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Optimizing Apple Aperture

Last updated August 30, 2010 - Send Feedback
In Motion There is Great Potential

Apple Aperture ships with its Enable Faces feature turned on, an automatic performance hit.

When importing images, the Enable Faces feature results in a 28% performance hit, as shown below. If you work is anything bug people, this default setting is slowing you down every time you Import.

On the 2010 3.33GHz Mac Pro hexacore, I observed a 28% performance hit for Enable Faces.

Digital Photo Professional CPU utilization 4 workers

Turn Enable Faces OFF (leave it unchecked)

Disabling face detection

Uncheck the box. Instant speed boost for Import.

Digital Photo Professional CPU utilization 4 workers

Turn Enable Faces OFF (leave it unchecked)

 

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