3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2006 1:33 PM by ollyNL
billtanderson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I start iPhoto it is using about 63Mb.

Editting in full screen or a slideshow or particularly scrolling through the library seem to use up memory and not release it.

If I scroll up and down using my scoll wheel on my trackball then I can quickly (a minute or two of scrolling) get the memory usage to 500Mb.

The scrolling is slow and jerky and seems to miss lots of wheel clicks. Just three or four wheel clicks will add 2-3Mb of memory usage. It never seems to be reclaimed.

Scrolling using the scrollbar arrows or the drag button is very fast and smooth and stillm seems to add to the memory used, but nowhere near as much as when using the scroll wheel.

I have a G5 2 x 2.0Ghz with 2Gb memory.

I am still on 10.4.3.

I have rebuilt the thumbnail caches to no effect.

I have outline, drop shadows and animated scrolling turned off.


So, is it just me or is everyone else seeing this.

Memory leaks are a sign of bad coding and a lack of testing.

Powermac G5 Dual 2.0GHz   Mac OS X (10.4.3)  
  • odysseus Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)
    I'm seeing this as well (although I have drop shadows enabled). Memory usage seems much higher than with iPhoto5!
  • Jailer Joe Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
    Not only that but it’s a huge processor hog as well. During an import a related process (dmimport maybe, can't remember for sure and I'm not in front of my iMac right now) will fire up and hog what ever is not being used by everything else. The fans rev up to high and a lot of the time don't go back down to normal, near silent operation. That process (check it out in Activity Viewer) sometimes won't give up on the CPU usage for quite some time after the import. Really annoying!
  • ollyNL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am seeing this too! Glad to know that it is not just me - I thought I must be doing something wrong. I have also posted questions about this - hopefully, the more posts that there are, the faster Apple will fix the performance bugs in iPhoto 6.

    I switched from PC to Mac, and had read lots of reviews talking about how good Apples are at graphics. But usin Iphot 6 on my new dual core iMac feels about 100 times slower than my lesser-powered 3 year-old PC.

    Until Apple fix the performance bugs of iPhoto, I will probably not use it that much.

    Anyway, that is my two cents....

    olly