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Old Apr 28th, 2020, 09:56 AM   #1
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iOS & Image Capture space-wasting bug

macOS Image Capture Bug Fills Up Hard Drives With Empty Data
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.
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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.
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...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.

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Old May 4th, 2020, 12:32 PM   #2
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So now we find out that this bug affects more apps than just Image Capture.

Solution, for now, is to disable the HEIC (High Efficiency Image Capture) toggle in Settings->Camera->Formats, and have your iOS device just save in JPEG/H.264
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Thanks for the heads up CM, my HEIC now disabled.
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