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Vacuuming iPhoto database

with lots of photos events and album in iphoto, really need optimisation! vacuuming do helps quite a bit.

Inside the iPhoto Library Package, there are four SQLite databases (face_blob.db, face.db, iPhotoAux.db and iPhotoMain.db). I found that by vacuuming all four of these databases, I restored iPhoto ’09’s performance back to something on par with its predecessor.

Open Terminal and cd into your iPhoto Library (by default, cd “~/Pictures/iPhoto Library”). Once there, execute the following command:

for dbase in *.db; do sqlite3 $dbase “vacuum;”; done

Source: macosxhints : Speed up iPhoto ’09 by vacuuming its databases

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