With an 18-month-old and a new baby on the way, our family iPhoto libraries are growing at an alarming rate. Since large libraries slow down iPhoto's performance, I use iPhoto Library Manager (the free version) to manage separate libraries, one for each year. This works ok, but it is inconvenient when we want to make a greeting card or slideshow that contains photos from multiple years. Plus we can only see a small portion of our photos on our Apple TV, since iTunes only transmits the active/default iPhoto Library. Ideally, we'd like to have access to all our photos at the same time (ie: like having a single iPhoto library), without sacrificing performance. Due to my growing number of photos, I am currently doing the 30-day free trial of Aperture to see if it will improve our home photo cataloguing. (The better photo editing features are nice, but I doubt I'll use most of them, so they don't really interest me.) I've already imported my iPhoto libraries from the last 2.5 years into Aperture, and enjoy having access to all the libraries at the same time. I also like that the movies from my DSLR and iPhones display in the Aperture window instead of popping up in Quicktime like they do in iPhoto. I have some questions for the Aperture users around here. 1: We have an Apple TV2 and frequently use it to browse our iPhoto library using the "Events" as our main categorization tool. It's nice to see the grid of iPhoto "Events" on our big TV. I can get the Aperture library on the Apple TV 2, but now we can only see the albums and events (or "projects") in the list-format, which is much less appealing to the eye, and takes much longer to find a given event/project/album. Is there any way to get the Aperture library to display its "projects" or events on the TV in the same grid-pattern as is available when using iPhoto? 2: If my primary need is to improve our photo browsing/cataloguing performance (ie: speed of scrolling through lots of photos and speed of loading a photo to the full screen once it has been selected) and to be able to access ALL our photos easily for use in slideshows/books/greeting cards, is there an alternative strategy anyone would suggest? (Lightroom, paid version of iPhoto Library Manager, just boost my computer's RAM, etc.) Thanks in advance for your time! P.S.: I'm running this on a MacbookPro 17" 2.8 GHz with 4GB RAM running Snow Leopard. Running iPhoto '09 (I think that's version 8 point something) and the trial version of Aperture 3 (Version 3.12).