Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to freddyIV)
A 70 GB library is not a problem for Aperture. I am currently running with a library that is 235 GB.
How about more information on your Mac;
what Mac are you using?
is the linrary on your system drive?
how much free space do you have on your system drive/
what version of Aperure is your Mac running?
what version of OS X is your Mac running?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)
Wow - amazingly fast response. Thanks, here's the info:
MacBook Pro 6.2. Manufactured mid-2010 with 500GB disc and 4GB RAM.
Aperture Library is on the machine's internal HD.
HD free space 263.4 GB
Aperture version: 3.4.3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)
Yes I was unsure. I used Grab to get the image of Activity's screen. I tried to insert (I clicked on the camera icon) the TIFF file in my reply but got an error message to the effect that I couldn't post "this type of content" which I took to mean TIFF. So I used Preview to convert the image to JPG which seemed to be accepted ie. I didn't get an error message and the upload window showed the file name. But I couldn't see the image in the body of the reply, I thought maybe this was a quirck of the application and gave it a try.
What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
PS. I'll have to sign off now (dinner) but will be back tomorrow.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 2:19 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)
Thanks Allen. Here are the numbers!
Free: 686 to 735
VM Size: 273.81 to 268.45
Pages in's: 509.6
Pages out: 375.75
Swap used: 614.0 MB
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 6:39 AM (in response to freddyIV)
Thank you now that I see the numbers on your RAM usage, I must concur with those who are saying that you do not have enough RAM. You need to increase it so get better performance.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to freddyIV)
moving from one photo to another takes a l-o-n-g time
4GB of RAM in combination with using Mt. Lion and large raw files surely will slow down things a bit, but the numbers you posted are not too bad - not sufficient to explain " a l-o-n-g time", unless you are very impatient
So I'd suggest, to make sure your Aperture library does not have any corruption. You said, that you routinely do repair the library, but but did you rebuild it lately? Have you tested, if you see the same lagging behaviour, if you use a different Aperture library (a new test library with ome test images, created especially for testing)? What does Aperture's Activity Window show, when you have this performance problems (Window > Show Activity)?
When did you first notice these performance problems? All of a sudden after some installation or upgrading? Or after importing new images?
How did you create your Aperture library? Is it in old iPhoto library, or did you import an iPhoto Library?