To keep things simple, its best to store photos and pictures just in\nordinary folders. Keep it standard and easy understandable.\n\nThe good viewer collect pictures automatic from subfolders or not, to your\nliking. You can also search picture names, ixif, iptc and jpeg-comments.\nThe viewer shows the choosen pictures in nice thumbnails in a few formats\naccording to your liking, monitor size etc. (Backgrounds can easily be\nchoosen from a palette of neutral colors)\n\nFrom your viewer you can organize, cut&paste, drag&drop between folders and\nshow your pictures as dia-show, randomly etc.\n\nThis way no "difficoult to understand" album is needed. Keep it simple and\njust use your viewer as a search, organizer and show tool.\n\nThe deluxe viewer will have simple multiphoto-page-printing and printable\nreports\n\n\nFor these tasks a stand alone product may be the best.\n# Batch resizeing and formatting\n# HTML-web-album creation (personal templates etc.)\n# Creative album-lay-out and printing\n# Photo enhancement and editors\n# Noise reduction software (or as plug-ins)\n# Photo transfering Digicam - PC (native)\n\nThis is what i think. Now you may state your complaints ;o) or hint\nabout the best viewers around.\n\nMorgan O.