It's been just over two weeks since my photo library crashed and there's nothing new to report except that I've been spending all of my free time manually transferring 24,000 files. It seems the problem is the iPhoto application. Apparently, it cannot handle that many files (especially from an external hard drive). I wish that someone -- anyone -- at the Apple Store Genius Bar had informed me about this issue with iPhoto the dozen or so times I've visited them over the past several years. Instead, each employee just commented that I have a lot of photos and sent me on my way.
A few questions:
(1) Do you use a Mac or PC? Why?
(2) What software do you use to edit your photos?
(3) How do you store your photo files?
(4) How do you backup your files?