how big is too big for iPhoto library?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by btownguy, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    My iPhoto library is just over 50 Gb. Is there a point at which iPhoto can no longer handle the size of your photo library and you need to migrate to something like Aperture?
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Like, will it crash? I doubt it.

    Could it become cumbersome? Maybe.

    Can you live with it? (your turn)
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Too big is when it starts feeling sluggish. The actual size at which that happens depends on a number of factors, like the speed of the computer, the amount of RAM you have, and the size of each photo. It's a personal decision. If iPhoto starts feeling like it's not enough, switch to Aperture.


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