Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Remove shadows and borders to speed iPhoto2 Apps
After playing around a bit with iPhoto2, I was pleased that it seemed a bit faster, but it was still way too slow. I noticed in the preferences an option to turn off drop shadows and borders on the image icons. After doing that, there was a substantial speed increase. It is so much better that I had just had to submit this hint.

To turn off the borders and drop shadows just go to the prefences and choose No Border under the Appearance section. It makes a huge difference on scrolling and resizing.

[Editor's note: I know I'm breaking my own rule about publishing hints on prefs items, but this is a good one -- disabling the shadows on my machine makes a huge difference in speed; borders don't seem to have any discernible impact. So I've now switched to a black background with borders in lieu of white with shadows; scrolling and resizing are both now very very quick.]
  • Currently 3.20 / 5
  You rated: 4 / 5 (5 votes cast)

Remove shadows and borders to speed iPhoto2 | 5 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Remove shadows and borders to speed iPhoto2' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Authored by: Embro on Feb 04, '03 03:25:38PM

What a huge difference. thanks!

Anybody know how to apply the enhance to a selection of photo's? It does such a good job I want to apply it most of the pictures I take but you have to do it one at a time.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Authored by: selkanadge on Feb 04, '03 11:12:13PM

I thought this was a very good hint. I'm glad you broke your rule and decided to post this :-)

[ Reply to This | # ]
Authored by: Tonex on Feb 05, '03 07:51:51AM

I cannot believe the speed increase this gives me. I had pretty much stopped using iPhoto in favour of Gra[phiConverter simply due to speed issues, but it is now a totally different ball game. Thanks!

[ Reply to This | # ]
iPhoto 2 has a new lease of life on my Pismo!
Authored by: jgillin on Feb 05, '03 09:44:42AM

The skies have parted and my feet are no longer stuck in the mud!

[ Reply to This | # ]
Remove shadows and borders to speed iPhoto2
Authored by: applemanc on Aug 17, '03 11:48:43AM

Excellent tip - really helped my performance...

now just have to work out how to make folders in folders....any ideas?

[ Reply to This | # ]