Ho Hum, gee I am having some trouble with this decision. A return to SmartPix is on the cards as it does just about everything I want. The only drawback is a complex user interface and I would like to have ACDSee to show my wife and daughter something relatively simple. OTOH the idea that one has to expand and select the dozens of subdirectories in which my wife's software holds its crafty icons , buttons etc to see them all in one place (or keyword them to do the same thing) is foreign. So we go to ThumbsPlus, ideal and fast for the 30,000+ images involved but also not lending itself to selecting from them all at once.
What a dilemna! If I wasn't so stingy I would buy both, and iMatch and IDimager and CodedColor.