Question Can I export my iOS Photos library to Windows and retain cataloguing?

Dec 9, 2022
2
0
10
0
I’ve decided to get (and have actually bought) a Windows pc and decent monitor so that I can get back to gaming. Have been using an iMac for the last 8 years and it will soon be obsolete, and have around 35k photos and videos which I have extensively catalogued in Photos.
I tried to export them to Windows 11 via an external HDD, but all it did was save them in numerical order according to metadata or date last accessed or edited.
Is there ANY way of running my photo library in Windows in the format in which I have it saved in Photos? Please say “yes!”
TIA,
Louie
 
Dec 9, 2022
2
0
10
0
Highly doubt it.

Different applications have different methods/concepts of 'catalog'.

Even among different Windows applications.
Adobe Lightroom -> Corel Paintshop Pro.

iOS to Windows? Unlikely.
Thanks for the reply. I thought as much, but wanted to be sure before I go and sell the new pc!” ☹
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
M macOS 2

ASK THE COMMUNITY