The Tropy user guide suggests that you move your photos (or make a copy) in a location other than in iphoto before importing them into Tropy.
What are some suggested ways to do this? Or if not suggested, how about possible examples? I am stumped and afraid to mess with my pseudo-system (see below for description) in a way that removes the original date stamps.
I’m not even sure I know how to move bulk photos out of iphoto and what will happen to them (should I make copies? That seems good!) so I am struggling to decide how to proceed and where to put them.
All of my research photos taken since 2018 live in iphoto, as I take them with my iphone. I like keeping them there since I can cross-check their location or search for specific files by looking at the date and time stamp. (I cross-reference with when I added an entry in Zotero for the document I photographed). There is probably a better way to do this but this is how I have a lot of material for my current book project, so I’m stuck for now at least.
So what I’m requesting is: additions to the guide to provide some ideas of how researchers using Tropy have dealt with this file location thing. Specifically, how have researchers taking their photos with an iphone later moved the files to play nicely with Tropy in the long run? (I’ve already been burned once by an iphoto update that moved my files so I want to avoid importing from iphoto, which I apparently can’t do anymore anyway…)
I’ll conclude by adding that I realize the developers might not want to say “do this” but could they compile some examples, perhaps taken from actual users? Without examples, I am stuck at the import photos step and can’t really use Tropy.