A new bug has been discovered in Apple’s macOS Image Capture app that can waste potential gigabytes of storage space when transferring photos from an iOS device to a Mac.
The bug pops up when users uncheck the Mac tool converts HEIF photos taken by iOS to more standard JPG files. Unfortunately, the app also adds 1.5MB of empty data to every single file copied.
...the bug only occurs when transferring photos from Apple devices, not when importing photos from digital cameras using Image Capture.
The NeoFinder team say they have notified Apple of the bug, and recommend a short-term solution is to try a new beta version of developer Thorsten Lemke’s Graphic Converter, which includes an option to remove the unwanted empty data from the JPEG files.