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Is my Aperture library too big?

1428 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2013 12:29 PM by léonie RSS
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,345 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to freddyIV)

    Can't hurt




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 12:29 PM (in response to freddyIV)

    I imported my old iPhoto library into an existing Aperture library a little while ago and looking back the performance problems may well have dated from then. 

    There is one known problem with imported iPhoto libraries (since Aperture 3.3.2) - if your imported iPhoto library contains smart albums and you arrange the projects by date, Aperture may become sluggish, unresponsive, or even crash. See this post by AlexBrown:

    So, if your Aperture library should contain smart albums imported from iPhoto, I'd recommend to delete these albums and recreate them in Aperture.


    But in any case, upgrade the RAM, if you can. It will make a large difference.


    Is it worth doing a rebuild?

    Before a rebuild make sure your update is current. A rebuild is a more involved operation than a repair.

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