Photos will copy everything in the library even if told not to?

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  1. Romf macrumors 6502

    Romf

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    #1
    So, I have an external hard drive with all my pictures.
    I want to use Photos to manage all this, keeping the Library file on this external drive, and without copying all the photos in the library (so I don't use twice as much space).
    If I look at this link:
    http://www.imore.com/how-use-external-and-referenced-libraries-photos-os-x
    It should be posible, and the option in preferences is pretty clear about this:

    BUT, when I start a new library after unchecking this "Copy to photos library" and add a few folders to Photos, the library grows to approximately the size of all these folders combined...
    How to avoid that? Is this a normal behaviour or a bug?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Romf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Romf

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    #2
    And, attached, a screenshot of Photos help that says it should be posible
     

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