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

    Sep 30, 2012
    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

    Sep 30, 2012
    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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