13366 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2008 12:43 PM by Farley1
Generally duplicate annihilator is preferred - http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/imaging_3d/duplicateannihilator.html
And be sure to backup your iPhoto library PRIOR to running - stuff can happen
Well, I downloaded Duplicate Annihilator. Perhaps I should have been more precise - the duplicates that I have are listed in "All Images" - sometimes 2 or three versions of the same photo. I know one is not supposed to change "all images" but just looking at it I can see there are duplicates and I am reluctant to do anything without proper guidance. By the way, the Duplicate Annihilator that is available gratis only checks a max of 500. For more photos one is urged to buy the program. Just thought I'd mention that.
Thanks, though for your help.
All Images is a saved search in the Finder. It's a list of every single image on your Mac. There is no way to delete pics from this - it's not a location.
Are you using iPhoto? If so, iPhoto is keeping versions of your pics. And note these are versions, not duplicates.
When you import a pic into iPhoto it copies the file into the Library and stores it there in the /Originals folder. It also creates a tiny thumbnail version, and, if you edit it, a modified version. So it perfectly right and proper that there are up to three versions of the pic in the iPhoto Library in your Pictures Folder, and that the All Images search will find them.
Essentially, you don't actually have a problem.