How to find out iPhoto size in MB/GB?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, Jun 14, 2010.

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    Morod

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    Hi all,
    I have iPhoto 08. When it's open, it tells me at the bottom how many events I have. What I would like to know is how big iPhoto in total is. The reason for this is I'd like to make a handy backup of iPhoto on a flash drive/memory stick and need to buy the right sized memory stick.
    Anyone know how I can find the size of my iPhoto album.
    I do have backups for it in my Time Machine drive and on my iDisk, so this copy would just be for convenience. Thanks!
     
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    Nugget

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    Just open up your Pictures folder in Finder and it will tell you how large the "iPhoto Library" bundle is.
     
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    Morod

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    Thank you, Nugget!
    I needed an extra step. Once I opened up the Pictures folder, I clicked on iPhoto Library, then went to File>Get Info and it told me.
    6.47GB for those keeping score at home, :D
    Morod
     
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    Flynnstone

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    Have you looked into time machine?
     

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