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jimbo110
May 22, 2008, 03:23 AM
My girlfriend is using my old mac mini G5 - 80GB. The problem she has at least 3000+ pictures and are getting more. The iPhoto often crash. Do you think it would help if she moved all pictures to another external harddrive or would it be possible to install iPhoto on external drive? Any suggestions would be very appreciated



MacHappytjg
May 22, 2008, 08:37 AM
u can run the pictures on iphoto when there on the ehd if that helps i do it with music and itunes

jimbo110
May 22, 2008, 02:12 PM
Would iPhoto work on a ehd

stukdog
May 22, 2008, 02:56 PM
Would iPhoto work on a ehd

Yes, it's not hard at all. There's good instructions on this Apple discussion page.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1526872

MacHappytjg
May 22, 2008, 05:32 PM
i was going to say yess aswell but im not interly sure so that guy told u

DoFoT9
May 22, 2008, 05:37 PM
My girlfriend is using my old mac mini G5 - 80GB. The problem she has at least 3000+ pictures and are getting more. The iPhoto often crash. Do you think it would help if she moved all pictures to another external harddrive or would it be possible to install iPhoto on external drive? Any suggestions would be very appreciated

my dad has at least 5000 photos on his G4 ibook (1.25ghz) and it has no problems at all running iphoto.

could i suggest increasing RAM, or making extra space on the HD (possibly by buying an external HD).?

MacHappytjg
May 22, 2008, 06:18 PM
my dad has at least 5000 photos on his G4 ibook (1.25ghz) and it has no problems at all running iphoto.

could i suggest increasing RAM, or making extra space on the HD (possibly by buying an external HD).?

i belive he did

DoFoT9
May 22, 2008, 08:14 PM
i belive he did

oh, ok then sweet

MacHappytjg
May 22, 2008, 08:16 PM
oh, ok then sweet

yea he just wants to know how to run iphoto off it

DoFoT9
May 22, 2008, 08:24 PM
yea he just wants to know how to run iphoto off it

oh is that all???

1. copy iphoto (from applications) onto EHD.
2. copy iphoto library (from user/photos) onto EHD.
3. open iphoto from EHD.
4. hold "option" key.
5. choose location of library from EHD.

your done

jimbo110
May 23, 2008, 04:00 AM
Thanks a lot guys. This is really helpful:-):)