Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to Rachaellyon)
If you have a space issue then deleing individual photos is a very, very slow way to deal with it. How big is your HD? How much free space on it?
To get the size of a movie file: select it in the iPhoto Window and right click on it. From the resulting menu select 'Show File (or 'Show Original File' if that's available). A Finder Window will open with the file selected. The Finder will tell you the size.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to Rachaellyon)
You can't - you can see sizes in iPhoto - you can find videos by making a smart album for them
You might have a big hunk of space in an iPod cache - right click on the iPhoto library and show package contents - do not make any othe changes of any sort but you can delete the iPod cache if there is one - it can be large
Your best bet is probably going to be moving the iPhoto library to an external drive -
Moving the iPhoto library is safe and simple - quit iPhoto and drag the iPhoto library intact as a single entity to the external drive - depress the option key and launch iPhoto using the "select library" option to point to the new location on the external drive - fully test it and then trash the old library on the internal drive (test one more time prior to emptying the trash)
And be sure that the External drive is formatted Mac OS extended (journaled) (iPhoto does not work with drives with other formats) and that it is always available prior to launching iPhoto
And backup soon and often - having your iPhoto library on an external drive is not a backup and if you are using Time Machine you need to check and be sure that TM is backing up your external drive
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to LarryHN)
Thanks - this was very helpful indeed. IPod photo cache was 20Gb. I was thinking of getting an external hard drive for my photos - but won't need to for a while yet!!
What is the cache used for? Will my ipod / anything else suffer as a result if I permanently delet from cache?