Photos won't import into iPhoto - Please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ckesten, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. ckesten macrumors regular

    ckesten

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #1
    Hey guys.

    Just bought the macbook base aluminum model saturday.

    I have a dvd that I saved from my old mac with 6,000 pictures.

    I used iphoto to import them. After over 9 hours there was still 4500 pics left to be imported.

    The total size of all the pics is 1.5 gigs. I can't imagine why it would take this long.

    Any idea why this is taking so long or if there is another way to do this?

    Thank you

    Craig
     
  2. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    #2
    Your title is misleading - seems like they are importing, but it's just taking a long time.

    Anyway, I guess it depends on many things. DVD drive speed, and other hardware related things, but also iPhoto creates a database and thumbnail versions (2-3 of them I believe), as well as process (if you have the latest) faces and so on. When I first bought iPhoto 09, it took 6-9 hours JUST to add face data (20,000 photos).
     
  3. ckesten thread starter macrumors regular

    ckesten

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Location:
    New York
  4. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    #4
    Well, not say something isn't wrong, but it's possible it's doing its face recognition thing on top of processing images.

    18 hours sounds pretty long, though.
     

Share This Page