iPhoto VS Lightroom

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gpapava, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. gpapava macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2006
    Is Lightroom better and FASTER than iPhoto?
    I use iPhoto 06, i got 6000 photos in my library and its pretty slow actually. When i open one photo in full screen and scroll my photos with the arrows iphoto is slow, and iam getting "loading" all the time. About 2-3 secs to move to the next picture. The pictures are about 2.2MB each and my system is a powerbook G4 1.67 with 1.5GB ram.
    Is this normal? Is iPhoto slow or my mac?:confused:
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    They are very different programs. You'd be better off comparing Lightroom to Aperture
  3. gpapava thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2006
    Anyone that tried Lightroom. Is it faster than iPhoto?
  4. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2005
    S. Floriduh
    Yes, but I use both. They are two very different monsters.
    I used iPhoto for all my point n shoot, emailing, downloading from email from the folks, good time pics. And it works GREAT!!!
    I use Lightroom, for my DSLR 12MB 300+ pics per shoot. It works like nothing else IMO for streamlining PP.
    If I have some lightroom pics that I want to email the folks, I can drag right from the browser into iPhoto, it'll import it and then I can very easily email.
    I think together they are great, but I wouldn't give one up for the other.

Share This Page