Actually I had Picassa installed.
My only gripes with Picassa are that I really hate the way it organises the folders ... I like to have the option of looking at folders via Explorer style trees etc. I have literally hundreds of folders with photos in them (633 to be precise) and having them all appear outside a hierarchy in alphabetical or chronological order is next to useless from my point of view. Maybe I am missing something ...
It is nice that you can do spanned backups across a number of CDs and DVDs, and that it takes all the fromats I need (inc. Canon CRW files) and movies, but the only option with these discs seems to be to restore them via the on disc program.
I haven't actually burnt a set (I will give it a go), but if this is the case then it is no good for me - I need to be able to find and access individual pictures quickly, and retrieve just the ones I need.
Part of the problem with Picassa is that it isn't as simple as it first appears, and the documentation is pretty minimal.
One of the nice things is that you can post pictures directly into your blogs from Picassa (if they are hosted at www.blogger.com
) ... neat.