I'm trying out iPhoto for the first time. I've been scanning and cleaning up old photo albums the past few months and I generally sync them to my Apple TV units and I noticed there's a sync from iPhoto option and while an image viewer like Xee is nice in some respects, it doesn't organize by folder or album so I can quickly scan for photos between directories, etc. I have to "open" a new directory. XnView (which is great on my PC) is still pretty much beta for the Mac right now. But it appears iPhoto can organize my albums any way I want it to and share across the network to another Mac, etc. so maybe it'd be a good way to organize. The problem I'm seeing offhand is that I can import my photo by folder/directory (I've been organizing them that way as I scan/edit) and according the docs I've read a "Smart" Photo album is supposed to update itself as your library is updated, a simple test of moving a new photo into a folder that was already imported in no way "updates itself" that I can see. If I added new photos to a directory, it appears I'd have to manually add those to iPhoto as I go, which could be a real hassle if I ever forgot to do it (basically it's like having to move/edit TWICE, once in the real world directory structure and then once more inside iPhoto. I was hoping iPhoto would be smarter than this. Any good photo viewer makes available any new pictures inside a folder and even iTunes KNOWS when I CHANGE a picture (say to remove dust specs) and sends the updated picture to Apple TV for me automatically the next time it's synced. But it seems like iPhoto doesn't care what you do with photos in your directory structure. It only cares about what's been imported into iPhoto (even if you select to NOT copy photos into the library... I don't know why you ever would WANT to do that as it just doubles the amount of space the photos take up on your hard drive and if that file ever got corrupted and you DON'T keep a backup in a regular directory structure, you could potentially lose all your photos due to one file corruption. Frankly, I don't see the point of importing anything into the library. I just want iPhoto to create albums around directories and watch those directories for changes. Mostly I'd want to use iPhoto to add comments and/or sort various albums for various reasons to view, which it seems it can readily do, but I have to be meticulous and make sure I tell it I've changed photos I guess. But since I'm new to iPhoto I could very well be overlooking features I simply don't know about. Is there an easier way to sort these things out? Also how does Photoshop Bridge compare to it?