FastStone is wonderful; it is the backbone of my digital imaging endeavors.
Buckskin you have encouraged me to look more into this software this morning for viewing my files. I am impressed so far and it just may replace Windows Explorer for me providing I can get used to it.
The more recent versions allow the program to be opened in two instances/windows,which is very handy. I can drag/drop back and forth between FastStone and Explorer just the same as from Explorer to Explorer. Check out the screen capture; I like it better than any other that I have used; I can capture a screen-shot and then add text, arrows, and such under the "ABC" tab, and then save the edited screen-shot all within FastStone. It has an excellent renaming feature and the best upsize/downsize tool that I have found anywhere. You can "tag" thumbnails and then select either the tagged or the untagged, a very useful feature. You can select a group of images, right-click, and edit "Properties" on the whole batch at once. It has a really good scanning dialogue as well. It is also a pretty competent photo editor.
On a poverty-level Kentucky budget, a 24-exposure roll of film would have two Christmases and a summer vacation on it and we might have to wait another six months before being able to afford developing the film.
I still have trouble remembering that it doesn't cost anything to take thousands of pictures; it just almost seems impossible to be true.