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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.]
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Wow
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.



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Thanks
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 :-)



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WOW!
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!



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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!



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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?



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