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.

  • Have you tried removing and re-installing the app? – Michiel Jun 6 '12 at 7:14
  • @Michiel, I did, and think it helped a little, but the start time is still pretty much untenable for a mobile app. – Jaydles Jun 15 '12 at 15:29
  • +1 for the Adobe crack; and also because I am having the same problem. – Alan Jan 3 '13 at 14:35

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