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iMac Screen Saver - Strange Images Appear?

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I have my iMac set up to "show" pictures like a slide show. Every few pictures, there is a fuzzy usually multicolored "image' that appears like it is inserted over a valid picture . . it then fades away . . .I know these fuzzy "images" are somewhere on my HD, but I cannot find them. I would like to delete them as they have no value and override a perfectly good picture. My wife has the same issue on her older G4 iBook.

Any ideas on how to delete those images?
iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.4), iMac was purchased in May of 2008
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
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    Jul 21, 2008 2:03 PM (in response to markrc)
    markrc wrote:
    I have my iMac set up to "show" pictures like a slide show. Every few pictures, there is a fuzzy usually multicolored "image' that appears like it is inserted over a valid picture . . it then fades away . . .I know these fuzzy "images" are somewhere on my HD, but I cannot find them. I would like to delete them as they have no value and override a perfectly good picture. My wife has the same issue on her older G4 iBook.

    Any ideas on how to delete those images?


    They are probably icons or some other low-rez images which is why they show up the way they do.
    The slide show, i believe, shows all your images, so they come along. They may not even have the standard image extensions, jpg, etc., but some other rare or special image extension.

    You might find them by searching for all images using Finder, one main folder at a time.
    I am not sure if the activity logs would list the various images displayed during the screensaver, but it is also worth a look.

    Someone recently posted the exact same issue which is why I remember it.
    Not that the search function is back you can search this board, going back only a few months for a similar topic.

    Actually I just found it:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7425230&#7425230
    It might be of use.

    Message was edited by: nerowolfe
    Dual G5/XPProSP3; MacBookPro15/XPProSP3; MacBookPro31-17"Core2Duo/VistaUlt64SP1, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Homebrew 3GHz ASUS PC, Dell Inspiron8k
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
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    Jul 22, 2008 9:22 AM (in response to markrc)
    markrc wrote:
    Thanks . . your advice worked! While viewing all of my "images" I noticed that several duplicates appeared . .I could not delete duplicates while in Finder . . what is the best method for viewing all images and deleting duplicates?

    Since I'm new to the Mac world . . I moved my pics etc etc from my old Dell PC to the new iMac and I believe in the course of setting up various "events" and folders, I have duplicated many pictures.

    T.Y.

    There are many apps available that will locate and/or remove dupes. Some are free.
    Here's a start
    http://www.versiontracker.com/php/qs.php?mode=basic&action=search&str=duplicate+ files&srchArea=macosx%7Cleopard&submit=Go
    You can dogpile for more of these types of apps.
    Dual G5/XPProSP3; MacBookPro15/XPProSP3; MacBookPro31-17"Core2Duo/VistaUlt64SP1, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Homebrew 3GHz ASUS PC, Dell Inspiron8k

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