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Migrate from Apple Photos

Transfer Files

  1. Select the files or albums you want to export
  2. Click File > Export > Export Unmodified Original For Photos
  3. Select Export IPTC as XMP
  4. Click Export
  5. Move the exported files/folders to your originals or import diectory and start indexing or importing


Apple saves the following information in its XMP files:

  • Title
  • Description
  • TakenAt Date
  • Keywords (include people)
  • GPS information

The following metadata is read by PhotoPrism from the exported XMP files for each photo during indexing:

  • Title
  • Description
  • TakenAt Date
  • Keywords

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