iPhoto

stonkpot

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 27, 2007
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Hey guys,

Just got my new mac - it's great.

I've imported 15GB of photos into iPhoto Library.....

...and now the iPhoto library is over 20GB.

I have checked for duplicates, there are none, and I doubt iPhoto software occupies 5GB !

Can anyone shed any light on this ?

Also any other photo fans out there - what do you use to back up your photos ?

Thanks a lot for your help.



John
 

iBookG4user

macrumors 604
Jun 27, 2006
6,596
2
Seattle, WA
iPhoto keeps several copies of photos, one for editing, one original, and one thumbnail. I believe that's what is taking up the extra space.
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,199
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Adelaide, Australia
Just to clarify, the edited photos are only created where necessary. If you make any change whatsoever to the photo, it'll create a new file with these changes rather than directly modify your original file. :)