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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 41

  • New features in Photos 8

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 40

  • Duplicate Annihilator for Photos v8 released
  • How to search, filter, suggest and “facet” your search in Photos.

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 39

  • How to work with People/faces?

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 38

  • Metadata, what is it and how do I use and edit it?

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 37

  • Introducing Duplicate Annihilator 7.5.0 including fix for iCloud and missing files.

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 36

  • Introducing Duplicate Annihilator v7 including copy metadata from duplicates to originals.
  • Smart albums for missing people no longer working
  • Photos 7 and Live Text

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 35

  • Preserve folder and album structure as keywords

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

  • Working with Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – part 3

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 22

  • Working with Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – part 2

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 21

  • macOS 10.5 Catalina, Photos 5 and Duplicate Annihilator v4
  • Working with Duplicate Annihilator for Photos – part 1

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

Hi,

My name is Anders and I'm the CEO of Brattoo Propaganda Software. These are strange times we live in, since my last newsletter Corona has started to dominate the world news. I know that there are a lot of you out there who are either sick, scared or in quarantine. Wherever you are and whatever you do, take care of your self and your loved ones.

In a society where you can’t travel where you want, meet anyone you want, interact socially or even go to work or school you should embrace the option to do it digitally. There are fantastic tools out there such as Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts that let you communicate with anyone for free both with video and audio.

Many of us are forced to stay at home in this Corona Pandemic and it can be frustrating. Personally I use that frustration to sort through my 200k Photos library, deleting duplicates, assigning keywords, creating albums, reviewing memories with my family and sharing libraries and photos with relatives that we can’t visit right now. What do you do to make the days pass?

Take care and stay safe.

Getting rid of duplicates

Yes, the key to a nice library it to get rid of duplicates. This is probably something you are familiar with since you read this newsletter. As usual you can download the latest version of Duplicate Annihilator from here https://brattoo.com/#photos.

Learn how to share and more

As I mentioned above, these are times for sharing and caring. Why not catch up on how you share photos with others, using shared albums in Photos by reading a previous newsletter? Or perhaps you are thinking of editing your photos and don’t know where to start? You can read about Auto Enhancement and White Balance here.

Perhaps you should start to think about backups? Well, you can read about them here. Or do you want to explore memories in Photos with your family? You can read all about the Memories features here. How about bringing order to your Library with albums, smart albums and folders? Read about it here.

Catch up on this and many more things in my previous newsletters which are all available here: https://newsletter.brattoo.com.

Introducing me – 1 on 1 training sessions

This is something that has been requested for years and I have finally decided that if it is to be done, this is the time. I have over 25 years experience of the Mac platform, I have been an Apple Solution Expert and have held trainings in various softwares over the years. I have always tried to keep close to my customers, and therefore I offer myself as a 1 on 1 training service. Training sessions are on request by contacting me on training@brattoo.com. The training sessions can be about anything, and will be customised based on your requests. Each session is 1 hour and costs $79 USD. I can train in English or Swedish. If you want to learn more about something, email me at training@brattoo.com. Tell me what you want to learn, and we’ll work out a program just for you.

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. And, don't forget to stay safe.

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

What our subscribers say

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Much appreciated, Anders.”

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

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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 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 thank you for your newsletter and all your tips and hard work with the apps.”

Bortsett fra Apple, er vel du den som kan Photos best. Takk for kjempeflotte nyhetsbrev og uerstattelige funksjoner. ”

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

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