iPhoto painfully slow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chuckd62687, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. chuckd62687 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2007
    Hi, I'm a Mac newbie. I just did an initial import of some photos, roughly 700, into iPhoto. As I am trying to go through them and clean them up it is painfully slow. It also appears to be making the entire OS sluggish. I have a iMac 800 MhZ PPC G4 with 256 MB SDRAM. I am on Mac OS 10.4.9 and iPhoto 2.0.1 (3E8). Any ideas or experince would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2007
    modifying 700 photos with 256mb of ram will make your system painfully slow, that may be your problem
  3. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005
    Escape from New England
    That is a very old version of iPhoto, and it may well have been designed to work with only about 1000 photos. iPhoto was painfully slow during those years. Also, running Tiger on a G4 with 256 MB of RAM is going to be painfully slow. FWIW I have 10.4.9 running on a 400 Mhz G3 with 768 MB and it is usable for simple tasks.
  4. Mavimao macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2005
    Lyon, France
    That's your problem right there. Get more ram in there and upgrade iPhoto! I recently upgraded to iphoto 6 and it's a world of difference!
  5. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    Tiger's minimum requirement is 256MB, and we all know what "minimum system requirements" means. :D u need to add RAM to around 768MB or 1G to enjoy a smooth speed with what you are trying to do.

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