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 6502

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    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

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    Like, will it crash? I doubt it.

    Could it become cumbersome? Maybe.

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

    Mal

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    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.

    jW
     

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