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iPhoto Network Library = SLOW SLOW SLOW

31595 Views 82 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2010 1:53 PM by Terence Devlin RSS
  • Kyle Cranmer Calculating status...
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    Mar 2, 2009 2:23 PM (in response to David Duncan2)
    I'm basically in the same situation.
    Macbook Pro (Mark III), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • jeramy Calculating status...
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    Mar 2, 2009 7:04 PM (in response to Karl Healey)
    My FACES scan was up to 9841 minutes remaining. That's CRAZY long.

    I saw this post & turned off sharing and I'm starting to see the number decrement rather than increment for the first time since I started the Faces scan. Let's see if it really improves.

    I am connecting to an iPhoto Library over a 1 Gigabit ethernet connection to network attached storage.
    White MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Rasfahan Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2009 10:53 AM (in response to Brian S. Campbell)
    This did not work for me (same problem with sluggish iPhoto '09 library on network share)

    [Hint @ apple]
    Since it's all in sql-databases anyway, the cleanest solution would be to be able to server the databases over the network... databases can do that, you know?
    [/Hint @ apple]
    MBP late 2008, Mac mini early 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,985 points)
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    Mar 12, 2009 10:59 AM (in response to Rasfahan)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. Don't leave the hint here as it won't get to the developers. This is a user to user forum. Send your request to http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphoto.html.


    G5 2 Core 2GHz, 4G RAM; MBP 2.16 Ghz 2G RAM; 750/250 GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 22" LCD, Canon: SD700IS/i850/8600F, Epson R280; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod
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    Mar 16, 2009 6:35 PM (in response to tak2mark)
    i had this same issue..just yesterday i plugged into my time capsule with ethernet, opened the library, actually got decent response times after it "repaired" the library.

    After I did that, today I opened iphoto over wifi, and it work at better-than-08 speeds, so looks like my problems gone, good luck guys!
    MacBook PRo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • OGA Design Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2009 5:46 PM (in response to tak2mark)
    I agree to the main thread here that it is a bit of a deal breaker. iPhoto has started to behave like a microsoft product.

    I had massive issues with reading from DVD burn from one iPhoto to another. The latest update has fixed this problem.

    Terence Devlin was unable to understand my point but strongly defended the software regardless of the issue.
    Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Mar 19, 2009 1:05 AM (in response to OGA Design)
    Terence Devlin was unable to understand my point but strongly defended the software regardless of the issue.


    Actually, I did understand your issue, offered you alternatives ways of working (and less expensive too) and - along with another poster - pointed out that we couldn’t replicate the issue and suggested that it was local to your install. I then suggested some steps that you might take to repair the issue.

    I suspect the Prebinding or Permissions fixes applied as part of the update repaired your issue.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • _Simon Calculating status...
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    Mar 30, 2009 5:30 PM (in response to tak2mark)
    Just wanted to chime in that I am experiencing this insanely slow iPhoto over the network as well. I have a GIG-E network with a NAS and a DROBO connected to it. I can stream 5 HD videos simultaneously to 4 different Macs and 1 WinXP box without any performance issues (I'd try more machines if I had them).

    Having said that, it takes 15 minutes to get the iPhoto library opened on just 1 Mac. And then it's dog slow even after it opens. This is really quite upsetting as my wife and I have just had a baby and I can't manage the baby photos because iPhoto is so frustratingly slow that it breaks common sense. How the **** did this crap get released?

    And yes I will fill out the bug form...
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 4GIG RAM, 190 GIG disk
  • Bungalow Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2009 7:00 PM (in response to tak2mark)
    Same problem here. Library on network storage...SLOW, SLOW, SLOW! Not even useable.

    And yes, I too have filled out the feedback form.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • L337Tech Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2009 1:10 PM (in response to tak2mark)
    This is a problem on my computer also. Running a macbook pro on an amplified (500mw) wireless-N setup. iPhoto is unusable wirelessly. My photos are on a gigabit ethernet based NAS system hooked up 100% by gigabit ethernet switches and router.

    My NAS:
    http://www.l337tech.com/category/products/

    Please fix the crappy wireless performance Apple. Just ridiculous. Even my PS3 can blow through my photos wirelessly.

    Will be filling out the form immediately.

    -L337Tech
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • dgd Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 2:03 AM (in response to jeramy)
    I accept that iPhoto 9 is just plain a way lot slower than iPhoto 8. iPhoto 5 was a real hog over iPhoto 4 so more reasons to by faster computers.
    Just wait till Apple introduces "Movie Faces".... that WILL be slow. (finding faces in movies)

    Maybe there is a way or will be a way to manually make faces run or not so that we can turn it off for most other tasks.
    not counting work over the years more than 20 Macs and 3 PCs, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iMac, TiBook. 1st & 4th Generation iPods, some iBooks, Newton, parade of peeseez
  • yozhbk Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2009 3:05 PM (in response to tak2mark)
    Recently bought an SSD and had to move my photos to NAS all N setup gigabit dual NIC, same thing very slow, over AFP or SMB or ven NFS, latly for some reason NFS and SMB doesnt show tumbnails even after full rebuild only on AFP and its so slow... Now vacuuming the DBs, any one made progress on this or did we just accept it being slow ?
    MacBook Late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iphone 3g White
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Sep 12, 2009 3:11 PM (in response to yozhbk)
    Simply, iPhoto needs to have the Library sitting on disk formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Users with the Library sitting on disks otherwise formatted regularly report issues including, but not limited to, importing, saving edits and sharing the photos.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • yozhbk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2009 6:44 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
    So what about Airport extreme volumes ?
    MacBook Mid 2009, Mac OS X (10.6), iphone 3GS 16GB
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Sep 12, 2009 6:49 PM (in response to yozhbk)
    Simply, iPhoto needs to have the Library sitting on disk formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled).


    And they need to be hard wired - wireless is too slow and to prone to drop outs which can corrupt the iPhoto library if they happen during a write to the database operation

    LN
    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS

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