Which files are bigger ?
Generally,. some files which came as Multiple installers are now a single zip EG: [ Genesis starter essentials ] (technically that single file is bigger than any of the single product installers) however, the overall file size, both downloaded kb, and installed kb will be smaller, since two things are missing from the zips.
1,. the installer application (.exe) which unpacks the archive, installs the files, and creates the uninstaller.
2. the product readme file, and it’s thumbnail image. (both now on-line)
Neither of these two things will make a huge difference in your hard drive space,. but if you take the example of a “Pose set”,. which could be less than a single MB as a ZIP file,. as an Installer EXE. it may be double that size simply because of the installer / readme / pic.
over several thousand products,. there should be a difference in used drive space, and downloaded files.
Ultimately, you’re installing the same products,. so they should take up the same amount of drive space ,. with the exception of the readme and uninstaller etc..
however,. there are also new file formats , like DSON,. for Poser,. so,.. the saving of not having installers and readme’s can easily be outweighed by installing more product “support” files which weren’t previously available.
either way,. it’s not going to help much in saving real hard drive space,. but using DIM does mean that it’s easier to Archive your content to an external drive, which may free up some real drive space.