iPhoto do not copy import still copies?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ronswanson, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. ronswanson macrumors newbie

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    I have set iPhoto to 'not copy when importing' (a setting in iPhoto preferences) because I want to keep my own directory structure.

    However, I just imported 2 GB of photos into iPhoto and noticed that the iPhoto library package went up by 2 GB (as measured using the Get Info option in Finder). However, I am not able to see those 2 GB of photos within the library package.

    Is iPhoto copying things over despite me asking it not to? Or does the library package contain some kind of symbolic links which leads to a false 2 GB size? (I dont think it is the latter because the total available space on my HDD seems to have gone down too.)
     
  2. ronswanson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sep 30, 2012
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    Preview and Thumbnails

    Turns out the 2 GB of stuff is mostly in a folder called Preview and some in a folder called Thumbnails. Preview seems to have a full size version of each photo I imported without copying.. how annoying!

    Can I delete these folders?
     

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