what will happen if you need more than 250000 photos in iphoto?

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    what will happen to iphoto if you had more than 250000 photos to deal with? any workaround for this?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Umm, I'm not sure I know what you mean. Are you saying there is a limit to the number of pictures iPhoto can handle?
     
  3. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    According to the apple website, they said it was like 250,000 photos that iphoto could take. I am puzzled?
     
  4. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    i never thought of that, im guessing it wouldn't let you to add more
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Then you would need a professional digital asset management tool, not a consumer freebie photo album.

    :rolleyes:


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    "Then you have much more pressing problems to attend to than the speedometer, friend"
     
  6. shecky Guest

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    if you have 250K photos, there is no way in hell you should be using iPhoto, regardless if it can handle it or not. i got rid of iphoto for iView media pro after i got about 1000 photos.
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    There are two things you can do:

    1) Use multiple iPhoto libraries. The limit is per library but the number of libraries is not limited. But you can't search across libraries

    2) Use Aperture.

    #2 is a much more reasonable solution. I was at a three hour presentation a couple days ago were Apple gave a great Aperture demo. They sad there are some Aperture users who have over a million images in there Aperture library. If you have this many images you likely also need Aperture's much better catalogging abity and it's ability to handle off-line images and do backups. $299 is not a bad price if you have over 250K image to store
     

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