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Chapter 9. iPhoto 4 > The Basics

9.1. The Basics

iPhoto is a masterpiece, a breakthrough, a revolution. It can handle thousands of images without really breaking a sweat, and, accordingly, if you can't organize your images with its help, you should probably visit Unorganizers Anonymous. However, just because it's a powerful tool doesn't mean there aren't a few tricks you can employ to maximize its usefulness.

9.1.1. Speeding Up iPhoto

When you're viewing a library, film roll, or album, iPhoto comes set to display your photos with a subtle drop shadow in the main window. While this effect looks cool, it slows down scrolling and resizing on all but the fastest machines. Boost your speed by turning off the shadow.


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