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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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iPhoto album question

Hi, when I create new albumns in iPhoto is this creating another copy of my photo, which than increases the size if my iPhoto library ?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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Hi, when I create new albumns in iPhoto is this creating another copy of my photo, which than increases the size if my iPhoto library ?
No it does not create another copy of the photos. The album is just a pointer to the original.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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That's for the reply, why than does it seem to have doubled in size ? I have 11k photos and its over 45 gb
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That's for the reply, why than does it seem to have doubled in size ? I have 11k photos and its over 45 gb
It would not be from the albums. One thing that does happen though is when you bring up a photo and adjust/edit it in any way, like to fix red-eye or brighten it up... iPhoto keeps the original photo and creates a duplicate edited photo. So if say you import 30 photos and edit them all... you end up with 60 photos stored on the drive.
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Thanks again, I never made any adjustments, all I did was transfer my library from a external hd to my Mac , I'm thinking 11k photos should be around 30gb ,
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Thanks again, I never made any adjustments, all I did was transfer my library from a external hd to my Mac , I'm thinking 11k photos should be around 30gb ,
That sounds about right to me too. Click a recent photo in iPhoto then do command-i to see the photo info to look at the size. If you are saving really high res. photos in some ginormous file size, I guess that could all add up.

I have about 6,000 photos and the library is 8GB. Some of my older photos are relatively low res. though.
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