Although, if we would be disciplined enough to trim all the useless images and keep the good ones, 5 GB might be just fine. Gemini is an essential utility that does just that — finds duplicate and similar photos anywhere on your Mac and deletes them with ease.
With Gemini, you can continue taking as many pictures as needed, knowing that the algorithm will quickly find the best one and discard the rest. Once Gemini completes the scan, it will suggest all the photos you could delete: just review them all and click Remove. In this case you need another reliable way to sync photos or other information from your phone to your Mac. But is there a better way? AnyTrans is a completely customizable transfer manager for your iPhone and Mac.
It lets you export music, contacts, backups, and most importantly photos via WiFi, thus completely bypassing iCloud storage restrictions. When all your media is downloaded to your Mac, launch Gemini and clean up all the duplicates. Import all the resulting images into Photos on your Mac and it will automatically sign into iCloud and have it there as a backup, syncing back to your iPhone at the same time. Best of all, both AnyTrans and Gemini are available on Setapp , a platform of more than Mac apps and utilities that you can use daily to improve all aspects of interacting with your Mac.
Now that you know how you can cheat iCloud photos, snap as many shots as your heart desires! Our newsletter is typed with care for all the Mac-loving app-connoisseurs. Subscribe for a few notes from us each month containing app tutorials, productivity tips, and the latest Mac buzz. Try free. What Is iCloud Photo Storage? Turn on iCloud photo sharing on all devices To enable iCloud Photos, you need to set it up on each of your devices separately.
To access your photos in browser: Go to iCloud sign in at icloud. Simply select them all and click download. Minimize your iCloud photo library Perhaps the worst things about iCloud storage is that the free tier gives you only 5 GB of space. To scan your Mac folder for duplicates with Gemini: Click on the plus icon Choose one of the folders or select Choose Custom Folder Press to Scan For Duplicates Once Gemini completes the scan, it will suggest all the photos you could delete: just review them all and click Remove.
Using AnyTrans is just as intuitive as to sign into iCloud: Make sure your iPhone and Mac are on the same WiFi network Select Device Manager in AnyTrans Sync the two devices to transfer all photos and videos When all your media is downloaded to your Mac, launch Gemini and clean up all the duplicates. Get Setapp. More reads you might like. Your name. Already have an account?