Photos is bottlenecking my iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chupa Chupa, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I noticed my two year old iMac was getting a lot of beachballs when I tried to click or gesture w/ my trackpad. After a lot of trial and error w/ HD and permission repairing, cache cleaning, uninstalling Flash, etc. I finally figured it out: Photos!

    Anyone else have this problem? Its driving me nuts. If I quit Photos the iMac runs fine. Launch it and its sluggish system-wide with incessant beach ball action. Never had this problem with iPhotos. Is there a fix for this? I use Lightroom for my RAW "photographs," but iPhotos for my JPEG snapshots. I hate to commingle the two but I can deal with this anymore.
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    i find the exact opposite. photos has improved my performance (over iPhoto).

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