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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 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

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 25

State of Duplicate Annihilator – part 26

Dear friend,

My name is Anders and I’m the CEO of Brattoo Propaganda Software. In my last email I focused on the Info Window in Photos and what could be seen and done there. Again, we received a lot of positive feedback but also some questions regarding automation of some tasks related to image metadata. Together, with the customers behind those requests, we have built a few small free apps that I will tell you more about later in this email. (And of course some more tips and tricks regarding Photos.) I hope you will enjoy it.

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. Therefore, we have added a Newsletter section to our site at https://newsletter.brattoo.com At the website you can read all previous letters.

New free apps section

As I told you above, we have received requests on how to automate some tasks in 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

If you enjoy our free apps and find them valuable then please feel free to cheer up our developers, that made the apps, by donating a small sum here: Cheer up our developers (Paypal). Your donation will go straight to the developers.

Batch changing Date and Time

In my last email I stated that you can only change the date and time of one photo at a time. This is true when using the Info Window in Photos. However, as one of our readers correctly noted, you can batch change the date and time as well. To do this, select the photos you want to set the date and time on and then go to the menu Image->Adjust date and time… From here you can set the date of all selected images in one easy step.

Exporting photos

We have received some questions regarding exporting in Photos, that is quite understandable, it is confusing. Let’s start with the obvious, the File->Export menu. Here you can choose to export the unmodified original, which is exactly what it sounds like. It is the file as it was when you first imported it to Photos. Or, you can choose to Export Photo. When doing this, a new image file will be created. The good thing with this is that all the metadata that you have added in Photos like Title, Description, Keywords and Date will also be included in the metadata of the exported file.

Export by “drag’n drop”

You can also export images from Photos by dragging them to a Finder window. If you drag them they will be exported as a new image file as described above and they will be exported as high quality, full resolution jpeg images. If you have selected the Photos album in Photos then you can hold down the option key while you drag the image and instead of exporting a new image it will export the unmodified original. This only applies when you have selected the Photos album. From all other albums, like the All Photos album, they will be exported as new images regardless if you hold down the option key or not. Confusing?

Export to other applications

If you are a previous iPhoto user you might have noticed that in Photos you can no longer drag photos to the applications in the Dock. However, you can drag images to application windows like a new email in the Mail.app or Pages. It works the same way as when dragging to the Finder (export original with the option key as described previously in the letter).

Exporting and file dates

Some find it frustrating that after modifying the dates in Photos and exporting, that the dates of the exported files are not set to the dates set in Photos. This is correct, as the exported files are actually newly created files but it can be a problem when organizing files. It is easy to fix using our free tool Photodate To Filedate that grabs the creation date from the photos metadata and use it to update the created date of the file in the Finder.

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 or ideas the 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

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

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

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.”

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, 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 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).”

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

Thanks a lot for your highly informative newsletter.”

Love your newsletters, most informative and helpful!”

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

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. ”

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.”

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

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

Thanks. Very informative and well written.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 much for all the info!”

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

Thanks for your excellent series of newsletters.”

Your emails are excellent. Thank you.”

Thank you for sending me this information.”

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

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

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. ”

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

Thank you these are very informative newsletters!”

Thank you . very useful information!!”

hi anders, GREAT informative email, thx.”

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

Great newsletter.”

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

Thanks for all those clarifications.”

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 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.”

The Search information was very helpful. Thank you.”

Thank you for good info!!”

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

Finally got into your excellent and especially informative newsletter.”

Thank you Anders, for all your useful information”

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

This e-mail was very useful.”

Thanks Anders, That information was very helpful.”

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

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. ”

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

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

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.”

Keep up the good work!”

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

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

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

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

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.”

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

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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. ”

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

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

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.”

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

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

Much appreciated, Anders.”

Great newsletter as usual!!”

Thanks, Anders. Very helpful indeed. ”

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

Very useful information. Thank you.”

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

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

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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 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.”

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