Only been using OSX for a few days now, but I really love the features of iPhoto. It actually took my folder names from my Windows backup and used them as event names. The face detection is nowhere near accurate, I've noticed. Because face tagging was really important to me I spent about 7 hours manually face tagging 4000 photos the other night. Hell, I had nothing else going on so it wasn't that big of a deal.
I changed my camera from RAW to JPEG, so I haven't investigated how iPhoto handles RAW files. I might have to turn the camera setting back on and give it a go just for giggles.
Any performance issue? I've read some reviews in the app store that are critical it's sluggishness... just curious...
And did you notice after all that face tagging that your hard drive space took a dive? iPhoto makes thumbnails of everything. Once I dumped iPhoto and cleaned up its mess, I can't tell you how much hard drive space I regained!
Hmm.. Now that you mention it...15GB of photos is occupying 20GB of hard drive space in that folder...I'm guessing there's 5GB of metadata there. Question being then....is Aperture any better at managing this, considering it does Faces as well? If it is, I'll take the plunge....I've got the $100 App Store gift card from the MacBook purchase anyway.