5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2012 12:55 PM by Sam Ibrahim
Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

i need a good means to remove duplicates in my iPhoto Albums. When  I transfered my albums from my G5 to my iMac it apparently got a little too enthusiastic and I ended up with more than I need/expected.

What application can detect AND remove duplicates in any given album in iPhoto? The App Store seems to have many suggestions...

G5 dual 2.7, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 23" Apple
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (73,080 points)

    Duplicate Annihilator


    But I'm guessing that you may have imported an iPhoto library into your current iPhoto library


    If yoou did thenthe best solutioj is to quit iPhoto and drag the iPhoto library to the desktop and Connect the two Macs together (network, firewire target mode, etc) and drag the iPhoto library intact as a single entity from the old Mac to the pictures folder of the new Mac - launch iPhoto on the new mac and it will open the library and convert it as needed and you will be ready move forward.


    If everything is good and a couple of backup cycles have completed you can delete the library on the desktop



  • Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I liked your second answer best!

    Yes, in my iPhoto albums i have a single album of 23K pics. In my "Photos" at the top i have 46K pics.

    So, somehow i did transfer a second, it says "original" Library, when I made the transfer.  I am concerned, however, that there were some pics in the "original" Library that were not in the final/new Library... Possible?

    Otherwise, I'll just dump the "original" library into the trash and stay with the new one.....

    And, in the future, carefully read my own discussion items to avoid "duplicates." Promise!

  • Sam Ibrahim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    PhotoDedupo you can buy online at the App Store fast download . I have it it works ok.

  • Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I bought "Dup. Ann." and it works well but in my iPhotos Library it says i have something like 44,000 pics where I think I really have half that.

    I've run DA on many albums and erased many pic which were, I think, duplicates. Should i run DA on the entire "Photos Library" too. (How many days might that take? )

  • Sam Ibrahim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    PHOTODEDUPO does't  do the job ,The maker should work on it a lot ,Mr, Santos the owner ,I wrote him so many time he did a few improvments but it still leaves you with tons of Duplicates.

    To be honest i did not find anything tilll now that works .

    I bought so many and they all say and do not deliver what they say.

    I am still going every day to PHOTODEDOPO and it takes out a few but when i go in the iphoto library see many duplicates hope that he reads the forums and work on it ,I bought it at $9.99 and now it is $4.99 but it should be for free since it doesn't do the job ,But Apple cares less since they are making money and thats what counts for them is the money not you anymore.