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  A RAW Look at iPhoto 5
Subject:   What about speed?
Date:   2005-01-20 03:13:32
From:   Beernd
Thanks for your review! This thing must be really cool! :-)

The main reason why I've been looking for a replacement for iPhoto is speed: with a library of more than about a thousand pictures iPhoto4 is so slow on my iBookG4 that it's hardly usable. One constantly has to burn cd's and remove those pictures from the main library. Has this issue been resolved in iPhoto5?

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  • What about speed?
    2005-01-20 06:45:17  henryhbk [View]

    RAM is very important to the performance. I have approximately 9000 photos in my library, and it's OK on my PB G4 1.25 with 1GB and is much better on my G4 DP1.25 with 1.5GB and flies on my G5 2.5 with 3GB. It also definitely matters the size of the photos. The majority of my photos are from my 3.2MP nikon which it works with nicely, but when I use my Canon G6 photos, it crawls...
    • What about speed?
      2005-01-20 10:28:40  jammjamm [View]

      On my dual G4 450MHz 768MB RAM, with 4000 photos or so, it is unusable, it crawls so much.
      • What about speed?
        2005-01-21 12:53:57  JasonP [View]

        That is so weird. I have nearly 4000 photos, most 6 MP .psd or high quality .jpgs and I have no speed issues at all on a 1.25 G4 Pbook. I usually view my photos in Rolls. But I often have the last 10 or 15 rolls open. Have you tried that viewing format...very convenient.