Photos Library Size doubled?

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  1. Doth, Apr 10, 2015
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    Doth macrumors member

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    Since it seems that Yosemite leaves your iPhoto library and creates a new library for Photos, does it effectively double the size of space needed?

    I have several Macs, but one houses all my photos. The iPhoto Library is 203gig and now the Photos library is 191gigs.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No it does not. OS X uses hard links so both libraries are pointing to the same set of files. Good article here that explains it.
     
  3. Doth thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand the concept, but don't get the technology, which is fine by me. As long as the space is used efficiently.

    Thank you!
     
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    Whoops, I missed that link! ;)
     

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