I've had my macbook for three years now and just got a new mac mini a month ago. So now I have two macs. First time ever owning two macs at once. My girlfriend and I also each have an iPhone 4S and getting 5C and/or 5S models soon. She'll also be picking up an iPad soon and I'll be picking up an Apple TV for our living room. Once she gets a mac we'll be a completely Apple household. I also shoot a lot of photos and videos on my DSLR and iPhone. So does she. That said, I still think like a PC user. I owned a couple of macs in my 20's and never kept them more than a year because something would come up and I'd need the money and the resale value for macs were always there. So I'd end up back on some cheap PC tower I built myself. In some ways I still think like that. Like I need to keep my data organized and portable in a way that is compatible with Windows should I ever need to fall back to a PC. But the reality is that's kind of irrational to still think that way. It's been nearly four years now I've been full time on a mac and as I said I just picked up a new one while. My point is, I've never used iPhoto because it's Apple only and liked to auto organize your photos for you. I like the keep my photos organized by camera and then by dated event. So for example: 60D > 2013-09-12 Cider Mill or 60D > 2013-09-12 Street Festival, etc. Most of my photos are kept on an external 2TB hard drive and I plan to add another external drive soon. I should probably just dive in completely. Stop thinking like a PC user and let iPhoto be my full time photo viewer, importer and organizer. But I do have some concern with the fact that iphoto hasn't been upadted since late 2010. Minor updates, but now newer versions. Is Apple just phasing this software out? is it as good as it gets and there won't be any new version? I've used iTunes for longer than I used a mac and to be honest I love the software, but from experience I've never figured out how to successfully transfer it from one machine to another without having to redo all my playlists and import all my music again. With the exception being the tranfer from my macbook to mini which was just a total import of my whole drive. I've also lost a lot of music I know I used to have over the years. I don't know if iTunes deleted some of it or I lost some in transfer (even though it was all in the same folder) or what. I generally don't let itunes auto organize my stuff but it seems like it has reset that option multiple times because I always find albums in the itunes specific folder rather than the music folder. I'm more forgiving of music than photos. So if I lost photos I'd be really really upset. So that worries me a little bit about letting iphoto just do it's automatic thing, even if I set it to not import/duplicate considering my experience with iTunes. So what is your experience with iPhoto regarding this? Any lost photos over the years? Sorry for such a long post. But I'm at that point where I realized that "hey I'm an Apple user and going to continue to be an Apple user, so I should really just go all-in."