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Aperture feels slower. Is there a maximum recommended library size

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What would you recommend as a maximum size for an Aperture 3 library? Is there a way to keep it running faster or safer?

 

I have basically 2 big groups of photos (divided in folders with projects and albums inside), GUIDING-FISHING and FAMILY, it sounds ovious to divide it in 2 libraries, but I have mixed albums to upload photos to my iPad....

 

How should I proceed If I decide to move all the photos related to GUIDING-FISHING to a new Library?

 

Thank you! Regards, Pablo

Aperture 3, iOS 6.1
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,695 points)

    How many images in the Library? How big is the HD the library is on? How much free sapce on it? What Mac? How much Ram? etc...

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)

    Hi Pablo --

    pabloflyfish wrote:

     

    What would you recommend as a maximum size for an Aperture 3 library? Is there a way to keep it running faster or safer?

    Those are distinct questions.

     

    You can put at least 500,000 Originals in a Library of at least 1 TB with no problems.  I do it.  I've heard of Libraries over 2 TB, but none I can remember over 3 TB.  Iirc, Apple stated that Aperture can handle up to one million Images.

     

    Keeping it running well requires some basic maintenance.  As Terence indicated, we can't make any recommendations without knowing your hardware set-up and your current Library specs.  At a minimum, any time you sense Aperture is under-performing and you haven't changed anything, repair your Library.  Directions are on the Apple Aperture trouble-shooting page.

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