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State of Duplicate Annihilator

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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

Hi,

My name is Anders and I'm the CEO of Brattoo Propaganda Software. I would like to start by saying “thank you” to all of you who wrote me regarding my Parkinsons diagnosis, all your kind words really mean a lot to me. With that said, lets get on to this newsletter. Firstly, macOS 10.15 Catalina has arrived and I’ll go over what that means to Duplicate Annihilator. I have also received a few emails with requests as to how to work with Duplicate Annihilator, and you are absolutely right, this is a really good time to write about it. So, starting with this newsletter, I’ll walk you through several things that can be useful and good to know when using Duplicate Annihilator.

macOS 10.5 Catalina is here – so is Duplicate Annihilator v4.0

As I told you in the last newsletter, with macOS 10.5 Catalina comes Photos v5 and we have done some extensive work to make Duplicate Annihilator compatible. I’m so grateful to all of you who volunteered as beta testers. I’m proud to tell you that Duplicate Annihilator for Photos is now completely compatible with the new Photos version, and it is available for download today. Download Duplicate Annihilator for Photos from https://brattoo.com/#photos.

Working with Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – part 1

It is my intention to dig deep into this, trying to catch all those aspects that users might run into. When I started to think about it, I realized that this needs to be done over multiple newsletters. Today, I’ll start with the Photos Library.

The Photos Library

The Photos Library is where the Photos database is located, and by default also all the image files that you have imported to Photos. The Photos Library is a package, a package is a folder that acts like a file. Confusing? Yes, but quite useful. When working with Duplicate Annihilator, the first step is to select the Photos Library that you want to scan. To some this is a piece of cake, but for others it can be challenging.

By default you only have one Photos Library, it is by default located in the Pictures folder located in your Home folder. This is also the place where Duplicate Annihilator looks by default when you click on the “Select Photos Library” button. It can look like this.

A common mistake is to confuse the Finders media browser for the Photos Library. The Finders media browser will show you the contents of your Photos Library, but it is not the Photos Library package. The Finders media browser looks like this.

Sometimes the Photos Library is not located in the Pictures folder and you might wonder where it is. There are several ways to find out where the Photos Library is located. The easiest way is to open Photos then go to the Photos preferences, either with the menu Photos->Preferences or with the key combination Command+[comma]. In the Photos preferences you’ll see the path to the Photos Library, and also a button to show it in the Finder.

Another way to find the path to the Photos Library is to hold down the Option key while starting Photos. A window will appear where you can select which Photos Library to use (if you have many) and you’ll find the path to the library. From here you can also create new libraries.

So, now you know how to locate your Photos Library, how to create a new one or select which one to open (if you have multiple). Next time, I will continue our journey towards the annihilation of your duplicate 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.

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 two dollars($2.00) 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 $6.95.

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

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

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

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.”

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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).”

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

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

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

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

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.”

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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.”

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

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

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.”

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

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