Reverse engineering Apple Photos to extract photo metadata and do fun things with it
May 21, 2020 9:58 PM   Subscribe

Reverse engineering Apple Photos to extract photo metadata and do fun things with it
I've been building tools to liberate my photo metadata from Apple Photos. In addition to machine learning labels (it automatically tags my photos with categories as detailed as lemur, pelican and seal) I also found an intriguing collection of quality scores, with names like ZPLEASANTCAMERATILTSCORE and ZSHARPLYFOCUSEDSUBJECTSCORE. I've used them to identify my most aesthetically pleasing photographs of pelicans according to Apple's fancy machine learning algorithms!
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posted by simonw (2 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Neat. I'm dismayed by your lack of cats. ;-)
posted by kathrynm at 11:24 AM on May 22


This is a FANTASTIC post.
posted by Sokka shot first at 1:21 PM on May 23


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