iPhoto Diet
iPhoto Diet
3.1

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iPhoto Diet free download for Mac

iPhoto Diet3.1

11 September 2006

Reduce iPhoto library sizes.

Overview

iPhoto Diet is a utility that helps to slim down your iPhoto library by manipulating your photos in the following ways:

  • eliminate duplicate photos created internally by iPhoto or imported by yourself
  • remove iPhoto's backups of rotated or modified photos
  • strip the thumbnail icons of your photos
  • remove thumbnail photos that have become mixed up with your high resolution photos
  • identify photos which have not been added to albums
  • weed out unnecessary folders and files from the library

These operations allow you to recover hard drive space and to fit more photos in your iPhoto library bound for CD or DVD burning. iPhoto Diet supports multiple iPhoto libraries, and provides basic library management features such as switching and launching libraries. In addition, iPhoto Diet can be run manually or configured to start scanning your libraries automatically at desired times.

What's new in iPhoto Diet

Version 3.1:
  • iPhoto 6 is now supported.
  • Rebuilt as a universal binary.
  • Reorganized "Remove Original Backups" options.
  • Added the option to remove originals within iPhoto libraries only (relevant only to iPhoto 6)
  • All albums created by iPhoto Diet now begin and end with double-dashes ( -- ) to make them stand out from the user's albums.

