Ok, I have trouble deciding which software I should use to manage my digital photo collection. I am not a pro, just an amateur. I have a Canon Powershot S5 IS that doesn't support RAW photos. My collection consists of approx. 6700 Photos. Up until now I have been using iPhoto and I was pretty happy with it. Now that Aperture 2 came out I decided to give it a try and I liked it very much, so much I thought it would be a good idea to use it instead of iPhoto. I still can't decide though. What do you think? Should I stick to iPhoto or go ahead and use Aperture? Here is a list of all the things I like and dislike in both programs: IPhoto Pros Integration with Mac OS X is great. Works with Time Machine (I value that very very much) It is very simple and has basic editing capabilities that are most of the times sufficient for me. I like the interface a lot It supports Video taken from my Digital Camera. I can see my videos inside iPhoto .Mac Integration is great I can create Books and calendars very easy Cons While editing an image the program doesn't tell you what areas are over or underexposed. Aperture does that and helps me achieve results faster. I would like to organize Events and put them under folders. For example I would have a folder named "Friends" and under that folder I would have all events that are related to my friends. iPhoto can't do that - Aperture can In comparison to Aperture, iPhoto is slower on my Quad mac pro Aperture 2 Pros Very very fast Editing is great and very simple even for the amateur Organizing my Photos works better with Aperture. I can have events inside folders. An event can also have Albums beneath them. Integration with Mac OS X is good .Mac Integration is very good Cons Time Machine integration. I want to be able to restore a single image using Time Machine. TM should also be able to backup the Aperture library while Aperture is running and copy only the differences each time it backs up Aperture. This is a major point and needs to be addressed. It cannot import Videos taken from my Camera. It would be nice to have them, just like in IPhoto (though I understand the reason they aren't there) There is no option for automatic backups. Using the Vault is a bad implemented idea... Doesn't allow for the creation of Calendars (not a big deal but still iPhoto has it) So, after reading all these, what would you choose? Thanks!