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iPhoto Import speed

by pdx97062 / May 27, 2015 8:48 AM PDT

I created a new iPhoto library as the old one was not being recognized by the application. I copied the data over. Now iPhoto seems to be taking forever when invoking on the new library. It seems hung up on importing process. Is there any way to speed up or bypass this process?

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Clarification Request
How did you copy the data from one library
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 9:50 AM PDT
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to the other?


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iPhoto Libaray Copy
by pdx97062 / May 28, 2015 4:24 AM PDT

Originally I tried using iPhoto Library Import feature. However it was taking
way too long. Therefore I used a 'cp -R' option and am re-invoking iPhoto.

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 9:04 AM PDT
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Not only is there the work of the import but it may have to open each image to create a thumbnail. That's a lot of heavy computing going on.

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