iPhoto editing pictures... increasing size of library..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 88888888, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2008
    Whenever i edit my photos on iphoto it creates another file. So, when i edit 5 gigs of photo. it adds another 5 gigs to my library. is there a way to fix this? so when i edit the original gets deleted? :confused:
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Not that I'm aware of. A brute force workaround would be manually rebuilding the library every once in a while to make the Modified images the Originals of a new library. Consequently however, any keepsakes or print projects, albums, Faces information will be cleared by the manual rebuild process.
  3. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    This would be fine until you needed the originals again. This is a built in :apple: feature. I for one like it. I have edited a picture in the past and it looked great but when I printed it out it was not so great any longer. Cropping old photos and then printing is not the best. If my original was deleted you know where I would of been. Once you are 100% sure you don't need it, just delete it yourself...

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