I used to use iPhoto, and my photo library was around ~40GB+ in size. When I upgraded to Yosemite, I was forced to use the "Photos" app which "migrated" my photos.
When I open my home folder. The "Pictures" folder is ~130GB+ in size! When I open it I see:
iPhoto Library - 44.81GB (Migrated Photo Library) Photos Library 2 - 44.51GB (Photos Library) Photos Library.photoslibrary_prepare - 43.85GB (Folder)
I can't use iPhoto anymore because Yosemite doesn't let me. I have time machine backups. I just want to delete the duplicate library, but I don't know how to verify that they are indeed duplicates, or somehow connected to Photos. I want to still be able to access my photos on my mac. I used to use Aperture as well, but Yosemite has rendered it useless.
What is the best way to clean up the duplicates (if they really are duplicates), without losing my photos ? I'm fine "using" the Photos "App". :(
I deleted iPhoto Library and Photos Library.photoslibrary_prepare. I emptied my trash after that.
I opened photos, and it seems to be working. Nothing seems to be missing. But the amount of free space I have on my hard drive has increased only by 10GB. Weird.. No idea whats going on. Can't tell what Photos has done.
Any idea what's going on ?
EDIT: The amount of free space has going back to its original amount, even though I just "deleted" 80GB+ of photos...
EDIT: After restarting my mac, there appears to be ~8GB more of space. If I add up the sizes of all the folders under "Macintosh HD", there should be 110GB of free space (out of 500GB), but OS X reports only 77GB free. So where is the missing 33GB?