Question: Pre-digital photos in conversion from iPhoto to Photos
In my iPhotos library I had a lot of old pre-digital photos which I had just scanned and imported into iPhotos. They were organised by Events, as this was quite adequate for sorting holiday photos from work photos or the house we lived in, or which part of family history they were from.
Of course they all have the date I scanned them (or maybe it was the date I imported them) but it was not the date the photo was taken. Also the location is shown in Event title, not in each photo.
I am sorry but I am not a metadata nerd and have not put the missing information into every photo. I was just pleased to have a digital photo and to be able to order them easily.
Of course I can appreciate that Photos is aimed at digital photos, and can see that Moments makes sense for that. I have no problems using Photos for all new photos I take.
But the Photos conversion from iPhotos has resulted in a real mess for my old scanned photos. The Events names appearing in the iPhotos Albums in Photos are mixed up and often include photos which should not be there, so I can’t use them.
What to do? I guess I can go back to iPhotos and add more data (date of photo, place taken). But that’s a lot of work, which requires invention of dates and places.
or i could just use another solution for the scanned photos, like Flickr or Google Photos. I’m not really interested in photoshop type editing of the photo image, just being able to sort the photos more easily.
Surely I’m not the only person with this problem? Any suggestions.
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), iOS 11.2, Photos