Forum Question: Moving iPhoto photos around

I have in iphoto 09, about 30 gig’s of photos and I think its bogging things down when I try to open it. It tends to slow on edit also and wonder if it is related to how many photos.
(photos avg 2-3 mb, I have a 2.16ghz core 2 duo with 2 gb of ram and a 250 gb hard drive that has 103 gb free) I would like to move the majority of the photos to another file on my mac but want to maintain the original/modified aspects. I do use a clickfree hard drive for back up also but its formatting seems to not be like my mac file system and I just really want to speed up the appication. Any suggestions on the best/efficient way to proceed? Ps thank for the webcasts they have helped me often

— Clance

Comments: 2 Responses to “Moving iPhoto photos around”

    9/12/10 @ 3:44 pm

    My first suggestion is to optimize your iPhoto library (Command+Option when starting iPhoto). That might speed things up. Lot of options there.
    Breaking up your photos into multiple libraries makes it much less useful — hard to search for photos or use Faces and Places, etc.
    But if you have to, then I guess your only option that would keep iPhoto data would be to duplicate your iPhoto library. Then delete old photos from the current library and the opposite for the other library.
    But I don’t think 30GB is too large at all. Mine as at 54GB.

    9/16/10 @ 6:03 am

    Thank you, the rebuilding worked to speed up the initial opening considerably. All my photos are in events, and that seems to be the default view. I rebuilt about everything, and it took much less time than I thought it might.

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