The new iMac finally gave me enough power (and storage 😉 ) to start managing my iLife the way I wanted to for years. With iLife I don’t refer to ‘My Life’, but to Apple’s iLife suite which contains various software applications for organizing, editing, and publishing photos (iPhoto), movies (iMovie), and music (iTunes).
It is incredible how much music, photos and movies one collects over the years (side note; realizing that the digital age really just began, a better way to manage all this is highly needed 😉 ). I am only halfway in adding my complete music collection into iTunes and already have over 11,000 songs in close to 700 albums and well over 30 days of continuous music playback; in total of more than 80GB, and counting.
The situation is more or less the same as far as my photos are concerned; a little over half of them are in iPhoto at the moment (though not fully organized yet) and already there are close to 15,000 photos in…oof!
It takes a bit of time to organize one’s iLife, yet it is worth it…if only for backup purposes, quite vital for photos, and especially for a parent! 😉
Btw. is anyone familiar with Apple’s Aperture, would using that instead of iPhoto ease up my photo management?