Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 391

This afternoon, we spent a fascinating hour at the Tenement Museum (via Zoom, of course) as one of the events in anticipation of the Shir Hadash Gala. We learned about the Rogarshevsky family‘s life at 97 Orchard Street in the early 20th Century, including a look at their record in the 1910 Census. The museum offers nine virtual tours, including this one, for $10 each, with live guides; there are also several free online exhibits.

I also helped Diane get some of her photos from our Costa Rica/Panama trip into the proper format for her digital scrapbooking. It was easy to export the photos from the Apple Photos app into a folder so she could upload them to Forever, but for some reason, the titles and descriptions she’d added to the pictures she’d taken on her Olympus TG-4 camera didn’t get exported – instead, the description of each exported photo said “OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA”, which was useless.

If we had exported the “unmodified original” of the photos, the export could create a XMP sidecar file which contains the real title and description, but the photo wouldn’t include the editing Diane had done to the picture. Very frustrating.

Fortunately, there was an answer: osxphotos from Rhett Turnbull. I could use that program to export the edited versions of the photos and have it use exiftool to put the correct title and description into the exported photos. It took a little fiddling to find the right command:

osxphotos export --exiftool --convert-to-jpeg --skip-original-if-edited \
  --skip-bursts --skip-live --skip-raw --jpeg-ext jpg \
  --directory '{}' --edited-suffix '' \
  --from-date 2020-02-01T00:00:00 --to-date 2020-02-15T23:59:59 \

but it worked. Thanks, Rhett, and thanks, as always, to Phil Harvey for exiftool!