I just purchased my first DSLR and have a 13" MBA and 27" iMac. After taking about 2,500 pictures over the weekend of kid waterskiing and tubing, I wanted to weed through the pictures before I added them to my iPhoto library on the iMac. My idea was to import the photos from the DSLR to the MBA. I then could sit on the sofa and delete the bad pictures and put 4-5 star ratings on the best pictures. I also cropped some of the best pictures. Once I had everything cleaned up the way I wanted on the MBA, I went to iPhoto on the iMac, clicked on the MBA's shared library, found the event for the weekend, and dragged it to events on the iMac. The iMac went through the import process just like I had connected a camera. My problem is that when I opened the event on the iMac, none of the photos had any stars in "My Rating". Also, the photos that I had cropped only imported the cropped version and no longer had the option to "Revert to Original". So it appears that iPhoto imported the "current" version of the photo only and not the original. It also did NOT import any of my ratings or flags. Is there a way to have iPhoto import both the original and current version of the photo? Is there a way for it to keep the rating information? If iPhoto can't do this, can Aperature? Lastly, maybe I'm going about this the wrong way . . . Is there a better way to edit the photos on the MBA and then get them into iPhoto on the iMac? Thanks in advance for any help or advice!!!