iPhoto library size balloons

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bunce66, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. bunce66 macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008

    I have many pics in my iPhoto library collected over the years. In total, it was about 40 GB of images.

    Suddenly a few months ago, the Library size seems to have doubled in size to about 85 GB for no apparent reason. I can't get it to reduce either. I thought about exporting all the images to another folder, then re-loading them into iPhoto, but that would take eternity to complete.

    Anyone have an easier solution to this, or at least know why this problem happened in the first place?

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Have you edited a lot of photos recently? When you edit a photo in iPhoto is saves the original then saves another copy as the edited version, using double the space.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Have you synced to an iPod? That creates an iPod cache nearly equal in size to your library.

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