Experiences with replacing iPhoto 08 with iPhoto 06 ?

Hi there,
I have tried to live with iPhoto '08 for three months but this relationship is not working out. I would like to replace it with iPhoto '06 or move to Lightroom as my primary image library.
My question: Will iPhoto 06 be able to interface with other iLife 08 apps (especially iDVD and iWeb) or must I remove iLife 08 entirely and go back to iLife 06?
Thanks for your help.

You can go back as Thomas Wolf once said. (Actually he said you can't go home again). The organizational files, i.e. database files, of V7 is different from V6. All you can do is create a new iPhoto 6 library and import the Originals folder from the current library. iPhoto 6 should be able to interface with the newer iApps.
What problems have you been having with V7 and have you sought help for them here in the forum before?
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.
I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.

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