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35 Reviews of iPhoto Diet

4.25
Akac
14 October 2003
Version: 2.1.1

Most helpful

Seems to have worked well. Cleaned 300MB worth of extra garbage.
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Mcmickey
27 December 2008
Version: 3.1
Looking for iPhoto 8 compatible iPhoto diet to pare down "runaway" duplicate JPEGS. I have thousands of photos and don't know what to do--all in a single library. Really isn't practical to do it manually. Pic thumbnails in iPhoto 8 have duplicated titles, e.g., P6260008.JPG but the thumbnail image is actually missing showing dotted outline only if using >4 thumbnails per row (5 or more across reveals the thumbnail image!) . File size shows the image exists. For the imediately adjacent thumbnail, the root title shows up, sans the '.JPG' suffix, along with a normal [visible] thumbnail. Double clicking this one brings up the full image, as it should. Double clicking the former, i.e., missing thumbnail (dotted line shows up) brings up only a blurry exclamation point in a circle. I don't get it. Afraid of doing damage to data. Suggestions?
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Joshp
12 July 2008
Version: 3.1
No developer site updates since October 22, 2007. Still no support for iPhoto '08.
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Jkrank
19 December 2007
Version: 3.1
Looks very helpful but will have to wait for the new version that is compatible with iPhoto7. The developer says that it is already in the works though so hopefully it will be soon.
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StrictlyBagel
19 August 2007
Version: 3.1
Developer's site is down. Was wondering whether iPhoto Diet would work with iLife 08. I reckon, the app has gone the way of the Dodo. Shame.
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Fawlz
02 November 2006
Version: 3.1
USE WITH CARE!! I ran this and after sorting and then sending files to the trash, iphoto "unexpectedly quit", after checking the trashed files I noticed that some were not in the remaining library so deleting them would have lost them forever. The deleted files had file names that were NOT duplicates Also I can not now see any raw files that were in the library, all are labeled as jpegs. I have tried to re import the trashed files (after placing them in a desktop folder ) and I photo crashes intermittently. PB 1.33 10.4.8
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2.5
paul-barton40
11 May 2006
Version: 3.0.8
this program broke my heart. if you're storing little movies (off your still cam) of you kids growing up... DON'T RUN IPHOTO DIET! - it doesn't recognise them and deletes them. well, it did for me.
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4.5
Brownie
30 December 2005
Version: 3.0.8
I was able to locate duplicates from my iphoto library of some 10000 photos because of the ease of use in iphoto diet. Also able to reduce size from 60GB because I put some slides in with TIFF. At age 75 I found the instructions clear and simple. Thanks. How can I send some money in appreciation?
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Halfpint9589
28 December 2005
Version: 3.0.8
Please help. Last night I tried to work iphoto diet without reading the instructions. Stupid me, I did not read the instructions. Well for some reason I opened iphoto while the iphoto diet was doing "its thing". Well iphoto diet finished, with the results of nothing being deleted. But I reopened iphoto and no photos were there. Nothing. Nada. So after a brief heart attack, I found my beloved pictures in my hard drive. Please help, if anyone out there knows what i can do please please help me! Yes I know I am quiet an idiot for not reading the instructions.
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Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 3.0.8
Warning: Use with caution. Upon running this on my PowerMac G5, I lost total control of the system - no response, no cursor - even though all other apps remained running in the background. I would be very afraid to give it another shot at this point without seriously backing up my libraries in duplicate.
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Anonymous
19 August 2005
Version: 3.0.7
Unfortunatelly, this version (unlike the previous) can't handle some Central European characters. I was used to maintain my 8000+ photo library, but now whenever it finds a special CE character in the original photo file name, it says "APPLE SCRIPT ERROR: Can't make alias "No-good's:Users:Shared:iPhoto Library:2001:11:27:vyjednavac?i.jpg" into type Unicode text. (-1700)" and stops working. :-(
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4.75
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 3.0.7
wonderful app (3.0.7) thanks
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5
Anonymous
09 July 2005
Version: 3.0.7
Nice utility!
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4.25
Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 3.0.6
Don't get me wrong -- iPhoto Diet 3.0.6 works, and you definitely can't beat the price. However, iPhoto 5 has really crippled how easy and snappy this application is for previous versions. Before, you could watch it go through your library and hear the files being thrown away sound-effect go faster than a 50 wpm typist. Now it's something where you can walk away from and come back later, and it's still churning away -- it doesn't work completely in the background anymore either as it brings up iPhoto 5 for every file it finds to throw away. Not good when you're typing something up in your word processor. Thanks for the author for make a nice freeware app that does its job. I just miss the "old days".
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Anonymous
20 May 2005
Version: 3.0.6
iPhoto Diet 3.0.6 Note: I goofed and initially posted a snapshot version of iPhoto Diet which fails to remove originals under Tiger. If you downloaded iPhoto Diet 3.0.6 on the evening of May 19, please download it again as it is now linked to the correct version. Sorry about the slip-up!
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Dave
02 May 2005
Version: 3.0.5
I love the idea of IPhoto Diet vand have tried to Download it 5 times now on 2 different Mac computers. Each time all I get is a text file and nothing else. I am using OSX 10.3.9. Can anyone offer any advice or explanations? Many Thanks Dave
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4.75
Anonymous
13 April 2005
Version: 3.0.5
I can't do without it.
