Aperture 3: How to reduce thumbnails size?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by HarryPot, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    I was checking the contents of my Aperture 3 library, and noted that the size of the folder containing my thumbnails is almost 11GB. In comparison, my previews only occupy 6-7GB.

    I have around 17,000 photos. The previews are 1920x1920, in quality set to 8.

    How can I reduce the size of the thumbnails? Or is it possible to disable previews and just use the thumbnails files in iLife and when not having the referenced photos connected being able to rate and see my photos just like if I had previews?

  2. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Canada, where we live in igloos.
    In the Preferences under Previews you can change the settings.
  3. HarryPot thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    Thanks cosmokanga2, but my question was regarding the Thumbnails, which seems to occupy more space than my previews.

    I'm guessing there's no way to change that. But can the other option be possible (using thumbnails for iLife)?

Share This Page