I downloaded the free trial of aperture 2 and it seems most of the features are like iphoto just more advanced. Aperture seems excessive and doesn't work like I would like to, the adjustments don't seem to have a different effect than the same adjustments in iphoto. I use the hot cold areas, but I guess it comes down to me using jpeg over RAW images. My main question is if anyone knows if I can do an option click repair tool in iphoto similar to aperture that's really the main difference I've seen. So is there anyway the retouch tool in iphoto can do a little more not too much, but just a little more, right now it blurs the area I draw over. Is it more like the spot and patch in aperture rather than the repair & clone? Also does anyone know any easier way for spell check? Instead of going to the edit menu, I am used to right clicking and using the correct word in the right click menu. Let me know.