"I don't want the program to "steal" my pictures and squirrel
them away somewhere that I can't find, access or recover them
without assistance from that program.
"- Allows me to catalog, categorize, tag or otherwise group
pictures independent of how they are stored. I tend to do the bulk
storage of my pictures by years, but I want to be able to look at
them not only by years, but in smaller groups within a year
(Thanksgiving 2008), or in groups which span years, and thus span
storage folders (all Thanksgivings)."