iPhoto Diet
iPhoto Diet
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iPhoto Diet free download for Mac

iPhoto Diet for Mac3.1

11 September 2006

Reduce iPhoto library sizes.

What is iPhoto Diet for Mac

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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Mcmickey
Mcmickey
Dec 27 2008
3.1
0.0
Dec 27 2008
0.0
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?
Joshp
Joshp
Jul 12 2008
3.1
0.0
Jul 12 2008
0.0
Version: 3.1
No developer site updates since October 22, 2007. Still no support for iPhoto '08.
Jkrank
Jkrank
Dec 19 2007
3.1
0.0
Dec 19 2007
0.0
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.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Aug 19 2007
3.1
0.0
Aug 19 2007
0.0
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.
Fawlz
Fawlz
Nov 2 2006
3.1
0.0
Nov 2 2006
0.0
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
paul-barton40
paul-barton40
May 11 2006
3.0.8
2.5
May 11 2006
2.5
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.
Brownie
Brownie
Dec 30 2005
3.0.8
4.5
Dec 30 2005
4.5
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?
Halfpint9589
Halfpint9589
Dec 28 2005
3.0.8
0.0
Dec 28 2005
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 19 2005
3.0.8
4.8
Oct 19 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 19 2005
3.0.7
4.8
Aug 19 2005
4.8
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. :-(
Guest
Guest
Jul 26 2005
3.0.7
4.8
Jul 26 2005
4.8
Version: 3.0.7
wonderful app (3.0.7) thanks
Guest
Guest
Jul 9 2005
3.0.7
4.8
Jul 9 2005
4.8
Version: 3.0.7
Nice utility!
Guest
Guest
Jun 6 2005
3.0.6
4.8
Jun 6 2005
4.8
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".
Guest
Guest
May 20 2005
3.0.6
4.8
May 20 2005
4.8
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!
Guest
Guest
May 2 2005
3.0.5
0.0
May 2 2005
0.0
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
Guest
Guest
Apr 13 2005
3.0.5
4.8
Apr 13 2005
4.8
Version: 3.0.5
I can't do without it.
Guest
Guest
Apr 12 2005
3.0.5
0.0
Apr 12 2005
0.0
Version: 3.0.5
Works perfect.... Thx for the German localization www.mac-devil.de Mac-Devil
Guest
Guest
Apr 12 2005
3.0.5
4.8
Apr 12 2005
4.8
Version: 3.0.5
Tried to use this app. but the 'Start Diet' button is greyed out. Deleted crap app. from my system
Timplaster
Timplaster
Mar 21 2005
3.0.4
4.8
Mar 21 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2005
3.0.3
4.8
Mar 6 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 2 2005
3.0.2
4.8
Mar 2 2005
4.8
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)
Meatmcguffin
Meatmcguffin
Mar 1 2005
3.0.1
4.8
Mar 1 2005
4.8
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?
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2005
3.0.1
4.8
Mar 1 2005
4.8
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
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2005
3.0.1
0.0
Mar 1 2005
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
Please add the German language...
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2005
3.0.1
0.0
Mar 1 2005
0.0
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...
Guest
Guest
Feb 28 2005
3.0
4.8
Feb 28 2005
4.8
Version: 3.0
Is anyone getting AppleScript errors in this latest version. Seems to stop after 30 seconds and gives errors on making alias.
Guest
Guest
Jan 24 2005
2.2
4.8
Jan 24 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 29 2004
2.2
4.8
Nov 29 2004
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Jun 28 2004
2.1.6
4.8
Jun 28 2004
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 10 2004
2.1.6
4.8
Mar 10 2004
4.8
Version: 2.1.6
AWESOME!!!! THANKS!!!
Guest
Guest
Jan 17 2004
2.1.6
4.8
Jan 17 2004
4.8
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!
Cali¿s
Cali¿s
Jan 16 2004
2.1.6
5.0
Jan 16 2004
5.0
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?' ;)
Rsnyder6
Rsnyder6
Dec 3 2003
2.1.5
4.8
Dec 3 2003
4.8
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.
Ericjiannelli
Ericjiannelli
Nov 11 2003
2.1.3
5.0
Nov 11 2003
5.0
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.
Akac
Akac
Oct 14 2003
2.1.1
4.3
Oct 14 2003
4.3
Version: 2.1.1
Seems to have worked well. Cleaned 300MB worth of extra garbage.
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4.2
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • Apple iPhoto 4, 5, or 6 (iPhoto 2 may work, but is untested)
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