3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 8:16 AM by pabloflyfish
pabloflyfish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What would you recommend as a maximum size for an Aperture 3 library? Is there a way to keep it running faster or safer?

 

I have basically 2 big groups of photos (divided in folders with projects and albums inside), GUIDING-FISHING and FAMILY, it sounds ovious to divide it in 2 libraries, but I have mixed albums to upload photos to my iPad....

 

How should I proceed If I decide to move all the photos related to GUIDING-FISHING to a new Library?

 

Thank you! Regards, Pablo


Aperture 3, iOS 6.1
  • 1. Re: Aperture feels slower. Is there a maximum recommended library size
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,875 points)

    How many images in the Library? How big is the HD the library is on? How much free sapce on it? What Mac? How much Ram? etc...

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 2. Re: Aperture feels slower. Is there a maximum recommended library size
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    Hi Pablo --

    pabloflyfish wrote:

     

    What would you recommend as a maximum size for an Aperture 3 library? Is there a way to keep it running faster or safer?

    Those are distinct questions.

     

    You can put at least 500,000 Originals in a Library of at least 1 TB with no problems.  I do it.  I've heard of Libraries over 2 TB, but none I can remember over 3 TB.  Iirc, Apple stated that Aperture can handle up to one million Images.

     

    Keeping it running well requires some basic maintenance.  As Terence indicated, we can't make any recommendations without knowing your hardware set-up and your current Library specs.  At a minimum, any time you sense Aperture is under-performing and you haven't changed anything, repair your Library.  Directions are on the Apple Aperture trouble-shooting page.

  • 3. Re: Aperture feels slower. Is there a maximum recommended library size
    pabloflyfish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Terrence and Kirby, Thanks for your quick response.

     

    My MAC is a MacBookPro 15" (model 8,2) with a 2.4GHZ Core i7, 8GB RAM and  a 750gb HD.

     

     

    I have about 95 gb free in my HD.

     

    It shown in the mac information that 133gb belongs to photos and the Aperture library weights 66,56 gb

     

    So Kirby says it can take 1 or even 2TB, that's not the problem....

     

    Do you think I need to adjust any preferences to make it run faster?

     

    I will reed the info and directions about basic mantenience on the library and get back to you.

     

    Have you ever used that macKeeper app that you get adds all over the internet? never even downloaded it, but you get adds all the time... is your mac running slow??...

     

    Thank you!