2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 12:39 PM by Terence Devlin
ssbhofnerr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My iphoto library has gotton too big, like over 30GB.

So I reduced the size of the photos in the albums, and deleted some

albums, but the library is still huge.

What do I still need to do?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: How to delete photos from the library
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    Albums are logical things - just pointers to phpoto in the library - deleting photos form them does just that - deletes the [photo form the album (removes the pointer) - to delete photos form the library select the photo in an event, press delete and empty the iPhoto trash and the system trash



  • 2. Re: How to delete photos from the library
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,865 points)

    Move your Library to an external disk:


    Make sure the drive is formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled)


    1. Quit iPhoto


    2. Copy the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to the External Disk.


    3. Hold down the option (or alt) key while launching iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and navigate to the new location. From that point on this will be the default location of your library.


    4. Test the library and when you're sure all is well, trash the one on your internal HD to free up space.