Is there a way, in Apple Photos, to convert a lot of RAW pictures into JPEGs and delete the RAW version, to save space? I'm looking for an automatic way of converting all RAW pictures into JPEG as I have several thousands.
What I do:
- Create a smart album named "RAW to archive" which is set with the following:
- Match all the rules
- Photo is RAW
- Date Captured is not in the last 1 years
- Export all the images from that album into a folder on your hard drive, with the following settings:
- Photo kind: JPEG
- JPEG Quality: Maximum (or High, or whatever)
- Color Profile: Most Compatible
- Size: Full Size
- Include: Title, Keywords, and Description
- Include: Location Information
- Delete the images from your library
- Reimport the folder you just exported to
Note that this will flatten any edits you made to the originals. (I figure if I've had a file sitting around for over a year I'm probably done with it...) It will also remove the images from any albums they're in.
I have also had trouble with Photos eating up a lot of memory when exporting a huge number of images; it's best to limit this process to only a few months' worth of photos at a time.