Photos size on MBP vs iCloud

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by omro, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. omro macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2010

    I recently updated my MBP to the El Capitan beta and the addition of GeoTagging encouraged me, after a full backup, to jump from iPhoto to Photos and pay the $3.99 for the 200GB.

    My MBP says that my old iPhoto library, now referenced by Photos, is 113GB in size. After three days, my 20000+ photos are now uploaded into iCloud. I've closed and reopened Photos a few times and it tells me that the uploads are complete. However, when I go into Manage Storage, iCloud is only reporting that my Photo Library is 74.9GB.

    Could I have lost some photos/videos during the upload? Or is something else going on here?
  2. hojx macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2014
    You should check in in iOS, and in if the number of photos tallies.
  3. omro thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2010
    So I did this and the number of photos tally.

    I've attached a screen grab from my MBP

    Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 7.09.22 PM.png
  4. mrnorwegian macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2015
    I also have a difference in my libraries. My local library is about 20gb, while only 15 gb on iCloud. Im guessing Photos need more local files sine locally you have face indexing, and different preview sizes etc. Im guessing those files are probably not in icloud since it makes more sense that each device generates its own previews etc?

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