These are the reasons why I prefer to stay with the earlier True Image v11 and not advance to the newer versions. The newer versions have become so complicated with all the extra frills, whereas the companies roots and beginning was all about simply cloning and partition imaging...
I think TI should just stay with cloning and creating partition images, and in that it works excellent !
When it comes to photos or file copying I don't see why one would not just copy photos from one place to the other the old fashion way, for instance with the OS's copy/paste.
Anyway, I support your success and really wish I had the answer for you though since I'm a fellow Acronis user, even though I use the earlier more prominent versions. Good luck Cymbal Man Freq, I'll keep an eye out for you.