is there a way to disable the ***ing "face detection" function ?
It creates thousands of separate thumbnails, many of them do not even show faces, and same people are shown as different ones, so having more than 5.000 faces in my library (which is definitely not the case). This function only takes up space, steals cpu power and is useless for me. I have about 17.000 Pictures in iphoto, andi think it makes the database handling even more instable by creating multiple "faces" thumbnails and redirecting them to the corresponding file.
Thanks for an answer... (What do you think - Better move to LR?)
But, i want Iphoto to store my final images and to have the seamingless itegration in the OS, without having to carry "the bulk" with me - especially nowadays when using SSD´s is still expensive. I hope i could explain this.
And that is what Aperture would do for you: It lets you keep high quality jpeg previews on your internal drive and reference selected original files (tiff, raw, jpeg) on an external volume. The external drive can be offline, as long as you do not want to edit those referenced images.