File management advice for iphoto avoiding space issues

I've just returned form a full OS crash and want to rethink my workflow approach.
I have about 50Gb of RAW & Jpeg files to re import. This will not rise more than 20% over the year. Before switching from PC to MBP I used Adobe Bridge/CS for file mgt & editing. But on switching to Macs last yr I got soon sucked in by the simplicity of iphoto. Sure, it's toy like but it's **** food at what it does and if you're just intermediate dslr snapper like me with limited time, it's okay.
BUT before I go back to it, and quickly run out of space - can someone advise on best workflow/storage option considering I don't want to invest in Aperture or others.
So what shall I do?
1) Keep my entire collection on on an external drive (with additional DVD backup for safety) and keep another smaller library of recent stuff on the MBPro (thus using 2 libraries with Library Mgr http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/). Is this safe? Any issues or guidance?
OR
2) Use Adobe Bridge to manage raw files and only import the final jpegs into iphoto for browsing showcasing etc. This would help keep the duplicates down in iphoto
Any ideas welcome.

James
I would go for option one - multiple libraries managed with iPhoto Library Manager. IPLM will also help you move files between libraries. I see no safety issues. I can see no advantage to using iPhoto for one set up and Bridge for the other. I always think you should keep things simple.
Regards
TD

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