How to export photos from iPhoto Library to normal folders?

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Hi,
I have been using iPhoto for a long time now, and I have many many thousands of photos well organised with albums and folders in my iPhoto library. However I find some things difficult and inefficient to do in iPhoto and I'm trying to move into other softwares like Photo Mechanics and Lightroom.
One of these things I find hard to do is to backup, I don't want to keep something like three libraries and import from camera into one library and do the same to the other two, switching external drives and computers. Nor do I want to copy a 250GB library once every couple of days, since it takes a while with non-SSD drives. Is there a more effective way to do this?
In the iPhoto "package contents" all my photos are organised by date, which is not really great since I have albums in my library filled with photos from all around my library organised in folders, if that made any sense. Is there a way to export my iPhoto library keeping all my folders and albums intact (also ratings)? Like folders containing photos within folders with the names that were used inside iPhoto? I've already tried using the normal export tool, it doesn't work since it goes by dates or "events".
I have tried the "iPhoto to Disk" software, but I'm curious if there is a better way? Will it be easier to do this in Aperture?
Thanks in advance

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export using the option for "subfolder format" - Exporting From iPhoto
Backing up - simplest use TimeMachine - or software like Carbon Copy Cloner that can update only the new portions of the iPhoto library
As to "better than iPhoto to disk" - it is a rest program - what is it that you  want to do "better"
And for Aperture questions you will get better answers in the Aperture forum as that is where Aperture uses hang out
And with regards to going into the iPhoto library package contents - don't - it is not supported and is very dangerous - a small mistake there can wipe out your library - there never is a reason to be in it unless instructed by an expert - there simply are no user serviceable parts in it
LN

October 11, 2015

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