iPhoto painfully slow

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  1. chuckd62687 macrumors member

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    Hi, I'm a Mac newbie. I just did an initial import of some photos, roughly 700, into iPhoto. As I am trying to go through them and clean them up it is painfully slow. It also appears to be making the entire OS sluggish. I have a iMac 800 MhZ PPC G4 with 256 MB SDRAM. I am on Mac OS 10.4.9 and iPhoto 2.0.1 (3E8). Any ideas or experince would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    modifying 700 photos with 256mb of ram will make your system painfully slow, that may be your problem
     
  3. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    That is a very old version of iPhoto, and it may well have been designed to work with only about 1000 photos. iPhoto was painfully slow during those years. Also, running Tiger on a G4 with 256 MB of RAM is going to be painfully slow. FWIW I have 10.4.9 running on a 400 Mhz G3 with 768 MB and it is usable for simple tasks.
     
  4. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    That's your problem right there. Get more ram in there and upgrade iPhoto! I recently upgraded to iphoto 6 and it's a world of difference!
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    Tiger's minimum requirement is 256MB, and we all know what "minimum system requirements" means. :D u need to add RAM to around 768MB or 1G to enjoy a smooth speed with what you are trying to do.
     

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