I’ve just discovered an amazing program from Google called Picasa 2 (new window).
It’s awesome, it scans your computer for pictures, automatically adds them to a collection, and let’s you do pretty impressive stuff with them. Set up slide shows, screensavers, burn them to CD, back them up, etc. But better than all that, IT’S FREE!
If you’re into pictures (as I am with my new camera!) then this seems like a really great little program that could seriously help you control your collection.