Hi all....been googling on this topic and haven't found much. I noticed when I recently synced to ITunes that my Other space was at 4.1GB. I have a 32gb Ipad3. I thought that was extremely large as many articles on the Internet said it should be at a gig or less. So I did a full restore and the "Other" stayed the same. I downloaded Disk Aid to see if I could tell what was going on. When I navigate to the PhotoData/Thumbnails folder, I have files like 158x158.ithmb, 240x240.ithmb, etc. that total to over 3GB???
So I have 20GB+ of actual photos on my PC, when I sync to iTunes it resizes to about 10GB in "Photos" area, and the "Other" shows 4.1GB, of which 3GB are these .ithmb files. I know this because if I delete those .ithmb files and turn off Photos, my Other drops down to less than 1GB.
I have done a restore from backup and it doesn't change. It's definitely these .ithmb files. I tried everything...deleting photo cache, creating as new Ipad and resyncing Photos, backups, etc. Nothing impacts the "Other' unless I stop syncing Photos...which takes these .ithmb files back down to normal.
Anyone have experience with this??? It's driving me crazy! Any insight is appreciated...I am almost at the point where I am going to try to use a 3rd party photo app to see if I can get rid of these thumbnail files.