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Since iOS 9, the iPhone has had a default album called Selfies that gathers all the selfies you've taken on the device (i.e. all the photos taken with the front-facing camera) in one place. This makes it easy to browse through and manage your selfies on the device itself, but I want to be able to do so after uploading the photos to my computer (such as via iCloud Photos or by manually copying the images in Windows Explorer).

Is this possible? Is there any sort of metadata in the copied photo that indicates that an image was taken with the front-facing camera, or is this information completely stripped once the image is outside of the device itself?

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You should give a try to the Google Photos Apps. I use this app, and it's so good because all the photos are automatically classified. And you will have a selfie Album that will gather all your selfies ;)

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This sounds like a question about searching for files in Windows, which is off-topic for this site. That said, Windows does support searching for EXIF metadata natively, which is where the front- vs. rear-facing camera information is stored, so I expect you can use that to your advantage.

If anyone is reaching this page from a search, and is using a Mac: you can easily achieve this by selecting “Selfies” under the “Media Types” album in the Photos app.

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