How can I make iPhoto run faster?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacDuff, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. MacDuff macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2002
    San Francisco
    Can someone tell me if there's a trick to making iPhoto run and respond quicker. It's been really sluggish lately and I'm working on 1 Gig of ram and no other applications running. I have a great deal of photos so I'm assumming that's it, (826 to be exact). By clearing some off would that speed it up or could it be something else?

    My photos are about 700 k each.

    thanks for the help.
  2. ntg macrumors regular


    May 3, 2002
    UK - Rushden, Northants
    I have about 3000, and I found that turning off the border in the prefs helps no end!
  3. MacDuff thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2002
    San Francisco
    Thanks a lot. I had the drop shadow border on and turning it off really made it quicker already. If there's anything other tips out there than I'm all ears.
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    iPhoto is horrendously slow on any machine. It crawls on my dual 1.25 with only a few hundred pictures. You'll just have to wait till Apple updates it to get speed improvements.
  5. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    iPhoto caches all the pictures in the library at start up. so more pictures you have, the slower it will be. (it hasn't helped that higher MP cameras have gotten cheaper...)

    turning off the drop shadow should help, as other pointed out.

    trash should be emptied.

    and split your library. versiontracker -> iphoto library manager.

    i keep all of my libraries under 300 MB and iPhoto runs well for the most part.

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