Alternatives to iPhoto

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by desmond, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. desmond macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2007
    Hi all,

    My version of iPhoto (version 5) is constantly crashing to the point I can no longer import photos. I think it may be due to the amount of photos (10,000), or the fact that I've put them on an external HD.

    So, I would like to know if anyone knows of an alternative to iPhoto?

  2. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2003
    With that many photos and the need for an external hard drive, iPhoto became unreasonable for me as well. Adobe Lightroom would be worth considering, especially if you are affiliated with an educational institution and can get it for 1/3 the usual price. I've been quite pleased with it.
  3. subwarm macrumors member


    Feb 4, 2003
    Westchester, NY
  4. tilman macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2006
    How about you give iPhoto '08 a try? I have about 14,000 photos in my library, and had problems with iPhoto '06 going off into beachball mode a lot when navigating through my library. iPhoto '08 has no such issues, plus the new events make managing your library much easier.
  5. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    Didn't Apple claim that iPhoto could manage an insane amount of photos?:confused:

    Perhaps I'm thinking of iPhoto 06
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    shame that their client is only for Windows. still waiting for the OS X version.
  7. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2005
    Wheaton/Normal, IL
    I'd give Adobe Lightroom a shot. It's a very nice-looking application, but make sure your monitor is color-calibrated if you're going to be printing from it, as the program seems to apply Adobe's color profile in the editing part of the software, but not in the library view. I give it a three and a half out of five if you're using it to process RAW and have accurate colors and a five out of five if you're not doing any RAW processing.

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