Hi! I've searched extensively, but I apologize if this has already been addressed.
My husband is a PC user and I'm on a Mac. Right now our photos (I'd estimate about 60K) are all over the place, his PC, my iPhoto, various HDs.
I want to consolidate and start organizing this mess and the logical approach seems to be upgrading to Aperture so all the albums and faces work I've done so far will be preserved and I can manage all photos on one HD.
My concern is that, as far as I've been able to figure out, I need to use a Mac formatted HD and he won't be able to access the photos on his PC.
So, even if I'm not going to use a managed library (which I'd prefer, but I could do the other way if it means I can use Aperture), I don't see how I can easily give him a copy of everything. Am I missing something, or am I going to have to use another program like Lightroom in order to be able to give him a copy of all the photos?
Even if I manage to par down our photos significantly, I don't see how exporting all of them is practical - besides, won't I lose photo quality if I make them jpegs?
Thanks so much!