[plug] Archiving / copying photos

Brad Campbell brad at fnarfbargle.com
Thu Jun 10 21:04:19 AWST 2021

On 10/6/21 5:25 pm, Benjamin wrote:
> I'd ingest everything as one DD image and then handle the rest later. Accessing a bunch of files could be more stressful.

For backups I can see that, but this is more "let me plug your iPad in and we'll scroll through 15,000 photos so I can copy off the ones I want".

I've had a few of those recently where people said "We want photos for a funeral, do you have any of Fred" and I've manually scrounged through thousands of photos in multiple directories and manually copied them out. This is almost the opposite where I want *all* photos others have of "Fred" but would rather go through the photos with the person rather than giving them an iXpand and asking them to clone their photo library for me to scour later. Where the iDevice takes a "live" photo, there's also associated video with audio and I *really* want that too.

It's complicated.

I'll also have a look at Bill's macro solution. That one hadn't occurred to me.

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