Description: This is an article about icloud login to show you how to copy your Apple Photos to an external hard drive. You can select the photos in Photos and export them to any folder including one on an EHD either as individual files or keeping the moments organization.
This is going to show how to download your iphotos out of your iCloud but the problem is that it’s not called iphotos anymore, it’s called photos.
Go to your Applications folder on your Mac and see what you have in here, hopefully you can press the ibutton to see if you have photos or the P key on your keyboard to see if you have photos.
I have photos, that’s great, that’s what you’re supposed to have, if you don’t have this, you’ve got another problem, you probably need to go to your Mac App Store and do a bunch of hassling around to get it.
I have photos on here, I opened it a few moments ago for the first time, it had all these photos that you ever took on your iPhone, it synced over to your iPhone, now this is the fun part, it’s about how to export them.
If you go to file in your photos, if you go to edit, there should be a thing called select all, so you need to be in the screen where you can physically see all your photos which is probably on the Photos tab or there are other areas of photos too.
Keep it on the Photos tab, we’re going to to select all, you got all your photos with these blue squares around them, sometimes select all may be grayed out, you should select one by hand and then go to select all, this is the fun part, file export.
Export unmodified originals, the way this starts it was on use file name, I was messing around earlier with the settings, but you usually want it on use file name and not the default settings, don’t check this, this will give you a separate XMP file in your photos, that is confusing and junks up your photos folder the last thing you want.
You got them all selected, click export, I call these hard drives plugged in, I’m going to go to Mr. Freeze, that’s like the deep freeze storage, I go to my name and I’m going to make a new folder, if I dump export originals, it’s going to make a mess of them.
So you need to do new folder, you can do iCloud underline exports, now it’s selected, I’m going to export originals, you’re going to feel like you broke something, but you didn’t see this secret little chart which looks like a pizza.
It’s going around, that means it’s working, it exported all the photos, it didn’t even tell me because I have do not disturb it, I don’t want a bunch of text to pop up and ruin it, it pops up saying export complete, you could either click on that or double click into your photos.
I’m not going to waste my time with that, I’m going to click where it says export complete, it takes me to icloud exports, so these are all your photos in an actual file, there’s one asterisk on this whole thing.
This might be good enough for a lot of people, but for those geeks and those type of people if you go to date created and you notice it’s today which isn’t right, because these photos were not taken today, any date modified is going to be screwed up.
If you want to know how to address that problem which is more of an advanced tutorial and it can totally be done which is awesome, you can leave your comments below. I will happily show you the ways.