After switching from PC to my iMac, I finally got around to putting all of my photos onto my mac. I have two discs of photos (about 1.4 gig) that are already organized into folders, etc. I tried already to put them in my /pictures folder, and then use the import function in iPhoto. The problem is that it takes forever to import, and I have a feeling I am making duplicates of all photos on my Hard Drive. I am not too happy at the idea of wasting 1.4 gig of space, if the original 1.4 gigs of photos are duplicated into the iPhoto folder. So my question is this: Should I put all my photos in the /pictures/iPhoto Library folder, and then import? Or should I put my photos in my /pictures folder and then do import? Keep in mind, I don't want to duplicate anything. I thought when you import, iPhoto simply creates a "path" to where your photo is (similar to iTunes). Can someone help me with this amazingly confusing iApp? Thanks. Breeze.