I'm a 3-week old Switcher Hatchling and am trying to figure out some things about iPhoto. Can you confirm that I'm on the right track in my understanding of how the program works.  When I import new photos (for instance from my trip to the Apple Store) I understand they automatically go to the folder iPhoto Library in the Pictures folder.  I can then select the new photos and add them to a new Album named Apple Store, so in the future within iPhoto if I want to jump to my Apple Store pictures I click on the album called Apple Store.  The photos themselves continue to reside in the iPhoto Library folder.  To further facilitate finding a particular photo in the future, I can add keywords (via Preferences); in this case I might create a new keyword called Apple Store. Am I correct that the only place you can create new keywords is within iPhoto Preferences? (If so, I find this annoying, since I'd rather do that in a "Get Info" window for a particular picture or group of pictures I've selected).  In my former Windows days when I imported new photos, I'd create a new subfolder (called Apple Store in My Pictures folder and add the photos there. So when I subseqently looked for a photo, I'd navigate to that particular folder. So does iPhoto specifically rely on the creation of albums and/or keywords to locate photos since they all end up in one giant folder (iPhoto Library)? My inclination is to manually add photos to a new subfolder I create in Pictures and then import photos in iPhoto from that folder. (Or am I sticking to my old Windows bad habits and creating extra steps that aren't necessary?)  Can you tell iPhoto to import photos to some place other than the iPhoto Library?  Finally, if I am in another application (such as Mail or a graphics program), it is difficult to find a particular photo if they are all in iPhoto Library unless I've renamed all of the file names. Am I correct that Finder does not have the ability to display the entire contents of a folder as thumbnails (as does Windows) -- you can only see one at a time in the third pane view? Thanks for helping me out with this!