Is there a way to import photos and the metadata directly into FMP from Photos?
Try locating the Photos images using Import Records > Folder:
I tried that but the Photos database isn't highlighted. Any other suggestions? Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.
If you use Import Folder you select the folder that contains the Photos database, not the database itself. When you then click Continue it should open the Import Field Mapping dialog.
I'm assuming that the photos are kept separately from the photos app. I can't seem to find the photos folder on my Mac or on my iCloud drive. Any suggestions or guidance?
Your Photo Preferences will tell you if the Photos are being saved in the "Photos Library" or not.
In my test, my photos are in the Photo Library [per screenshot above].
I could get the import to work.
Make sure you select the folder that the Photo Library is located in.
For example, if the Library is in "Username > Pictures > Photo Temp", then you select the Photo Temp folder and import from there. If the only file that resides in the selected folder is your Library then you don't need to have option 'Include all enclosed folders'.
BTW - if you don't have option 'Copy items to the Photo Library' selected, the Photo app simply places a link to the photo. FileMaker is clever enough to realise this, and will still import photos that are not embedded into the Photo Library. Therefore, if you can see an image in the Photos App, FileMaker will import it, as long as the Photo App's link to the image is correct.
Edit: Sorry, in regards to metadata, by default, Photos app allows you to import the following:
However, if you use GetContainerAttribute, you can get quite a bit more metadata:
for more info.
It will most probably be in the Pictures folder, which is the default location for storing images on a Mac.
I found the location of the photos library
I get this message when trying to import using the Folder option.
What am I doing wrong?
In the Folder of Files Import Options dialog (see Michael's earlier post) make sure you have checked Picture and Movie files. You will get that message if you have Text files checked, but have elected a folder containing only photos, or have Picture and Movie Files checked but have selected a folder containing no photos or movies.
See keywords post on whether you have checked Picture and Movie files ...
What is the size of your PhotoLibrary when viewed through Finder?
Retrieving data ...