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How do I remove full-resolution files from Mac after they sync to iCloud? #1
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by k.alexander
May 29, 2015 - 2:09pm

So assume I have a laptop with an SSD, and I wish to keep all originals in the iCloud Photo Library, and keep just the down-scalled versions on my Mac (i.e. I have the “Optimize Mac Storage” turned ON). After I import new photos from an SD card onto the Mac, and let them sync up to iCloud. How do I remove the full size images from my mac without deleting the photos from my library (local and iCloud) entirely?

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by mikebhm
May 29, 2015 - 2:24pm

My understanding is that Photos will do this automatically, when you have insufficient space. While you have “sufficient space” it will keep the full size files on your mac:

“Optimise Mac Storage: Store full resolution photos and videos in iCloud. Originals will also be stored on this Mac if you have enough space”

I don’t know what Apple deems sufficient space or what happens if you suddenly need to use a big chunk of the available space.


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by jollyllama
June 2, 2015 - 3:21pm

That’s my understanding as well, but the lack of any sort of definition or parameters on what “sufficient space” means is kind of maddening.

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