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Best program to delete duplicate photos from Iphoto?

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Apr 3, 2008 7:16 AM
As do many others here, I am beset with multiple versions of photos. The solution seem to be to download various programs such as "iphoto diet" or http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/26250 or others that I have seen mentioned.

As a relatively new Mac owner, I am anxious to obtain the most efficient, facile and safest program. Would appreciate hearing your expert opinion(s).

Thank you.

PS I have a mini mac and use Iphoto '08
Mini Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Recent emigrant from PC land
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,075 points)
    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

    LN
    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2.1 GB OWC firewire 400 external drive, Sony DSC-H2 camera
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Apr 3, 2008 10:14 AM (in response to Farley1)
    Farley1

    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.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.16 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 4 gig RAM/ 2 gig RAM

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