6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2014 9:17 AM by LarryHN
Zimmer1956 Level 1 (0 points)

Using Mavericks and iPhoto. I created some albums from Events and wonder if that takes up space and perhaps becomes a duplicate? If I decide to erase the albums, will it effect the events? Seem to think the album is just a link but don't know

Thanks,

Don


iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), two OWC external drives.
  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,907 points)

    no

     

    no 

     

    no

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,351 points)

    No, they don't take up any extra space.  Albums, slideshows, books, etc., contain only pointers to the original file.  A photo has only one original file but can be in multiple places. without taking up any more space. It's just like playlists in iTunes:  only one audio file and multiple occurances.

     

    Opps, forgot to address your deletion question.  But Larry got that.

     

    OT

  • Zimmer1956 Level 1 (0 points)

    so I am able to delete the albums without affecting my events and pictures?

  • Zimmer1956 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, this helped!

    Don

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,351 points)

    Deleting Photos from an iPhoto Library

     

    1 - from an Event or the Photos mode: select the photo(s) and use the Delete key to move the photos to the trash bin. Then empty the iPhoto Trash bin as follows:

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    2 - from an album, smart album, book, slideshow, card, etc.: select the photo(s) and use the key combination of Command+Option+Delete to move the photos to the trash bin.  Then empty the trash bin as above.

     

    NOTE: deleting a photo from an album, slideshow, book, etc., with only the Delete key only deletes that photo from that item. Deleting a photo from an Event deletes ALL occurences of that photo in the library.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,907 points)

    Zimmer1956 wrote:

     

    so I am able to delete the albums without affecting my events and pictures?

     

    yes as answered above

     

    LN