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iPhoto Slowly

I have been using iPhoto on my Mac to organize and store my photographs. It is extremely simple and intuitive as far as interfaces go and allows me to see my photographs by icon to quickly find, modify, and export them.

However, being the digital photographer I am I have amassed a collection of 2,550 photographs and now iPhoto is slow, cumbersome, and takes longer than Photoshop to open. Other people have also reported similar problems regarding iPhoto, siting their XML back end is not efficient enough to organize collections of more than 1,000 images.

Apple have really got to fix this major quirk, especially if they are including it with iLife and charging $50.

UPDATE
It seems that this problem does have a fix. You can find it here “MacDev Center”:http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/06/17/iphoto2.html

2 replies on “iPhoto Slowly”

I'm currently at 1,778 photos and have noticed only a very minute slowdown. Perhaps it's because my earlier images are only 200kb or so, but it's still a hell of a lot faster than Photoshop for doing performing some quick photo-related tasks.

It might just be that my computer (G4/450) isn't up to it, but I doubt it. I may need to back-up my pictures and reload them to refresh the image database.

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