I would like to begin by saying that I would appreciate any insight into my question. I have been taking digital pictures since 2004 and I have accumulated a sizable library. This summer I purchased a Canon Rebel Xti as over the years I have become more and more serious about photo. About a week-ago I purchased a copy of Aperture. Until then I had gone through many versions of iPhoto, I culminated in 08 witch came with the purchase of my new MBP. I now have what appears to me a huge problem. iPhoto many versions have created a file structure for my photos YEAR>MONTH>DAY however some days are named 08_3 some are not even days but words like "Original" I don't know where these came from. I would like to rebuild this file structure. Is this possible using the meta data of each photo? That is run some program that replaces each photo in a folder that is appropriate YEAR>MONTH>DAY style. My second issue is with Aperture. I have started organizing photos within Aperture I did this by location on the globe Country>City>Time Does this seem like a weird file structure? It would be great it Aperture actually moved the photos into folders and "projects" with these actual names. Alas it only seems to create links to the original flawed iPhoto mess. Is there a way to make Aperture move all my photos to one location? If this is possible then the first question becomes irrelevant. If none of this things are possible maybe someone has a suggestion of how to organize photos file structure (within Finder) that is really what I am looking to do. Maybe with Automator or something. I am really struggling here. I would appreciate anything. I hope my goal.