2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2010 1:39 PM by Infomaniac
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Help! I just upgraded yesterday to iLife '09. When I opened iPhoto, it began to perform the scan of all my photos for the Faces function. I have a large amount of photos (about 12K), so this took over two hours. When it finished, it reduced iPhoto to a crawl! Takes sometimes 15-20 seconds to perform one function, something as simple as selecting a photo or going from one Event to another.

I have a very fast Mac, a MacBook Pro with a 2.53 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo drive with 4 GB of RAM, running OS 10.6.2, with a 320 GB hard drive with about 130 GB free. It's usually a screamer. I have never had it to slow down like this.

Is there a way to optimize or streamline the Faces functionality? Or as a last resort, is there a way to undo it? Before now, my iPhoto ran great; now it's like a turtle.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 4 GB RAM, 320 HD with 130 GB of free space