HT5043: Using the Unified Photo LibraryLearn about Using the Unified Photo Library
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to FrankPerras)
Has this Library ever been opened with Aperture?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
No. I don't use Aperture yet. I have used Picasa, but recall I stopped before this issue came up. The dups are all in the same event too.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to FrankPerras)
How were these duplicate photos added to the library originally?
If by external import try using the free application iPhoto Duplicate Cleaner. I found it works very well.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 3:27 AM (in response to FrankPerras)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to jstmeee)
Warning - there have many reports of PhotoSweeper trashing iPhoto libraries - I hav not personally tested it but if you are going to use it be very carful and be absolutely sure you have a great backup
Based on reports I would recommend against usint it
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to LarryHN)
I've never had problems with PhotoSweeper. Maybe there were some issues in past, but now it works fine. Also I read many positive reviews from users, and "Based on reports" I would recomend it everyone who want to remove duplicate photos from their libraries.
I'd suggest you to test PhotoSweeper before suggesting not to use it. There is a demo version of this app.