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Asher Kelman August 12th, 2017 04:11 PM

Huge picture collections? Phase One "Media Pro" catalogs choke and freeze!
Catalogs with 1/2 million files freeze my late 2013 MacPro. One has to reboot to defeat the ball of death! Here's the big problem: That last Media Pro catalog, always reappears on booting and again freezes, (even if one moves the saved catalogs, attempting to hide them from the application)!

Solution? Shut down the system, expel the drives that the catalog need, reboot and wait. This time, although the overloaded catalog will again appear, the ball of panic will eventually go away. (Running disk utility on the Apple system drive might encourage that.) In any case, waiting 5-10 minutes and the defiant catalog is now accessible and can be closed with one click of the mouse!

Now the question: which file management software can routinely handle 600,000 files adroitly and without crashing?


Asher Kelman August 12th, 2017 04:23 PM

Neofinder appears to be a tailor-made solution from a German software Engineer, who has been doing catalogs for 21 years!

Neofinder is constantly updated and can even handle millions of catalogs, apparently, each with giant stores of image files! Cross grade from most other utilities for just 19.00! Otherwise it is $39.95. Go figure why he switches currency like that! 😂💦

Anyone else deal with inordinately huge numbers of image files, what is your solution?


Asher Kelman August 13th, 2017 01:42 AM

Well, I purchased Neofinder and will start testing it tomorrow!

So tell me what you all use for cataloging all your file collections?


Asher Kelman August 13th, 2017 07:43 PM

I must admit that it is not Phase One's Media Pro that is totally responsible for slowing my computer. But since I did try to use large catalogs, something became corrupted in my indexed files. I know that as a test account on my computer has no issues, (but no applications or data).

So first I am fixing my primary account!


Antonio Correia August 18th, 2017 05:17 PM

I just use Lightroom to catalogue my photographs...

In fact, I do not have that quantity of files... just - almost - 50.000.

Michael Nagel September 11th, 2017 02:15 PM

Digikam has no issues at >1.2TB of data.

Best regards

Asher Kelman September 13th, 2017 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by Michael Nagel (Post 179706)
Digikam has no issues at >1.2TB of data.

Best regards

Thanks so much, Michael. This is dependent on open source software like GIMP so it's supported by a lot of brains!

I must try it!


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