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.
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