Iphoto. (removing duplicates)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thahater, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. thahater macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2006
    i have a few pics in iphoto,but some of them are the same ones.how can i get rid of dup photos.thanks
  2. Peyton macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    select a photo, then delete it. (delete key or trash can) poof. done.
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    When you do as Peyton suggests, make sure you are in Library in the Source list, not in a photo album. Deleting from the Library really deletes the photo (actually, moves it to the iPhoto trash, which you can empty afterwards) and removes it from all photo albums it is in as well.

    Deleting from a particular album (your own collections that you create and name in the Source list) removes it only from that album but leaves it in your Library.

    The Library represents your full collection and the real photo images on the disk. The albums are simply aliases/shortcuts/pointers to collections of photos that are subsets of your Library.
  4. Kardashian macrumors 68020


    Sep 4, 2005
    Depending on what version of iPhoto you are using, there is an App. called iPhoto Diet, it:

    -Removes duplicates
    -Removes any 'originals' (iPhoto duplicates edited images)
    -Removes any 'stragglers' (Photos that are in your Lib. but not an Album)

    Its very good, but due to the way the new iPhoto is indexed or something, it will not work with this version.

    I think its backwards compatible with anything but the iPhoto you get with iLife '06 - which sadly I now have :( its brilliant but I liked iPhoto Diet :eek:

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