Hello. I am the proud new owner of a 24" iMac (2.4ghz, refurbished, OS X 10.5, fully Software Updated). I am very happy with it, and have had almost no problems. Unfortunately, there is one, and for me it's pretty big (a big reason I chose a Mac was for photography purposes). All of my pictures when I was using Windows were on an external hard drive. When I got my Mac, I took the hard drive downstairs to it, plugged it in, and transferred all the pics onto the Mac's HD. No problems; worked fine. Now though, when I try to import them into iPhoto, it gets the the very end (which takes quite a while with so many pictures), and says "Finishing Import", but gets stuck there with the bar half-way. There is no choice but to "Force Quit", and then no photos at all are imported. I've tried with smaller numbers of files; single folders; single files - same problem. When searching and reading about the problem, I first found that it may be related to RAW files, so I took all of them out, an tried again - same problem. The only other possible cause I've found (which is actually quite likely) has to do with the fact that I had imported all my photos into Lightroom and added keywords/tagging when they were on my PC. If this is the problem though, I can't seem to find a solution. Does anyone know anything else I could try? I would really like to use iPhoto, as it was quite a large factor in my purchase. Any help would be appreciated. EDIT: I have found a workaround solution to the problem. Thanks.