Hi, I am a new mac user and have a question about my photos and Iphoto. I have added all my personal photos to user/pictures 1463 items at 2.16gb are in this folder. Ok so I added my picture photo to Iphoto, and I was just taking a look in the Iphoto library container and noticed a copy of all my photos in there under the "Originals" folder. Now are these photos in the Originals folder actual copies? If so thats another 2.16gb of space being used for photos I already have backed up multiple times on external drives and dvd's. Is there any way to just use my pictures folder as the Iphoto library? Im thinking I might not need to use Iphoto as I can just view my photos in preview. What are the advantages of Iphoto I use photoshop for editing so dont need another program for that. Ok this was long winded and I need to sleep. Thanks for your help in advance.