Eric in Durham, NC sent in our Dumb Question this week, and it’s a really interesting one:
Hey Allison, here is a dumb question for you. I finally got rid of my Android phone and got an iPhone 😀. With that in mind, should I switch to Apple Photos app instead of using the Google Photo app? What is the difference between the two?
So now that I’ve got my shiny new Samsung T3 USB3 external SSD, let’s see if I can figure out how to use this for my real Photos library. Since not everyone uses Photos, let me explain some details of how this works. Photos, like its predecessors iPhoto and Aperture, can handle multiple libraries. But one library is special and it’s called the System Photo Library. The System Photo Library is special because it’s the only one that can be shared via iCloud Photo Library. I have a few little photo libraries but I’m going to move my big System Photo Library that syncs across with my MacBook, two iPads and an iPhone. Continue reading “Moving Apple System Photo Library to an External SSD is Terrifying”
On iOS Today on the TWiT network hosts Leo Laporte & Megan Morrone were talking about iCloud Photo Library and the impact on your iOS devices. Leo expressed concern that the small storage of iOS devices wouldn’t be able to handle a big library. In this video I demonstrate how a 300GB+ library on the Mac turns into a 16GB library on iOS.