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PowerPhotos 2.0

Fat Cat Software has released PowerPhotos 2.0, a major update for the longstanding Photos library manager that improves performance and handling of iCloud Photos compatibility. PowerPhotos works with the built-in Photos app on your Mac and helps you find and eliminate duplicate photos, split large libraries into smaller ones, merge libraries, export photos and albums, and more.

PowerPhotos 2 now sees and works with any photos in your iCloud photo library (automatically downloading as needed), introduces a more capable export function (with options such as exporting as a flat folder and including videos from Live Photos and all photos from a burst), adds a global menu bar item for quicker access, enables you to organize libraries into groups in the sidebar, quickens the speed of library loading, and uses a new duplicate comparison algorithm that can find more photos that are not quite identical. PowerPhotos 2 is a free upgrade for those who purchased the app on or after 6 April 2022 and is discounted by 50% for those who purchased any previous version of PowerPhotos or iPhoto Library Manager. ($29.95 new, $14.95 upgrade, 29.5 MB, release notes, macOS 11+)

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Comments About PowerPhotos 2.0

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  1. I recently used Powerphotos to copy an album from one Mac to another. The photos and albums worked but titles were not transferred (maybe also metadata?). Hopefully the update will address this.
    Update: the original post was a year ago so I guess it hasn’t been addressed!

  2. Sounds like something to query the developer about. He’s a good guy.

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