Open aae file
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What is aae file?
Files with aae file extension can be typically found by owners of Apple devices and computers and users of the Apple Photos app. The aae files contain edits and other changes made on a particular photo (.jpg). They purpose is to allow save non-destructive changes made on a photograph so the original photograph can be preserved.
aae file description
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). This means that no matter what changes the user makes on some photo, the original will be always preserved. AAE was introduced in iOS 8 and OS X 10.10
Thus every picture edited by Apple Photos will be accompanied by the corresponding aae file with the changes. When you transfer the photos between iOS devices or to your computer, the .aae files will be copied together with the .jpg files.