I have a confession to make: until this year, I didn’t have all my photos in a properly cataloged database. I’d tried various programs, but none of them quite satisfied me. iView MediaPro seemed to have bugs in its ITPC handling. I e-mailed their support address reporting the problems, and got no reply at all. Then they were bought by Microsoft, so that was that. QPict works well as a browser for large numbers of random files, but I don’t find it a very helpful tool for organizing them.
So sara and I made a book. We used Apple’s new iPhoto, which lets you design a book of your photos then have it professionally bound and printed. At $3 a page, it’s pretty expensive, but the result looks like a coffee table art book from a store.