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Is there a limit to the size of a family file in ReunionTouch?

ReunionTouch does not impose a limitation on the family file size or number of people.

However, if you have hundreds or thousands of picture files, the one-time initial download to ReunionTouch will take some extra time.

Most features (like navigating from one person to another, editing data, adding new names, etc.) are not affected by the size of the family file.

The main features affected by very large family files are the display and scrolling of the lists (people and places). Performance of these lists will start to degrade in family files exceeding approximately 10,000 people. The processor in the iPhone and iPad is not nearly as fast as the processor in your Mac.

One work-around is to export a subset of your family file rather than the entire family file. For example, you can use the Mark feature in Reunion to mark a subset of individuals and then use File > Export > Reunion Family File to export marked people only. Then move the exported subset family file to Dropbox and download it to your device. However, keep in mind that changes made to a subset family file will not appear in your larger "master" family file. Information about using the Mark feature can be found by searching your Reunion manual for "mark groups" (without the quotes).

Of course, you can try downloading your entire family file to ReunionTouch and see if the speed of the People list is a problem for you. The file in ReunionTouch can be deleted if you are not happy with the performance.

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