Keeping space down while using the photos app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by KTK1990, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. KTK1990 macrumors 6502

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    I have about 60GB of photos that I have stored in the Pictures folder, there is a photos library file that is fairly large (about the same size).

    Is there an easy way to free up space? I wouldn't want to have duplicate photos, or duplicate storage for each photo, but still want them organized by folder (Like, Photos>iPhone>iPhone6Plus>November2015DisneyWorldTrip>12NovMagicKingdom)
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    If you had the "Copy Items To Photos Library" option ticked in Photos Preferences>General, when you imported your photos into Photos, you can delete the photos in your Pictures Folder.
     
  3. KTK1990 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I actually like having the pictures in the pictures folder and was looking to have them stored there, with the Photos library as a small file, referencing the photos in the pictures folder.

    I find it easier to have them there as I can easily put photos on a usb stick and share with different operating systems.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    In that case, untick the "Copy...." option when importing. Just make sure that you don't do anything to the photos in the folder otherwise Photos won't work properly.
     

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