Hello, I am a brand new Mac user and am just starting to "get" the concept behind iPhoto vs managing a bunch of folders like I did with my PC. I have an archive I'd like to import, about 7 years worth of photos, roughly organized by year and month. However the folder naming conventions are not entirely consistent (different digital cameras over the years, different import software, etc) and I got lazy at times and didn't rename folders. Also I'm sure there are some duplicates I'd like to get rid of (same file name, different folder). Last time I did this, it imported all the photos and created a massive list of events, that didn't seem to exactly correlate with my folder names. What is the recommended work flow to import a large library in iPhoto, to minimize all the clean up work? Should I better organize the source archive first then do the import, or does it even matter? Or perhaps I should import as is and then do the clean up in iPhoto (merge events, rename events, etc - but that looks like hours of work I'd like to avoid) Also, I must admit that in my "old way of doing things mindset", I've messed up my iPhoto library - lots of duplicates, etc. My wife and I were following a different workflow so her library had some images mine didn't, I was importing using finder, so some images were housed in iPhoto, some weren't etc. So I tried to copy source folders in the iphoto library module from hers to mine (yikes - learned that didn't work very well!) Anyway, at this point I think I'd like to start over (ie clear out the entire iPhoto library and re-import, hence my question above) Any advice or thoughts on this would be much appreciated!