3 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2013 5:43 PM by LarryHN
Klaus Blume Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

every time I open iPhoto 9.4.3, not just iPhoto, but everything slows to a crawl. How can I fix that?




MBP, 10.7.5

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,725 points)

    Don't know - any more hints or details you can supply


    How much RAM does your system have? How much free disc space? Do you get a spinning rainbow ball or is everything just slow? Have you run Activity Monitor and checked to see which program is slowing things down?



  • Klaus Blume Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    Thanks for your quick reply:


    2GB RAM

    46GB available HD space

    I get the ‘spinning beach ball of death,’ that’s what I call it.

    Just started up the Activity Monitor, iPhoto is consistently in the top five spots of %CPU time used.





  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,725 points)

    2 GB of RAM is probably the issue - if you run only iPhoto is it better?


    For example I have 8 GB on a several year old Mac and sometimes it slows down if I do too much