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Duplicate photos: how do I lose them?

This is for David Pogue regarding iPhoto 09? how do I get rid of duplicate photos in my iPhoto library? For reasons I won't go into I have literally thousands of duplicates (triplicates) in my iPhoto Library. How do I get rid of them other than manually, photo by photo? Your book is full of info on how to make them. I want to get rid of them.

Also, is there not some way to list photos by their identifying numbers rather than be seeing the photos themselves?

Thanks. Bob Thomas
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  • Hi Robert.

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Page 146 of "iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual" recommends using a free program called iPhoto Diet to get rid of duplicates in your iPhoto library. But since the book was published, we've discovered that iPhoto Diet hasn't been updated in a while and doesn't work with iPhoto '09. (We'll correct this in the next printing.)

    We haven't found a free replacement for iPhoto Diet, but check out Duplicate Annihilator, which costs $8:

    I hope this helps.


    -Dawn Frausto
    Assistant Editor, Missing Manuals
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