Open AAE file

AAE files: what are they and how do I open them?

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Sidecar file for Apple Photos

aae files hold the edits and modifications made to a specific picture or photograph (.jpg) made using Apple Photos.

The purpose of these files is to save these alterations in a non-destructive manner, thereby preserving the original image and keeping the changes in separate XML based file.

Further details:

AAE file is a sidecar file primarily associated with the Apple Photos app introduced first in iOS 8 / OS X 10.10 High Sierra.

These files are used to store adjustments made to photos, such as filters or edits, without modifying the original image file. This allows users to revert back to the original photo if desired.

AAE files are saved in an XML format and are typically stored in the same location as the photo (usually JPEG file) they are associated with.

These files are not pictures.

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Apple Photos

A photo editing and management tool fo macOS (OS X)

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Apple iOS

Operating system for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices

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A Unix-based desktop operating system for Apple Mac computers

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Mac OS X

Unix-based operating system for Apple Mac computers

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