2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2007 12:11 PM by aschmid
aschmid Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
My iPhoto library is growing out of proportion to it's content. The iPhoto library file is now 27GB. When I go in and do a show package content I see the following folder sizes:

Data 649MB
iPod Photo Cache 15.79GB
Modified 267MB
Originals 7.1GB

Do you see this!

The iPod Photo Cache is TWO times the size of the Originals. How can that be????

Why would this be larger anyway. I thought pictures are getting scaled down to fit on the iPod.

Has anybody any idea how I can reduce the size of this iPod Cache?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • 1. Re: How to reduce size of iPhoto library
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,850 points)
    aschmid

    The iPod Photo Cache is TWO times the size of the Originals. How can that be????


    because something has gone wrong

    Normally, I would advise against changing things in the iPhoto Library Folder but make a back up - just in case - and you can safely trash that iPod Photo Cache. The worst that will happen is that iPhoto will create a new one next time you sync. When it does, compare the size with this one.

    Regards

    TD
  • 2. Re: How to reduce size of iPhoto library
    aschmid Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks for the tip. Deleted the iPod Photo Cache folder and all seems to be working fine.