Hi. So, I got this nice internship working for the photography and 'event productions' (A/V) department at Aflac's world headquarters for the summer. One of the tasks they saddled me with was organizing their vast collection of digital images, and digitizing their film images. They're waaaay behind on the digital era.. They've been storing most of their stuff on CDs or DVDs and filing them away on shelves and in drawers. I've estimated (based on the shoots I've been on with them, and the files I've seen so far) that there have to be well over 100,000 images, and I'm probably way underestimating. (They've also got dozens and dozens of mini DV and VHS tapes which also need to be stored and cataloged) Strangely enough, this whole department (about five people) uses only PCs. I'm told that the IT department won't let Macs on the network here. I suspect it's mainly because they don't want to train new IT people just for a few Macs... Anyway, I think I can convince my supervisor to upgrade these older PC's and get some iMacs. Assuming he goes for it, and convinces IT as well, what are my options for working with such a huge number of files? They would like to be able to call the files up from any computer in the department (so they need to be on a network), and be able to search and sort by date, keyword, filetype, etc... I really have no experience with this, but I was thinking something like Aperture.. Would that work? If not, what? Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm working on a pitch to give them next week. Thanks so much! Edit: Also, if there is a PC route, feel free to suggest one of those, too. The Mac's aren't guaranteed, but I'm hoping if Apple has the best/easiest solution(s) that could push them to get a few iMacs.