I have deleted all my pics including from recently deleted and i have 45GB in icloud but still my photos are taking up a lot of space even though there is nothing in the photo album. Please help urgent issue!!
I had this problem for a long time with my 16gb iPhone. After a lot of looking I discovered iExplore and this tip:
Essentially, Photos caches lots of files and due iOS bugs, the caches don't always get cleared up.
I used the solution on the above page and cleared up 2GB of space.
I have resolved my problem using iExplorer (mentioned by @billyork23). In my case, it is the thumbnail data of old photos. You can locate it under:
and delete all .ithumb files. It saves me 1.5GB.
P.S. The iExplorer does not require jailbreak or anything.
I am no expert but theres a few things to consider. first doing a reboot might help. second its possible a app have alot of photos for the graphics of the app. also when you delete a file (i.e. pictures) it just marks it as free space and its possible something isnt considering it as free space. i might be wrong i am not completely sure.
I would suggest using the google photos app, as you will have unlimited storage if you were to use the "High Quality" Image choice. And then the app will ask you if you would like to free up device storage, and accept. That, personally is the best option for me.