Wanting to delete pictures in iphoto library to free up disk space

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  1. surgfish

    surgfish Active Member

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    I'm using iPhoto 06 as a photomanager. I've already created albums in iphoto. Can I actually delete the photos stored in "Originals" inside iphoto library but still maintain the photos in my iphoto album? I'm really running low on disk space
     
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    loko__loko Well-Known Member

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    dont touch anything inside the pictures/iphoto library
     
  3. hubes

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    You can try iPhoto Diet. Here's a brief description of what it can do:

     
  4. Chito Limson

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    Let me see: it's possible that your iPhoto duplicated the originals located somewhere else in your system (internal or external hard drive).

    Please check your iPhoto Preferences, and under the Advanced tab, make sure that the box, Copy items to iPhoto library is unchecked. If it is, then indeed your photos are duplicated. I don't know what else you can do except to start over by deleting your iPhoto library and re-importing your photos. I also suggest that you transfer them to an external drive and re-import. Repeat: uncheck the box, Copy items to iPhoto library.

    iPhotoDiet would be great too if all you need is a little housecleaning.
     
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    this is my problem too...

    iphoto library takes up majority of my harddrive and i dont know how to tidy it up. hahaha
     
  6. shutterbug

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    Any testimonials for this iPhoto Diet app?
     
  7. loko__loko

    loko__loko Well-Known Member

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    iphoto diet seems good.

    will try it soon.

    thanks
     
  8. surgfish

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    How can let iphoto store ur pictures by date and not by film roll?
     
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    He is right. This will the best thing to do.
     
  10. surgfish

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    I just used iphoto diet. Minimal storage were retrieved. I guess the best solution would be an upgrade to a bigger HDD
     
  11. BOSERO

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    I have the same problem..... too many duplicate photos. Basically my iPhoto is one big "tambakan" of photos. I have been promising myself that I will make time to sort out my photos but have never been able to do it. Now, I am overwhelmed with all the photos and don't know where to start. What to do?

    iPhoto Diet looks good but is not yet ready for iPhoto 7. Is there another option to "cleaning up" my photos the easy way?

    Please help. Thanks.
     
  12. koppee1

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    you can burn your iphoto albums to a cd and delete everything you want :p
     
  13. penmanila

    penmanila The Pinoy Penman
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    i bit the bullet and physically pruned down more than 12,000 photos to about 2,500--by choosing just the ones i really liked, and moving them over to my macbook air. the rest remained in my old mac in storage.

    the good thing about choosing only the best and the most meaningful is that, beyond saving space, it makes you look like a much better photographer than you really are :) every shot is in focus!
     
  14. jha

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    same here. i have my library in my external hd and maintaining only about 1,000 photos in iPhoto.
     
  15. marryaron

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    Any professional recovery tool can retrieve those encrypted photos easily. So, there is any effective way to permanently erase some unwanted photos from your iPhone.
    The most secure way is using professional third-party software like iPhone Data Eraser, which is a reliable and effective tool to smash photos and other personal data.
     

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