I've just purchased my first DSLR (a Canon 6D) and am starting to learn to take better shots and edit/improve the best of them. Up until now I've just used iPhoto to manage my library and occasionally used its enhancement features to make minor improvements to my photos. I'm now in need of some big boy software to manage my photos. I have Photoshop Elements 11 and the Elements Organizer. I have imported my entire iPhoto library to Elements Organizer but not sure if this is the route I want to take. I want to be able to import my photos into a management program of some kind, then go in an edit the ones I want and have it keep everything in the same place. I'd like to keep the originals. My editing goes a bit further than the iPhoto basics as I've been using Elements to remove skin blemishes, etc. Aperture? Lightroom? Are these worth considering for use in conjunction with Photoshop Elements? Is the feature set of Lightroom redundant given I already have Elements Organizer? If I decide to go to Lightroom in the future, will the work I've put into categorizing/organizing in Elements Organizer port over or will I have to start over again? Related question: Over the years I've imported lots of old photos into iPhoto. Unable to differentiate events, it simply dumped most of the photos into its black box and I had to pull them out and put them into albums. Is there a smarted way to do this? It looks like I'll have to repeat the process with Elements Organizer. Any direction is much appreciated!