How large can my Iphoto library be?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by princigalli, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. princigalli macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have many separate Iphoto libraries and keeping them organized is not that easy anymore. I would like to merge all libraries, but I think the resulting size would be over 100Gb, maybe 200Gb.

    Would that affect Iphoto's speed or does it work the same no matter how many pictures I have?
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I have about 30 gig in my iphoto library and I've already decided to break it apart. I have 20 hours of video in my library and I must switch to a relatively empty iphoto library before running idvd or idvd quits unexpectedly.

    I'm using picasa 3 and liking it a lot better than iphoto for some features. I will continue to use both. Given the performance I'm seeing on my white macbook, I don't think a 100+ gig iphoto library is a very good idea.
     
  3. princigalli thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your answer, that's good to know. I forgot to mention I use Iphoto to stock video files too.
     

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