When I start iPhoto '08 (opening a library of about 4,200 photos) I get a spinning beach ball for more than 1 minute before I can use the app. I have tried various things, including: - rebuilding the library - rebuilding the thumbnail cache - deleting the plist - repairing disk permissions None of those helped. I have 2GB of RAM, so that shouldn't be the problem. Does anyone have any ideas about what I might do? If it can't be fixed, I guess my options are: 1. archive some of the photos to an external (presumably I would do this by exporting the photos and then deleting them from iPhoto); 2. switch to Aperture; or 3. learn to live with it. I would be grateful for any advice.