Picasa2 is a free picture editing and storing program from the folks at Google. You can download it from here, and it will look for any pictures on your computer and put them in date order. You can also edit and put a caption on each picture and put them in different albums if you choose. The other nice part of this program, is that they will give you 1 Gig of web space to post your pictures. That is thousands of pictures!!! You can buy more space if you need it and they are so easy to upload. You can have public albums and unlisted albums. If you want to share an unlisted album, you just copy and paste the URL and send it in an e-mail to the person that you want to shre it with. This is the ONLY way to share pictures! No more e-mailing 25 pictures at a time, just send the URL and let them download the ones that they want!
It remains to be seen, if I have anything useful or interesting to say