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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

Read our previous letters

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

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.


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 for good info!!”

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

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

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.”

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

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

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).”

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

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

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

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

Thank you for sending me this information.”

Thanks. Very informative and well written.”

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

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 just want to thank you for your email updates.”

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

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

Thanks for all those clarifications.”

The Search information was very helpful. Thank you.”

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

hi anders, GREAT informative email, thx.”

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

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

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

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

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

Finally got into your excellent and especially informative newsletter.”

Thanks for these very useful explanations”

Thanks very much for all the info!”

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

Thank you. Useful info. ”

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

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

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.”

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

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

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.”

Thanks Anders, That information was very helpful.”

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

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

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

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Much appreciated, Anders.”

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

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

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

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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.”

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

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

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