iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stonkpot, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. stonkpot macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    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.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    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. :)
     
  4. subwarm macrumors member

    subwarm

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