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How can I see how big each file is in itunes?

153 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 2:36 PM by Terence Devlin RSS
Rachaellyon Calculating status...
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Dec 7, 2012 3:21 AM

I need to delete some files from iphoto as I have run out of space. But I can't find out how much space each photo is taking up. It would be really good to list them in order of size and delete some of the big video clips. I have snowleopard, iphoto 7.1.5, and there is no file info available.

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Dec 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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,520 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to Rachaellyon)

    Click on the blue button with "i" in it to open the Info window.  Then click on a photo and you'll get it's file size, imge size, date, etc. Highlight001.jpg



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,090 points)
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    Dec 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




  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to Rachaellyon)

    Next time you sync it'll take longer as the Cache is recreated.


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