Aperture 3 Libraries

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by GeoffreyH, May 24, 2011.

  1. GeoffreyH macrumors newbie

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    HI, am running Aperture 3. Have created a new library, Library 1. This i placed in pictures in Finder. Have imported photos into Library 1, but as referenced files in a folder. The size of this library 1 is 20Gb, my question is, in pictures where Library 1 has its little icon, i am told it is about 1.5Gb. What is this 1.5Gb from, as the photos are not stored in the Aperture Library?
     
  2. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe those are the previews that A3 generates. The size depends on what quality you have selected.
     
  3. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    duncanapple, you are correct, they are the previews as well as the actual edits made to your photos. But mostly the previews.
     
  4. GeoffreyH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aperture Libraries

    Thanks for clarifying the issue of libraries. Geoff
     
  5. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    I've found that, in my case, thumbnails occupy a ton of space also.

    Right now I have around 25GB of thumbnails and previews in my Library, and thumbnails occupy more space than previews in my case.
     
  6. isaacck macrumors newbie

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    That was the case for me, seems that thumbnails are never deleted, even if you move the referenced files and force re-importing them in the library from their new location, you end up with a lot of duplicates.

    I had to manually delete all thumbnails and let A3 re-create them overnight to get the library to a reasonable size.
     

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