AAE image question

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
AAE FILE.JPG
can somebody explain this? In other folders I've had too many to count. I don't know how to explain it any better.
 

mike1959

TS Evangelist
The .aae file extension is ( it says) created by Apple operating systems, and is extra info about images, non essential info.
So it probably comes from Apple pc users who have uploaded images to sites, and then you have downloaded them without knowing it.
If you are using Windows ( think you are ) then they will just take up a small amount of HD space.
Just searched my C: drive and didn't find any of that type.
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
The .aae file extension is ( it says) created by Apple operating systems, and is extra info about images, non essential info.
So it probably comes from Apple pc users who have uploaded images to sites, and then you have downloaded them without knowing it.
If you are using Windows ( think you are ) then they will just take up a small amount of HD space.
Just searched my C: drive and didn't find any of that type.
None of those "images" were downloaded, ALL were pics I took with my iPad/iPhone. That is why I'm confused.
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
The .aae file extension is ( it says) created by Apple operating systems, and is extra info about images, non essential info.
So it probably comes from Apple pc users who have uploaded images to sites, and then you have downloaded them without knowing it.
If you are using Windows ( think you are )
As previously noted, these "images" are not downloaded, they ARE pictures I've taken with my iPad/iPhone. I'm still confused :confused:
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
It took me looong enough, lol. Problem solved. Simply type in folder search bar AAE & ALL those files come up so I delete them. No program necessary. Thank you @Mike1961 . Still like to know why?? but..... :) :) :)
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
Settings, options, themes or skins file type. File extension aae is exclusively related to a special "sidecar" file generated by the Apple Photos app included in macOS and iOS devices. AAE format is XML based format that contains all the edits and adjustments made on a particular digital photograph (.jpg).
 

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
Could you please translate that into english so I can understand it better? As of my previous post, I have deleted ALL those AAE images.
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
If they're gone, it's a non-issue :) The files contained editing information, likely the picture meta data (f-stop, shutter speed, date, time)

ANY time you read XML, it's a tagged representation for text
 
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