I have researched and thought about this a lot, but have been unable to find the proper way to store photos with iPhoto. I am new to Mac, but want to learn. OK - So I just migrated all of my photos from a PC to a mac and I have a folder with lots of subfolders that are basically events. My question is should I store this folder of all my photos in the Pictures folder or in a seperate location? I have imported all of the photos into iPhoto and they are sorted into events based on their original folder structure and that is fine. The iPhoto library is of course in the Pictures folder. So at this point are there 2 versions of the photos or 3? I would think two with one being the original photo in my original folder and the other being the one stored in the iphoto library. Now going fwd when I import new pictures into iphoto they will go into the library, but where will the actual file go? iphoto library? If this is the case I will be unable to put it in my original picture folder... Also- photos downloaded from internet: what should be the Mac way of storing them? Just import from downloads folder? Am I thinking from PC point of view where I feel that I need to hold onto to my original folder structure? Should I have just imported from an external drive? I realize this is a very confusing question, but I hope that someone understands what I am trying to ask.