Author Topic: Mac dual-core 2.66 Intel gets slow/nearly dead with PM 4.4.3.3  (Read 2809 times)

Offline carlH

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Hi
Been a PM-fan for years, I´ve got a problem with PM 4.4.3.3
I have 500 TIF files in a folder, each approx. 35 MB (from CS2).
PM gets slow, almost dead, when I open the contact sheet. Doesn´t crash, but can´t manage the load of pictures.
Is 2 GB original ram sufficient in the new and well running Mac.
The same folder - 500 TIF files - works smoothly at my old G4 powerbook (1 GB ram), same PM version.
Where do I find the solution...

Carl H.
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Copenhagen

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Re: Mac dual-core 2.66 Intel gets slow/nearly dead with PM 4.4.3.3
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 07:06:55 AM »
Carl,

Been a PM-fan for years, I´ve got a problem with PM 4.4.3.3
I have 500 TIF files in a folder, each approx. 35 MB (from CS2).
PM gets slow, almost dead, when I open the contact sheet. Doesn´t crash, but can´t manage the load of pictures.
Is 2 GB original ram sufficient in the new and well running Mac.
The same folder - 500 TIF files - works smoothly at my old G4 powerbook (1 GB ram), same PM version.
Where do I find the solution...

I don't know.  Can you try the 4.5 beta and see if it fares any better?  If not, I would need for you to upload a representative sample of your images that we could duplicate a couple of hundred times so we could try and duplicate the issue on one of our systems.

Contact me privately for server upload information.

-Kirk

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Re: Mac dual-core 2.66 Intel gets slow/nearly dead with PM 4.4.3.3
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 08:19:00 AM »
What is the default sort in the contact sheet?  If it is set to sort by capture time, PM can take a long time to scan a large folder, especially if they're large tiffs.  Sorting by filename avoids this.