Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to Jules8908)
You question doesn't have enough information to answer properly. Do the apps share the same library? If space is that tight why not move the Library(ies) to an external disk?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to Jules8908)
Deleting the iPhoto application will not free up enough space on your hard drive to make a difference. It's recommended that a minimum of 10 GB of free space be maintained on the boot drive for optimal system and application performance. More if your use iDVD. So if you need to free up space get an external HD that you can move seldom used files to (if that will give you enough free space).
Or you can put your iPhoto library on the EHD and run it from there. For traveling create a smaller library on your MBA with just the photos you need while you're away. The paid version of iPhoto Library Manager can be used to copy Events or albums between libraries. The same can be done with your iTunes library, a full library on the EHD and a smaller library with your "traveling" music.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Yes, I believe they share the same library. I can open only one or the other. Does this mean the pictures are not duplicated?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks OT. I'll check out Iphoto Library Manager.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I'm in the process of moving what I can to an EHD and deleting on my mac, however, certain projects warn me that if they are deleted on my mac, then they will also be deleted on facebook and other avenues to which they are posted. So, that hampers me too.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to Jules8908)
Move the whole library and you won't have that problem.
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.