Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 11:04 PM (in response to beanryboy)
Correct, as explained exhaustively on the web pages on the subject, Photostream is not anything in the cloud, but is a way of getting photos on all your devices easily.
I believe you answered your own question - 32 gigs of your HD space was been taken up by the iPhoto Library. If you want to know why the Library is that size, you might like to take a moment to tell us what version of iPhoto you gave, what version of the OS, how you went about deleting.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thank you, but as I said, there's only photo in the iPhoto Library, I deleted all the others. Also, as it shows under the post, I'm using 6.1.1 and iPhoto '11, 9.4.2. I highlighted all, Moved to Trash, Emptied the iPhoto trash, and then went to Finder, Empty Trash. I now understand completely how Photostream works. Despite what you think, very few folks go on here and study up on all this stuff before they realize it, and Apple never did a great job to explain how it worked. I feel I'm pretty adept at using Macs, this being my 6th year as a user, but I still can't figure everything out. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to beanryboy)
Have you rebooted since the deletions. That will empty a number of caches and may restore the freed up space. Also open the iPhoto Library package with the Finder as shown in this screenshot
locate the iPod Photo Cache folder and delete its contents. Make no other changes to the contents of the iPHoto LIbrary Package.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Opening the package contents showed several folders "Masters", "Originals" and "Modified" that included pictures for some reason. I deleted them all, and now the folder is at around 240mb! Thanks so much for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to beanryboy)
Rather than delete those folders you should just export the one photo to the Desktop (if you want to save it) and delete the entire library. Then create a new, fresh library and import that one phhoto. This lets you start out with a new, clean library.