So a friend has 8000 labeled photos under IPhoto ’08, version 7.1.5 on OSX 10.7 & we need to do something to migrate them. She bought an Air with 10.10 but would not want them all internally. She has a fair-sized RAID I got her with space but.... I know zip about the photo s/w Apple offers; I'm more comfortable in bash... I've been reading here and elsewhere but...... Thus a collection of open-ended questions for the more knowledgeable people here. Where exactly in the file tree is the iPhoto collection? [We will back it up before trying anything.] How do you liberate the iPhoto archive but preserve the albums & individual tags? Apple assumes the archive is on the recipient machine with non-iPhoto running; it is not. Can Photo even deal with an external mounted filesystem? Few people seem to have anything good to say about "Photos" but she does not need many tools to edit the imagery, just a way to catalog & view. Good enough? What are the alternatives? Google Photos? Flickr? If #5, how can you export the collection to another platform re: tool/tools? Suggestions/leads? ps: I agree re: generic names make it a PITA to search for information.