1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 21, 2010 8:25 AM by LarryHN
Macsastic Level 4 Level 4 (3,380 points)
Ok heres the thing. And I searched the forums before coming here to ask for help. I have a white iPhone 3GS 16gb and every time I sync my iPhone with iPhoto it just keeps duplicates. I literally have 1400 pictures and maybe 300 are original, the rest, copies, copies, and more copies.

PLEASE help me figure out how to delete duplicate pictures in iPhoto 09'. I am currently using the base model 3.06 ghz, 21.5 inch screen version Apple iMac, running "Snow Leopard", 10.6.4 if that helps. I just want to get rid of of all these duplicates without having to go through the whole thing one by one! There has to be away to, like in iTunes, you can hit the "Duplicates" button and it brings them up and you can erase them one time not do it for each one!!

Anyone know or understand what I am trying to do?

Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences.

iPad, iMac 3.06 Aluminum 21.5 inch,MacBook Pro, White iPhone3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Everything Mac is an addiction to me.
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (68,665 points)
    Something is not working correctly - if you have checked ignore duplicated you should not be importing them

    Duplicate Annihilator is a good solution for taking care of Duplicates within iPhoto - http://www.brattoo.com/propaganda/

    Maybe renewing your iPhoto preference file would help for the future - A good general step for strange issues is to renew the iPhoto preference file - quit iPhoto and go to "your user name" ==> library ==> preferences ==> com.apple.iPhoto.plist and trash it - launch iPhoto which creates a fresh new default preference file and reset any personal preferences you have changed and if you have moved the iPhoto library repoint to it. This may help

    This does not affect your photos or any database information (keywords, faces, places, ratings, etc) in any way - they are stored in the iPhoto library - the iPhoto preference file simply controls how iPhoto works - which is why renewing it is a good first step.