4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2014 1:02 AM by léonie
Jerome Colas Level 2 Level 2
Exporting a slideshow to an iPad (720p) setting is taking forever and seems to be using just one core our of 8 logical cores on my brand new MBP 17" i7 2.3 Ghz.

Other apps (including the free handbrake) seem to be much better at using recent Apple hardware.

Is there something wrong here? Or am I missing something?

Message was edited by: Jerome Colas

MBP 17" i7 (2011) 2.3Ghz/8GB/SSD512, Mac OS X (10.6.7), and other Macs too
  • Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4
    Some more details might help assess the issue.

    How many images?
    What file type are you using, RAW, jpeg and what flavour
    How long is the slide show?
    Are you using the internal drive of the MBP or an external.
    What are the specs of the drive?
    Do you have the latest updates to OS and Ap?

  • Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4
    Here is a thread that talks about some times for building/exporting a slide show. (about halfway down)


    Also make sure that you have your energy saver settings to;
    computer sleep: never
    Put the hard disk(s) to sleep.. no


    Message was edited by: Tony Gay
  • Jan Renell Level 1 Level 1

    This is a really late response, but for others curious about this: yes, this surprising slowness is my experience too. If I were to build a similar slideshow by hand in Motion for instance, it would export almost faster than real time. So Apple perhaps should look into this - and at least put in some progress feedback. Now you don't know - is it gonna be 30 minutes or over night?

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    Now you don't know - is it gonna be 30 minutes or over night?

    It will largely depend on the theme you are using. A simple "Classic" or Ken Burns slideshow without too many animations will render far quicker than for example the "Places" theme. With the added complication of network access required for the maps it can take indeed all night to render a relatively short slideshow with the Places theme.