DUPLICATE JPG's Why so many, is this normal...

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by mossimo, Sep 7, 2008.

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    mossimo

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    Hi everyone, Does anyone know an apple/shell script or free download that would delete all my duplicate jpg's. I have double/triples/quadruples of each pic. Adding up to 10k or so images. Does anyone know why i may have so many besides editing in Iphoto? Any good advice on how i can prevent this from happening again (ie. settings etc) once i get them all cleaned up. I just changed my camera settings to shoot only in RAW form. I imagine this is taking up gigs of unnecessary space. Thanks in advance.
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    mysterytramp

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    Your best bet would be to leave the duplicates alone. iPhoto stores the original and edited versions of your JPEGs on purpose.

    See if you can find a copy of the iPhoto Missing Manual by David Pogue (my library had one). That book did a great job in explaining some iPhoto mysteries, including the reasons for the multiple files.

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