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4.75
Mac-Devil
12 April 2005
Version: 3.0.5
Works perfect.... Thx for the German localization www.mac-devil.de Mac-Devil
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Anonymous
12 April 2005
Version: 3.0.5
Tried to use this app. but the 'Start Diet' button is greyed out. Deleted crap app. from my system
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4.75
Timplaster
21 March 2005
Version: 3.0.4
This is an excellent program. It takes a long time, but gets the job done. I lost 1.9 GB of dups, originals and empty folders. This loss definitely adds speed to my iPhoto, which shows that iPhoto Diet is just that, an iPhoto Diet. Great job. Be sure to check the images that you asked it to remove. Some are not duplicates, but iPD checks the date stamp and finds duplicates that aren't really duplicates, iPD just thinks they're duplicates. So be sure and check that before you empty your trash.
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Anonymous
06 March 2005
Version: 3.0.3
No longer get the "alias" hang, but Diet no longer works in the background; it comes to the foreground, overriding whatever you happen to be doing, whenever it finds an item to delete. But it does work.
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Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 3.0.2
Versions 3 - 3.02 no longer work on my machine. Get the following error message; Can't make file "Macintosh HD:Users:'user':Pictures:iPhoto Library:******.jpg" into a alias. (-1700)
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4.75
Meatmcguffin
01 March 2005
Version: 3.0.1
This sorts through the majority of my iphoto 5 library perfectly but when it gets to three pictures of my girlfriend i get the error: «script» doesn't understand the fileSize message. (-1708) then nothing happens and i have to stop the program. Removing the pics from the library manually solves this problem but it's annoying as this is such a great app otherwise. Can this be solved by upgrading my girlfriend?
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Anonymous
01 March 2005
Version: 3.0.1
This is the comment I get when iPhoto Diet gets stuck (both versions 3.0 and 3.0.1) AppleScript Error "Can't make file "RemoteHD:Photos & Pictures:iPhoto Library:2004:07:23:DSCN0026.JPG" into a alias. (-1700)" I'm using iPhoto 5.0.1 and the Library is on a remote HD a search does not produce a file with the name of DSCN0026.jpg
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4.5
Mac-Devil
01 March 2005
Version: 3.0.1
Please add the German language...
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5
Peacemaker
01 March 2005
Version: 3.0.1
This App is very useful. It is very stable (at least under Jaguar + iPhoto 2) and very easy to use. I recovered more than 300Mo after first run ! I contacted the developper for a bug I experienced and the day after a new version was released with bug fixed !! I strongly encourage iPhoto users to use this app and donate if they can. The guy is very kind and knows his job...
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Anonymous
28 February 2005
Version: 3.0
Is anyone getting AppleScript errors in this latest version. Seems to stop after 30 seconds and gives errors on making alias.
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Anonymous
24 January 2005
Version: 2.2
iPhoto Diet 2.2 is not compatible with iPhoto 5 and should not be run if you have upgrading to the new iPhoto. An update to iPhoto Diet which works with iPhoto 5 will soon be released.
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3.75
Anonymous
29 November 2004
Version: 2.2
This is quite funny program because it removes some photos but the duplicates or triplicates are still happily glowing there and they are the exact copies, just from different backup disc. I have to go through all my CD-ROMs because they are starting to fade and there will be a lot of duplicates showing up. I guess need to wait for the next iPD version.
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2.75
Anonymous
28 June 2004
Version: 2.1.6
Doesn't really remove the majority of duplicates in my library. I can still see them and have to manually remove them. At first launch it removed a total of 256Mb, but I still have some two thousand photos that are duplicates. It reads the info not the actual picture.
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5
Anonymous
10 March 2004
Version: 2.1.6
AWESOME!!!! THANKS!!!
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5
Anonymous
17 January 2004
Version: 2.1.6
Fantastic...I went lost 325 mb off of my 1.4 gb iPhoto Library. Sure makes archiving a lot cleaner...I can fit more of my library on fewer CDs! Great work!
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5
Cali¿s
16 January 2004
Version: 2.1.6
This is a great utility; when you realise that everytime you tweak a pic in iPhoto it creates and stores a duplicate, its scary. And when you take a look at the iPhoto heirachical storage system, you realise nothing short of a miracle is going to get them out without creating havoc! That's what iPhoto Diet does; I've been using it since day one, and its fantastic. Decide which duplicates you want to keep, then throw out the rest. I've saved Gigs (lots of pics). Team this with iPhoto Buddy, and you have a 100% more usable iPhoto! And they're both free :) ...Isn't it odd that small utitities such as these can be more useful that very expensive 'pro-apps?' ;)
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4.75
Rsnyder6
03 December 2003
Version: 2.1.5
Apple should buy the code and put it in iPhoto. Saved me 178 megs in duplicate photos, and megs of thumbnails. The only concern was I wasn't sure at first what "Remove All Originals" ment. Very helpful program.
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5
Ericjiannelli
11 November 2003
Version: 2.1.3
Fantastic, simple app. Reclaimed 150MB (and on my 10 GB HD, that's a lot) just by deleting unrotated originals and duplicates. Removing the thumbnail resource forks probably would have meant another 50MB. Another benefit is that iPhoto is no longer as sluggish as it used to be. Load time has been cut by at least half. Come to think of it, iPhoto Diet is beneficial in every way. I don't know why this isn't already a regular feature of iPhoto and not a standalone app.
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4.25
Akac
14 October 2003
Version: 2.1.1
Seems to have worked well. Cleaned 300MB worth of extra garbage.
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