File aae iphone là gì

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Benj Edwards is an Associate Editor for How-To Geek. For over 15 years, he has written about giải pháp công nghệ và tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted khổng lồ tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to lớn the Retronauts retrogaming podcast. Read more...

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If you transfer photos from an iPhone or iPad to lớn a Windows PC, you might see some files with the extension “AAE” stored along with the images. We’ll explain this mysterious file type & what you should bởi with them.


What Are AAE Files?

AAE files are a special type of tệp tin that the Apple Photos tiện ích uses lớn keep trachồng of changes that you make to your photos.


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Whenever you edit a photo lớn using the Photos ứng dụng, the ứng dụng will create a special XML file with an AAE extension that contains information on the edits performed lớn the photo so that the original pholớn can be retained without any changes & edits can be undone at any time.

Your iPhone stores those AAE files alongside your photos. So when you transfer your photos from an iPhone lớn Windows, sometimes, a file with a name like “IMG_0026.AAE” will show up, which will match a similar image tệp tin named “IMG_0026.JPG,” for example.

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What Does AAE Stvà For?

Some theorize that AAE files originated with the Apple Aperture photo lớn management application on Mac, which used XML sidecar files for its non-destructive sầu editing system. In that case, AAE might st& for “Apple Aperture Edits,” “Apple Aperture Extension,” or something similar.

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AAE files likely originated with the Apple Aperture program, which is now discontinued. Apple
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Apple first introduced AAE files in iOS 8 and in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite in năm trước around the same time that they announced discontinuing Apple Aperture và iPhotos in favor of the then-new Photos tiện ích, so this theory makes sense.

Do I Need lớn Save AAE Files?

If you plan khổng lồ permanently keep your iPhone photos on a platsize that doesn’t support the Apple Photos phầm mềm, such as Windows or Linux, you don’t need lớn save any AAE files. It’s safe lớn delete them.

If you’d lượt thích lớn open the files again later on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you could keep the AAE files with your original photos in the same directory, & the Photos app should be able to lớn read them. In doing so, Photos will be able khổng lồ see the edits you originally made in the Photos phầm mềm before transferring your images to lớn a non-Apple platsize.

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Can You mở cửa an AAE File?

On Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, or Mac, you can open an AAE tệp tin in a text editor, but the XML data that you’ll see there isn’t very useful. The edit data can only be read by the Apple Photos app.

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The Photos app on iPhone, ipad, & Mac uses those AAE files silently in a way that’s transparent khổng lồ the user, so you don’t have to worry about “opening” them on those platforms, either. If AAE files exist in the same folder as the photos that they refer to lớn, Photos will know how khổng lồ use them automatically. Good luck!

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Benj EdwardsBenj Edwards is an Associate Editor for How-To Geek. For over 15 years, he has written about giải pháp công nghệ & tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, & Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing & Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to lớn the Retronauts retrogaming podcast. Read Full Bio »