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Deleting Aperture Photos

416 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 8:09 AM by BeLove RSS
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May 15, 2012 11:34 AM

Hello all,


Got a question here... big surprise huh


I imported about 250 pics from my camera, editied the photos and transferred them as they are for work and did not want them taking up space on my personal computer.  When i deleted them, and then emptied the trash can my percentage of hard drive space did not go up.  It was at 26 percent before i imported them, then went to 24 percent.  Are these files hiding somewhere?  I have noticed this has done this to me before.  Any tips, suggestions or resolutions would be greatly appreciated!!!!


Have a great day!!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,465 points)
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    May 15, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to BeLove)

    Which trash can did you empty? You need to empty the Aperture Trash and the Trash can at your Desktop as well.




  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    May 15, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to BeLove)

    Were the masters referenced?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    May 16, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to BeLove)

    I have no idea if that is what I mean because I have no idea what a photoshare is (and I can't find that term anywhere in the Aperture manual)

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    May 16, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to BeLove)

    No I wasn't referring to photstream I was asking about the actual location of the master files for this Aperture library.


    Aperture gives you the option of storing the masters in the library itself (these masters are referred to as managed)  or external to the library somewhere else on your disk (these are referred to as referenced).


    When the masters are referenced and you delete them from the library you have to tell Aperture specifically to also delete the master that is external to the library (the referenced master).


    Many times a new user will have referenced masters and when they delete images from the library and empty the trash they don;t see an increase in free space. The reason being they did not tell Aperture to also delete the referenced master an it is still on the disk taking up space.


    Getting back to your original question, how are you monitoring the free space on your disk and how can you tell that there was no increase in free space when you deleted the images from Aperture?


    A new question, the library is located on your internal drive correct? Or is it somewhere else?


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