compatible with Photos 5.0. However, there are some indications that the Photos database might differ between libraries. Therefore, I would like to get in contact with those of you who already use the beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina and Photos 5.0. Your input will enable me to figure out if the Photos database differ between libraries. If you are willing to participate in this please reply to this email.

Duplicate Annihilator has been compatible with iPhoto, Aperture and Photos for 15 years, and we will make it compatible with Photos 5.0 as well. 

macOS 10.5 Catalina – the death of iPhoto and Aperture

So it seems to be true this time, iPhoto and Aperture will no longer work in a macOS10.15 Catalina. If you are still using iPhoto and Aperture and plan to upgrade to macOS10.15, then you should start to think about your choices and what to do. Stay with iPhoto/Aperture, upgrade to Photos or something else? Please let me know of your thoughts.

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.

Upgrades

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

Keep up the good work!”

Thanks. Very informative and well written.”

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.”

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. ”

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.”

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

The Search information was very helpful. Thank you.”

I always enjoy your breezy, friendly letters and appreciate so much the way you get back on issues.”

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

Love your newsletters, most informative and helpful!”

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

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.”

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

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

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

Thank you . very useful information!!”

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

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

I just wanted to thank you for your newsletter. It is so genuinely helpful and positive. A pleasure to read.”

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

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.”

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

Thank you for sending me this information.”

Thanks for all those clarifications.”

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.”

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

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

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.”

Thanks for your excellent series of newsletters.”

Very much appreciate the newsletter.”

Thank you Anders, for all your useful information”

Thanks very much for all the info!”

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

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

Thanks for these very useful explanations”

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

Much appreciated, Anders.”

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

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

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. ”

From Bogota, Colombia I just wanted to thank you for these very thoughtful news letter.”

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

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

Thanks so much for this email. I read every one of your messages (I am a major Apple Photos user) and find so much value in your emails. ”

Thanks Anders, That information was very helpful.”

Thank you. Useful info. ”

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.”

Thanks a lot for your highly informative newsletter.”

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

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

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.”

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

I am a loyal customer, and follower of Brattoo newsletters. I always look forward to getting your updates, and I am amazed at how brilliant you and your staff are at problem solving. ”

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

Great newsletter as usual!!”

Thank you for good info!!”

Thank you for your work. Very helpful. ”

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

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.”

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.”

Anders - I treasure your emails! Thank you for keeping us informed.”

Great newsletter.”

hi anders, GREAT informative email, thx.”

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

Very useful information. Thank you.”

Thank you for yr very informative e-mail. Becoz you composed it so well, i gained a lot by reading 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).”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

Finally got into your excellent and especially informative newsletter.”

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

This e-mail was very useful.”

Thank you these are very informative newsletters!”

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

I have always learned from your newsletters and appreciated the personal voice you give them. I encourage you to keep sharing with us.”

Thank you for your very informative newsletters!”

Your emails are excellent. Thank you.”

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.”

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

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.”

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

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

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.”

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

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

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!”

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

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

Thanks, Anders. Very helpful indeed. ”

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

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.”