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I am transferring files to my new Mac and would appreciate some help to understand the Mac system with regard to file storage.
For example, I have my photos on a hard drive and they are filed in various folders for 2005, 2006 etc. Should I transfer these folders into iPhoto library or just leave them in the Pictures folder in Finder?
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You can do it any way you please. You don't HAVE to use iPhoto, especially if there's another photo viewing app you prefer. iPhoto does offer the ability to categorize and sort your photos to a much greater degree, but it takes some time to really get a grasp on how it works.


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Organization is up to you (as lifeisabeach said). One thing to note is that if you do use an app to organize your content (such as iPhoto or iTunes), it will organize your content for you. That bothers some people so I thought I'd just point that out to you in case.

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