Every time I open iPhoto on the iPad, I get an "updating photo library" dialog that sometimes takes minutes to process.
I often get it again after editing and sharing a photo within the app. I do have a large number of photos on the device - probably close to 10k, but other photo apps seem perfectly capable of opening my photos and loading a given album when I select it. iPhoto seems to need to rebuild the entire database at every open. Most of the time, almost nothing has changed (safe for a handful of new photostream pics.
Is this a direct function of the number of pics on the device?
Is there a setting I can disable? (It's occurred to me that the "find similar photos" feature, which I dont' care about, could be why it's working so hard at every open.
If I wanted something that took a half hour to boot up, I'd buy an adobe product.