Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to Gary i)
I agree. Aperture is a failed application for me as well. While I like its features, it is way to slow and unresponsive to use in any kind of reasonable workflow situation. What will you use instead? What else have you tried that works better? Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to Gary i)
make sure you've set photostream to NOT automatically UPLOAD photos.
also i would turn faces off.
i have a 2007 white macbook with 4GB ram and my aperture library is a 250GB managed library. when i start aperture i have wait for about 2 mins whilst it downloads from the photstream and the app 'settles'. but after this it runs fine.
i found that with faces turned on it was running really slowly becasue it was processing each photo in the background and taking up a lot of CPU cycles.
also if it is processing the files, click on the bottom of the screen where it says 'processing' and it will bring up the activity window. that should help to tell you what aperture is doing in the background.
hope that helps