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Old Dec 11, 2012, 04:21 AM   #1
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iphoto RAM

Hello guys.

I was working on my rmbp the other night and I used iphoto to editi some of my photos, browse them, zoom in out for details etc etc.

After about 40 mins of working with iphoto I checked activity monitor and I saw that iphoto was using 1GB of system RAM!

Is that considered normal behavior for iphoto? I really could not believe that after 30 mins the application required so much RAM... I mean what would happen if I continued working for like 2 hours? It could go to 2GB ram??

Please help me understand how this works because i really scratch my head around this.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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Yes, that is normal. iPhoto (and most OS X apps) will use any memory available to cache your work/data. If you stop using iPhoto and launch another app that needs the memory, OS X will allocate what the new app needs. Don't sweat it.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Yes, that is normal. iPhoto (and most OS X apps) will use any memory available to cache your work/data. If you stop using iPhoto and launch another app that needs the memory, OS X will allocate what the new app needs. Don't sweat it.
Thank you very much for your reply! For a moment I thought there was something wrong!
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