Hi, I have searched through this and other sites on how to clean up and reduce the size of my Library. My Library has about 18,000 images, some JPEG but mostly RAW.
I have recently consolidated a number of libraries into one and then went through and deleted quite a few images that were duplicates and unwanted. Even though the additional libraries were not that large my consolidated library has grown larger than the sums of what I started with. I assumed I had picked up lots of rubbish along the way, so I went through a process of searching to see tips and tricks to clean up.
Steps I have performed so far include;
1 Made sure that I turned off automatically creating previews.
2 Reduce the size of any previews to half original size and quality of 5 (previews were much larger and quality 9).
3 Selected all photos and deleted all previews (I did this twice as I thought I had screwed up the first one).
4 Rebuilt the photo database.
5 Created a whole new library and then imported the old one into it.
Which I think covered all the options I found.
Trouble is my original library was 242gb and its now grown to 269gb with no extra photos added. What gives!
Advice would be very much appreciated.