In my last article on Power Photos I covered most of it’s basic features. Today I want to take you through a sample merge of two libraries. I created these small photo libraries specifically for this purpose and deleted them when finished.
OK, lately I am pretty much kicking myself for not doing a little more research into ways to merge libraries in the Photos app. In years gone by I used an app called iPhoto Library Manager by fatcatsoftware to manage photo libraries. It worked very nicely when I was using the now defunct iPhoto application.
I have not used the ‘new improved’ Notes app in macOS Sierra that much. However, if you are a Notes app user then read this article containing several tips on ways to get the most out of Notes in iOS 10.
If you have more than one Photos library the macOS will use one of them for the “System Photo Library”. Recently, I was combining a couple of Photos libraries and needed to change the “System Photo Library” to a the combined library.
I have used this method of file transfer with iTunes for years. This is an updated article on how to do it in macOS Sierra. Transferring files from your Mac to view on an iPhone or iPad can be handy.
If you have been working in macOS Sierra for a while you may have seen something called “Purgeable Space.” The first time I saw this I said, “what the heck is purgeable space?”. It is no big deal really, unless you have limited storage space on your Mac.
I have had several articles on backing up your Mac. It is absolutely crucial these days. Along these lines, I thought this article on redundant backups using Time Machine was pretty interesting. I highly recommend you read it. One backup disk really is not enough anymore if you wish to cover all the bases.
In keeping with my previous article on corrupt thumbnails in the Photos app, I wanted to discuss turning off iCloud photo storage. I ended up doing that during this process. I am just going to start over with photo storage.