After struggling with iPhoto for 8 months (since moving to the Mac) I have finally managed to transfer all my photos (25,000) to a simple nested folder structure in Finder. There, they are not only easy to find, but are automatically laid out in the folder/date/subject chronological format I was used to pre-Mac. I have deleted all my events in iPhoto (I did keep two pictures in the iPhoto Library just to keep iPhoto happy), unchecked "copy photos to iPhoto library" and removed iPhoto from the Dock. Hopefully, I will have nothing more to do with iPhoto. iPhoto can now join the list of other useless apps (iWork for instance) lurking in the depths of my computer. I regret the hours and hours I have spent trying to make these Apps do what I want of them, to no avail. iWork was an excellent App IF you operated in an exclusively Apple world, saving as Word/Excel files caused loss of formatting and proved too much hassle. I now use Office for Mac and it is an excellent program, doing exactly what I want of it. iPhoto took over my photos when I transferred from my PC to Mac and filed them enthusiastically all over the place (within the library) with multiple copies proliferating, doubling the disc space used. When importing new photos and copying them to a new album, several hundred unwanted pictures would appear as well, requiring me to have a lengthy delete session each time. Now I can use a simple image viewer when I need to look at my photos. Guess what, I think I am finally starting to enjoy using my Mac (up until now the only benefit I have seen has been the fact that my desk is tidier and the unit looks great). There was a time a couple of months ago that I was ready to bin the Mac and go back to my old PC. I am still brassed off that I cannot update my car sat-nav or my Panasonic Lumix camera on the Mac but I do have my old PC for these tasks (and also to view the movies I have taken over the last ten years that the Mac refused to accept). When this Mac needs replacing, will I go for a Mac or a PC, what do you think?