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HP Photosmart Essential 3.5

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I recently purchased a HP Photosmart 8180 and installed the software which included Photosmart Essential 3.5. I have over 8000 photos on a remote hard drive with a USB 2.0 connection. The software runs very slow and frequently quits responding, however, after a while it start again. It freezes any time I try to view a photo or try to edit it. Is there something I need to do to make this program run faster or at all? I have tagged most of the pictures, however, it has taken me a very long time due to the slow operation and constant freezing.

I have a new HP laptop with Vista.

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The problem with the application is that your computer is not powerful enough to handle 8000 at once. Because of that the whole operation becomes sluggish. My advice is to try categorizing those photos into 5-6 folders and you will see an increase in the functionality. Handling 8000 photos with thumbnails can be a nightmare even for good applications working on powerful computers.

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