Hi Just wanted to share with you my recent experience. After one year using digital camera I've got thousands images. Until recently I had them on the hard drive. However since disk space got lower and instant access to raw images isn't critical, I started to think about a way to put my photos on CD. Then obvious problem came up - how am I going to find arbitrary image when I need it? Printing index for each CD appeared as a good idea but on the other hand inconvinience in storing index pages and you can't perform machine search on those pages either. "No paper" solution was very desirable. Burning photos on CD in categories didn't appeal to me either - too much work and yet no info about individual images. Finaly I've discovered that Adobe PhotoAlbum even in Starter Edition provides possibility to catalog images on CD, but what's more important - there is an option to store only low-resolution copy on the hard disk and record label and optionally short note about the CD where original is located. So now my process is as follow: 1) Edit raw image in Canon Digital PhotoPro and store recipe (don't save image itself else they grow bigger); crop only roughly 2) Convert images to jpeg resizing them so that longer side is 768 pixels (so it can fit on most screen without extra resize). Do not change file name. 3) Burn raw images along with recipe (those .vrd files) and screen-size jpegs to CD 4) Import jpegs from the CD (not from original folder on you hard drive) to Adobe Photo Album Starter Edition and choose to keep images offline (it will create low-res copy on hard disk); label will be taken automatically (from CD label specified during burning) and put extra small note if necessary; now CD can go to the storage 5) Categorize images as desirable using tags and collections in the Photo Album That's all. Now I can remove originals from the local disk. Whenever need comes, I can search images in Photo Album just like the would have been on the local disk; and if I need to find original, just try to edit the image - Adobe PhotoAlbum will ask to insert disk labeled "blah-blah-blah" (whatever you have specified above). Just press 'cancel' (so you don't make low-res copy to be unlinked from its original on CD). The rest is easy - find the disk with required label, copy desirable image to the hard drive. Voila! What I like in this aproach is that it's free, easy and powerfull.