Hi Bill, it should be easy, but honestly, I wouldn't trust it to iPhoto at all.
Are the years in different folders? If so just File Share & copy the folders over, then get GraphicConverter has a powerful Browse Folder function, & many tools for manipulation, & you can keep your Pics wherever you want...
Thanks. Yes each year is in a folder (actually other folders within years as well)
To confirm you suggest I bag Iphoto and use Graphic Converter much as I used similar progarms in MS?
Then I would import all to non Iphoto, burn the DVDs, delete the year folders and just use my select albums (folders) ??