Jun 22

My Apple photo library was way bigger than it should be. It turned out I had some very large videos in it that I must have dragged into it previously. There’s no way of arranging your photos by size from within the Apple photos app. But you can find the files in your finder and then arrange them by size. Here’s how to see the largest files in your Photo Library.

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May 26

Here’s how to remove duplicates from your Apple Photo Library.

1. Download a free app called ‘Duplicate File Finder Remover’
Any app like this will do that finds duplicate files in the finder.

2. Find your Photos Library. It’s in your home user folder in a folder called ‘Pictures.’

Control-click on it and select ‘Show Package Contents.’ This will open the folder so you can see what is inside it. The photo’s library is actually just a folder.

Show package contents to see inside your Photos Library

Inside the photos library you should see a folder called ‘originals.’ This is the folder you will drag into the ‘Duplicate File Finder’ Application to search for duplicates.

Inside the Photos Library folder

Open the Duplicate File Finder app and drag the ‘originals’ folder into to. Press ‘Show results’ to search fro duplicates.

The photos library being scanned

Here you can see that I had 1128 duplicates taking up 2.33 GB of data. Click ‘Review and Remove’ to remove them.

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Mar 11

I just received this email form Apple telling me that my iCloud is full.

Read on to find out how to free up some of your iCloud storage space.
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Feb 07

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Apr 08

delete

This is a crazy oversight by Apple, but there’s no obvious way to delete all the photos off your iPhone. You can delete them from the iPhone but you have to select each photo one at a time. Digital Cameras usually have a ‘delete all photos’ option but the iPhone doesn’t. If you don’t delete them when you sync them to iPhoto, it’s hard to get rid of them.

Here’s how to do it.

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Mar 13

SD

Someone recently handed me some photos on an SD card.  Importing them was easy – the macbook has an SD card  port that I had not even noticed before.  I could plug the SD-card straight in!

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Nov 18

mail

I just noticed than if you ‘forward’ an email containing photos Apple mail will reduce the quality and size of the photos. I noticed this when I forwarded some photos to myself from one computer to another and they shrank to about 1/10 of the size! Thankfully there is a way to change this to make sure your images forward at full size.

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May 04

 

icloud

Apple has updated their iPhoto app to ‘Photos’ and included some pretty cool iCloud syncing.  All your photos are available everywhere all the time.  It keeps smaller copies of the photos on your iOS device while allowing the larger original ones to stay in the Cloud and it can download the larger files to your computer if you want. It’s easy to email a photo to someone from iCloud, even big movies. All in all, it’s very nice.  There are some major drawbacks with this approach though, and you need to be aware of them.  All your photos are now going to the internet, not just to your computer, and this can use a lot of bandwidth.  So here are 3 reasons why iCloud syncing of your photos might be a bad idea, and how to disable it and go back to manual syncing if you’d like to.

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