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    iPhoto speed tips?

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    iPhoto speed tips?
    My wife is up to about 13,000 photos in her iPhoto library and it's really slowing things down. She's using a 2ghz Core Duo iMac with 2 gigs of ram and a 7200rpm 250gb hard drive. There's still a good 70 gigs free left on the hard drive. Any suggestions? She does a lot of shoots and postwork, so she likes to keep everything in one place.
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    iPhoto speed tips?

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    Empty the trash if there is anything in it.

    Holding Alt+Option when you open iPhoto allows you to create a new library, which will have a fresh database. I like to have a library for each sport/season that I shoot so that no 1 library is too congested
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    iPhoto speed tips?
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    i would get an external hard drive and transfer all of the photos to that. it will free up a ton of space and make things way faster.

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    iPhoto speed tips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkelly122 View Post
    i would get an external hard drive and transfer all of the photos to that. it will free up a ton of space and make things way faster.
    I don't know if it really will be that much faster if it always has to access the external hd...

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