I'm fairly new to mac, I'm trying to import my photos to Aperture (and iphoto) and this is proving to be very complicated and troublesome. In fact I did so months ago but have never been happy with how it turned out. I basically have one pictures folder with many sub folders within. I have no problems with any of the pc apps I use, and with Lightroom and DXO Pro which I use on pc and mac. They all handle (and display) this structure no problem. I can also update other image apps with new folders, deleted folders, deleted pictures, moved folders etc usually simply by 'refeshing' or 'syncing'. Despite aperture and iphoto insisting folders are 'events' and 'projects' I can handle this ok. But they don't have that I see have a 'refresh' option, I haven't a clue how to update my pictures folder in Aperture and iphoto. I can import but they both (especially Aperture) seem to import haphazardly displaying new folders out of place (not retaining the original folder structure) Is there any way to 'refresh' the libraries of aperture and iphoto? I got confused installing aperture and having to choose default libraries, I have iphoto and aperture libraries and can switch but aren't sure where the libraries are or how to update/refresh them. I gotta say I think this is more mac than me, I have several image editing/viewing apps and have no problems with any, all seem to pick up and display the original 'windows style' folder tree structure except aperture and iphoto which seem to handle things in their own unique way which to be honest I just don't get. To further complicate matters aperture literally takes hours to sync with icloud. I have to quit the app to stop this, tho' it seems to operate ok while it's doing this. Would it be easier to start from scratch and uninstall/reinstall aperture and iphoto?