Maccast 2015.06.14 – Photos with David Sparks

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 529. I’m just getting back from vacation and trying to wade through everything that happened at WWDC while I was away. As I work on that I thought it would be a good time to deep dive into Apple’s Photos app with my friend David Sparks (MacSparky). David literally wrote the guide to OS X Photos, so he was the prefect person to ask about transitioning to Photos, understanding the changes, learning about the new editing tools, using iCloud Photo Library, and more.

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  1. Keith | Jun 15 2015 - 10:55

    I’ve have nothing bad times with Photos and iCloud. Photos by itself, is okay, but very bugging. With iCloud its awful. I’ve had the duplication issue, sometime four to five copies. I have 13,000 plus photos. Imagine going in and re-curating and remove dups. I also have an issue with time stamping. I had entire event spread out in various years to the year 2031. Well just select all and change globally update. Nope, no global editing. My files are 130 GB, thus I’ve uploaded that to iCloud. Then, you’ll need to download to all of your computers. If you have to sign out of iCloud and resign in (problem with keychain), then another 130GB download and another 130 upload, and another weekend of removing duplicates. No consolidation feature a la iTunes. It’s been a mess for me. Cloud storage/backup of my photos and videos is something I was looking forward to, but its nearly unusable.

    Now I haven’t lost photos, in fact my library has bloated to double its actual size, which has necessitated my having to buy more storage than necessary to try to fix. I’ve spent several hours with tech support who’ve acknowledged the problems and that no work around exist. And lastly, if it get so messed up and you want to just start over, nope can’t do that either, you have to delete photos on data at a time (on iCloud).

    I hope they fix it, but Photos with iCloud is useless for me.