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I just switched to a Mac after using Windows my whole life, and I'm pleasantly surprised to see that it's similar enough to catch onto very quickly. So far I;m happy.

One thing I've always used my computer for is to store and organize lots of pictures. On my old PC, I had tons of folders and subfolders of pictures. For example: Holidays/Halloween/Halloween 07, or, Concerts/ The Decemberists Concerts/ The Decemberists 2010. I've already moved all of these folders to my Finder Pictures folder, and in all their complexity they are organized exactly how they were before.

I'm a little confused about iPhoto though. I guess the best way for me to do this is to separate my questions:

1) First of all, if I import all of these pictures from all of my folders on my mac into iPhoto, would it be stupid for me to keep all the folders and individual pictures anyway? It seems like iPhoto keeps all the thousands of pictures in one file, and I don't like not being able to work with the individual files.

2) If I wanted to organize my pictures in iPhoto the same way as in my folders, is this how I would do it? Folder = Concerts, Folder = The Decemberists, Album = The Decemberists 2010? I hope that question makes sense.

3) Lastly, is this one, massive iphoto library file going to take up as much space on my harddrive as my individual picture files in finder? Would it essentially be having all of my pictures on my harddrive twice?

Thanks so much. I like the interface of iPhoto a lot or I wouldn't even bother with this. I may still not...
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I wish I had put my photos from my pc into a folder outside iphoto.
Iphoto has stopped working for me after I did an update and now I can't get to my photos at all. They do exist . If you have room I'd leave the copy.
I love editing photos in iphoto and hope I can get it working again
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I wish I had put my photos from my pc into a folder outside iphoto.
Iphoto has stopped working for me after I did an update and now I can't get to my photos at all. They do exist . If you have room I'd leave the copy.
I love editing photos in iphoto and hope I can get it working again
Before you go too far make a copy of your existing iPhoto library. Your photos are probably still there but the library is corrupted. I don't do a lot with iPhoto anymore but you should be able to right click and show contents to get to the folders with your photos.

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